Janet Shouse

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
1207 17th Avenue South
Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone: 615-875-8833
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: September 15, 2021

Janet Shouse

Primary Activity Coordinators: Adult Services
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Program Coordinator, IDD Toolkit for Health Care
Study Coordinator, Project ECHO Autism Adult Healthcare
Liaison to Individuals and Families, TennesseeWorks Partnership
Member, Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary
Disability Studies
Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
Medicine-Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Mental and Behavioral Health
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Janet Shouse is the program coordinator for the IDD Toolkit, www.iddtoolkit.org, a website to help primary care physicians and nurses provide better care to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

She is also the study coordinator for Project ECHO Autism Adult Healthcare, a program to enhance the skills of primary care providers to care for autistic adults.

She is part of the TennesseeWorks Partnership, which has one goal: to increase the number of young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are employed in the state. We are working to ensure every person with a disability can find a good job, with good pay, that brings real satisfaction, and makes a real difference. She serves as a liaison to individuals with disabilities and their families and writes and coordinates a twice-monthly blog, Rise to Work, that focuses on issues related to disability and employment.
She is part of the national Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities, serving on the Mental Health/Suicidality workgroup.