5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference

Moving from Diagnosis to Practical Strategies

November 16-18, 2016

The term Developmental Disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with intellectual disability, autism spectrum, fetal alcohol spectrum and related genetic syndromes such as down and fragile X syndrome. Children, youth and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. This interactive 2016 conference will focus on practical strategies to optimize their potential. Our goal is to help clinicians and caregivers learn effective ways to work with individuals with DD, and their families, to improve their quality of life experience.

The conference will also provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural, mental health, and complex physical health specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration. The format will include plenaries, breakout sessions and poster sessions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide updated information to clinicians and caregivers about best practices in physical and mental health for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Identify core issues and challenges facing individuals with DD, learning new ways to help maximize health and wellbeing in order to improve quality of life
  • Share knowledge and common experiences with others working in the field

Who Should Attend?

ABA Therapists, Audiologists, Behaviour Therapists, Caregivers, Case Managers/Planners, CLBC Staff, Counselors, Direct Service Professionals, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Educators, Families, FASD Keyworkers, First Nations Health Directors, Health Authority Staff, Interdisciplinary Teams, Lawyers, Mental health Therapists, MCFD Staff, Nutritionists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Policy Makers, Program Managers, Psychologists, Public Guardians & Trustees, Researchers, Self-Advocates, Social Workers, Speech & Language Therapists, University & College Programs, and anyone who is interested or works in the field of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities


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