Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference 2010


Date: April 16, 2010

Time: 12:30PM to 7:30PM

Location: Holiday Inn Select at Vanderbilt, 2613 West End Avenue, Nashville

Registration Closed


Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference

Friday, April 16, 12-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 17, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

This conference will empower and educate adult siblings who have a brother or a sister with a disability with information and resources, and will develop local and statewide networks of adult siblings.

Keynote speakers will be:

  • Leslie Rubin, M.D., President, Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability; Medical Director, TEAM Centers, Chattanooga TN; Co-director, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Emory University
  • Ann Kaiser, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education; Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development; Professor of Psychology, Peabody College; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Investigator

Additional speakers include:

  • Nora Handler, "The Sandwich Generation"
  • Mary Catherine Kelly and David Howell, "Special Needs Trust"
  • Carole Moore-Slater and Dr. Jim Powers, "Aging and Disabilities"
  • Sharon Conley and Carol Rabideau, "Having the Difficult Conversation"

Registration fee of $50 ($25 for students) covers registration, meals, a conference t-shirt, and materials. After April 1, the registration fee will increase to $60 ($35 for students), so be sure to register early! (Limited financial assistance available.)

Hotel room rate $119 + tax per night. Free parking at the hotel.
To qualify for this room rate, book your reservation by Tuesday, March 16, and be sure to mention that you are coming for the TABS conference.

Sponsored by VKC UCEDD, The Arc of Tennessee, University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Eastern Tennessee State University, Siblings United, Holiday Inn Select at Vanderbilt, Harwood Center, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, TigersEye Advisory LLC, and the Tennessee School for the Deaf.

If you cannot attend the conference, but would like to register as an adult sibling in Tennessee and learn about future TABS events, visit:

For more information, contact Ashley Coulter at:
(615) 343-0545 or

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