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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Tip Sheets and Resources

Authors: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center


Tips and Resources fact sheets are tools for individuals and families with and without disabilities, service providers, students and trainees, and anyone interested in learning more about disabilities and disability-related topics. Produced by Vanderbilt Kennedy Communication and Dissemination services, Tips and Resources are offered on the science of specific disabilities, the effects disabilities might have on the individual and family, and treatment and service options. They also are tools for clinicians and educators who constantly seek service options for the families they work with.

Each tip sheet is a single-page, easy-to-hand-out flyer that can be downloaded at no cost. The front provides facts and information on the specific topic and the back is a summary of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and Vanderbilt University resources that relate to the topic, as well as local and national resources.

The tip sheets are organized into the following six categories:

Disability-Specific- There are 11 tip sheets that describe specific disabilities, here are some examples:
*Angelman Syndrome
*Autism Spectrum Disorders
*CHARGE Syndrome
*Down Syndrome
*Fragile X Syndrome
*Prader-Willi Syndrome

Education Supports- There are 14 tip sheets that describe specific education practices, here are some examples:
*Autism Tip Sheet for Librarians
*Federal and State Public Policy
*Hearing Loss Tips and Resources
*Including Students with Multiple/Severe Disabilities in the Classroom
*Inclusion in the Classroom
*Postsecondary Education

Employment- There are 5 tip sheets that describe specific employment issues and practices, here are some examples:
*Artists with Disabilities
*Employment Tips and Resources
*Federal and State Public Policy
*Postsecondary Education

Professionals and Research Supports- There are 16 tip sheets that support professionals in their work, here are some examples:
*Conducting Family-Friendly Research
*Confidentiality in Research
*Employment Tips and Resources
*Federal and State Public Policy
*Making Effective Home Visits
*Selecting a Behavior Provider Tips and Resources

Religion and Spirituality- There are 6 tip sheets that describe inclusion practices in faith communities, here are the titles:
*Children With Disabilities in Religious Ed
*Coping With Loss and Intellectual Disabilities
*How Congregations Can Connect People with Disabilities With Employment
*Inclusion in a Faith Community (for Congregational Care Committees)
*Inclusion in a Faith Community (for Individuals and Families)
*Inclusion in a Faith Community (for Religious and Spiritual Leaders)

Self-Advocate/Family/Sibling Supports- There are 23 tip sheets that support these groups, here are some examples:
*Adolescent and Young Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities
*Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities
*Artists with Disabilities
*Conducting Family-Friendly Research
*Going to the Doctor
*Parenting and Disabilities Tips and Resources
*Preparing for an Emergency
*Selecting a Behavior Provider Tips and Resources
*Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities (for Parents)
*When a Child is Hospitalized

-Information taken from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center website viewed on 8/20/14 (kc.vanderbilt.edu/site/services/disabilityservices/tipsheets.aspx)

Contact Info:
Name:Lynnette Henderson
Organization:Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (UCEDD)
Address:Vanderbilt University, PMB 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203

Web Links

Link to download the fact sheets

Home page of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (UCEDD)

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