In the disability community, self-determination refers to individuals with disabilities, including persons with intellectual disabilities, having the same right to self-determination as all people, that is, to have the freedom, authority, and support to exercise control over their lives.

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Next Steps grad Will McMillan to receive 2013 DSAMT Self-Advocate Award
Next Steps at Vanderbilt graduate Will McMillan will be awarded the 2013 DSAMT Self-Advocate Award during DSAMT's Buddy Walk on Oct. 19.

Re-examining MLK's Dream: Paradoxical Life Patterns of African Americans

January 23, 2014
Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities Martin Luther King Commemorative Lecture
Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D., Betts Chair of Education and Human Development; Professor of Human & Organizational Development

Next Steps students celebrate courage and dreams
The students of Next Steps at Vanderbilt received the Perry Wallace Courage Award presented by Vanderbilt Athletics to a group or individual on campus exemplifying the courage and fortitude of Perry Wallace, the first black scholarship athlete in the SEC.

Raising and achieving aspirations—Next Steps at Vanderbilt 2016 Graduation
The achievements of five graduating Next Steps at Vanderbilt students were greeted by the applause of family and friends on April 27, and celebrated in the remarks of Next Steps graduate Jamie Galvin, Ambassadore Michael Flom, and Next Steps faculty director Erik Carter, Ph.D.

Educate to Advocate 2017
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Kennedy Center Lectures on Development & Developmental Disabilities (Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Lecture): "Supported Decision-Making: Protecting Rights, Ensuring Choices"

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Erik Carter, Ph.D.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Special Education

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