Inclusion of persons with disabilities

Inclusion refers to fully including people with disabilities, regardless of the type or severity of disability, in their communities so that they experience no physical or attitudinal barriers as they pursue their personal goals in education, housing, employment, and all other activities of daily living.

News items related to the topic: Inclusion of persons with disabilities

Making our voices heard in our nation’s capitol
I count myself very fortunate to have been able to attend the annual Disability Policy Seminar in Washington, D.C., again this year, March 20-22, and to make visits to our Tennessee Congressional Delegation on Capitol Hill. As we chanted at the Seminar: “This is what democracy looks like.”

Educate to Advocate 2017
Educate to Advocate 2017

McMillan shares inclusive TN higher education information with HBCU Summit
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD co-director Elise McMillan, J.D., presented information on Tennessee’s Inclusive Higher Education Alliance to representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) during the 2017 HBCU Summit on Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities, November 14.

Dietetic internship with Next Steps at Vanderbilt provides valuable –and healthy– experiences
A valuable partnership between Next Steps at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Dietetic Internship program provides opportunities for professional development and independence while addressing health inequalities of individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Studies related to the topic: Inclusion of persons with disabilities

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People related to the topic: Inclusion of persons with disabilities

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

Mary Louise Hemmeter, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education

Naomi Tyler, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Special Education

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