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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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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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Conference offers support, guidance for siblings of adults with disabilities

Mar. 23, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will co-host the fourth annual Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference April 20-21 at the Holiday Inn Select Vanderbilt. TABS is a statewide network that provides information, resources and support for adults who have a brother or sister with a disability or mental health disorder. “Being an adult sibling of a...

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Peabody researchers serve as editors of newly released educational psychology handbook

Feb. 13, 2012—Peabody faculty members Karen Harris and Steve Graham served as co-editors of a national psychology handbook, recently released by the American Psychological Association.

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Improving disability services through public policy focus of Kennedy Center event

Feb. 2, 2012—Three panelists experienced in working with public policy makers will share their strategies on how to advocate effectively to improve the disability services system at an event Feb. 15 at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. “Educate to Advocate: Strategies to Advance Disability Public Policies” is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the...

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Blind Justice: Blind former prosecutor and judge to speak at Vanderbilt Law School

Mar. 23, 2011—The cliché “justice is blind” has taken on a far deeper meaning for former judge, prosecutor and current legal advocate Nicholas Pomaro. Pomaro will speak at Vanderbilt Law School on Monday, March 28 at noon in Flynn Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The lecture is titled “Blind Justice” and is sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Disability Law Society.

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