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SENSE Theatre presents ‘HATS’ March 9-10

Feb. 16, 2018—SENSE Theatre and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will present the play "HATS" at 7 p.m. March 9 and 10 at the Troutt/Black Box Theatre Complex on Compton Avenue, near Belmont Boulevard. SENSE Theatre includes youth with autism spectrum disorder and trained peer actors from the University School of Nashville.

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Vanderbilt leads study investigating impact of theatre on youth with autism

Jan. 15, 2018—  Autism researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and two other universities have received a $2.99 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to conduct a four-year multisite project investigating the impact of theatre and peer mediation on the social competence of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The multisite intervention project...

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SENSE Theatre Camp presents ‘The Year of the Ladybug’ June 17-18

Jun. 14, 2016—"The Year of the Ladybug" is the capstone performance of the SENSE Theatre Summer Camp for youths with autism spectrum disorders and peer actors. The performances are free.

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Theatre program benefits children with autism: study

Sep. 30, 2015—Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not participate, according to a Vanderbilt study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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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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SENSE Theatre presents ‘Mergatroid and the Candy Store’ March 7-8

Feb. 21, 2014—SENSE Theatre, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and University School of Nashville will present Mergatroid and the Candy Store March 7-8 at 7 p.m. at the Belmont University Black Box Theatre on Compton Ave.

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VUCast: Same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court—What’s next?

Nov. 22, 2013—Will a definitive same-sex marriage lawsuit wind up in the Supreme Court? Also, finding what goes "boom" might get safer; and it’s time to slow down and smell the roses, Vandy-style. Watch these stories and more in VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast.

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QuickVU: Bomb detection, autism and the theatre, and another Top 10 list

Nov. 22, 2013—Finding what goes boom might one day get safer Children with autism take center stage And who made the 10 Innovators who changed the world list? Watch the QuickVU Research roundup now.

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Theatre offers promise for youth with autism

Oct. 24, 2013—A novel autism intervention program using theatre to teach reciprocal communication skills is improving social deficits in adolescents with the disorder that now affects an estimated one in 88 children, Vanderbilt University researchers report in the journal Autism Research.

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Theatre offers promise for youth with autism, Vanderbilt study finds

Oct. 22, 2013—A novel autism intervention program using theatre to teach reciprocal communication skills is improving social deficits in adolescents with the disorder that now affects an estimated one in 88 children, Vanderbilt University researchers released today in the journal Autism Research.

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SENSE Theatre presents ‘Mergatroid and the Candy Store’ June 14-15

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...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts autism study tour for French disability professionals

Oct. 17, 2012—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosted nine social workers with the CREAHI Campagna-Ardenne, a regional center in France that provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The visitors heard nine presentations, many by faculty and staff from the Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders, on topics including assessment and diagnosis, family training and...

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