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Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute
Receives Accolades at National Conference

By George Lewis

 

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IHDI was recognized for its work with persons with developmental disabilities and their families for the past 25 years and specifically for the work of its Consumer Advisory Council, which provides overall guidance and leadership to the institute.

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Lexington, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2002) -- The Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute (IHDI) at the University of Kentucky recently received the Council on Consumer Affairs award at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities national conference.

IHDI was recognized for its work with persons with developmental disabilities and their families for the past 25 years and specifically for the work of its Consumer Advisory Council, which provides overall guidance and leadership to the institute.

The Consumer Advisory Council is composed of individuals with disabilities, family members, and state agency directors who work to implement services and support networks for persons with developmental disabilities and their families.

"We are extremely honored to be recognized by an association of our peers," said Harold Kleinert, IHDI executive director. "We are only the fourth university center for excellence to receive this award."

IHDI works to improve life opportunities for persons with disabilities and their families through interdisciplinary training, research, technical assistance, community education and information dissemination.
For more information, visit www.ihdi.uky.edu/.


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