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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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Reframing the paradigm for developmental disabilities research

Apr. 18, 2012—I challenge to our research community to reframe our paradigms.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to hold free forum on autism research April 21

Apr. 13, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy will host a free community forum on autism Saturday, April 21.

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Canadian educators visit Next Steps at Vanderbilt program

Apr. 3, 2012—Canadian college officials toured Vanderbilt March 26 to get a closer look at the work being done in the Next Steps at Vanderbilt program. Next Steps at Vanderbilt is a two-year post-secondary certification program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program’s unique self-directed study allows students to audit university classes, practice independent living skills,...

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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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Mentor an individual with disabilities through job-shadowing program

Aug. 30, 2011—Vanderbilt employees are being sought to mentor individuals with disabilities by allowing them to job shadow for a day.

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New tool to i.d. support needed by children with intellectual disabilities

Jul. 28, 2011—Determining what children with intellectual disabilities need to thrive by building on their strengths and interests is the aim of a new federally funded project in the Department of Special Education.

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