Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Archives
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feb. 19, 2016—President Barack Obama has named Vanderbilt researcher Christopher J. Lemons among the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. It is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
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.
Feb. 9, 2016—Elisabeth Dykens, Annette Schaffer Eskind Professor and director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, has announced plans to step down from her role as the center’s director. To assist with the transition, she will continue to serve in this role until a successor is identified.
Feb. 9, 2016—Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Annette Schaffer Eskind Professor and director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC), has announced plans to step down from her role as the center’s director. To assist with the transition, she will continue to serve in this role until a successor is identified.
Jan. 29, 2016—Participants are needed for a research study investigating reading development in children.
Jan. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have established a link between the neurotransmitter serotonin and certain behaviors of some children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a link that may lead to new treatments for ASD.