July 14, 2015

Video: How Carrie Underwood and Darius Rucker are helping those with special needs

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Stars with the Academy of Country Music connect with young people with one inherited developmental disability at a special music camp

For those with Williams syndrome — an inherited developmental disability — music is more than entertainment. It’s their life.

Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Wynonna Judd and more music stars with the Academy of Country Music connect with young people with the disorder at the Vanderbilt and Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives Music Camp.

Learn more about how researchers from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center work with the campers to find answers for this syndrome. By combining musical education and disability research, more than 150 participants from across the country have met the industry’s biggest stars.

Want to learn more? Download or print a tipsheet about Williams syndrome from the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.