News Article

3/15/2012

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Disabilities, Religion, and Spirituality Program New Research Study

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Disabilities, Religion, and Spirituality Program is launching a new research study focusing on the strengths, spirituality, and well-being of young people with disabilities in Tennessee. Parents or caregivers of young people with an intellectual disability or autism (ages 13-21) are eligible to participate. Their goal is to learn more about the things that help young people with disabilities flourish and live a good life. They are inviting hundreds of parents across Tennessee to share their views on a survey as part of this research project. Participating parents will receive a $20 gift card for their involvement. Based on what they learn, they will create a helpful and freely available guide for families, faith communities, disability organizations, and service providers across the state.

If you are interested in learning more about the study—or know of other families who may be interested—contact Erik Carter, Associate Professor of Special Education, at erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 343-1438, or visit http://tinyurl.com/7nohlwx.


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