UCSF Laurel Heights Conference Center
3333 California St.
San Francisco, California
This conference provides a practical and useful
update for primary care and subspecialty health
care professionals caring for children, youth and
adults with complex health care needs and
developmental disabilities. This yearâ€™s topics offer
new perspectives, research findings and clinical
guidelines, including an overview of relevant
information for pediatricians, family physicians,
internists, and nurse practitioners who are involved
in the care of individuals with autism spectrum
disorders, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities.
Of special significance, we have invited US
Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, as our
major keynote speaker to address issues related
to diversity among health care providers serving
an increasingly diverse population of children
and adults with autism and other disabilities. The
conference should also be of interest to those in
other health disciplines including health policy,
school health, social work, speech pathology and
case management services, as we address how
to make various systems work to the benefit of
individuals with disabilities and their families.
Based upon previous conference attendeesâ€™
requests, the 2011 conference focuses on Autism
Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities
across the lifespan, including topics on new
electronic and computer based devices and
applications to enhance communication for
individuals with autism and other impairments
of communication, the controversies surrounding
whether health care insurance benefits should
include treatments for autism and a provocative
talk on the new frontier for health care systems
for adults with disabilities.
Keynote presentations feature outstanding
educators, clinicians and epidemiologists. Our
popular â€œClinical Pearlsâ€� section includes updates
on sleep disorders, cerebral palsy, and new
research on outcomes of high risk newborns,
presented by outstanding expert faculty.
The â€œLiving with Disabilitiesâ€� presentations
continues to be a highlight each day, with a
special presentation on disability policy by an
outstanding speaker who also has Aspergerâ€™s
Syndrome and a return presentation by an
individual living with cerebral palsy.
Exhibitors for the conference will include
several book publishers and other resources
to help individuals better care for people with
developmental disabilities and their caregivers.
We hope that you will attend, and that your
patients and clients with special health care
needs will benefit from your participation.