Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities


  • ADHD Camp will be held June 12-16, 2017.  Sign up now!

    ADHD Camp will be held June 12-16, 2017. Sign up now!

  • Girls becoming Empowered and Mentored for Success - GEMS is part of the Relative Caregiver program.

    Girls becoming Empowered and Mentored for Success - GEMS is part of the Relative Caregiver program.

  • BCDD Receives Walmart Foundation Grant to Expand Nutrition Efforts for People with Disabilities in Four States

    BCDD Receives Walmart Foundation Grant to Expand Nutrition Efforts for People with Disabilities in Four States

  • 2017 MidSouth Autism Conference

    2017 MidSouth Autism Conference

  • Members from the Tennessee Disability community met in Washington, DC to attend the 2016 Disability Policy Seminar April 11-13, 2016.

    Members from the Tennessee Disability community met in Washington, DC to attend the 2016 Disability Policy Seminar April 11-13, 2016.

  • 2016 Audiology LEND Trainees, Caitlin Nelms and Calli Dugas named the Outstanding Students of the Year in the School Of Communication Disorders at the U of M.

    2016 Audiology LEND Trainees, Caitlin Nelms and Calli Dugas named the Outstanding Students of the Year in the School Of Communication Disorders at the U of M.

  • Dr. Toni Whitaker from the UT BCDD was named along with 29 other new Act Early Ambassadors have been selected for the CDC's national "Learn the Signs. Act Early."

    Dr. Toni Whitaker from the UT BCDD was named along with 29 other new Act Early Ambassadors have been selected for the CDC's national "Learn the Signs. Act Early."

  • Each year, the Boling Center trains over 200 masters and doctoral level students in 11 different disciplines.

    Each year, the Boling Center trains over 200 masters and doctoral level students in 11 different disciplines.

  • UT Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody has been awarded a $1.6 million dollar grant  to increase trauma-informed services to children in foster care or in military families.

    UT Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody has been awarded a $1.6 million dollar grant to increase trauma-informed services to children in foster care or in military families.

  • Speech-Language trainees, Marie Kyle and Justine Steele pose with Speech-Language pathologists, Karen Hudson and Denice Perkins after noon presentation

    Speech-Language trainees, Marie Kyle and Justine Steele pose with Speech-Language pathologists, Karen Hudson and Denice Perkins after noon presentation

  • Family Trainee, Iseashia Thomas attended the 2016 Partners in Policymaking. PIP trains families and self-advocates annually in public policy and disability rights.

    Family Trainee, Iseashia Thomas attended the 2016 Partners in Policymaking. PIP trains families and self-advocates annually in public policy and disability rights.

  • ABLETN launches June 13, 2016. ABLE TN will encourage and assist individuals and families to save private funds to support individuals with disabilities by offering tax-advantaged investment plans for disabled individuals to pay for expenses including, but not limited to: education, housing, transportation, employment training and support, assistive technology, personal support services, and funeral and burial expenses. Learn more at http://www.abletn.gov

    ABLETN launches June 13, 2016. ABLE TN will encourage and assist individuals and families to save private funds to support individuals with disabilities by offering tax-advantaged investment plans for disabled individuals to pay for expenses including, but not limited to: education, housing, transportation, employment training and support, assistive technology, personal support services, and funeral and burial expenses. Learn more at http://www.abletn.gov

The Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) is an interdisciplinary program that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through training, service, applied research, information dissemination, planning, and policy development.

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New Guide from US Department of Education on undocumented immigrant students Released 

The U.S. Department of Education has released the first in a set of resource guides designed to help school officials support undocumented immigrant students.
The 63-page guide aims to clarify the legal rights of undocumented high school and college students, share resources about federal and private financial aid available to them, and discuss how to support youth applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) consideration or renewal. The DACA program allows students who came to the United States as children to apply for relief from deportation.
You can access the guide at:
http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/focus/supporting-undocumented-youth.pdf

Now available FREE ADHD Resources for Parents and Teachers

The Boling Center Library located at 711 Jefferson Ave, has received an overflow of ADHD resources from the Assisi Foundation. These resources include guides for parents of young children and teens as well as teachers. To request these materials, please contact the Dissemination Coordinator by email to schedule a time to visit the library. These materials are free while supplies last.

New Project Findings: Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Somali and Non-Somali Children in Minneapolis

CDC's NCBDDD, in partnership with NIH, Autism Speaks, and AUCD, recently conducted the largest project to date looking at the number and characteristics of Somali children with autism spectrum disorder in any U.S. community. Today, key findings from this project were released.

Early Signs of Autism Video Tutorial

The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have published a free online video to improve the recognition of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) among pediatricians, parents and early intervention providers. Bringing the Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders Into Focus (2013, runtime 9:03 minutes) consists of six video clips that compare toddlers with no signs of ASD to toddlers with early signs of ASD and includes an explanation of how the specific behaviors exhibited by each child are either suggestive of ASD or typical child development.
Early Recognition of ASD PDF icon

 

Restraint and Seclusion

The Disability Coalition on Education (DCE) has created a information sheet on Restraint and SeclusionLink to Acrobat file

Fact Sheets on Medicaid In Tennessee and Family Support

Three new fact sheets have been developed by The Arc of Tennessee (see list below). For more information or to obtain copies contact The Arc of Tennessee at 615-248-5878 or visit the website atwww.thearctn.org.

New materials available on the Learn the Signs: Act Early website

Visit www.cdc.gov/actearly to find two new materials. Track Your Child's Developmental Milestonesbrochure (English and Spanish versions) and the Milestone Moments booklet. Only the English version of the booklet is available; the Spanish version will be posted soon. Links to both PDFs are below

Milestones Moments Booklet  milestones image

Milestones Brochure: Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones
English  index clip image | Spanish  image clip )

Parents Guide to New State Rules: Restraint and Seclusion

To provide parents with information regarding Tennessee's state rules on restraint and seclusion in schools, the Disability Coalition on Education has developed a fact sheet. This fact sheet is available from the DCE at no cost. For additional copies or information regarding this topic contact Holly Lu Conant Rees at hlu1055@comcast.net. Click to view a fact sheet in spanish.

Contact BCDD

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Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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