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Next Steps at Vanderbilt

Student counselors needed for Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute

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.

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Next Steps program visits USAC

Oct. 11, 2018—At its October meeting, the University Staff Advisory Council welcomed Emilee Bauer, program coordinator for Next Steps at Vanderbilt, which serves students with intellectual disabilities who are interested in obtaining a college education.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt faculty discussion: ‘A Look Into an Inclusive Classroom’

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.

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Dinner in the Dark lets guests experience challenges of vision impairment

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.

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VU Inside: Mr. Commodore’s makeover

Aug. 30, 2017—When it comes to getting a stellar makeover, Mr. Commodore goes straight to Vanderbilt fashion design professor Alexandra Sargent-Capps.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Next Steps graduation is April 26

Apr. 20, 2017—Five graduating students will be recognized at the Faye and Joe Wyatt Center for Education.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt receives grant, will become 4-year program

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.

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Like parents, Tim Shriver lauds Vanderbilt’s disabilities work

Aug. 25, 2016—In the Shriver home, when Tim Shriver was young, the refrain often went like this: "Peabody. Vanderbilt. Peabody. Peabody. Vanderbilt."

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Students with special needs easing into college life

Aug. 25, 2016—Second semester classes began Monday for many Middle Tennessee college students. At Vanderbilt University, that includes some 12 students with special needs who are part of the Next Steps program.

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Reflections in Collage/Reflections in College: Arts and Disabilities Panel and Reception at Vanderbilt

Aug. 25, 2016—In Spring 2010, Next Steps at Vanderbilt students worked with artist-in-residence Elizabeth Garlington at Vanderbilt's Sarratt Art Studios to create collages that expressed their unique selves and their aspirations.

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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 students celebrate courage and dreams

Mar. 4, 2016—The students of Next Steps at Vanderbilt are this year’s recipient of the Perry Wallace Courage Award.

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