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The Arc is the nation’s largest and leading organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families with a 60 year history of promoting and protecting the rights of people with I/DD and providing them the opportunity to live full, satisfying and self-determined lives as valued and contributing members of their communities.
Si tiene un niño o miembro de la familia con una incapacidad intelectual o de desarrollo, puede contactuar Pathfinder a: 615-875-5083 para recibir más información sobre recursos y servicios.
Call for Nominations: ANCOR 2014 Direct Support Professional Recognition Awards - The awards honor and recognize dedicated individuals who continually enrich the lives of the people with disabilities they serve. Submission Deadline: December 12, 2013 - To nominate, click HERE.
Vanderbilt School of Medicine is conducting a Brain Imaging Study of Adults with Down Syndrome. The goal of the study is to investigate new ways to detect brain changes associated with Down syndrome and Alzheimer disease. For more information read the brochure HERE.
In the video I'm Thinking College, Even With My Disability, students with intellectual disabilities talk about their experiences at college and highlight the need for more such programs. The video was developed by the Tennessee Alliance for Postsecondary Opportunities for Students with Intellectual Disabilities and produced by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
ResearchMatch (RM), the country’s first nationwide, non-profit volunteer research recruitment platform for all health conditions has launched a sub-registry for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. RM has a simple goal – to bring together people who are trying to find research studies and researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies. It is a free, secure online registry. Click HERE for more information.
In celebration of Disability Employment Awareness month, check out our Employment Success Stories HERE.
This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.