Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Journeys in Disability

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have partnered to offer two free 2-hour disability orientation sessions, twice per year, which are aptly named Journeys in Disability.

Journeys in Disability Sessions

The program will host two free disability orientation sessions, twice each year. Check our events calendar for specific dates.

The first session is intended for parents and caregivers of children under 12. The second session is meant for adults and high school students with disabilities, their families, and support personnel. The sessions provide support and educate in the following areas:

  • Important terms, definitions, and relevant laws
  • People-first language and civil rights issues
  • Sources of information and support
  • Federal, state, and local non-profit agencies
  • Choices that lead to more positive outcomes
  • Notebook with resources

Sessions are always free and open to the public. Childcare is available with 48-hour notice.


Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D., (615) 936-0448

See Also...

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Links

  • Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD)
    TRIAD is a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center program dedicated to improving assessment and treatment services for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families, while advancing knowledge and training.
  • Family Outreach Center
    Disability-specific programs associated with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and other organizations at Vanderbilt provide a broad range of treatment, research, technical assistance, education, and outreach services.

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