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!

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.

Hazard Stroke Group Listed in National Registry

University of Kentucky’s Center of Excellence in Rural Health details the benefits of Hazard’s stroke support group. The monthly support group is one of many services offered to stroke patients and caregivers by Kentucky Care Coordination for Community Transitions (KC3T). For more information, the full text of CERH’s article is available by clicking here.

Keisha Hudson has registered the monthly support group on the National Stroke Association’s website, . This exposure will be beneficial as the group continues to thrive. New patients and caregivers can search for support groups in the Hazard area and find out how to connect to Kentucky Care Coordination for Community Transitions services. The national association has provided free resources and education to the stroke community for three decades. Thanks, Keisha, for spreading the word about your community activities in Hazard.

National AgrAbility Conference

Our University of Kentucky AgrAbility staff attended the annual meeting in Knoxville earlier this spring.                  

Materials are available from many of the sessions, and represent the great variety and depth of agricultural topic areas. You may view these materials at:

Health Partners group in Boone County

The Health and Wellness Initiative team at UK’s Human Development Institute is excited to announce that we are now offering a FREE Health Partners group in Boone County in Northern Kentucky! Please disseminate this information and flyer (by email, Facebook, social media, newsletters, etc.) to any of your contacts in the area who might be interested in participating in this program or who may be able to disseminate this information to others. As a reminder, this is a free holistic health program for adults aged 16+ with a disability and a health partner of their choice such as a family member, caregiver, or other support person. For more information, watch this video

Location: Boone Co Cooperative Extension Office, 6028 Camp Ernst Rd. Burlington, KY 41005
Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sept 5 with 6 monthly follow-up meetings after initial programming
Time: 2:00-4:00pm OR 5:30-7:30pm (Choose which group works best)

Deadline to enroll is July 31. Please do not hesitate to contact HDI with questions or send participants their way. Thank you for your help in spreading the word!

KARRN's Mission

A collaborative team that advocates to empower communities impacted by disability. Formed in 2008.