VT LEND Announces New Videos

December 18, 2014

VT LEND Director, Dr. Contompasis and VT LEND Family Faculty, Ms. Fatuma Bulle collaborated with Vermont’s Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs Program to create educational fact sheets for parents of children recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in Burlington’s growing refugee resettlement community.

These fact sheets were translated into the nine most common languages spoken in our refugee resettlement community: Arabic, Bosnian, Burmese, French, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, and Vietnamese.

Dr. Contompasis and Mrs. Bulle also created two videos for Somali Bantu families, as Somali Mai Mai language spoken by the Somali Bantu has no written form.

• The first video describes the rationale for and the processes of developmental screening and referral for evaluation and intervention.
• Second video is based on the FAQ fact sheet for parents of children recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Click Here for the fact sheets and videos.


Dr. Contompasis and Ms. Bulle presented the videos on November 10 at Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) 2014 conference.

For more information, please contact VT LEND program coordinator Naw Esther Doh.