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2014 CIDD Community Talk Series

All are welcome! Join us to learn about recent
advances in developmental disabilities. FREE!

Time: 7:00PM – 8:30PM

CIDD Conference Room 101
101 Renee Lynne Court, Carrboro, NC 27510

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Wednesday, January 8th
Nancy LaCross
Autism Resource Specialist for the Autism Society of NC

Developing the Individualized Transition Plan (ITP) in the IEP
This workshop presents basic information on developing an Individualized Transition Plan (ITP) in the IEP for students with autism who will be transitioning from high school to adulthood.
Developing an ITP
Positive Student Profile
Transition Planning Timeline
Secondary Transition Component 1
Secondary Transition Component 2

Wednesday, March 12th
Jennifer Mahan,
Director of Advocacy and Public Policy
Understanding Services: Navigating the Service System and Finding Help for Your Child or Client on the Autism Spectrum
The presentation will briefly cover the North Carolina autism service system including funding for services, who qualifies, Medicaid, managed care, getting help, and gaps.
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Wednesday, April 9th
Susan Wright Kermon, ASD (diagnosed as an adult)
Self-Advocate, LEND Trainee
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UNC-CH
Kim Shufran, Executive Director & Founder of iCan House

There is Nothing Wrong with Me After All!
From “Autism Awareness” to understanding and acceptance: This is an important goal for individuals on the spectrum, their families, their communities and mainstream culture at large. Susan and Kim offer a unique combination of insights that address this issue at every level.
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Wednesday, May 14th
Margaret DeRamus, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist/Clinical Scientist
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UNC-C
The language-literacy connection: Strategies for promoting language and literacy skills in children with developmental disabilities
This talk will describe the connections between spoken language and literacy skills and provide strategies for promoting literacy skills for children with developmental disabilities.
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David Cooper
Wednesday, September 10th
David Cooper, PhD
Professor of Education, Elon University
The Education of Teachers
Dr. Cooper will discuss issues such as: teacher supply & demand, university programs that prepare teachers, evaluation of teachers’ effectiveness and quality and family engagement in teacher preparation and evaluation.

Sherry Mergner
Sherry Mergner, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor and the AHEC Liaison at UNC-CH, School of Social Work, CIDD
Margaret DeRamous
Margaret DeRamus, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, CIDD
Wednesday, October 8th
Strengthening Your Child’s
Social Smarts: Strategies to Help Children with Social Cognitive Challenges

This talk will focus on tools and strategies which may prove beneficial in working with children who experience challenges with social cognition and emotional regulation.
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Click here to view Social Behavior Mapping
Click here to view Reference List

Marian Kaslovsky
Wednesday, November 12th
Marian Kaslovsky, MS, LRT/CTRS
Coordinator of Adapted Recreation and Inclusion Support for Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation
Creating, Analyzing and Finding Appropriate Recreational Activities
The presentation will address analyzing and finding appropriate recreational activities through conducting activity analyses and looking at the goals and benefits of recreation.
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Click here to view Selecting An Inclusive Program

Sheryl Moy
Sheryl Moy, PhD
Research Professor, UNC-CH
Julie Daniels
Julie Daniels, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, UNC-CH

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