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Children participants needed for research study on stuttering

Jan. 19, 2018— Children 4 to 6 years old who do or do not stutter are needed for a research study titled "Cognitive, Linguistic and Emotional Contributions to Childhood Stuttering.”

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Nettles to chair state DIDD advisory council

Jan. 18, 2018—Arie Nettles, PhD, associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center member, has been appointed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam as chair of the Statewide Planning and Policy Council of the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). Nettles has served as a member of the council since 2014.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center exhibit features service dogs of Middle Tennessee

Jan. 15, 2018—"Doggone Good," featuring photography by Jen Vogus, is now on display at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and can be viewed for free through March 2018.

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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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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center announces Discovery and Strategic Priorities grants

Jan. 10, 2018—Three Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants and two Director’s Strategic Priorities Grants have been awarded for 2018-19, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has announced.

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Children and adolescents needed for study on reading and learning

Jan. 10, 2018—Children and adolescents ages 9-14 are needed for a Vanderbilt University research study to better understand the relationship between reading and learning.

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Children’s Hospital opens comprehensive Prader-Willi syndrome clinic

Jan. 8, 2018—A comprehensive, multidisciplinary clinic serving patients with Prader-Willi syndrome recently opened at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a complex genetic disorder that affects appetite, growth, metabolism, cognitive function and behavior. It is characterized by the inability to achieve satiety, developmental delays and intellectual disability, short stature, behavioral concerns, sleep...

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VKC Science Day to focus on science of development and developmental disabilities

Dec. 19, 2017—Technology as a tool in research and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be the keynote topic at the 10th annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Making connections in autism research across VU and VUMC focus of Nov. 17 event

Oct. 17, 2017—"Surprising Connections in Autism and Innovation,” a day of presentations, poster sessions and cross-discipline conversations, will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at The Commons Center, rooms 237 and 235.

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‘Introducing the Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation’ Sept. 13

Sep. 6, 2017—Learn about the new Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Room 241. This TIPs-funded initiative is aimed at developing an interdisciplinary model to enhance employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum by identifying strengths and providing supportive and assistive technologies.

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Initiative focuses on empowering young adults with autism

Jul. 27, 2017—A new Vanderbilt initiative aims to improve the lives of young adults with autism spectrum disorders who often end up socially isolated once they leave school.

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Three from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center recognized

Jun. 28, 2017—Two national disability-related organizations representing professionals and families are recognizing the accomplishments of three Vanderbilt Kennedy Center members.

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