Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities


  • LEND trainee Shontie Brown attends the AUCD Disability Policy Seminar with Tennessee partners.

    LEND trainee Shontie Brown attends the AUCD Disability Policy Seminar with Tennessee partners.

  • AUCD4all: Celebrating Leadership in Civil Rights - Read about how AUCD network members across the country and territories lift up civil rights and social justice for people with disabilities and their families.

    AUCD4all: Celebrating Leadership in Civil Rights - Read about how AUCD network members across the country and territories lift up civil rights and social justice for people with disabilities and their families.

  • AUCD Conference, Washington, D.C. - The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities teams up with the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities to evaluate effectiveness of the Partners in Policymaking program.  More than 1,000 individuals from all over the country attended.

    AUCD Conference, Washington, D.C. - The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities teams up with the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities to evaluate effectiveness of the Partners in Policymaking program. More than 1,000 individuals from all over the country attended.

  • AUCD Conference, Washington, D.C. – The leadership of Tennessee’s Developmental Disabilities Network includes the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD, the UTHSC Boling Center UCEDD, the TN Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights Tennessee.

    AUCD Conference, Washington, D.C. – The leadership of Tennessee’s Developmental Disabilities Network includes the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD, the UTHSC Boling Center UCEDD, the TN Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights Tennessee.

  • PKU Takes over the Zoo, Memphis – Our metabolic dietitians, accompanied by LEND trainees, team up with Tennessee PKU Foundation to co-host another annual walk for phenylketonuria.

    PKU Takes over the Zoo, Memphis – Our metabolic dietitians, accompanied by LEND trainees, team up with Tennessee PKU Foundation to co-host another annual walk for phenylketonuria.

  • Ms. Sandi Klink, Executive Director of the Memphis Center for Independent Living (MCIL) instructs LEND trainees on the importance of People First language during orientation.

    Ms. Sandi Klink, Executive Director of the Memphis Center for Independent Living (MCIL) instructs LEND trainees on the importance of People First language during orientation.

  • The Urban Child Institute – Our Center of Excellence (COE) for Children in State Custody provides a free two-day training to local professionals on the topic of Trauma-Informed Care of Individuals with Disability.

    The Urban Child Institute – Our Center of Excellence (COE) for Children in State Custody provides a free two-day training to local professionals on the topic of Trauma-Informed Care of Individuals with Disability.

  • Memphis, TN – Our Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) hosts an annual award banquet for our boys mentoring group.  The group is called HEROES, which stands for Honorable, Exceptional, Respectful, Optimistic, Energizing, and Smart.

    Memphis, TN – Our Relative Caregiver Program (RCP) hosts an annual award banquet for our boys mentoring group. The group is called HEROES, which stands for Honorable, Exceptional, Respectful, Optimistic, Energizing, and Smart.

The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is an interdisciplinary program that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through training, service, applied research, information dissemination, planning, and policy development.

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New Guide from US Department of Education on undocumented immigrant students Released 

The U.S. Department of Education has released the first in a set of resource guides designed to help school officials support undocumented immigrant students.
The 63-page guide aims to clarify the legal rights of undocumented high school and college students, share resources about federal and private financial aid available to them, and discuss how to support youth applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) consideration or renewal. The DACA program allows students who came to the United States as children to apply for relief from deportation.
You can access the guide at:
http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/focus/supporting-undocumented-youth.pdf

Now available FREE ADHD Resources for Parents and Teachers

The Boling Center Library located at 711 Jefferson Ave, has received an overflow of ADHD resources from the Assisi Foundation. These resources include guides for parents of young children and teens as well as teachers. To request these materials, please contact the Dissemination Coordinator by email to schedule a time to visit the library. These materials are free while supplies last.

New Project Findings: Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Somali and Non-Somali Children in Minneapolis

CDC's NCBDDD, in partnership with NIH, Autism Speaks, and AUCD, recently conducted the largest project to date looking at the number and characteristics of Somali children with autism spectrum disorder in any U.S. community. Today, key findings from this project were released.

Early Signs of Autism Video Tutorial

The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have published a free online video to improve the recognition of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) among pediatricians, parents and early intervention providers. Bringing the Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders Into Focus (2013, runtime 9:03 minutes) consists of six video clips that compare toddlers with no signs of ASD to toddlers with early signs of ASD and includes an explanation of how the specific behaviors exhibited by each child are either suggestive of ASD or typical child development.
Early Recognition of ASD PDF icon

 

Restraint and Seclusion

The Disability Coalition on Education (DCE) has created a information sheet on Restraint and SeclusionLink to Acrobat file

Fact Sheets on Medicaid In Tennessee and Family Support

Three new fact sheets have been developed by The Arc of Tennessee (see list below). For more information or to obtain copies contact The Arc of Tennessee at 615-248-5878 or visit the website atwww.thearctn.org.

New materials available on the Learn the Signs: Act Early website

Visit www.cdc.gov/actearly to find two new materials. Track Your Child's Developmental Milestonesbrochure (English and Spanish versions) and the Milestone Moments booklet. Only the English version of the booklet is available; the Spanish version will be posted soon. Links to both PDFs are below

Milestones Moments Booklet  milestones image

Milestones Brochure: Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones
English  index clip image | Spanish  image clip )

Parents Guide to New State Rules: Restraint and Seclusion

To provide parents with information regarding Tennessee's state rules on restraint and seclusion in schools, the Disability Coalition on Education has developed a fact sheet. This fact sheet is available from the DCE at no cost. For additional copies or information regarding this topic contact Holly Lu Conant Rees at hlu1055@comcast.net. Click to view a fact sheet in spanish.

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