Next Steps at Vanderbilt
Aug. 7, 2020—Next Steps at Vanderbilt is a four-year certificate program for students with intellectual disabilities. Next Steps Ambassadores pairs Vanderbilt undergrads and graduate students with Next Steps students to empower them through positive peer-to-peer relationships.
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.
Mar. 9, 2020—From March 9 to 13, Vanderbilt will recognize Disability Awareness Week with a series of interactive programs and events on intersecting topics related to disability. All programs and events are free and open to Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars.
Next Steps at Vanderbilt, TN’s first inclusive higher ed program for students with intellectual disability, celebrates 10 years of impact
Feb. 17, 2020—For the past decade, students with intellectual disability have found an inclusive postsecondary education experience through Next Steps at Vanderbilt. The program, housed in Peabody College of education and human development’s Department of Special Education, is marking its 10th anniversary with events and commemorations throughout 2020.
Feb. 14, 2020—The Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute is an inclusive higher education preparatory experience for young adults with intellectual disability, ages 17-25. NSSI is now accepting applications for counselors. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.
Feb. 12, 2019—The Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute is an inclusive higher education preparatory experience for rising high school juniors (17+ years old), seniors, and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities up to the age of 25.
Aug. 23, 2018—This seminar will share insight into what a dynamic and inclusive classroom might entail at the college level. In addition to sharing a brief overview of the Next Steps at Vanderbilt postsecondary program, professors and key Vanderbilt leaders from three different schools will share lessons learned from their own experiences interacting and supporting students enrolled through the Next Steps at Vanderbilt program.
Apr. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff gathered for the unique dinner experience designed to challenge participants’ perceptions, build empathy and break down social barriers.
Aug. 30, 2017—When it comes to getting a stellar makeover, Mr. Commodore goes straight to Vanderbilt fashion design professor Alexandra Sargent-Capps.
Aug. 25, 2016—A nearly $2 million grant has been given to a program offering students with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to go to college. Jamal Underwood and Amber Cameron are students in the Next Steps program at Vanderbilt, which teaches independent life and social skills, gives students the opportunity to audit Vanderbilt undergraduate courses, and complete internships to land a full-time job.