LEND Brochures and Flyers

The Vanderbilt Consortium LEND is part of a national network of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) programs. As a network, these programs have an ultimate goal of improving the health status of infants, children, and adolescents with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities and their families. This goal is reached through exemplary leadership training programs such as the Vanderbilt LEND.

Download and print resources produced by the Vanderbilt Consortium LEND. If you need materials in an accessible format, please contact kc@vumc.org or call (615) 322-8240.


For Family/Caregiver/Self-Advocates


Advocacy Toolkit for Families with a New or Potential Diagnosis of Intellectual or Developmental Disability ⤓
Autism Parent Guide [Early Childhood] ⤓
Autism Parent Guide [School-Age] ⤓
Emergency Preparedness For Individuals With Hearing Loss Tip Sheet ⤓
Faith Community Visual Supports ⤓
From Early Intervention to Preschool: A Toolkit for Parents [Early Childhood] PDF ⤓ | Course
Getting a Cochlear Implant ⤓
Healthy Bodies Toolkit: A Parent’s Guide on Puberty [Adolescents and Young Adult]
Helping an Adult with Intellectual/Developmental Disability Prepare for a Sleep Study ⤓
Helping Your Child with an Intellectual/Developmental Disability Prepare for a Sleep Study ⤓
No-Tech and Low-Tech AAC for Children [School-Age] ⤓
Parent's Guide to Psychological Evaluations for ASD ⤓
Planning Life After High School [Adolescents and Young Adult] ⤓
Positive Parenting Tip Sheet ⤓
NEW  Puberty, Sex, and Sexuality: An Introduction for Autistic Teens and Adults [Adolescents and Young Adult] ⤓ | Course
Sleep Strategies for Teens [Adolescents and Young Adult] ⤓
Strategies to Improve Sleep in Children [School-Age] ⤓
Taking the Work Out of Blood Work
Toilet Training and Autism Spectrum Disorders [Early Childhood] ⤓
Toilet Training Children with Developmental Delays [Early Childhood] ⤓
Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorders ⤓
Visual Supports ⤓

For Educators

Some materials under "Family/Caregiver/Self-Advocates" category may be applicable for educators as well.



For Professionals and Providers

Some materials under "Family/Caregiver/Self-Advocates" category may be applicable for professionals and providers as well.



Resources En Español


Una breve guía para padres acerca del autismo: Información para padres de niños pequeños y preescolares / Autism Parent Guide [Early Childhood] ⤓
Una guía breve para padres sobre los trastornos del espectro autista: Información para los padres de niños en edad escolar / Autism Parent Guide [School-Age] ⤓
Healthy Bodies Toolkit: A Parent’s Guide on Puberty [Adolescents and Young Adult] / Manual de Cuerpos Sanos
AAC de Baja y No Tecnología para Niños en el Espectro Autista (ASD): Guía para Padres / No-Tech and Low-Tech AAC for Children [School-Age] ⤓
Planeando la vida después de la escuela secundaria (la prepa) para estudiantes con espectro autista Una guía para las familias de Tennessee / Planning Life After High School [Adolescents and Young Adult] ⤓
Hoja de consejos de paternidad positiva / Positive Parenting Tip Sheet ⤓
El entrenamiento para ir al baño y los trastornos del espectro autista / Toilet Training [Early Childhood] ⤓
Apoyos visuales ⤓ / Visual Supports

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