Community Advisory Council

CAC members

The Community Advisory Council advises the leadership of the University Center for Excellence.

The Council is a full partner in planning, implementing, and evaluating activities. The Council meets at least quarterly. One or more members attend the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Developmental Disabilities and take part in the national Council on Community Advocacy, which is made up of individuals with disabilities and family members from each University Center in the national network.

For more information about the Community Advisory Council, contact vkcac@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 936-8852.




Orientation Materials

Module 1 - The Basics: UCEDDs and the Consumer Advisory Committee

Learn the basic information about the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Consumer Advisory Committee.

Module 2 - How are UCEDDs Connected?

Learn about the networks that make the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities possible.

Module 3 - Orientation to the UCEDD

Some background information about the University Center for Excellence.

Module 4 - The Advocacy Continuum

Learn the many roles of a disability advocate.




In Memoriam: Brenda Dillon

Brenda Dillon was a tireless advocate for Tennesseans who are blind, working for them through councils and nonprofits but mostly through her own whirlwind of activity.




In Memoriam: Ruth J. Roberts, Ed.D.

Dr. Ruth Roberts, the Training Coordinator of the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities for the last nine years, passed away on July 12, 2012, after a year-long fight with cancer.

CAC Members