- Healthy Bodies Toolkit
Provides information for boys and girls with disabilities as they approach puberty and adolescence.
Puberty, Sex, and Sexuality: An Introduction for Autistic Teens and Adults [Adolescents and Young Adult] ⤓ |
This toolkit provides information about puberty, sex, and sexuality for autistic teens and adults.
NEW Navigating Puberty, Sex, & Sexuality: A Guide for Supporting Autistic Teens and Adults [Adolescents and Young Adult] ⤓ |
This resource is designed to provide basic information about how to support autistic people learning about puberty, sex, and sexuality. Many of the strategies described in this toolkit are appropriate for people with other disabilities across a range of ability levels.
- Health Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Toolkit
An all-purpose website that provides patients, caregivers, and health care providers with valuable information concerning the needs of an individual with disabilities in the health care setting. View program flier here.
- Parent Stress Intervention Program (PSIP)
Curriculum available for purchase. Components of the curriculum include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Positive Adult Development (PAD). These were developed as part of an intervention research study for stress reduction in parents of children with developmental disabilities at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The information in this curriculum is intended to be used in a mental health or institutional setting by qualified personnel as group leader/mentor to teach stress reduction to parent/caregiver groups. It is not intended to replace mental health services or consultation. Purchase curriculum at vueinnovations.com/psip
- Strategies to Improve Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Parent’s Guide [PDF]
For parents whose pediatricians recommend their child be evaluated for an autism spectrum disorder.
NEW Taking the Work Out of Blood Work and Needle Sticks: Helping Your Child with an Intellectual and Developmental Disability ⤓
This toolkit provides ways for you and your child to cope with the stress and worry that may come with blood draws, needle sticks for vaccines, or both. It provides strategies to make these appointments go more smoothly. Although completing blood draws/needle sticks with
children with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) is the focus, the tips presented here also apply to other parts of a clinic visit.
NEW A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians and Researchers with a Focus on Needlesticks and Blood Draws: Helping your Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ⤓
This toolkit provides strategies that you, your practice, or your research team can use to help children with Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) more easily complete medical and research visits including blood draws and needlesticks while reducing the stress felt by patients and their caregivers. The techniques presented here may be helpful with persons of any age or ability.
- Washing Your Hands: A Visual Support [PDF]
Provides step-by-step instructions and graphics on how to wash your hands thoroughly to prevent spreading illness.