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VKC, state team to expand services for children with autism

Jul. 7, 2016—The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has awarded three training and technical assistance grants totaling $3.25 million to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) to enhance statewide services for children with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities from birth to kindergarten.

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Lifting Lives Music Camp

Jul. 7, 2016—The seventh annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, a partnership between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Academy of Country Music, convened June 22-29.

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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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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center leaders receive awards from The Arc Tennessee

Jun. 2, 2016—The Arc Tennessee recognized the accomplishments of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) leaders with three awards at the Tennessee Disability MegaConference in May.

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Submit poster abstracts now for 2016 Kennedy Center Science Day

Jun. 2, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's 2016 Science Day is Sept. 19 from noon to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. Each year more than 100 posters are presented by undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research faculty and research staff. The poster submission process is competitive, and the call for poster abstracts is now open.

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Kennedy Center’s Neuroscience & Education Symposium is June 2–3

Apr. 28, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) and Currey Ingram Academy present the third annual Neuroscience & Education Symposium on Thursday and Friday, June 2–3, on the Currey Ingram Academy campus in Brentwood.

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CapABILITY Career Expo is May 25

Apr. 5, 2016—TennesseeWorks and the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management are hosting a CapABILITY Career Expo on May 25. There, employers will share career information and recruit job candidates with disabilities.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center TRIAD celebrates Autism Awareness Month

Mar. 24, 2016—April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders is preparing a series of events to increase autism awareness and promote acceptance and inclusion in the community.

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VKC presents April lectures about autism, mentoring and LGBTI issues

Mar. 10, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) will host three events the first week of April covering the topics of ethical considerations of mentoring through differences, translational research in autism spectrum disorder, and conversations at the intersection of disability and LGBTI issues.

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Erik Carter serves as expert speaker at Congressional briefing

Mar. 9, 2016—Changing post-school pathways of youth and young adults with severe disabilities was the focus of Erik Carter’s presentation at a Congressional briefing.

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Next Steps students celebrate courage and dreams

Mar. 4, 2016—The students of Next Steps at Vanderbilt are this year’s recipient of the Perry Wallace Courage Award.

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Sleep research for parents of children with ASD expanded

Feb. 25, 2016—The expansion of sleep education sessions through a research study will allow more parents to learn effective sleep strategies for children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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The first few minutes of Charlie’s life were a blur, as a team of doctors and nurses at VUMC worked to resuscitate him and stabilize his heart rate. He was then transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Vanderbilt Nurse

Tucked away in a Vanderbilt conference room, 36 adults huddle over Lego pieces. Eleven teams have been assigned to assemble multicolored Legos using the written directions included in the packet. The result should be a Frankenstein figure.

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

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