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Next Steps at Vanderbilt

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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MEDIA ADVISORY: Next Steps program to receive Perry Wallace Courage Award; bloggers on hand to join celebration

Mar. 1, 2016—The Vanderbilt University athletics will present the Next Steps at Vanderbilt program with the Perry Wallace Courage Award on Tuesday.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt takes huge leap forward thanks to federal grant

Nov. 24, 2015—Tennessee’s first postsecondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities, Next Steps at Vanderbilt, will expand significantly thanks to new federal funding.

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Photo: Kennedy Center celebration

Oct. 15, 2015— U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, fourth from left, recently met with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center leadership and Next Steps at Vanderbilt students to celebrate VKC’s 50th anniversary.

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Vanderbilt Star competition rescheduled for March 22

Jan. 29, 2015—Ten students from Vanderbilt University and Belmont University will compete for a one-song record deal.

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VUCast: See why this giant helicopter is the first step in creating a massive lab

Mar. 24, 2014—See what a Vanderbilt researcher is doing with a military helicopter in his lab, and hear the first-ever Vanderbilt Star. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast. Watch now.

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With summer approaching, make children’s camp plans now

Mar. 18, 2014—Daffodils are blooming, redbud trees are bursting with pink blooms, and an adventurous few have broken out the Bermuda shorts. All are portents of spring but also signs that it’s time for parents of school-aged children to organize summer plans.

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Watch: A star is born … Vandy-style

Mar. 14, 2014—Sarah Jennings, a third-year master's student at Vanderbilt Divinity School, won the Vanderbilt Star songwriting contest March 14. Watch Jennings perform her winning song "Addicted to You."

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Graduate of Next Steps program receives 2013 Self-Advocate Award

Oct. 25, 2013—The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee has honored Will McMillan, a 2013 graduate of Next Steps at Vanderbilt, with the 2013 Self-Advocate Award.

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