Program Coordinator, Developmental Disabilities Health Care E-Toolkit
539L Medical Arts Building
The VKC UCEDD and LEND are creating the first Electronic Toolkit for Primary Care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities. It will be an adaptation of Tools for the Primary Care of People with Developmental Disabilities (2011), which is peer-reviewed, evidence-based, and user-friendly. This 1-year project is a collaboration with the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities UCEDD and LEND and the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. As Project Coordinator, Shouse is staffing the project in consultation with an Advisory Committee. The project is funded by the Special Hope Foundation.
Janet Shouse serves as a parent mentor in the Parent Stress Intervention Project and is a co-leader of the Positive Parenting Support Groups. For many years, she was a copy editor for The Tennessean. She served for 10 years as a volunteer "county contact" for the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee in Williamson County and led a support group for parents of children with autism. Until recently, she was a member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Community Advisory Council. Janet is the parent of three children, including a teenage son with autism.