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Elise McMillan, JD

Elise McMillan to retire as Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD director

Elise McMillan, JD, has announced she will retire from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center this month.

This year’s Project SEARCH graduates include, from left, Marley Washington, Alexis Alintah, Christel Womack, Kabrien Watts, Tristan Rose, Shane Smith, Charlize Houston, Sayer Freedman and Loretha Brown.

Project Search graduation

Nine participants of the Project SEARCH program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center celebrated the completion of their nine-month internship training on Friday, May 20, in the theater of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Kabrien Watts recently became the 100th employee hired through the Project SEARCH program.

Project SEARCH program hits employment milestone

Vanderbilt’s Project SEARCH for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities recently marked a milestone when it hired its 100th employee.

TRIAD,TEIS partnership expands early intervention services

The Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) has renewed its contract with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) to continue and expand a partnership with Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS).

Virtual study of stress in parents of children with developmental disabilities seeks participants

Otolaryngology researchers from the Music Cognition Lab are seeking to recruit parents of children with developmental disabilities for a study about the connection between mindfulness, music and stress levels. 

Kennedy Center receives grant to continue as IDDRC

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) has been awarded a $6.8 million, five-year grant to continue as a national Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).

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