• The Inclusive Dojo: HDI training supports martial arts instructors in transforming training spaces

    The Inclusive Dojo: HDI training supports martial arts instructors in transforming training spaces

    The first thing you do when you enter the dojo is take off your shoes. You’ll see a rainbow of colored belts around the waists of students in matching cotton garb, called gi in karate classes. The puzzle piece edges of thick foam mats fit together to form a training area. You might see a symbolic shrine…

  • Executive Order extends Mattingly’s appointment to the KY Statewide Independent Living Council

    Executive Order extends Mattingly’s appointment to the KY Statewide Independent Living Council

    On May 21, 2021, an Executive Order was issued by Governor Andy Beshear that extends Darrell Mattingly’s appointment to the KY Statewide Independent Living Council until 2024. Mattingly, a Computer Specialist at HDI also serves on the Hart-Supported Living Council. The Statewide Independent Living Council, known simply as SILC, is a federally mandated, governor-appointed council.…

  • HDI to partner with the Adaptive Martial Arts Association

    HDI to partner with the Adaptive Martial Arts Association

    The Kentucky Inclusive Health Collaborative at the UK Human Development Institute is excited to partner with the Adaptive Martial Arts Association (AMAA) to develop training modules for a web-based certificate course for instructors to increase capacity for adaptive martial arts in their academies. These modules will raise awareness about disabilities, promote the use of universal…

  • Governor Beshear appoints HDI Computer Specialist to Hart-Supported Living Council

    Governor Beshear appoints HDI Computer Specialist to Hart-Supported Living Council

    Darrell Mattingly, Computer Specialist at UK Human Development Institute has been appointed by Governor Andy Beshear to serve a two-year term on the Hart-Supported Living Council. The Council is composed of 11 members and has statutory authority to make recommendations to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services regarding the delivery and quality of supported…

  • HDI 50th Anniversary Spotlight on F. Darrell Mattingly, Jr.

    HDI 50th Anniversary Spotlight on F. Darrell Mattingly, Jr.

    HDI means “family.” We have common goals and values moving toward an ever changing but bright conclusion that we will never reach. Work goals, research, best practices flow like the tide; they come and go, but our values remain. As long as we stay true to our values and principles, HDI will remain a guiding…

  • Cerebral Palsy’s No Match for this Kenpo Karate Warrior

    Cerebral Palsy’s No Match for this Kenpo Karate Warrior

    Personal Life: I was born and raised in rural Marion County, Kentucky. After high school, I attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY where I received two Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science and Mathematical Science with a minor in Statistics. I’m currently a web designer and developer for The Human Development Institute at the…

  • Routing a Path for Everyone

    Routing a Path for Everyone

    A group of students and HDI employee, Darrell Mattingly, led by HDI Disability Program Specialist Anna Bard, set out on a mission last year to map accessibility on campus so that everyone — no matter how they’re navigating — can have the information they need to get around campus efficiently. In the fall 2016 semester, UK Facilities Management’s Facilities Information Services…