Elisabeth Dykens

  • Vanderbilt University

    Next Steps at Vanderbilt holds spring commencement

    Second class graduates from Next Steps at Vanderbilt, a two-year certificate program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read More

    Apr 30, 2012

  • Elisabeth Dykens

    Reframing the paradigm for developmental disabilities research

    I challenge to our research community to reframe our paradigms. Read More

    Apr 18, 2012

  • Toddler and teacher

    TRIAD director on new CDC findings for autism prevalence

    Zachary Warren, director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Vanderbilt University, says effective early identification and treatment of autism is a public health emergency. Read More

    Mar 29, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    “My Health Chat” takes on autism, other developmental disabilities

    The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (Vanderbilt University) Experts from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will discuss and take questions about discovery and innovations in autism and other developmental disabilities during the next “My Health Chat” on Feb. 14. Hosted monthly by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, these 30-minute… Read More

    Jan 26, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University


    Aurbach (Vanderbilt) Michael Aurbach, professor of art, has received the 2011 Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Contemporary Materials from the Southeastern College Art Conference. Meghan Burke, a doctoral student in special education at Peabody College and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities… Read More

    Dec 5, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Dykens, UCEDD recognized for service to individuals with disabilities

    Elisabeth Dykens (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) Individuals and representatives of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) were recognized at the annual conference of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) in early November. The Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to… Read More

    Nov 14, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Peabody College building renamed One Magnolia Circle

    One Magnolia Circle at Peabody College. (Vanderbilt) The Peabody College building that houses the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, the Department of Special Education and the Susan Gray School has received a long-anticipated new name. Known in recent years as the MRL building, the original Mental Retardation… Read More

    Sep 23, 2011

  • Man with Down syndrome thinking

    Participants sought for study on aging in Down syndrome

    Vanderbilt researchers hope to uncover the mysteries of early aging in Down syndrome through a new study at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Read More

    May 17, 2011

  • Darius Rucker with campers

    Vanderbilt Kennedy Center campers join Darius Rucker at ACM Awards

    A special performance at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards April 3 at 8 p.m. on CBS featuring country music star Darius Rucker and participants in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp will benefit the Kennedy Center. Read More

    Mar 28, 2011

  • Kennedy Center Science Day

    Kennedy Center celebrates Science Day 2011

    A record crowd of students and presenters turned out for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development's 2011 Science Day Feb. 15. Read More

    Feb 16, 2011