NDD Curriculum

 


Welcome to the National NDD Core Curriculum Resources

Image of a white graduation cap on a dark backgrThese modules were created as a resource for LEND and other AUCD entities to use as they develop their curricula for their trainees. Originally a project of the Vanderbilt Consortium LEND in 2016 and housed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Resources moved to AUCD in 2020 in part to extend their reach across the ACUD network.

Written and maintained by LEND content experts from across the country, these Resources contain vetted links to articles, websites, guidelines, videos, webinars, and other resources on 33 topics, including Autism, Early Identification, Difficult Discussions, Ethics, Genetics, Faith-Based Perspectives on NDD, The Medical Homes, and Siblings of People with NDD. Also included are assignments that can be used as written or modified to fit your program. Example of assignments include multiple-choice questions over selected reading material, book/movie discussions, small-group discussion activities, small research projects, and reflective essays.

These resources have a wide variety of possible uses in your program, including:

  • As a starting point for new training directors or faculty assigned to create new curriculum
  • To help create or supplement a curriculum
  • To fill gaps in a curriculum
  • For information on specific disabilities
  • To flip the classroom
  • To update references already in your curriculum
  • To help community partners prepare presentations for trainees
  • As a resource for former trainees now in leadership positions
These topics are not designed to be prescriptive or complete curricula-rather, they are meant to be a resource for you and your faculty to design your own curriculum at your home institution. 

The Resources are overseen by an editorial board composed of content experts who are committed to responsibly maintaining these resources. This commitment includes:
  • Reviewing the topics annual to ensure existing content reflects the most current knowledge base
  • Ongoing assessment of the value of recommended resources, assignments, readings, etc. within the LEND and other relevant training contexts
  • Building awareness of this resource among training programs and other network entities
  • Including diverse perspectives represented across multiple relevant variables

The NDD Resources are password protected, and you must receive an invitation to view the SharePoint site. Currently, you must be faculty or staff of an Autism CARES Act or DD Act grantee to access these resources. For now, if you are faculty or staff of an Autism CARES Act or DD Act grantee, please contact Emma Fox, Program Specialist in MCH Technical Assistance at [email protected] 

Have an idea for an additional topic within the Resources? More information on how to submit your idea can be found on the Resources landing page within SharePoint.

 

 
 

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The NDD CUrriculum Resources are password protected, and you must receive an invitation to view the SharePoint site. Currently, you must be faculty or staff of an Autism CARES Act or DD Act grantee to access these resources. For now, if you are faculty or staff of an Autism CARES Act or DD Act grantee, please email Emma Fox, Program Specialist in MCH Technical Assistance at [email protected] to be invited to join the SharePoint site.

 

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