The Summit Centre for Education, Research, and Training (SCERT) invites you to our first annual Conference on Neurodevelopmental Conditions (NDCs). Our aim is to bring together leading scholars to communicate their knowledge on issues concerning individuals with NDCs. Our keynote speakers - Dr. Bryna Siegel & Dr. Michael Wehmeyer - will address self-determination and transitioning into adulthood. Breakout session speakers will lead workshops on diverse topics including healthy sexuality, sleep difficulties, cognitive assessment, and family dynamics (some workshops offered in French). The conference is geared toward scholars, professionals, educators, and parents.
Continuing Education Credits
The Summit Center for Education, Research, and Training (SCERT) is approved by l'Ordre des Psychologues du Québec and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer up to 5 hours of continuing education credits for psychologists. SCERT maintains responsibility for the program. (View Disclaimer)
New Residence Hall
3625 Park Ave
BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS
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(Ends Sept 23)
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November 1st, 2019
New Residence Hall
3629 Ave Du Parc,
Bryna Siegel, PhD
Executive Director, Autism Center of Northern California
Professor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco (Retired)
Reconceptualizing ASDs as Autistic Learning Styles and Autistic Learning Disabilities:
Making Treatment Individual, Developmental, and Outcome-Oriented
This keynote will begin by framing signs of autism in terms of relative strengths (‘autistic learning styles’--ALSs) or weaknesses (‘autistic learning disabilities’--ALDs) often observed in those with ASDs, and sometimes overlapping with other neurodevelopmental disorders. The ALS/ALD framework will be applied to selecting specific treatment strategies to fit ALS/ALD profiles, adjusting for developmental level and learning rate, and emphasizing the selection of curriculum to reflect longer-term developmental expectations for educational attainment by the age of school completion.
Michael Wehmeyer, PhD
Director and Senior Scientist, Beach Center on Disability
Chair, Life Span Institute, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor in Special Education
Autonomy, Self-Determination, and Strengths-Based Approaches to All Learners with Disabilities:
A Bridge for 21st Century Transitions
Research has established that promoting the self-determination of youth with disabilities results in more positive school and transition outcomes. This session will examine self-determination, its application to the field of transition, and the central role of self-determination in newly emerging strengths-based models of disability. The session will overview research knowledge with regard to self-determination and student involvement in education and transition planning and explore how changing understandings of disability are impacting the education of students with and without disabilities.