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Impact of changes to the Lanterman Act on individuals with developmental disability from diverse communities

Presenter: Katie Hornberger, JD

Affiliation: Disability Rights California

Date: August 7, 2015

Length: 1:18:16

Summary: Individuals from diverse communities, including traditionally underserved communities, may not be aware or may not receive the services and supports that they need due to language and cultural barriers. Learn about new laws that will improve the service delivery to individuals with developmental disabilities from these communities.

Developing and maintaining positive relationships in the family and the community

Presenter: Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, MD, PhD and Family

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2015

Length: 59:12

Summary: This presentation will review what happens to family dynamics and the importance of fostering positive community relationships as families face the challenges of finding appropriate information, education, health care, treatment, and support for their children with special needs.

From play dates to romantic dates: Social skills training for individuals with autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan

Presenter: Mina Park, PhD, BCBA-D

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: August 7, 2015

Length: 55:34

Summary: Social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are evident in early childhood and persist across development. This presentation will review social functioning in ASD across the lifespan and explore how the PEERS®, an evidence-based social skills intervention, aims to enrich the social lives of individuals with ASD.

The silent epidemic: Abuse of people with disabilities

Presenter: Mark Starford, MA and Molly Kennedy

Affiliation: Board Resource Center

Date: August 7, 2015

Length: 1:10:05

Summary: Equity and inclusion in all domains of life cannot be achieved when persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities are four to ten times more likely than other community members to be victims of violent crime. This presentation will review barriers in the law enforcement and criminal justice systems to reducing the systemic abuse of individuals with disabilities as well as strategies for abuse prevention.

Stress and Families with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Taking Care of Yourself, While Taking Care of Your Family

Presenters: Andrea Schneider, Ph.D. and Philippe Goldin, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute, Betty Irene School Of Nursing

Date: October 18, 2014

Length: 54:55

Synopsis: Andrea Schneider, discussed results of her recent study of biofeedback training for stress reduction. Then, Philippe Goldin presented recent findings in the clinical science and neuroscience of mindfulness meditation, as well as guide brief experiential meditation practices.


Community Integration: What’s Possible?

Presenters: Stephen Nowicki, MD, PhD, Heather Zoller and Robin Dewey, MPH

Affiliation: Team Davis

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 37:04

Summary: This presentation will offer examples of how community integration has been achieved through a partnership between UC Davis and a non-profit organization, Team Davis, in the areas of sports, recreation, work, and other important parts of life.

Implementing social interventions for high school students with autism: A recipe for success!

Presenter: Aimee Bord, MA, CCC-SLP

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 45:00

Summary: This presentation will report on the successful collaboration of MIND Institute staff and educators implementing evidence based social skills interventions in an inclusive high school program.

Self Determination: A new service model for Regional Center clients

Presenter: Steve Ruder

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 34:46

Summary: As people with developmental disabilities explore post-secondary education and employment opportunities, the customization of services and supports is vitally important. This presentation will describe the new self-determination service model, the outcomes of the completed pilot project, and plans for expanding self-determination services in California.

Storming the Ivory Tower: Using Community Partnerships, Policy Levers, and Other Sneaky Tricks to Improve Outcomes for People with Autism

Presenter: David S. Mandell, Sc.D.

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, Perlman School of Medicine

Date: February 12, 2014

Synopsis: Mandell Abstract »

Length: 1:16:37

Fostering Community Partnerships

Presenter: Robin Hansen, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute CEDD

Date: January 27, 2010

Length: 55:04

Synopsis: Dr. Hansen discusses the goals of the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) and its efforts to both improve services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and provide a forum for community input in areas of training, service and community advocacy.

The GAUTENA Program: Where the Welfare State Meets the Community of Persons with Autism

Lecturer: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D.

Affiliation: Policlinica Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, Spain

Date: February 26, 2010

Length: 1:22:51

Synopsis: Joaquin Fuentes, M.D. discusses the successful GAUTENA program in the Basque Country of Spain for helping persons on the autism spectrum. Please note: this presentation is in English only.

Keep Your Eye on the Donut: Transition Planning for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

Presenters: Judith L. Cohen, J.D., M.A.

Affiliation: CA Association for Parent-Child Advocacy

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:25:42

Summary: Five critical competencies that should drive transition planning for the work place, and how these competencies can be addressed at all levels of the educational process.

Becoming an Effective Wellness Advocate

Presenters: Sharon Fallis, B.S. & Robert Taylor

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities & California Department of Developmental Services

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 48:42

Summary: Assisting people with disabilities to establish successful partnerships with health-care professionals and to maintain their own wellness plans.

Personal Stories of Successful Transition to Self Sufficiency and Employment

Presenters: Laurie Hoirup, M.S., Rachel Stewart, B.A., & Tammy Eudy

Affiliation: California State Council on Developmental Disabilities & California Health Incentives Improvement Project

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 30:42

Summary: Assisting people with disabilities to obtain employment and self-sufficiency, i.e. benefits planning, Social Security work incentive programs, personal assistance services, assistive technology, independent living, and employment services.

Strategies for People Who Fall Through the Cracks

Presenters: Kathryn W. Page, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Fetal Alcohol Teamwork, Consultation, and Training

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 26:18

Summary: Strategies for working with individuals with underserved disabilities to improve identification, intervention, employment, legal advocacy, and social inclusion, paying particular attention to those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

Students with Intellectual Disabilities go to College: Opportunities for Higher Education in California

Presenter: Olivia Raynor, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 53:22

Summary: Trends, common challenges and program options in higher education for students with intellectual disabilities as a pathway to independent living, meaningful employment and community participation.

Legislative Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Presenter: Randi Knott, MPA, Myesha Jackson, Catherine Blakemore, & Tony Anderson

Date: August 8, 2008

Length: 1:16:14

The Power of Parent Training

Presenter: Danielle Liso, Ph.D., BCBA

Affiliation: Empowered Quality Parent Training

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 1:11:35

Transition to Adulthood: Meeting Post-Secondary Needs of Older Adolescents

Presenters: Susan Bacalman, LCSW, Jay Lytton, Lynne Weissman, Louise Kronick, MA

Affiliation: Various

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 1:16:07

Priming for Prevention: The Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative

Presenter: Elise Miller, M.Ed.

Affiliation: Institute for Children's Environmental Health

Date: November 3, 2006

Length: 18:48

Synopsis: An overview of environmental toxicants and how the Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative is advocating for the prevention of these toxicants.