The Healthy Bodies Toolkit for Boys

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  • Boys Toolkit Web Version

    The toolkit web version is a pdf version of the printed toolkit that you can print for your reference.

  • Boys Toolkit Appendix

    This appendix has storyboards and visuals that you can use in implementing the methods outlined in the toolkit. This file is not included in the printed manual. You may choose to print the entire appendix, or you may want to print a particular page or set of pictures to laminate for everyday use. You may share these pictures with others who work with or care for your child.

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Healthy Bodies Toolkit Translations

Spanish: View the Healthy Bodies Spanish translation here.

Portuguese (Portuguesa): View the Healthy Bodies Portuguese translations below. Language translation by Jennifer Bremer with the Grupo Método Intervenção Comportamental in São Paulo, Brazil.

Turkish: View the Healthy Bodies Turkish translations Toolkit for Boys and Toolkit for Girls. This translation has been prepared under the European Union Sivil Düşün Program, with the support of the European Union. The responsibility of the content belongs entirely to Tohum Autism Foundation and does not reflect the views of the EU.

Thai: View the Healthy Bodies Thai translations Appendix for Boys and Appendix for Girls. Thai language translation by Vigunya Taranajetda, Sararat Tuntipuchitanon, Pon Trairatvorakul and Maximizing Thai Children’s Developmental Potential Research Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Healthy Bodies Toolkit Credits

This publication was developed and written by Vanderbilt Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) long-term trainees Amy Weitlauf, PhD; Stormi White, PsyD; Olivia Yancey, MDE; Caitlin Nicholl Rissler, MSN; Doctor of Audiology student, Elizabeth Harland; Cong Van Tran, PhD; and LEND faculty members Jennifer Bowers, RN, MSN, CPNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Developmental Medicine; and Cassandra Newsom, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine, Director of Psychological Education, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)/Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. It was edited, designed, and produced by the Communications and Graphics staff of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (Kylie Beck, BA; Jan Rosemergy, PhD; Courtney Taylor, MDiv) with the support of the Vanderbilt LEND (Pam Grau, BS; Evon Lee, PhD; Terri Urbano, RN, MPH, PhD). We are grateful for review and suggestions by many, including faculty of TRIAD and members of Autism Tennessee.

All text and illustrations are copyrighted by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and cannot be used in another context without written permission of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Communications (, 615-322-8240).

This publication was made possible by Grant No. T73MC30767 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the MCHB, HRSA, HHS. Photos © Printed June 2013.

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