Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

The First Annual Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference

Updated on 4/10/2009 10:34:48 AM.

Source: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

The First Annual Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference took place on April 3-4, 2009 at the Holiday Inn Select at Vanderbilt. It was attended by siblings who have a brother or a sister with a disability and by professionals and students interested in sibling issues. The Conference was the first of its kind in Tennessee. Session topics covered included:

  • Futures Planning
  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • Family Support
  • Research
  • Legislation and Advocacy
  • Family Dynamics and Relationships

The Conference keynote speakers were M. Doreen Croser, Executive Director of the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Laurie Stallings Vanderpool, sister of John Mark Stallings. Both spoke of their experiences as siblings of brothers with disabilities.

Conference Sponsors included:

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Harwood Center, TigersEye Advisory, LLC, Siblings United, and East Tennessee State University.

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