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Elise McMillan

Professor, Paralympian chosen to evaluate Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center

Sep. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt's Anjali Forber-Pratt has been awarded a grant to evaluate and bolster spinal cord injury resources.

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Vanderbilt University dependents with intellectual challenges to receive tuition benefit

May. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt University has decided to expand its popular dependent tuition assistance policy to include students with intellectual disabilities.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt takes huge leap forward thanks to federal grant

Nov. 24, 2015—Tennessee’s first postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities, Next Steps at Vanderbilt, will expand significantly thanks to new federal funding.

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Kennedy Center for Excellence lands five-year renewal grant

Aug. 13, 2015—The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant to continue the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

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Photo: Anniversary celebration

Mar. 12, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is celebrating 50 years of transforming the lives of people with disabilities through discovery, service and training.

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Down Syndrome group honors McMillan

Nov. 20, 2014—Elise McMillan, J.D., received the Mollie Burd Gavigan Service Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) in recognition of McMillan’s “instrumental role in improving the lives of individuals with Down syndrome in Middle Tennessee.” The award was presented recently at the annual DSAMT Buddy Race.

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Federal education official, Mayor Karl Dean to tour Susan Gray School Sept. 11

Sep. 10, 2014—Yudin and Dean will learn about early childhood education programs during the Vanderbilt visit.

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Kennedy Center trio recognized for intellectual and developmental disabilities contributions

Jun. 26, 2014—The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) recently recognized two Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) staff members and one VKC investigator for their service in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Mayor Karl Dean signs pledge at Best Buddies event

Mar. 13, 2014—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean visited the Vanderbilt campus March 12 for Spread the Word to End the Word, an annual event presented by the award-winning Vanderbilt chapter of Best Buddies.

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New special education grants support transition research, practice and policy

Oct. 26, 2012—Two new grants highlight Vanderbilt University’s growing role in the design and evaluation of transition services for youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorders or intellectual disability.

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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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Next Steps at Vanderbilt holds spring commencement

Apr. 30, 2012—Second class graduates from Next Steps at Vanderbilt, a two-year certificate program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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