Updated on 4/10/2013 12:00:48 PM.
Source: Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
The Fifth Annual Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference was held April 5-6 at the Holiday Inn Vanderbilt in Nashville. Over 50 siblings were in attendance to network and to learn about a variety of services and supports relevant both for themselves and for their brothers and sisters with disabilities.
Keynote speakers this year included Scott Modell, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Policy & Innovation at the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Nancy Webster, President of the Board of Directors of The Arc United States and active in The Arc’s National Sibling Council. Both Modell and Webster (pictured above) are siblings, and wove their own personal and professional experiences into their presentations.
Additional sessions were included on the topics of mental health services, having difficult family discussions, financial planning, and the role of spirituality in the lives of people with disabilities and their families.
In addition to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, sponsors this year were the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, The Arc Tennessee, University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee School for the Deaf, and Holiday Inn at Vanderbilt.
For more information on TABS, click here
To view a slideshow of Conference photos, click here.
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