• Undergraduate Certificate in Universal Design Student Spotlight: Victoria Cabral

    Undergraduate Certificate in Universal Design Student Spotlight: Victoria Cabral

    By: Amanda Corbin Victoria Cabral is a busy junior with a double major in Spanish and Computer Science who also started coursework in the Undergraduate Certificate in Universal Design (UD) program this semester. She heard about the UD program from alumna Kyra Seevers, who just this fall took a position as a software engineer at…

  • 50th Anniversary Spotlight on Amanda Corbin

    50th Anniversary Spotlight on Amanda Corbin

    To me, HDI means helping people. When my nine-year-old was asked what his mom’s job was, he said, “She helps people with disabilities.” That’s what HDI does, and I feel fortunate to be a part of the work happening here.Amanda Corbin – Data Support Specialist How did you come to know HDI?While working on my…

  • Research Brief Summer 2018

    Research Brief Summer 2018

    Exploring and Understanding the Advocacy Needs of Kentuckians with Developmental Disabilities by Chithra Adams, Amanda Corbin, Luke O’Hara, Kathleen Sheppard-Jones, & Malachy Bishop In this research brief we present the results of a recent needs assessment evaluating the advocacy-based needs for Kentuckians with developmental disabilities and their families. Results highlight the different levels and types…

  • Research Brief Fall 2017: A Statewide Community Conversation about Post-School Employment for Kentucky Youth with the Most Significant Disabilities

    Research Brief Fall 2017: A Statewide Community Conversation about Post-School Employment for Kentucky Youth with the Most Significant Disabilities

    by Chithra Adams, Harold Kleinert, Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Amanda Corbin & Malachy Bishop Young adults with disabilities face multiple challenges in obtaining successful post-school employment outcomes. This situation has remained relatively unchanged despite nearly 25 years of federal attention to the issue, including mandated transition services and a series of additional significant legislative responses. Recent research…