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HDI Webinar Explores Disability and Inclusivity

The Human Development Institute, Postsecondary Work Team and Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities are pleased to present the webinar “Getting Comfortable with Disability.” Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2019) The Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky, Postsecondary Work Team and Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities present the webinar “Getting Comfortable with Disability.” This webinar is part of the Kentucky Inclusive Higher Education webinar series and will take place noon Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The webinar explores the attitudinal barriers faced by people with disabilities in all aspects of life. It will feature real life stories that offer examples for each barrier where you can join in a discussion around etiquette and myths around a variety of disabilities.

The webinar will be presented by Jason Jones and Christina Espinosa Bard. "Getting Comfortable with Disability" is free, but registration is required. Individuals wanting to participate should visit:

The next webinar in the series is “Universal Design and Learning” and will take place Nov. 12 at noon.

HDI is Kentucky’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. It works on improving lifelong opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities, their families and the community.

The institute provides a strong foundation for more than 50 research, training and service projects, addressing a wide range of topics and issues in areas such as early childhood, education, alternate assessment, transition across the lifespan, employment, community living and personnel preparation.

If you have any questions, please email Kathy Sheppard-Jones at

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