Vanderbilt Kennedy Center faculty and staff conduct research studies that make positive differences in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families
- by identifying causes of disabilities
- by learning about services and policies that affect persons with disabilities and their families
- by looking for novel ways to provide support for persons with disabilities and their families
- by partnering with our Community Advisory Council, State and community agencies, and families to identify pressing but under-studied topics
- by using existing large databases to identify research and policy issues.
Children and adults, with and without disabilities, are invited to take part in research.
We know how fortunate we are to have families share their experiences, time, and knowledge with us. Thank you!
This section provides easy ways to learn about studies seeking participants.
Individuals or families interested in taking part in research can browse StudyFinder to find studies matching their interests and needs. Taking part in research may provide you with an evaluation, intervention, treatment, or medication that may help you understand your family member better.
Registries for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities now available on ResearchMatch. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of age, or condition. Visit www.researchmatch.org to learn more and to join today. To register for research participation and be notified when a study matches your interests, join ResearchMatch.
ResearchMatch is the first nationwide, nonprofit, volunteer research recruitment platform for all health conditions. The site was developed by and is hosted by VUMC. It is the product of a Consortium of research universities led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. It includes a sub-registry for intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as other sub-registries. Since all national IDDRCs are at universities with CTSAs, all IDDRC-affiliated researchers may use this recruitment tool.