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Project Search graduation

Jun. 2, 2022—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.

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Project SEARCH program hits employment milestone

Feb. 10, 2022—Vanderbilt's Project SEARCH for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities recently marked a milestone when it hired its 100th employee.

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TRIAD,TEIS partnership expands early intervention services

Jul. 22, 2021—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).

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

Jun. 23, 2021—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. 

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Kennedy Center receives grant to continue as IDDRC

Aug. 20, 2020—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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Driver training opens doors for teens with disabilities

Apr. 18, 2019—Learning to drive can be scary for teens and parents. But for the families of teens with developmental and physical disabilities, learning whether they have the potential to drive can be just as unnerving.

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VKC Science Day to focus on science of development and developmental disabilities

Dec. 19, 2017—Technology as a tool in research and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be the keynote topic at the 10th annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Kennedy Center to host Faith and Disabilities Community Conversations

Feb. 11, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Disabilities and Religion program is hosting community conversations in Davidson and Williamson counties to brainstorm with key stakeholders about increasing opportunities for meaningful participation for people with disabilities and their families in communities of faith.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center celebrates 50 years in 2015

Jan. 12, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will celebrate 50 years of transforming lives in 2015 with lectures by AUCD Executive Director Andrew Imparato and Special Olympics Chairman and CEO Timothy Shriver.

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ACM, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center camp culminates in Grand Ole Opry performance

Jul. 12, 2013—ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities partnered again for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23-29. The camp is open to individuals with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes medical and developmental problems. The program has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome...

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Project Opportunity graduation

Jun. 27, 2013—Project Opportunity, a 10-month job skills training program for individuals with developmental disabilities, recently celebrated its five new graduates.

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Autism Robot helps children

Apr. 16, 2013—An interdisciplinary team of autism experts and mechanical engineers at Vanderbilt University has created an interactive robot that can help children with autism learn. NAO (pronounced “now”) is the little robot “front man” for an elaborate system of cameras, sensors and computers designed specifically to help young children learn how to coordinate their attention with...

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