Resources from Multiple Organizations

  • CDC Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet, published by the CDC National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, provides a summary of Tourette Syndrome, associated conditions, management of TS, and CDC initiatives in research, training, and support.

  • Disabilities and the Holidays

    Not Just Surviving the Holidays: A guide for parents, grandparents, and friends to use while supporting persons with disabilities through this season of celebration and change.

  • Disability Etiquette Brochure

    This brochure, published by the Tennessee Disability Coalition, gives a very good summary of proper etiquette for engaging with persons with disabilities.

  • Disability Policy Seminar Fact Sheets, The Arc

    Policy issue fact sheets for the 2014 Disability Policy Seminar are now available on the event's website. Topics include health care reform, employment, education, housing, autism, and many more.

  • Disability Style Guide

    This style guide is published by the National Center on Disability and Journalism and is intended for journalists, communication professionals and members of the general public who are seeking the appropriate and accurate language to use when writing or talking about people living with disabilities. The guide covers general terms and words on physical disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, mental and cognitive disabilities and seizure disorders.

  • Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with ID/DD

    An AUCD webinar for individuals with intellectual, physical, and sensory disabilities; their families; and support networks.

  • Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities

    Writers, editors, reporters and other communicators strive to use the most accurate terminology about people with disabilities. However, inaccurate, archaic and offensive expressions are still commonly used, perpetuating negative stereotypes and beliefs about people with disabilities.

  • Photo ID Handout

    Beginning January 1, 2012, in order to vote during the early voting period or on Election Day, voters must present a state or federal ID containing the voter’s name and photograph. This handout should be helpful for people with disabilities who need to obtain a photo ID.

  • Resources from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning

    The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.

  • Supported Decision-Making: Creating a Continuum of Choice

    Supported Decision-Making: Creating a Continuum of Choice is a white paper that highlights an emerging best-practice known as Supported Decision-Making (SDM). SDM provides a framework for broadening the choices available to people with disability who need help making decisions.

  • Tennessee Project for Individuals With Combined Hearing and Vision Loss Fact Sheet

    Information and statistics for parents of children with multiple sensory disorders, namely combined hearing and vision loss.