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Your learning portal for developmental disabilities

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Learning

We give educators, service providers, and families tools to prepare them to educate, support, and care for individuals with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Bookmark this page and make return visits to watch for new types of learning opportunities.

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Select a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center doorway and explore your learning choices.

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Register (first time) and log in (subsequent times) to complete your learning module.
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Completion of modules will be tracked and reported in a personal transcript for your records.

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Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)

TRIAD’s Online Professional Development Opportunities for School Age and Early Childhood Services are offered through a collaboration between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD and Tennessee Department of Education. TRIAD offers quality, current information via webinars and brief online training sessions to professionals across the state, as well as members of our community, families of individuals with autism and self-advocates, with the aim of creating a more inclusive environment for all.

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University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)

The UCEDD provides training for university students, practicing professionals and direct care providers, individuals with disabilities and family members, disability advocates and policy makers. Currently, view modules on health care for adults with disabilities and Tennessee Disability Pathfinder modules on navigating service systems and multicultural resources.

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Autism Career Empowerment (ACE)

ACE provides resources and training for college faculty and staff to provide autistic students with effective career counseling for employment success. Working through the modules found here, you will develop an understanding of autism and the unique challenges autistic students and employees face as they enter the workforce. It is an efficient and convenient curriculum designed to help you broaden both your perspective and your skills. Most importantly, it can make a significant difference to the students you serve, and help create a more inclusive and supportive overall campus experience for the many autistic students on your campus.

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