March 12, 2013

March 15 deadline approaches for Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters Conference

The 2013 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference will be held April 5-6 at the Holiday Inn-Vanderbilt. 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.

The Friday keynote speaker for the conference is Scott Modell, Ph.D., deputy commissioner, Office of Policy and Innovation for the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and a sibling to a person with a disability.

Closing the conference on Saturday 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.

There is a March 15 deadline.

To register or for more information, go here.

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.