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Erik W. Carter, Ph.D.

Erik W. Carter, Ph.D. Biography:

Erik Carter, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department Special Education at Vanderbilt University and a member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. His research and teaching focuses on evidence-based strategies for supporting access to the general curriculum and promoting valued roles in school, work, and community settings for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prior to receiving his doctorate, he worked as a high school teacher and transition specialist with youth with significant disabilities. He has published widely in the areas of educational and transition services for children and youth with significant disabilities. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Early Career Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children and the Early Career Award from the American Association for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. His research interests include adolescent transitions from school to adult life; peer relationships and peer support interventions; students with severe disabilities, access to the general curriculum; and religion, congregational supports, and disabilities.

Erik W. Carter, Ph.D.'s Books

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  • Including People with Disabilities in Faith Communities

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-743-4


    Filled with anecdotes, vignettes, thought–provoking quotes from experts and community members, and specific examples of successful strategies, this innovative guide helps faith communities become places of welcome and belonging for people with a wide range of disabilities. A persuasive, highly motivating guidebook that's ideal for service providers, families, religious leaders, and congregation members.

    Paperback $27.95 Qty:
  • Peer Support Strategies for Improving All Students' Social Lives and Learning

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-843-1


    User-friendly guide that provides practical strategies for using various peer supports within middle and high school to facilitate inclusion for students with moderate to severe disabilities.

    Paperback $32.95 Qty:
  • Peer Buddy Programs for Successful Secondary School Inclusion

    ISBN: 978-1-55766-980-3


    A practical and straightforward peer buddy program that promotes inclusion, encourages development of social relationships, and improves academic achievement of students with and without disabilities.

    Paperback $32.95 Qty:
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