Nothing about us without us: Asking Kentuckians with disabilities about what they need to thrive
As a part of their strategic long term planning process, the Commonwealth Council for Developmental Disabilities (CCDD), Kentucky Protection & Advocacy (KPA), and the Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky developed a survey to identify areas of high need for people with disabilities in the state. This research brief describes how we used several different methods to make sure everyone’s voice was heard, including professionals, families, community leaders, and, most importantly, self-advocates. Because perspectives were formed by professional and personal experiences, the data helped us find various solutions to to attain better outcomes for Kentuckians with disabilities.
by Chithra Adams