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CIDD Castelloe Conference Room 101
101 Renee Lynne Court, Carrboro, NC 27510
www.cidd.unc.edu

2016 CIDD Community Talk Series

All are welcome! Join us to learn about recent advances in developmental disabilities. FREE! Time: 6:30PM – 8:00PM



Wednesday,
January 13
   
Kenneth Kelty
CIDD LEND Trainee in Advocacy
McCafferty Kenmon
LEND Fellow in Advocacy
My Journey with Inclusion as a Person with Autism
Mr. Kelty, along with his education coach, Ms. Kenmon,
will share experiences of learning and living with autism.
They will discuss emerging opportunities.
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I Have Autism and at a Young Age I Decided to Push My Limits
Wednesday,
February 10
   
Kathy Hotelling, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychologist
Becky Brantley, B.A.
Homeschooler
Addressing Challenging Behaviors Using the Neurobehavioral Approach
This presentation will address individuals affected by alcohol in utero; however,
the neurobehavioral approach can be effective with other populations. At the crux
of this model is the creation of a good fit between the child and the environment,
which is essential to success. Following an explanation of this approach,
participants will be led through a step-by-step analysis of its implementation in specific situations.
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Wednesday,
March 9
       
Linda Varblow, M.S. MPH
Autism Specialist, Clinical Instructor, TEACCH Autism Program
Paige Morrow
Managing Director, Extraordinary Ventures
Susan Lombardo
Board Member, Extraordinary Ventures
Creating Ideal Employment for Individuals with Disabilities:
A Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will include the presentation of three different programs
(Persever8, Extraordinary Ventures, and Self-Determination) which focus on
employment and individuals with disabilities. Participants will have the
opportunity to learn about some of the challenges surrounding employing adults
with disabilities and lessons learned.
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Wednesday,
April 13
Mary Beth VanBourgandien, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Chapel Hill TEACCH Center
Sexuality in Adolescents with Autism and Concrete Learners
This presentation will focus on the issues related to puberty for adolescents
with autism and for individuals of all ages who have intellectual difficulties and
autism. Specifically discussed will be social rules around touching oneself or others,
modesty, and privacy, safety concerns, body changes during puberty, and masturbation.
Video not available
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Wednesday,
May 11
Anthony D. Nicholson, Esq.
Attorney
ABLE Accounts
Mr. Nicholson will discuss how an ABLE account can be useful for a person with a disability,
how to set up an ABLE account at a bank, the special rules and limitations for ABLE accounts
and provide a comparison between ABLE accounts and special needs trusts.
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Wednesday,
September 14


Robert B. Christian, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associated Comorbidities:
Challenges in Recognition and Treatment
Dr. Christian will focus on the common presenting challenges often associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder, general approaches of evaluation, and challenges in treatment.
Wednesday,
October 12

Rescheduled to
October 11, 2018

Laura Hiruma, PhD
Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
Addressing Sleep Difficulties in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Hiruma will provide an overview of the basics of sleep, sleep-related difficulties common among individuals with developmental disabilities, and sleep-related intervention strategies. Relevant resources for practitioners and families will also be reviewed.
Wednesday,
November 9
      
Donna Carlson Yerby, MEd
Assistant Director: Services; Education
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Deborah Zuver, MA, LMFT
Education Consultant
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Ann Palmer, BA
Family Faculty
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
TEACCH, Parent Support Coordinator

College Readiness for Students with ID and/or ASD: Strategies and Options
This panel will discuss how students with intellectual/developmental disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum, can benefit from a college experience. Learn how students prepare to transition, access services, and advocate for themselves.
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Wednesday,
December 7
Mindy Govan, BS
TEACCH Certified Advanced Consultant
Adolescent/Adult Autism Specialist
Teaching Relationships, Sexuality, and Safe Practices to Older Adolescents and Adults with ASD
Ms. Govan will focus on how to assess what the individual with ASD is currently doing to meet their relationship and sexual needs, and how to work with them
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For more information, please contact:
Debbie B. Reinhartsen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Debbie.Reinhartsen@cidd.unc.edu
919-966-4138
Dissemination
Speech-Language Pathology Section Head
Associate Professor, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences

2016 CIDD Community Talk Series

Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities Light refreshments will be provided. Respite care is not available.


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