Human Development Institute – Kentucky

Address: 126 Mineral Industries Building
Lexington, KY 40506
Phone: (859) 257-1714 Fax: (859) 3231901 Website:

Established in 1969, The Human Development Institute (HDI) is a unit of the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research at the University of Kentucky and part of a nationwide network of University Centers for Excellence.  The mission of HDI is to promote the independence, productivity and inclusion of people with disabilities and their families throughout the life span.
HDI and its sister agencies, the Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Kentucky Division of Protection and Advocacy form the state’s Developmental Disability Network.  This network is funded through the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, and is administered through the U.S. Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Since its inception, the Institute has worked to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.  The Human Development Institute hosts a wide variety of projects ranging from public service to research initiatives.  the projects are divided into the particular age ranges of the populations they serve.
Projects can be found at the following web site:
Early Childhood Projects:



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