Intellectual disability

Intellectual disability, a term that is replacing "mental retadation" in common and professional useage, refers to persons exhibiting impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning manifested during the developmental period (before 22 years of age).

News items related to the topic: Intellectual disability

Making our voices heard in our nation’s capitol
I count myself very fortunate to have been able to attend the annual Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., again this year, March 20-22, and to make visits to our Tennessee Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill. As we chanted at the Seminar: “This is what democracy looks like.”

Volunteer Advocacy Project trains family advocates to serve across Tennessee
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Volunteer Advocacy Project saw its fifteenth cohort of volunteers graduate from the biannual training program on November 15. These graduates are now educated, ready, and willing to serve families of individuals with disabilities across Tennessee who may seek advocacy assistance in their school systems.

Studies related to the topic: Intellectual disability

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Grants related to the topic: Intellectual disability

  • Behavioral Inflexibility in IDD Outcome Measurement
    PI: Bodfish, Jim

People related to the topic: Intellectual disability

Jim Bodfish, Ph.D.
Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Erik Carter, Ph.D.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Special Education

Paul Dressler, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine

Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics; Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

H. Carl Haywood, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Peabody College

Robert Hodapp, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education; Director of Research, UCEDD

Elise McMillan, J.D.
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Director of Community Engagement and Public Policy
Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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