Calling All Tennessee Sibs! Second Annual TABS Conference Registration OPEN!

Hello Again!

I wanted to let everyone here know that we are hosting the Second Annual Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on April 16 -17, 2010. This year’s conference promises to be as good as, if not better than, last year’s conference, so I encourage you to register and plan on attending! Here is more information:

Friday, April 16, 12-7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 17, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

For adult siblings, siblings-in-law, and professionals interested in sibling issues. Program will cover futures planning, caring for the caregiver, research, legislation and advocacy, and family dynamics and relationships.

Keynote speakers will be:

Leslie Rubin, M.D., President, Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability; Medical Director, TEAM Centers, Chattanooga TN; Co-director, Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit, Emory University

Ann Kaiser, Ph.D., Professor of Special Education; Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development; Professor of Psychology, Peabody College; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Investigator

Additional speakers include:

Nora Handler, “The Sandwich Generation”
Mary Catherine Kelly and David Howell, “Special Needs Trust”
Carole Moore-Slater and Dr. Jim Powers, “Aging and Disabilities”
Sharon Conley and Carol Rabideau, “Having the Difficult Conversation”

Registration fee of $50 ($25 for students) covers registration, meals, a conference t-shirt, and materials. After April 1, the registration fee will increase to $60 ($35 for students), so be sure to register early! (Limited financial assistance available.)

Hotel room rate $119 + tax per night. Free parking at the hotel.
To qualify for this room rate, book your reservation by Tuesday, March 16, and be sure to mention that you are coming for the TABS conference.

Sponsored by VKC UCEDD, The Arc of Tennessee, University of Tennessee Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Eastern Tennessee State University, Siblings United, Holiday Inn Select at Vanderbilt, Harwood Center, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, TigersEye Advisory LLC, and the Tennessee School for the Deaf.

You can register by visiting this link:

You can get updates about the conference by becoming a fan of Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters on Facebook!

For more information, contact Ashley Coulter at:
(615) 343-0545 or


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