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

2017 CIDD Community Talk Series

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



Wednesday,
January 11

 
Jean Mankowski, PhD
Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Overview of Evidence Based Behavior Management in ASD and Related Disorders.
Dr. Mankowski will provide an overview of evidence-based practice for behavior management in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and equip caregivers and professionals with positive strategies to support behavior improvement.
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Wednesday,
February 8

 
Gladys Williams, PhD
Director, Carolina Living and Learning Center
UNC TEACCH Autism Program

Visual Supports
Dr. Williams will provide an overview of how visual supports can be effective in teaching and promoting independence. Examples will be drawn from areas including self-care, health, communication, work skills, and behavior.
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Wednesday,
March 8

 
McCAFFERTY / Susan W. Kermon, BFA
LEND Advocacy Faculty, education coach

A Coaching Approach: Education Coaching as a Support for Adult Students with IDD in an Inclusive Environment.
McCafferty will explain the Coaching Approach Method she developed as an education support for Self-Advocate trainees and how the specific principles might apply in other contexts and learning situations.
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Wednesday,
April 12

 
Jan Combs
Autism Resource Specialist
Autism Society of North Carolina

Staying 2 Steps Ahead: Safety Considerations for Individuals with Special Needs.
Ms. Combs will cover general safety considerations for caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities. Emphasis is placed on prevention and intervention strategies for home, school, and the community.
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Wednesday,
May 10

 
Laura Politte, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities

Treatment Options for Anxiety in Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders.
Dr. Politte’s main focus is the identification and treatment of anxiety in individuals with intellectual and developmental disorders.
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Wednesday,
September 13
 
 
 
McCAFFERTY/Susan W. Kermon, BFA
is on the CIDD’s LEND faculty and speaks nationally on autism, education, coaching and leadership. She developed the Coaching Approach Method as an education support for Self-Advocate trainees.

Bryan Dooley is a blogger for the Huffington Post and a board/council member for the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities, Disability Rights NC, the NC Postsecondary Education Alliance, and The Adaptables Center for Independent Living in Winston-Salem.

D Jones chairs the DRNC Board. She shares her tools for living an independent life with others with autism through speaking events, and provides insight to professionals serving people with disabilities.

Cheryl Powell is a founding member of the NC Empowerment Network and member of NC Council on Developmental Disabilities and is a Qualified Social Work Professional.

Variations of a Full Life: A Panel Discussion with Disability Rights Advocates

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Wednesday,
October 11

 
Laura Hiruma, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor/Licensed Psychologist - UNC CIDD

Addressing Sleep Difficulties in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
This talk 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.

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Wednesday,
November 8

 
Laura Politte, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics – UNC CIDD

Recognition and Treatment of ADHD Symptoms in Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
This talk will provide an overview of ADHD symptoms in individuals with I/DD, including how these challenges may present similarly and differently in I/DD, possible explanations for the high prevalence of ADHD symptoms in ASD, and a review of evidence-based pharmacological and behavioral treatment options.

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Wednesday,
December 6

 
Robert Schooley, LCSW
Behavior Specialist - Chatham County Schools
Certified Trainer - Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
Field Instructor - UNCCH School of Social Work
Faculty Advisor - Boston University School of Social Work

Bullying in Individuals with IDD/AU
In this discussion, we will identify the signs/symptoms, dynamics, and effects of bullying. In addition, we will identify ways to address this issue.



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

2017 CIDD Community Talk Series

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


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