Next Steps at Vanderbilt
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. 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.
Aug. 25, 2016—In the Shriver home, when Tim Shriver was young, the refrain often went like this: "Peabody. Vanderbilt. Peabody. Peabody. Vanderbilt."
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.
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.
May. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt University has decided to expand its popular dependent tuition assistance policy to include students with intellectual disabilities.