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ACM gift aims to improve lives of children with autism spectrum disorder

Aug. 13, 2020—ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, has made a generous gift to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for programs and research demonstrating the healing power of music to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder.

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Lifting Lives

Jul. 17, 2014—During the recent ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, singer Brett Eldredge pumped up the karaoke crowd at Winner’s Bar as camper Clayton Caroll took the stage. A partnership between the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Academy of Country Music, the residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities and providing...

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Adults with disabilities gain entertainment industry experience through ACM, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

May. 23, 2013—The Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives organization is partnering with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to launch an innovative vocational experience for young adults with developmental disabilities. On a monthly basis over eight months, this new “ACM Lifting Lives Series at Vanderbilt” will help participants learn vocational and social skills aimed at improving the potential...

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center campers join Darius Rucker at ACM Awards

Mar. 28, 2011—A special performance at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards April 3 at 8 p.m. on CBS featuring country music star Darius Rucker and participants in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp will benefit the Kennedy Center.

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