“Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders” has pre-Conference Workshops on September 29, 2010, while the main conference is on September 30, October 1, 2010 in Vancouver (Canada).
This conference will provide education and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural and complex health components specific to individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and showcase best practices in the field. Specifically, the conference will focus on approaches to complex challenging behaviours, contributing medical issues and new developments in medication and behavioral treatment. In addition, the conference will address important health issues including Reflux, Pain, Epilepsy, Dental Management and Sleep. Health problems in common genetic syndromes such as Down and Fragile X will also be addressed.
“Health & Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities: Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders” objectives are:
* To increase awareness of the interrelatedness of physical and mental health for individuals with Developmental Disabilities
* How to maximize health in order to minimize disability and improve function
* Understanding the fit between the capacity of an individual and the structure and expectations of their environment
* Share knowledge and common experiences with others working in the field
On Thursday, September 30, 2010 7.00 PM – 9:00 PM there will be a Free Public Evening Session about Developmental Disabilities/Autism: Helping Professionals and Caregivers Respond to the Real Needs of This Child/Adult and Their Family
Please visit http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/Developmental_Disabilities.html