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Innovations in Practice Conference 2019 – Mental Health and Behaviour in Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities – featuring Dr. Ross Greene and Dr. Temple Grandin
October 9 - October 10$375.00
LEARN ENGAGE INSPIRE
Dr. Ross Greene and Dr. Temple Grandin are our keynotes at this two day conference!
The term developmental disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder,fetal alcohol syndrome and related neurodevelopmental genetic syndromes. Children, youth, and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. This conference will focus on practical strategies and partnerships to optimize their potential. Our goal is to help clinicians and caregivers learn effective ways to work with individuals with DD, and their families, in partnership to improve their quality of life experience. The conference will also provide educational and informative psychiatric, behavioural, mental health, and complex physical health updates specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field.
-Provide current information to clinicians, family and caregivers about best practices in mental/physical health for individuals with developmental disabilities
-Identify issues and challenges facing individuals with DD, learning new ways to help increase well-being in order to improve quality of life
-Share our knowledge and common experiences with all those attending
Our target audience is vast and will include Health care professionals, Physicians, family members, community service providers, post-secondary students, behaviour therapists, caregivers, families, First Nations Health Personnel, Mental Health Therapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Educators, Academic researchers, Policy makers, Psychologists, Public Guardians & Trustees, Self-advocates, Allied health providers and anyone who is interested or works in the field of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.