About the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

What We Do

  • Researchers work together to solve the mysteries of developmental disabilities and human development. Our approach to research is interdisciplinary, forming partnerships between researchers and clinicians in behavior, education, genetics and neuroscience in order to make breakthroughs in prevention and treatment.
  • Services are offered to people with disabilities, families, educators and healthcare and other service providers. Our programs apply the latest knowledge obtained through disabilities research and provide service models.
  • Training allows our progress to benefit communities. Clinicians, students and researchers, nationally and internationally, come to learn the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's latest innovations.
  • Impacting communities. We reach out to the community for opportunities to learn more about the science of developmental disabilities and the needs and strengths of the people affected by them. As a result, our research, training and services are focused and effective, having a strong impact on communities.

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