Camp Helps Teens Who are Deaf-Blind Gain Independence

A camp with strong ties to the University of Kentucky is helping individuals who have a combination of vision and hearing loss, known as “dual sensory loss” or “deafblindness,” master life skills to prepare for their futures. Eight teenagers attended camp in early July at General Butler State Park in … Read More

Save the Dates: Special Education 50th Anniversary Celebration

Fifty years ago, the University of Kentucky established the Department of Special Education, and today, the department includes programs and projects focused on improving the lives of individuals with disabilities of all ages. The public is invited to join the anniversary celebration in Lexington on October 13 and 14, 2018. … Read More

Harley Authors ‘Groundbreaking’ Handbook

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Dr. Debra Harley, Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor in the College of Education’s Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, and Dr. Pamela Teaster, professor in the UK College of Public Health, are editors of the new “Handbook of LGBT Elders: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices and Policies.” … Read More

In the News: Fayette County elementary school students getting more activity breaks as part of UK research project

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From the Herald-Leader: It’s 1:45 p.m. in teacher Amber McClellan’s class at Garden Springs Elementary School, less than an hour before dismissal. It’s that time of the afternoon, said third-grader Avery Pitts, when “my brain needs a break from working.” With University of Kentucky researchers in the classroom taking notes … Read More

UK College of Education Rehabilitation Counseling Program Ranked 2nd Internationally in Published Study

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by Amanda Nelson Lexington, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2013) — A study in a top journal ranks the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University of Kentucky College of Education second in research productivity. Published in Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, the study authors noted research productivity as an important measure of high-quality graduate … Read More

COE Faculty Work With Vision, Hearing Impaired Student

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by Amanda Nelson The Herald-Leader and WTVQ Channel 36 recently featured the work of UK College of Education faculty members Gerald Abner and Donna Brostek-Lee, as well as Diane Haynes, an adjunct faculty member and state-coordinator of the Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project (a federally-funded program based at the college and overseen … Read More

Deanna Henderson Receives Annual Adelstein Award

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by Brad Duncan Suffering from a visual impairment since 1999 that has left her legally blind, UK College of Education student Deanna Henderson was recently one of two UK students awarded the annual Carol S. Adelstein Outstanding Student Award. Named for the wife of retired UK English professor Michael Adelstein … Read More

The College of Education’s Youngest Ambassador

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To anyone else, it may not have been a big deal. But for Rebeka Knight it was very serious. When the five-year-old noticed that the Ethiopian flag was missing from the outer walls of Bradley Hall on the University of Kentucky campus, she wanted to know why. See, Rebeka is … Read More

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