May. 6, 2020—As Next Steps at Vanderbilt marks its 10th anniversary throughout 2020, the year also brings another significant milestone: The first class of Next Steps at Vanderbilt students will graduate from its expanded four-year program.
Nov. 2, 2018—The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development has received five grants totaling $6.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.
Oct. 25, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Oct. 23 during a festive celebration at the Student Life Center.
Apr. 20, 2017—Five graduating students will be recognized at the Faye and Joe Wyatt Center for Education.
Jul. 28, 2016—Faculty at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College are available to comment on trends in K-12 and higher education.
Mar. 9, 2016—Changing post-school pathways of youth and young adults with severe disabilities was the focus of Erik Carter’s presentation at a Congressional briefing.
Vanderbilt researcher speaks to White House on ending segregation for people with intellectual disabilities
Nov. 24, 2015—Erik Carter spoke about ending segregation in education and beyond during an invited presentation at a gathering of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.
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.
Oct. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt has received $15 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to support the development of special education programs and a national center.
Mar. 25, 2013—To help ease youth with disabilities' transition into adult life, Erik Carter and Carolyn Hughes have developed a model that combines skill development with support, strategies they outline in a new handbook.
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.
Jun. 29, 2012—This project focuses on the strengths, supports, spiritual expressions, and well-being of young people with intellectual disabilities or autism in our state. Our goal is to learn more about the things that help youth and young adults with disabilities flourish and live a good life.