Welcome to VKC September Events

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Families First autism workshop, Science of Song Symposium, Think Employment Summit, and VKC Science Day—you’re welcome at these events.

TRIAD Families First Fall Workshops

TRIAD is continuing its free monthly workshop series for parents of young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Fall 2016. Each 3-hour Saturday morning workshop focuses on providing parents and caregivers with strategies to use at home, at school, and in the community. The strategies discussed are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

All sessions are held 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the VKC. Fall sessions are listed below

Science of Song Symposium—Sept. 12

The Vanderbilt Music, Mind & Society Program will present its annual symposium, The Science of Song, at Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music, on Monday, Sept. 12, 2-8 p.m. Registration is at no cost and open to the public.

The Science of Song will come alive through engaging “lightning” talks and a keynote address, a songwriters round, live musical performances, and research posters. All are welcome as participants explore questions about the emerging role of music in health care and education, as well as how music is processed in the brain.

Think Employment Summit—Sept. 15

The annual Think Employment Summit will be held Thurs., Sept. 15, at Embassy Suites Cool Springs in Franklin.

Families, policy makers, service providers, employers, educators, and self-advocates will attend breakout sessions focused on employment for persons with disabilities.

A track on policies, services, and progress in Tennessee will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. An interactive and hands-on track for self-advocates to prepare them for job searches and competitive employment will be held 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Summit is offered at no cost but space is limited, so register in advance.

This annual event is sponsored by TennesseeWorks, a VKC UCEDD project in collaboration with State of Tennessee and other agencies and organizations.

VKC Science Day 2016—Sept. 19

“The Future of Developmental Disabilities Research: The Timeliness of Translational Research” will be the keynote address by Laurie Cutting, Ph.D., Patricia & Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education, professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics, and VKC associate director.

Graduate student and postdoctoral fellow winners of research poster awards will present “lightning talks”  in the theme areas of clinical, behavioral, and intervention research; cellular and molecular neuroscience research; and systems neuroscience research.

More than 100 research posters will be presented during two poster sessions.

Open to the public and free of cost, Science Day will be held at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center, Monday, Sept. 19, 12-4:30 p.m. Advance registration is requested.

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