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Kennedy Center for Excellence lands five-year renewal grant

Aug. 13, 2015—The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has awarded a five-year, $2.7 million grant to continue the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC).

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New TRIAD roles allow for expanded autism services

Aug. 13, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) is changing its leadership structure to keep pace with its rapidly expanding portfolio of autism training, services and research.

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Photo: Anniversary visitor

Aug. 6, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) recently welcomed Timothy Shriver, Ph.D., chair and CEO of Special Olympics, as part of the center’s 50th anniversary celebration.

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Vanderbilt to host conference of leading music cognition researchers

Jul. 30, 2015—Hundreds of the world’s leading music cognition researchers are coming to Nashville from Saturday, Aug. 1, to Wednesday, Aug. 5, as Vanderbilt plays host to the biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition.

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Deadline for VKC Science Day poster submissions extended to Aug. 3

Jul. 29, 2015—The Call for Abstracts is open for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's 2015 Science Day, set for Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Vanderbilt University's Student Life Center.

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VKC Reading Clinic now accepting fall session applications for struggling readers

Jul. 16, 2015—The Clinic provides individualized, one-to-one tutoring using assessments and evidence-based instructional methods.

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VKC celebrates 50th anniversary with Shriver visit

Jun. 18, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s 50th recent Anniversary Community Celebration celebrated the strides made in half a century and concentrated on steps to be taken for the future.

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Grant significantly expands Vanderbilt’s autism training for Tennessee educators

Jun. 17, 2015—The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) has awarded a five-year, $10 million training grant to Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), continuing a 16-year partnership to provide education and training opportunities for school personnel throughout the state.

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VKC to host parental stress intervention conference July 14-17

May. 29, 2015—Instructors will split the four-day conference into two, two-day sessions, with each session focusing on one of two intervention manuals created by VKC researchers to teach parents of children with disabilities how to manage stress.

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New player in neuronal communication

May. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a novel mechanism for the development of dendritic spines – sites of nerve cell communication.

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Photo: Anniversary celebration

Mar. 12, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is celebrating 50 years of transforming the lives of people with disabilities through discovery, service and training.

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Autism Partnership founder to speak Feb. 23

Feb. 19, 2015—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will welcome Autism Partnership founder and co-director John McEachin, Ph.D., on Monday, Feb. 23, at 4:10 p.m. as he presents a lecture titled “Helping Children with ASD Become More Responsive Learners.” A reception will be held following the lecture.

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