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Next Steps at Vanderbilt celebrates first four-year class, 10th anniversary

May. 6, 2020—As Next Steps at Vanderbilt marks its 10th anniversary throughout 2020, the year also brings another significant milestone: The first class of Next Steps at Vanderbilt students will graduate from its expanded four-year program.

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Reducing stress in parents of children with autism

Apr. 21, 2020—Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders benefited from the addition of mindfulness-based stress reduction to parent-implemented behavioral interventions.

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Resources for autism assessment and care amid COVID-19 pandemic

Mar. 25, 2020—The rapidly evolving challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have caused countless disruptions for families across the country as they seek autism diagnostic assessments and support for their toddlers. In response, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has developed opportunities to share various resources with families, early intervention providers and diagnosticians.

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2020 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Workshop set for Feb. 28

Feb. 13, 2020—"AAC Out of the Box: Programming Tips and Tricks for Effective Communication" will be held from 8 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. This workshop is for speech-language pathologists, special educators, other professionals in related fields, students, parents and family members.

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Research Ethics Grand Rounds Lecture: ‘Sharing the Truth in Research Advertising’ Feb. 6

Jan. 24, 2020—"Managing Expectations, Encouraging Hope: Sharing the Truth in Research Advertising," a Research Ethics Grand Rounds Lecture, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (One Magnolia Circle Building), Room 241.

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VKC lecture: ‘Paradigm Shifts in Approaches to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder’ Jan. 30

Jan. 22, 2020—Geraldine Dawson, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University, will discuss "Paradigm Shifts in Approaches to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder" on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, One Magnolia Circle Building, Room 241.

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Prominent Peabody scholar on education for visually impaired dies

Jan. 17, 2020—Randall Harley, a retired professor of special education at Peabody College who was noted for his scholarship on visual impairment education, has died.

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VKC’s Educate to Advocate public policy training session set for Jan. 16

Jan. 10, 2020—Educate to Advocate prepares disability self-advocates, family members and allies of individuals with disabilities to speak with their elected representatives at Disability Day on the Hill, planned for Tuesday, Feb. 4.

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All-Stars: Dynamic educators and researchers join Vanderbilt’s distinguished faculty

Nov. 7, 2019—This fall Vanderbilt welcomed its newest faculty members to campus, and their impact is already being felt, both in the classroom and through their wide-ranging research.

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Register for the 2019 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters Conference

Oct. 17, 2019—Register for the upcoming 2019 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference on Nov. 9, 2019. The conference is for adult siblings who have a brother or sister with a disability, siblings-in-law and professionals or other family members interested in sibling issues.

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New faculty Elizabeth Biggs: Nurturing potential in students with disabilities

Sep. 29, 2019—Peabody College assistant professor Elizabeth Biggs’ introduction to the academic field that would become her passion started with a misunderstanding.

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Register to attend 2019 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day through Sept. 12

Sep. 11, 2019—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's 2019 Science Day will showcase more than 100 posters submitted by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research faculty and staff conducting research in the labs or programs of VKC members and investigators. Science Day is set for Tuesday, Sept. 17, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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