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Leo (21), Autism, Davidson County
“I am preparing myself to be a successful author by taking classes at Nashville State, planning new books before writing them, and occasionally meeting with writing coaches one-on-one to improve my writing.
Patrick (30), Cerebral Palsy, Franklin County
“It may take me a while to understand what they are trying to teach, but I can do it.”
Matt (23), Down syndrome, Williamson County
“I have new friends and new students and I have old friends like Will who I knew a little.”
Justin (19), Intellectual Disability, Williamson County
“People started knowing that I had initiative and worked hard. I stood up for myself and let them know the real me.
Haley (19), Intellectual Disability, Williamson County
“The program teaches me how to live on my own when I am ready to move out of my parents’ house and move into an apartment of my own.”
Danny (19), Intellectual Disability, Davidson County
“My goal is to work hard and try my best, I think. I want to maybe get a job someday.
Daniel (20), Asperger Syndrome, Rutherford County
“The reason that I came to Vanderbilt was to get better, meet new friends, and learn something new.”
Carrie (25), Intellectual Disability, Davidson County
“I have a lot of friends in the program. We like to hang out. We go to football games, and basketball games, and stuff like that.”
Bud (24), Other, Williamson County
“The thing Next Steps has helped me the most with is help me to realize that I have far more potential than I thought I did in terms of finding a job.
Elizabeth (18), Blind, Shelby County
“She describes public school as a place that she went, accomplished her tasks, and hurried home. Wistfully, she explained the isolation she felt through her lack of participation in extra-curricular activities.
Patrick (23), Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), Williamson County
“The main goal that Dena has set for Patrick is for him to become as self-sufficient as possible.
Maria (18), Blind, Davidson County
“Like any other teenager, she loves her family but eagerly awaits full independence.
Edward (24), Down syndrome, Davidson County
“My favorite part of my job is just getting things done and having a smile and having a good attitude. I am a go-getter.