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VUCast: Students changing lives

Apr. 30, 2014—In the latest VUCast: Watch a senior erase stereotypes among young students in the Middle East; see how a senior is telling stories to change perceptions about disabilities; and learn how you can click your way to Commencement. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast. Watch now.

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Delirium increases long-term disability

Mar. 17, 2014—Patients who suffer a longer duration of delirium in the intensive care unit are more likely to experience long-term disability after discharge.

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Conference for siblings of adults with disabilities April 4-5

Mar. 14, 2014—The Sixth Annual Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference will take place April 4-5 at Holiday Inn Vanderbilt.

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Mayor Karl Dean pledges to help wipe out the ‘R Word’

Mar. 10, 2014—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will visit Vanderbilt University’s campus Wednesday to pledge his support to putting an end to the “R Word,” which has negative and hurtful connotations to people with disabilities.

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Contest celebrates employment success among people with disabilities

May. 1, 2013—Voting is now open for Tennessee Employment Idol, which celebrates employment success stories among people with disabilities. The finalists are featured in two- to four-minute videos that should depict: How the employee got the job; Why the job is a great fit; How many hours a week the employee works; How long the employee has...

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Conference for adults with siblings with disabilities April 5-6

Mar. 11, 2013—The 2013 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters conference will be held April 5-6 at the Holiday Inn-Vanderbilt, located at 2613 West End Ave. in Nashville. The conference is open to adult siblings who have a brother or sister with a disability, siblings-in-law, cousins and professionals interested in sibling issues.

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Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability update Nov. 6

Oct. 30, 2012—Jim Shulman, executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, will present “State of Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability Update” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group event will take place in Medical Center East’s South Tower, Rom 8380B.

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Services for adults and seniors with physical disabilities topic of lecture

Oct. 10, 2012—Home and community-based services for adults and seniors with physical disabilities will be the topic of a Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. The lecture will be held in Medical Center East, South Tower, Room 8380B.

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Volunteers still needed for disAbility Mentoring Day

Oct. 3, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is seeking staff to mentor individuals with disabilities through job shadowing for disAbility Mentoring Day at Vanderbilt, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17. disAbility Mentoring Day includes job-shadow and career exploration opportunities designed to link students and jobseekers with disabilities to employers interested in fostering...

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U.S. Department of Education grant aids work in special education

Oct. 2, 2012—A grant from the U.S. Department of Education will continue to fund the development of coursework and teacher training materials for students with disabilities.

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Volunteers needed for disAbilty Mentoring Day

Sep. 27, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is seeking staff to mentor an individual with a disability through job shadowing on disAbility Mentoring Day at Vanderbilt, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. disAbility Mentoring Day at Vanderbilt includes job-shadow and career exploration opportunities designed to link students and jobseekers with disabilities to employers...

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VKC creates training video for legal field

Sep. 20, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has partnered with the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission and the Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee to develop a training video that will help attorneys and legal agencies work with people with disabilities.

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