Disability-related Seminar Series Planned

Contact: Ralph Derickson

 

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The IHDI seminar schedule is:

Sept. 10 – 1 to 3 p.m.: “Building Blocks and Baby Blocks: A Look at Early Childhood Issues”

Oct. 8 – 1 to 3 p.m.: “Hey, What about Me? School Age Inclusion”

Oct. 22 – 1 to 3 p.m.: “Pomp and Circumstances: Transition to Work for Students with Disabilities”

Nov. 5 – 1 to 3 p.m.: “Alphabet Soup: Making Sense of Supports for Community Living, Supported Living and Other Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities”

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2004) -- The Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute (IHDI) at the University of Kentucky will conduct a seminar lecture series on select Fridays from September to November that will focus on lifespan issues for individuals with disabilities and their families.

“We will be looking at different transition times that individuals with disabilities and their families face,” said Stephanie Adams, seminar coordinator. “These seminars are a wonderful related-learning experience for anyone interesting in the human sciences.”

“As always, we are very excited about the speakers slated for this fall seminar series.” Harold Kleinert, director of IHDI, said. “Each semester we are able to provide students, faculty, and staff of the university and the Chandler Medical Center, in addition to members of the community, access to cutting edge information about issues related to persons with disabilities.”

All seminars are free and open to the public and will be held at the Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute, located at the UK campus in Lexington. No registration is required for these events. Parking is available in the parking structure on the corner of Limestone and Euclid Avenue.

For more information about the seminar topics, visit the IHDI Web site.

The Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute at UK works to improve life opportunities for persons with disabilities and their families through interdisciplinary training, research, technical assistance, community education and information dissemination.

The IHDI seminar schedule is:

Sept. 10 – 1 to 3 p.m.: “Building Blocks and Baby Blocks: A Look at Early Childhood Issues,” Beth Rous, director of community education and early care and education, Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute

Oct. 8 – 1 to 3 p.m.: “Hey, What about Me? School Age Inclusion,” Mark Hurte, Mid-South Regional Resource Center, IHDI, and Mary Calie, parent of an individual with a disability

Oct. 22 – 1 to 3 p.m.: “Pomp and Circumstances: Transition to Work for Students with Disabilities,” Merrelyn Carmichael, Jessamine County Schools.

Nov. 5 – 1 to 3 p.m.: “Alphabet Soup: Making Sense of Supports for Community Living, Supported Living and Other Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities,” Vonda Vanderhorst, supported living, IHDI.


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