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7th Annual KCSCI Conference 2019

Friday, October 18, 9:00am

Register for the upcoming KCSCI Conference! More details here.


Upcoming 2019 KARRN Conference

Wednesday, September 18, 9:00am

Save the Date for our 10th annual KARRN Conference

This year's conference theme is "Resources in the Real World"

Share our Save the Date flyer with your colleagues, patients, caregivers, and others!

10th Annual KARRN Conference: Health and Wellness for Individuals with Disabilities

Wednesday, September 18, 8:00am

Celebrating our 10th Anniversary! View the brochure for all of the details.

Register Here

The 4th Thursday ADA Talks

Thursday, January 24, 10:00am

HDI and HDI CATS are launching an ADA Training series to be held on the fourth Thursday of each month covering different topics surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This month's presentation is "Accessible Technology & the Workforce: AT as a Reasonable Accomodation."

Register here:

Join by internet or in person at HDI CATS, 2358 Nicholasville Road Suite 180 
Lexington, KY 40503


Ag conference in Lexington!

Wednesday, January 16, 1:45pm

With our Kentucky AgrAbility partner, we are pleased to announce that the 2016 International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health Annual Conference will be in Lexington at the Hilton in June.

“Bottom Dollars” Documentary in Lexington

Saturday, January 12, 1:00pm

We shared the Somerset screening of this documentary with you in July, and now this documentary is coming to Lexington. This free screening and panel discussion about “Bottom Dollars”, an original film about employment for all by Rooted in Rights. “Bottom Dollars” is an hour-long documentary that exposes segregated workplaces and low wages often paid to people with disabilities. Through personal stories and expert interviews, the film presents a vision for better alternatives that promote community inclusion, equal opportunity, and fair wages.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Community Room
300 E Third Street
Lexington KY 40508

For more information, contact Elaine Eisenbaum at or (859) 257-6086.

KARRN 2018 Conference – Save the Date

Friday, August 24, 9:00am

Planning is in progress for our annual conference. Please plan to join us on Friday, August 24 at Perkins Conference Center in Richmond KY, and spread the word by sharing our Save the Date flyer.  
















Berea support group June 25

Monday, June 25, 11:15am

The ABLE (Achieve and Build Lifetime Empowerment) group meets on Monday, June 25 at 11:15 in the Fellowship Hall at Berea Baptist Church (310 Chestnut Street). Parking is convenient and the building is handicapped accessible.

This month will feature Nick Wallace as a guest speaker, and he will present Financial Planning for Special Needs.

The support group is free, volunteer, confidential and lowkey. It is for those with visible and invisible disabilities. Caregivers are welcome. All are encouraged to bring paper and pen and a snack and drink for yourself.

AgrAbility webinar on Thursday, June 23; register by June 21

Thursday, June 23, 2:00pm

"Brain Injury and Beyond"
Thursday, June 23
2:00 p.m. EDT

Topics include:

  • Brain injury basics
  • Understanding mood, memory and behavior after  injury
  • Ongoing symptoms and safety
  • Mobile technologies for individuals with brain injury

Click here for details about this one-hour webinar.

Work Group on Patient-Centered Research *by phone only*

April 21, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

For the past 9 years the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (KARRN) has worked to improve the health and healthcare for people with spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, and brain injury (TBI) living in rural Kentucky through education, advocacy, research, and resources development. We have seen our community members and partners with SCI, stroke or TBI, encounter many health and healthcare related barriers which can make it hard to get the care needed and to make good health choices.

Our current project is focused on finding out what health information people with SCI, TBI and stroke need to make their health and healthcare decisions and where do they go for this information. We want to work with community members and have them participate, as team members, in developing research questions that they feel are important for improving their healthcare decision making and their quality of life at home.

We would really appreciate your help and would like to hear about your experiences and thoughts. At this time we are setting up small group meetings that would take no more than 2 hours of your time. The meetings will take place at a variety of places so hopefully one will be near you. As a thanks for time and effort we will be giving $20 gift cards to the people who take part in the group meeting. If you would like to learn more about sharing your experience related to living in a rural town and living with SCI, TBI or stroke you can contact:  Keisha Hudson at 606-439-3557 x 83452 or;  Beth Hunter at  or 859-218-0194; or Patrick Kitzman at or 859-218-0580.