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MONTREAL, QC    NEW RESIDENCE HALL

NOVEMBER 1st, 2019

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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

 

Montreal, QC

H2X 3P8

BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS

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Healthy Sexuality: Adaptive Skills for Students with ASD

ISABELLE HÉNAULT, PhD 

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Sleep Difficulties in Autism and Intellectual Disability: Causes and Interventions (In French)

ROGER GODBOUT, PhD

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Autism Family Wellness:  Educating and Training Parents and Professionals to Support Children with Autism from Diagnosis through Adulthood

BRYNA SIEGEL, PhD

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Documenting the Lives of Families of Children with Neurodevelopmental Conditions: From Understanding to Impact 

LUCYNA LACH, PhD

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Challenges of Cognitive Assessment in Children with Neurodevelopmental Conditions (In French)

ISABELLE SOULIÈRES, PhD

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Building the Bridge to 21st Century Transitions:  Methods, Materials, and Strategies to Promote Self-Determination

MICHAEL WEHMEYER, PhD

Complimentary Events

October 31st, 2019

Pre-Conference Event! Join us for early registration, cocktails, and a screening of "Being Rachel", an award-winning sixty-minute documentary about youth with neurodevelopmental conditions putting on a play about their lives. 

Cocktails and Movie Night

5:00PM to 8:00PM

November 1st, 2019

Vendors and exhibitors representing local individuals and organizations that work with youth with neurodevelopmental conditions. From flowers to artwork, get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Vendor Fair

All Day Nov. 1

November 1st, 2019

Following the afternoon breakout speakers, relax, mingle, and take some time to cultivate connections during our poster session. Complimentary cocktails and hors d'eurves will be offered.

 

Cocktails and Poster Session

4:00PM to 5:30PM

Sponsors

REGISTRATION FEES

Regular Registration.......................................................

Summit School Parent Registration..............................

Student Registration.......................................................

$225

$125

$125

Early Bird

(Ends Sept 23)

Regular

$250

$150

$150

LIMITED SPACE!

Cancellation Policy: A refund of 75% of conference registration fees may be attained by emailing your cancellation request to scert@summit-school.com on or before October 1st 2019. Only medically verifiable cancellations will be considered for partial refund after this date.

CPA Disclaimer

The CPA’s approval of an individual, group, or organization as a CE Sponsor or Provider is restricted to the activities described in the approved application or annual report form. The CPA’s approval does not extend to any other CE activity the Sponsor or Provider might offer. In granting its approval, the CPA assumes no legal or financial obligations to Sponsors, Providers, or to those individuals who might participate in a Sponsor or Provider’s CE activities or programs. Further, responsibility for the content, provision, and delivery of any CE activity approved by the CPA remains that of the CE Sponsor or Provider. The CPA disclaims all legal liability associated with the content, provision, and delivery of the approved CE activity.

SCERT CONFERENCE 

November 1st, 2019

New Residence Hall

3629 Ave Du Parc,

Montreal, QC

scert@summit-school.com

Bryna Siegel, PhD

Executive Director, Autism Center of Northern California

Professor, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco (Retired)

KEYNOTE

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
 

KEYNOTE

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.