Developmental disabilities

A developmental disability is a condition that is significant and ongoing, begins before age 22, and substantially limits functioning in daily activities of living. Examples include autism spectrum disorders, brain or spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, intellectual disabilities, Prader-Willi syndrome, spin bifida, and Williams syndrome. There are approximately 4.5 million individuals with developmental disabilities in the United States.

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Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics

Robert Hodapp, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education; Director of Research, UCEDD

Joseph Lambert, Ph.D., BCBA
Assistant Professor in the Practice of Special Education; ABA Program Director

Evon B. Lee, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director of Training, UCEDD; Director, Vanderbilt Consortium LEND; Neurobehavioral Phenotypes Coordinator, IDDRC Clinical Translational Core B

Miriam Lense, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology

Blair Lloyd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education

Elise McMillan, J.D.
Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Emerita

Arie L. Nettles, Ph.D., NCSP, HSP
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics; Director, Office of Inclusion and Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Chair, Statewide Planning and Policy Council, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

John Phillips III, M.D.
David T. Karzon Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Genetics; Professor of Biochemistry; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Pathology; Clinical Professor of Nursing

Althea Robinson Shelton, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Sleep Division

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