9th Annual Biomarkers Congress
The Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders
SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY
915 L St # 1160, Sacramento, CA, United States
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cme/conferences/pdfs/MIND2012_WEB.pdf
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
SELF-ADVOCACY: GIVING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES A VOICE
DATE & TIME: Thursday, Aug 4, 1:00-5:00
LOCATION: UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA
Self-Advocacy is a critical skill for adolescents and adults with disabilities. This workshop will cover the history and relevance of self-advocacy and self-determination and the importance of self-advocacy for the educational, occupational, and social success of persons with disabilities. Participants will learn and practice the Self-Advocacy Strategy, designed to teach youth and adults with disabilities to actively participate in discussing their educational and occupational future.
The session will be conducted by Barbara Glaeser, Ph.D., and Debra Cote, Ph.D., Professors of Special Education at California State University Fullerton. The cost of the workshop is $85 per person, which includes a copy of “The Self-Advocacy Strategy Manual� (book and DVD). Last day to register is Monday, July 18. To register, please contact Sharon Fallis at sharon.fallis@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.

At the end of the program, participants should be able to:
• Interpret information on how to integrate assessment with ongoing treatment of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders in order to implement more effective intervention
• Recognize the challenges families face when dealing with the evaluation and treatment of a child with a developmental disability
• Indentify procedures and tools available for use in early identification of autism in order to facilitate more effective management by primary care providers
• Explain how to integrate assessment with ongoing treatment of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders in order to implement more effective intervention
• Define the challenges families face when dealing with the evaluation and treatment of a child with a developmental disability
• State procedures and tools available for use in early identification of autism in order to facilitate more effective management by primary care providers
• Evaluate a child with developmental disabilities for psychiatric disorders
• Identify the special needs of adolescents and adults in transitioning to the world of work and community life in order to devote more time and attention in assisting this population
• List the developmental neurotoxicity of common chemicals
• Use computer-assisted interventions that support self-regulation and adaptive function
• Apply cross-cultural communication strategies in translation and interpretation to improve quality of education and care
• Justify person-centered strategies for end-of-life decision-making practices, with emphasis on the special needs of people with developmental disabilities

http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cme/conferences/pdfs/MIND2012_WEB.pdf

Schedule of Presentations:

Friday, August 5, 2011
07:30:00 Registration, continental breakfast, visit exhibits
08:30:00 Welcome and Review of Objectives
08:45:00 Keynote Address | Autism Research and Policy: A Family Journey Laurie A. Vismara
09:45:00 BREAK AND MOVE INTO WORKSHOPS
10:10:00 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
10:20:00 Neurological Basis forLearning Disabilities: Implications for Educational Practice Barbara Glaeser
10:25:00 End-of-Life Planning: Education, Advocacy, and Decision-Making Mark Starford
10:30:00 Enhancing Students’ Self-Regulation with Technologically Assisted Interventions Ingrid N. Leckliter
11:00:00 Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders Isaac Pessah
12:40:00 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
12:45:00 First Signs of Autism: Rethinking Onset Sally J. Ozonoff
12:55:00 Dual Diagnoses in Children with Developmental Disorders: Evaluation, Early Diagnosis, and Intervention Khyati Brahmbhatt, Sufen Chiu
13:10:00 Social Emotional Learning:A Key to Friendships Meryl E. Lipton
13:20:00 Understanding Parents of Teen and Adult Children with Disabilities: Supporting Vulnerable Relationships Lucia A. Milburn
14:15:00 BREAK AND MOVE INTO WORKSHOPS
14:25:00 CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
14:30:00 Tap into the Potential of theMulti-Touch Interface
14:40:00 Scaling Up Positive Behavior Support for Secondary School Students with Disabilities Lucas Anderson
15:00:00 The Genetics and Metabolic Evaluation of Children with Developmental Delay
15:15:00 Lost in Translation: Cross Cultural Communication Strategies Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, Eun Mi Cho
16:00:00 BREAK AND MOVE INTO SESSIONS
16:10:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
16:15:00 Ask Me Session: Neurodevelopmental Disorders
16:30:00 Ask Me Session: Multi-Touch Technology
16:35:00 Ask Me Session: Advocacy and Family Support
17:00:00 ADJOURN, TURN IN EVALUATIONS, PICK UP CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE
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