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Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters
(TABS) Conference, April 5-6, 2013


The 2013 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference will be held April 5-6, 2013, at the Holiday Inn-Vanderbilt, located at 2613 West End Ave., Nashville. The conference is open to adult siblings who have a brother or sister with a disability, siblings-in-law, cousins, and professionals interested in sibling issues.

Keynote speaker for the conference is Scott Modell, Ph.D., Deputy Commissioner, Office of Policy & Innovation for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and a sibling to a person with a disability. Closing the conference will be Nancy Webster, President, The Arc U.S., a member of The Arc's National Sibling Council, and a sibling to a person with a disability.

Breakout session topics will include "Laughter Yoga," "Mental Health Services," "Having the Difficult Discussion," "Financial Planning," and "Spirituality." Conference fees are $50 general admission and $25 for students. Fees include meals, conference materials, and a TABS tote bag. Limited financial assistance is available.

Please register here for the TABS Conference before the March 30 deadline

Partners for the 2013 TABS Conference include the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities; the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities; The Arc Tennessee; the University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities; the Tennessee School for the Deaf; and the Holiday Inn-Vanderbilt.