Jul. 11, 2013—A three-year study that evaluated the effectiveness of a training program designed to enhance autism spectrum disorder identification and assessment within community pediatric settings was released this week in the journal Autism.
Jun. 21, 2013—ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23-29.
Jun. 20, 2013—ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23-29. The weeklong, residential camp is open to individuals with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in one/7,500 births) that causes medical and developmental problems. It...
Jun. 7, 2013—Children with autism spectrum disorder are better at perceiving the motion of certain objects than are typically developing children their age.
Jun. 3, 2013—SENSE Theatre, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and University School of Nashville will present Mergatroid and the Candy Store on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m. in the USN Auditorium, located at 2000 Edgehill Ave. in Nashville. Written by Blythe Corbett, assistant professor of psychiatry at Vanderbilt, and directed by Catherine Coke...
Adults with disabilities gain entertainment industry experience through ACM, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
May. 23, 2013—The Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives organization is partnering with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to launch an innovative vocational experience for young adults with developmental disabilities. On a monthly basis over eight months, this new “ACM Lifting Lives Series at Vanderbilt” will help participants learn vocational and social skills aimed at improving the potential...
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.
Mar. 23, 2013—An interdisciplinary team of mechanical engineers and autism experts at Vanderbilt University have developed an adaptive robotic system and used it to demonstrate that humanoid robots can be powerful tools for enhancing the basic social learning skills of children with autism.
Mar. 11, 2013—The 2013 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters conference will be held April 5-6 at the Holiday Inn-Vanderbilt, located at 2613 West End Ave. in Nashville. The conference is open to adult siblings who have a brother or sister with a disability, siblings-in-law, cousins and professionals interested in sibling issues.
Mar. 7, 2013—Zachary Warren, Ph.D., has been named to receive the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities' (AAIDD) 2013 Early Career Award.
Mar. 4, 2013—Individuals with overexpression of the gene MECP2 have core features of autism spectrum disorder.
Feb. 7, 2013—One of the critical, unmet needs for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is support for the transition into adulthood.