Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Archives
Dec. 3, 2018—Exploring neurodiversity is important for educational development, and it is also driving new research with the potential to fuel innovation in a variety of fields, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.
Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator Laurie Cutting has received a rare $3 million National Institutes of Health Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She also has been selected to receive the Leadership Award of Women in Cognitive Science.
Nov. 12, 2018—Temple Grandin, a world-renowned author, inventor and spokesperson about the autism spectrum, will participate in a daylong conference in Nashville on Nov. 29, capped off with a keynote and conversation with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
Nov. 8, 2018—A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.
Oct. 26, 2018—The grant will allow Kennedy Center researchers to analyze data from VUMC's Synthetic Derivative and BioVU databanks to study biomarkers associated with Down Syndrome.
Register for Autism, Innovation and the Workforce fall conference featuring Temple Grandin by Nov. 9
Oct. 25, 2018—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, along with the Vanderbilt Initiative for Autism, Innovation and the Workforce, will hold its daylong fall conference, "Envisioning the Future of Human Technology Partnerships," on Thursday, Nov. 29. The deadline to register is Nov. 9.
Oct. 12, 2018—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has partnered with the International Rett Syndrome Foundation to host a Rett Syndrome Education Day on Saturday, Oct. 27
Sep. 6, 2018—The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a $40,000 Youth Literacy grant to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) Reading Clinic to provide partial and full scholarships to families of children who would not otherwise be able to afford clinic services.
Sep. 4, 2018—The TRIAD Families First Program is celebrating 10 years of serving parents of young children with an autism spectrum disorder.
Jun. 12, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt are studying how nonverbal or minimally verbal children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 8-14 years old, process different kinds of sounds in their environment.
May. 3, 2018—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorder (TRIAD) is bringing some of Nashville’s most prominent community organizations together to promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Apr. 26, 2018—The prevalence of U.S. children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is now 1 in 59, according to new estimates released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a significant increase from the 1 in 68 estimate in 2016.