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Vanderbilt Kennedy Family Outreach Center celebrates opening

Apr. 19, 2004, 1:37 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – For children and adults with disabilities and
their families, finding information and health, developmental,
education and other support services can be difficult and
time-consuming. The new Vanderbilt Kennedy Family Outreach Center,
which celebrates its opening April 21, helps families navigate the maze
of services to find the best treatment, support and research available.

The celebration will take place from 4-6 p.m. in Room 241 of the
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn
more about what the center has to offer while enjoying snacks and prize
giveaways.

Valet parking will be available at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center,
and a shuttle will be provided to the new Family Outreach Center for
tours.

The Family Outreach Center provides a single point of entry to
services offered by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt
University and the surrounding community, as well as ongoing support
for these individuals and their families. In addition, the center also
links children, adults and family members with the latest research on
diagnosis and treatment.

The center is located at 1810 Edgehill Ave. A satellite office can
be found in the Junior League Resource Center for Families on the main
floor of the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

The celebration will include recognition by the Vanderbilt Kennedy
Center of the involvement and support of the Lili Claire Foundation,
the Brooks Family Discovery Fund and Community Partner Agencies.
Information will be available on center programs, which include the
Reading Clinic, Behavior Analysis Clinic,
Family Outreach Program and Tennessee Disability Pathfinder.

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is a national disability research,
training, diagnosis and treatment institute. For more information,
visit kc.vanderbilt.edu or call 615-322-8240. For information on Family
Outreach Center programs, contact Teresa Turnbo at 615-936-5118 or teresa.turnbo@vanderbilt.edu.

Media contact: Stephanie Comer, (615) 322-8240
Stephanie.comer@vanderbilt.edu

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