LEND Program News and Learning Opportunities

2022/01/24 - Deadline for Disability Day on the Hill Events

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RSVP to participate by January 24th.

Click here to register or call 615-383-9442.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022: DDH 2022 Advocacy Webinar

Hosted by Tennessee Disability Coalition, presented by policy experts and self-advocates. Learn how to build an effective advocacy strategy to educate policymakers and make change. Two time slots available, at 2:00 p.m. CT and 6:00 p.m. CT.

February 21 - March 7, 2022: DDH Legislative Team Meetings (Virtual)

RSVP above to learn more and join an advocacy team in your area. The Tennessee Disability Coalition will set up the meeting and prep you and your team to attend.

Friday, March 11, 2022: DDH Disability Advocacy Day

Tennessee lights up "Coalition Blue" to celebrate Disability Advocacy Day. RSVP above by January 24th to be mailed a swag bag, advocacy toolkit, and a DDH 2022 TeamWork TN T-Shirt!

2022/01/21 - VUMC DDM Perspectives Series: Roles of PCP in Identification and Management of ASD

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Perspectives on Multidisciplinary Care for Children with Autism Speaker Series Lecture:

Roles of the PCP in Early Identification and Long-Term Management of Children with Autism
January 21, 12 p.m. CT via Zoom
Presented by Paul Carbone, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, University of Utah. Participants will review the role of the primary care provider in the early identification of children with autism including developmental surveillance and screening; and in long term management including the assessment and treatment of co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions. Register here.

2022/01/19 - Pathfinder: Transition Services and Supports

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Transition Tennessee Webcast: Tennessee Disability Pathfinder: Connecting the Dots to Transition Services and Supports
January 19, 3 p.m. CT
Attend this session to learn how Tennessee Disability Pathfinder assists students, families, and educators in addressing transition needs. Register here.

2022/01/20 - Pathfinder: Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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A Guided Journey to Resources: Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Make plans to join via webinar for this informative training about support individuals with disabilities can receive from Vocational Rehabilitation Services on their journey to employment. The presenter, Julie Johnson, Director of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, will provide in-depth details about the services the agency provides and answer questions from participants.

Thursday, January 20th | 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT

Please click here to register.

Questions?  Contact Megan Hart at (615) 875-5082 or megan.hart@vumc.org

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