December 4, 2012

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Survey focuses on strengths, spirituality and well-being of young people with disabilities

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Disabilities, Religion and Spirituality Program is conducting a survey 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 age 13 to 21 are invited to participate. The survey goal is to learn more about the things that help young people with disabilities flourish and live a good life.

Researchers at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) 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 the results, VKC plans to create a helpful and freely available guide for families, faith communities, disability organizations and service providers across the state.

To sign up, go to http://tinyurl.com/7nohlwx or  contact Erik Carter, associate professor of Special Education, at erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu or  343-1438.

The project is in its final month. More than 400 people have taken the survey, and researchers hope to have at least 500 participants.