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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.