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Synopsis: Through the book, children can follow along with the main character, Flynn, who has a mobility impairment. She explores various places related to the horse industry in Lexington. The book introduces its readers to the world of horses and possibilities for young children as they consider future work opportunities. “You Can Do So Many Things!” celebrates the horse industry in Kentucky’s Bluegrass and the many possibilities for employment. Given that 1 in 3 Kentuckians experiences disability and people with disabilities face employment barriers, this book also offers a different approach to understanding disability.
Dr. Kathy Sheppard-Jones, Executive Director of the UK Human Development Institute and adjunct assistant professor of the College of Education, has been selected as a member of the University of Kentucky Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team. This team supports the execution of a comprehensive, enterprise-wide Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Implementation Plan that was recently announced by the University.
The entirety of research and scholarly activity of the Human Development Institute centers around inclusion and disability, within our mission and priority areas. Much of this work focuses on social justice issues such as enhanced employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, equitable access to child care, education, assistive technology and health disparities in under-represented populations.
You can follow the progress of the UK Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team at www.uky.edu/president/diversity-equity-and-inclusion.