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2014 Summer Institute
2013 Summer Institute
2012 Summer Institute
2011 Summer Institute
2010 Summer Institute
2009 Summer Institute
2008 Summer Institute
2007 Summer Institute
2006 Summer Institute
2005 Summer Institute

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2014 Summer Institute

Analyzing Comorbidity with Genetic and Cognitive Methods

Presenter: Bruce F. Pennington, PhD

Affiliation: University of Denver

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:19:45

Summary: Keynote Address from 2014 Summer Institute.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Student with ASD

Presenter: Ann England, M.A., CCC-SLP-L

Affiliation: California Department of Education

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:06:53

Summary: This presentation will help participants understand how the CCSS influence classroom instruction and what challenges the student with ASD may encounter in the academic setting.

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.

Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Individuals Having Intellectual Disabilities

Presenter: Coni Kalinowski, MD

Affiliation: Mojave Adult, Child, and Family Services

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:00:13

Summary: This presentation will examine clinical implications of trauma for individuals having intellectual disabilities, including vulnerability, co-morbidity, clinical manifestations, and treatment

Feasibility, Effectiveness, and Outcomes of children in Early Start Denver Model group-based intervention

Presenters: Cynthia Zierhut, PhD and Giacomo Vivanti, PhD

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 50:16

Summary: The ESDM is an early intensive behavioral intervention program for young children with an autism spectrum disorder that has been shown to be effective in the context of a 1:1 intensive implementation. Despite the importance of these results, concerns are often raised regarding the sustainability of the ESDM in community based and group settings.

Evidenced Bases Practices Across the School Years:
One Child’s Journey

Presenters: Gina Grecian, RN, Kandis Lighthall, MA, and Ethan Grecian

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:19:03

Summary: Participants will learn the story of an inspiring young man with autism who went from severe behaviors and communication delays, to active participation in his school plan, then finally leading his own Individualized Education Program and post high school life. At the end, this young man will present his own story, “My Life My Way”.

Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavioral Health Service for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Primer for Referring Physicians, Providers and Families

Presenters: Robin Hansen, MD, Patricia Schetter, MA, BCBA, and Robin May, LCSW, Ed.M

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute, ALTA

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:07:53

Summary: With the passage of SB 946 (Autism Insurance Legislation), there is a requirement for health care service plans and health insurers to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for autism, but what exactly does this mean? This presentation will provide a basic overview of what “behavioral health treatment” is, including the evidence based practices on which it is based.

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.

The RASopathies: Ras pathway dysregulation in development

Presenter: Katherine Rauen, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:16:05

Summary: The RASopathies are a group of clinically related developmental disorders which are caused by germline mutations in genes that encode regulators of the Ras/mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. The Ras/MAPK pathway plays an essential role in the regulation of the cell cycle, differentiation, growth and cell senescence, all of which are critical to normal development

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.

2013 Summer Institute

What Causes Autism?:  The Role of Environmental Exposures

Presenter: Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, MPH

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 1:00:53

Summary: Keynote Address from 2013 Summer Institute.

DSM-5 and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 45:25

Summary: A review of the new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ASD, major changes from DSM-IV, and the rationale for the modifications.

Engaging all students with assistive technology

Presenters: Jillian King, MA, CCC-SLP,
Jennifer Wright, MA, CCC-SLP, and Jill McCann, MA

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 44:36

Summary: A framework for meeting the needs of all students by identifying and providing assistive technology supports in the school setting

Coming of age in the healthcare system:
Confidentiality, capacity and consent

Presenters: Robert Dimand, MD, Lori Banales, MA, and Patricia Sturdevant, JD

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 38:26

Summary: An update on California’s response to the Affordable Care Act and implementation of CA SB 946
(autism insurance legislation).

Diagnosis in preschoolers: Lessons learned from Preschoolers with AD HD Treatment Study

Presenter: Tim Wigal, PhD

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 47:57

Summary: A review of the difficulties in diagnosis of children of preschool age who present with attentional and social deficits.

Parent-implemented language intervention using
distance video-teleconferencing

Presenters: Andrea McDuffie, PhD, CCP-SLP, Wendy Machalicek, PHD, BCBA-D and Ashley Oakes, MS, CCC-SLP

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 45:45

Summary: Pilot results of a parent-implemented communication and positive behavior support intervention targeting young boys with fragile X syndrome.

Health care transition from pediatric to adult medicine

Presenters: Gayatri Mahajan, MD, and Sharon Galloway, BS

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 33:14

Summary: Guidance for families and professionals who assist youth in making the challenging transition from pediatric to adult health care.

Targeted treatments in fragile X and autism

Presenter: Kathy Angkustsiri, MD, FAAP

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 39:32

Summary: Review of promising new medications in the treatment of fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.

Tackling the heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD): The Autism Phenome Project

Presenter: Christine Nordahl, PhD

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 44:32

Summary: Overview of a multidisciplinary study aimed at identifying various biological subtypes of autism and etiologies.

2012 Summer Institute

The past, present, and future of the UC Davis MIND Institute

Presenter: Leonard Abbeduto Ph.D.

Affiliation: Director, UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:14:24

Summary: Keynote Address from 2012 Summer Institute.

Nutrition and neurodevelopment: Importance and potential mechanisms

Presenter: Rebecca Schmidt, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 58:41

Summary: The role of nutritional status, primarily during gestation, to child neurodevelopmental outcomes, including autism, with a focus on B-complex vitamins.

Self-monitoring and self-management

Presenters: Patty Schetter, MA, BCBA,
Aaron Stabel, MA, BCBA, and Gurpreet Kaur, MA, BCBA

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:14:36

Summary: Video demonstrations and implementation resources for this highly effective, evidence-based practice for children with autism and other learning and behavioral disabilities.

Coming of age in the healthcare system: Confidentiality, capacity and consent

Presenters: Gail Gresham, RN, JD, and Anna Orlowski, JD

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 51:27

Summary: VA legal and practical review of the intersection between HIPAA, patient privacy, personal autonomy, and self determination.

CA Early Start and Prevention Services: Promoting healthy development for all children

Presenters: Jackie Clark, Steve Nowicki, MD, Ellen Wright, MSW, and Kelly Young, JD

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 52:45

Summary: Overview of recent changes and challenges to state programs serving infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and those at risk.

Whole-genome testing and the possibility of gene therapy for neurological disorders

Presenter: David Segal, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:27:51

Summary: Soon everyone can have their genome sequenced. Will this information improve health, or simply clarify our fate?

Is there a common thread in risks for learning disabilities and learning English as a second language?

Presenter: Michael Gerber, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:07:45

Summary: Common cognitive problems and instructional solutions may address both innate learning disabilities and problems learning to learn in English as a second language.

Closing the inequity gap: Innovative approaches to reach marginalized communities

Presenter: Dian Baker,PhD, APRN-BC, PNP

Affiliation: CSU Sacramento

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:04:51

Summary: Using community based participatory research and social marketing to reach under-represented groups among recipients of special education, health, and social services.

Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC): Evidence-based principles and practice

Presenters: Kristen Carroll, MA, CCC-SLP and Bonnie Mintun, BA, ATACP

Affiliation: CTEC Supported Life Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 45:11

Summary: Understanding the basics of choosing and using communication devices and strategies.

Evidence update for pharmacologic and biomedical treatments for autism spectrum disorders

Presenter: Robert Hendren, DO

Affiliation: UC San Francisco

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:14:21

Summary: Integration of pharmacologic agents (antipsychotics, stimulants, antidepressants,etc.) and biomedical treatments (vitamin supplements, diet, immune and mitochondrial “boosters,” etc.)

Social learning: Implications for the elementary and secondary education of children with autism spectrum disorders

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:10:29

Summary: Conceptualizing autism as a social learning disability, with implications for potential innovations in education.

Human sexuality education for individuals with developmental disabilities: Who, when, what, why, and how?

Presenter: Kandis Lighthall, MA

Affiliation: Educational Consultant

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:12:03

Summary: Information and strategies for the development of educational programs that support positive sexuality and the prevention of sexual abuse.

iPads as assistive technology tools

Presenters: Cheryl Dultz and Kalei Eskridge

Affiliation: San Juan Unified School District

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 58:52

Summary: Using iPads to support Special Education students in San Juan Schools: Results of a 6-school research project.

2011 Summer Institute

Autism Research and Policy: A Family's Journey

Presenter: Louis Vismara, Ph.D., and Laurie Vismara Ph.D., BCBA-D

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 1:16:13

Summary: Keynote Address from 2011 Summer Institute.

Neurological Basis For Learning Disabilities: Implications for Educational Practice

Presenter: Barbara Glaeser Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 40:08

Summary: An educator's perspective on the neurology of learning disabilities and translation into evidence based classroom practices

End of Life Planning: Education, Advocacy and Decision Making

Presenter: Mark Starford

Affiliation: Board Resource Center

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 1:00:24

Summary: Basic laws, planning tools and instruction related to end of life planning.

Enhancing Student's Self Regulation with Technology Assisted Interventions

Presenter: Ingrid Leckliter Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 1:02:05

Summary: Understanding and promoting self regulation and adaptive function using evidence based computer assisted interventions.

Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Isaac Pessah, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 1:23:48

Summary: An overview of the developmental neurotoxicity of common chemicals, genetic variation in chemical sensitivity, and gene environment interactions.

First Signs of Autism: Rethinking Onset

Presenter: Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 58:16

Summary: Overview of developmental trajectories, onset, and regression in autism, and identification of autism in infants.

Dual Diagnoses in Children with Developmental Disorders: Evaluation, Early Diagnosis and Intervention

Presenters: Sufen Chiu M.D., Ph.D., Khyati Brahmbhatt, M.D., Elizabeth Gutierrez M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 44:43

Summary: Assessment and management of children with developmental disabilities presenting with psychiatric symptoms.

Social Emotional Learning: A Key to Friendships

Presenter: Meryl Lipton M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Rush NeuroBehavioral Center

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 1:00:00

Summary: Assessment and intervention strategies for children with social emotional learning difficulties.

Tap into the Potential of the Multi Touch Interface

Presenter: Shane Nurnberg

Affiliation: Rowell Family Empowerment Center of Northern California, Inc.

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 40:08

Summary: Overview and demonstration of applications available for IPAD/IPHONE/ITOUCH and how they can help people with disabilities

Scaling up Positive Behavior Support for Secondary School Students with Disabilities

Presenters: Luke Anderson Ed.S NSCP, Jeff Kramer MS BCBA, Erin Chargin, MS

Affiliation: San Juan USD, Folsom Cordova USD and Learning Solutions

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 1:11:51

Summary: Understanding the role of contextual fit in the development of behavior support plans that engage students, families, and school personnel.

The Genetics and Metabolic Evaluation of Children with Developmental Delay

Presenter: Billur Moghaddam, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 1:03:06

Summary: Considerations for evaluation and family counseling.

Lost In Translation: Cross Cultural Communication Strategies

Presenters: Eun Mi Cho, Ed.D, Hendry Ton, M.D, Marbella Sala

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2011

Length: 1:16:00

Summary: Understanding underlying factors that can influence the cross cultural communication and interpretation process in educational and medical settings.

2010 Summer Institute 

Epigenetics and the Environment: Why Grandmothers are Important

Presenter: Dian Baker, Ph.D., APRN-BC, PNP

Affiliation: California State University, Sacramento

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:14:49

Summary: Understanding epigenetics, the contributions of the maternal environment, and possible mechanism for prevention of behavioral disorders.

 

Assessing Communication Skills of Young Children with Multiple Disabilities/Sensory Impairments: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Presenter: Deborah Chen, Ph.D.

Affiliation: California State University, Northridge

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:17:54

Summary: Designing interdisciplinary assessments of communication skills, including identification of the contributions of different disciplines.

 

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.

 

The Overt and Covert Nature of Tourette Syndrome

Presenter: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:24:27

Summary: Overview of Tourette Syndrome and co-morbid conditions, the role of stress, and behavioral and psychological techniques to ameliorate symptoms.

 

Holding the Baby in Mind

Presenter: Mary Claire Heffron, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:24:37

Summary: How a neurodevelopmental approach can inform and enrich core principles of infant mental health, including current research and essential skills/approaches in preventative intervention and treatment.

 

Children with Co-Occurring Developmental Diagnoses and Mental Health Disorders

Presenter: Penny Knapp, M.D.

Affiliation: CA Department of Mental Health

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:19:29

Summary: Screening, diagnosis, and symptom management for children with co-occurring disorders, including service system resources in the CA public sector.

 

Autism, Social Attention & Virtual Reality Treatment Applications for Higher Functioning Children with Autism

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:24:05

Summary: An overview of behavioral, developmental, and neuroscience perspectives on social attention problems in autism, and new research at the MIND Institute on related virtual reality treatment methods.

 

Early Visual Processing Deficits in Fragile X and Autism

Presenter: Susan Rivera, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:25:35

Summary: Overview of early sensory development and neural underpinnings of visual processing strengths and weaknesses.

 

Can We Identify and Treat Autism in Infancy?

Presenter: Sally Rogers, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:18:57

Summary: Emerging research on the developmental trajectories of early autism symptoms and the quest for preventative treatments.

 

Evidence Based Practices in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenters: Patricia Schetter, M.A., BCBA & Aaron Stabel, M.A., BCBA

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute Center for Excellence and Disabilities, National Professional Development Center on ASD

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:18:34

Summary: Resources for training and strategies for implementing national standards for autism treatment.

 

ADHD: Current Research, Assessment, and Treatment Status

Presenters: Julie Schweitzer, Ph.D. & Faye Dixon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:26:56

Summary: Understanding diagnostic criteria, identifying evidence-based treatments, and developing an effective treatment team.

 

Nonverbal Cognitive Impairments in Various Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Implications for Learning

Presenter: Tony Simon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 6, 2010

Length: 1:20:16

Summary: Emerging research on overlapping patterns of cognitive function in fragile x, Turner, and chromosome 22q11.2 deletion sydromes and their implications for intervention.

 
2009 Summer Institute 

The Many Faces of Autism: From Behavior to Biology

Presenter: Robin Hansen, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 50:48

Summary: Current research on the heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorders in terms of both behavior and biology, and advances in our knowledge of etiology and application for treatments.

 

Assessment and Educational Planning for Children with ASD: Using "Gold Standard" Methods and Tools

Presenters: Patricia Schetter, M.A. & Kristine Strong, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute & Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:45

Summary: Standardized as well as non-standardized methods to plan for the educational achievement of students with ASD with a special focus on using assessment to help design goals and provide rationale for placement and educational recommendations.

 

Complimentary and Alternative Medicine in Autism: Evaluating Efficacy and Safety

Presenters: R. Scott Akins, D.O.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:37

Summary: Evidence-based paradigm to evaluate complimentary and alternative medicine treatments for safety and efficacy, i.e. gluten- and casein-free diets, supplements, chelation and antifungal treatments.

 

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.

 

Assistive Technology for Adolescents and Young Adults

Presenter: Cathy Bodine, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Affiliation: Assistive Technology Partners, University of Colorado

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:40

Summary: Using assistive technology for education and transition to employment or post-secondary education.

 

Managing Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Within the Medical Home

Presenter: Paul S. Carbone, M.D., FAAP

Affiliation: University of Utah

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:18

Summary: Family-centered medical home model including features that support the needs of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, and their families.

 

Social Skills Training in Adolescence: Important Issues and Future Directions

Presenter: Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 58:57

Summary: Models for social skills training with focus on issues encountered when working with adolescents and implications for future research.

 

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.

 

A New Age of Treatment for Fragile X Syndrome

Presenter: Randi Hagerman, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 58:05

Summary: Neurobiological abnormalities in Fragile X Syndrome, review of targeted treatments available and the mechanisms by which they work, with preliminary data regarding minocycline, fenobam, and R-baclofen.

 

Update in Pharmacologic Treatments of ASDs

Presenter: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Affiliation: UC San Francisco

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 55:18

Summary: Symptoms, co-morbidities and monitoring guidelines to inform decisions regarding benefits/risks associated with use of pharmacologic agents to treat behavioral symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.

 

Best Practices for Developmental Screening and Referral: Early Identification Makes a Difference

Presenters: Robin Hansen, M.D. & Gina Guarneri, M.A.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 51:11

Summary: Guidelines for implementing developmental surveillance and screening, using parent report and developmental screen measures.

 

From Research to Culturally Responsive Practice: Addressing the Needs of Dual Language Learners

Presenters: EunMi Cho, Ed.D. & Vera F. Gutierrez-Clellan, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Sacramento State University & San Diego State University

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:13

Summary: Patterns of typical/atypical bilingual acquisition in Latino and Korean English language learners that inform development of culturally responsive interventions.

 

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.

 

The Evaluation and Treatment of Behavioral Feeding Disorders in Young Children

Presenters: Mary Beth Steinfeld, M.D., Becky Penrod, Ph.D., & Ann Tompkins, M.S., CCC-SLP

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute & Sacramento State University

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 1:06:02

Summary: Developmental pathways from common infant feeding issues to more serious feeding problems and a multidisciplinary approach to evaluation and treatment of sensorimotor, nutritional and behavioral aspects of these complex disorders.

 

Understanding and Educating Higher Functioning Individuals with Autism

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2009

Length: 59:32

Summary: Social behavioral, emotional and learning characteristics of higher functioning children with autism with emphasis on challenges in school.

 
2008 Summer Institute 

The Power of Parent Training

Presenter: Danielle Liso, Ph.D., BCBA

Affiliation: Empowered Quality Parent Training

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 1:11:35

 

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

 

Preparing Students with Disabilities to Transition into Post-Secondary Activities

Presenter: Robin Church, Ed.D. & Derek Glaaser, Ed.D.

Affiliation: Kennedy Krieger Institute

Date: August 8, 2008

Length: 1:05:30

 

New Targeted Treatments for Fragile-X Syndrome

Presenter: Randi Hagerman, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2008

Length: 1:20:21

 

Change Your Thoughts -- Change Your Life: A Rational Emotive Education Group for Parents, Part 2

Presenter: Mardi Bernard, B.Sc.N.

Affiliation: Academy at King Edward School

Date: August 8, 2008

Length: 1:14:58

 

Change Your Thoughts -- Change Your Life: A Rational Emotive Education Group for Parents, Part 1

Presenter: Mardi Bernard, B.Sc.N.

Affiliation: Academy at King Edward School

Date: August 8, 2008

Length: 1:12:18

 

Improving School-Related Peer Relationships: Challenges and Solutions

Presenter: Connie Kasari, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 1:21:50

 

Involvement or Isolation: Research on the Social Lives of Children with Autism at School

Presenter: Connie Kasari, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 56:57

 

Early Interventions for Struggling Readers

Presenter: Barbara Foorman, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Florida State University

Date: August 8, 2008

Length: 1:28:39

 

The Linguistic Basis of Reading Disabilities

Presenter: Barbara Foorman, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Florida State University

Date: August 8, 2008

Length: 1:07:40

 

How Blood Gene Expression Profiles in Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders Can Assist Clinical Diagnosis

Presenter: Lisa Lit, M.A.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 51:20

 

Psychiatric Comorbidity and Differential Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 1:16:19

 

Evaluating Cortisol, Stress, and Tic Severity in Tourette Syndrome

Presenter: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2008

Length: 1:09:43

 

Providing Students with Severe Autism Access to the General Education Curriculum

Presenters: Robin Church, Ed.D., Dawn Ibberson

Affiliation: Kennedy Krieger Institute

Date: August 7, 2008

Length: 1:29:46

 

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

 
2007 Summer Institute  

Educational Approaches for Students with Autism, Part 2

Presenters: Linda Brooks, B.A., Kristi Baysinger, M.A., BCBA, Jennifer Kurth, M.Ed., Sharon Hensley, M.A.

Affiliation: Various

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:07:41

 

Educational Approaches for Students with Autism, Part 1

Presenters: Linda Brooks, B.A., Kristi Baysinger, M.A., BCBA, Jennifer Kurth, M.Ed., Sharon Hensley, M.A.

Affiliation: Various

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:28:52

 

ASD Guidelines for Effective Intervention

Presenters: Ron Huff, Ph.D., Lynne Huffman, M.D., Rick Ingraham, Susan Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA

Affiliation: Various

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:15:16

 

New Theory of Mind Investigations on the Remediation of Language Processing Deficitis: A Review of the Science with Promising Possibilities

Presenter: Paul Worthington, M.A.

Affiliation: Lindamood-Bell Learning Systems

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:21:13

 

Imagery-Language Connection for Language Comprehension and Thinking: An Overview of Visualizing and Verbalizing and Talkies

Presenter: Nanci Bell, M.A.

Affiliation: Lindamood-Bell Learning Systems

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:12:30

 

An SLP and OT Team Model for Assessment and Intervention, Part 2

Presenter: Aimee Bord, M.A., CCC-SLP & Cecilia Martinez, OTR/L

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:15:24

 

An SLP and OT Team Model for Assessment and Intervention, Part 1

Presenter: Aimee Bord, M.A., CCC-SLP & Cecilia Martinez, OTR/L

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:32:01

 

Helping Students Manage Their Lives at School: What Roles Do Executive Functions Play? Part 2

Presenter: Georgia Bozeday, Ed.D.

Affiliation: Rush Neurobehavioral Center

Date: August 2, 2007

Length: 1:16:29

 

Helping Students Manage Their Lives at School: What Roles Do Executive Functions Play? Part 1

Presenter: Georgia Bozeday, Ed.D.

Affiliation: Rush Neurobehavioral Center

Date: August 2, 2007

Length: 1:16:19

 

Executive Functions in ADHD

Presenter: Catherine Fassbender, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:05:30

 

Reading Fluency Interventions: What Works and Why

Presenter: Marcia Davidson, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Maine

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:10:50

 

Keynote: Functional Brain Imaging Studies of Reading and Reading Disabilities

Presenter: Guinevere Eden, D.Phil.

Affiliation: Georgetown University Medical Center

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:10:08

 

The Cognitive Basis of Behavior in ASD: Implications for Memory and Learning and for Behavior Intervention

Presenter: Nancy Minshew, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Date: August 2, 2007

Length: 1:34:08

 

Limbic-Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenocortical (LHPA) Axis in Children with Autism

Presenter: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2007

Length: 1:32:39

 

Keynote Address: The Reshaping of the Neurobiology of Autism

Presenter: Nancy Minshew, M.D.

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Date: August 2, 2007

Length: 1:09:45

 
2006 Summer Institute  

The Nuts and Bolts of Emotional Communication

Presenter: Steve Nowicki, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Emory University

Date: August 11, 2006

Length: 1:25:34

 

Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In

Presenter: Steve Nowicki, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Emory University

Date: August 11, 2006

Length: 1:04:44

 

Structured Teaching Environments Promoting Success: Beyond Basic Structure

Presenters: Karen Honkala, Liz Zastrow

Affiliation: Private Consultants

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:29:42

 

Early Assessment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:07:49

 

The Role of Imagery and Verbal Comprehension, Hyperlexia, and Autism

Presenter: Nanci Bell, M.A.

Affiliation: Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Date: August 11, 2006

Length: 1:24:46

 

Beyond Competence: Achieving Independence and Self-correction in Reading and Writing

Presenter: Barbara Wise, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Center for Spoken Language Research

Date: August 11, 2006

Length: 1:12:00

 

Structural and Functional Neuroimaging of the Amygdala in Children with Autism

Presenter: Blythe Corbett, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 11, 2006

Length: 1:06:03

 

The Use of Technology in the Education and Treatment of Children with Autism

Presenter: Linda K. Haymes, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Spectrum Center

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:19:08

 

Update on Pharmacologic and Biomedical Treatments of Autism Spectrum

Presenter: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:18:38

 

Social Emotional Learning Framework (SELF): Conceptual, Clinical, and Research Aspects

Presenter: Meryl Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: Rush University

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:07:03

 

Best Practices in the Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 11, 2006

Length: 1:14:26

 

Children with Autism Show Differences in the Processing of Mental Arithmetic

Presenter: Susan M. Rivera, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:17:11

 

Neurocognitive Profiles of Children from Several Developmental Disorder Populations

Presenter: Tony Simon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:18:02

 

Using Positive Behavior Supports to Manage Antisocial and Aggressive Behavior

Presenter: Jeffrey Sprague, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Oregon

Date: August 10, 2006

Length: 1:16:30

 
2005 Summer Institute  

Families and Phenotypes: Lifecourse Perspectives

Presenter: Jan Blacher, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of California, Riverside

Date: August 5, 2005

Length: 54:35

 

Research Guiding Psycho-pharmacologic Intervention in Fragile X and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Presenter: Randi Hagerman, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 4, 2005

Length: 1:03:18

 

Alternative Treatments in Autism

Presenter: Robin Hansen, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 4, 2005

Length: 1:22:14

 

Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Children and Adolescents

Presenter: Robert Hendren, D.O.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2005

Length: 1:23:30

 

What's New in Tourette's

Presenter: Frank Sharp, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 5, 2005

Length: 1:08:25

 

Circumscribed Interests in Autism

Presenter: Marjorie Solomon, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 4, 2005

Length: 53:26

 

Seizures in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Barry Tharp, M.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 4, 2005

Length: 1:25:41