Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
Sep. 16, 2020—Donna and Jeffrey Eskind, whose generous gifts have advanced Vanderbilt research that is improving lives, have made a new commitment of $2 million to endow a new chair in autism spectrum disorder research in the School of Medicine.
Turning Heads: The Vanderbilt Brain Institute has emerged as a hub of discovery as neuroscience’s influence expands
Aug. 5, 2020—The VBI recently marked its 20th anniversary, a span that has seen the institute’s wide-ranging missions—including administering the university’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, as well as postdoctoral training and community outreach—steadily coalesce under a single umbrella.
‘Brave in the Attempt’: The early history of Tennessee Special Olympics is closely tied to Peabody and Vanderbilt
Jul. 29, 2020—Under Jack Elder, EdS’73, the Tennessee Special Olympics program became recognized as one of the strongest and best managed. For athletes then and now, after five decades, Special Olympics is a chance to prove what they can do when given the opportunity.
Jul. 26, 2020—“The Promise of Discovery” is a new podcast hosted by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center that highlights research in intellectual and developmental disabilities in plain language, making it accessible to the general public.
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.
Apr. 21, 2020—Parents of children with autism spectrum disorders benefited from the addition of mindfulness-based stress reduction to parent-implemented behavioral interventions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.