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March 2018

Transition from Dreams to Reality

March 21 - March 23
Bavarian Inn Hotel and Conference Center, 1 Covered Bridge Ln
Frankenmuth, MI 48734 United States
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$295 - $320

"Transition from Dreams to Reality" is a theme reflecting the focus of transition. That focus is one for educators, agency personnel, parents, care givers, etc. to assist young adults in proclaiming their goals and moving forward to achieving those goals. This conference will feature keynote presenters, session presenters and exhibitors that will assist attendees in this process. Call for Presenters (Deadline Dec. 8th, 2017)  Call for Exhibitors (Deadline Feb. 28th, 2018) Bavarian Inn Lodge Information for the Annual MTSA Conference: https://lodgeres.bavarianinn.com Group…

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AAoM Professional Development: Facilitation Skills for Productive Meetings

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
University of Detroit Mercy-Student Center, 4001 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221 United States
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A training program for advocacy workers, parents and other professionals to build collaborative relationships, positive problem solving and build consensus. Date:                Thursday, March 22, 2018 Time:               5:30 PM - 8:15 PM Location:          Detroit Mercy Student Center, Conference Room 208 Presenters:       Barbara Brish, PsyS, NCSP Richard Rockwell, EdS

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Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP)

March 23 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Lenawee Intermediate School District, 4107 N Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221 United States
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LAMP is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through a speech generating device. This course will cover the components of LAMP: readiness to learn, engaging the learner through joint engagement, and learning language through a unique and consistent motor plan paired with an auditory signal and a natural consequence. Discussion will include how this approach addresses the core language deficits of autism, device features that are beneficial to teaching…

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The Arc Community Advocates Inclusion Conference

March 28
Western Michigan University- Fetzer Center, 2350 Business Ct
Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States
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A wide-variety of topics and presenters will be on hand with the latest best practice and supports that make the most impact for choice and inclusion for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Returning to enlighten us on connecting people to relationships so they can thrive in their community is Tim Vogt from Starfire Council, new this year is Tucker Mashue to talk about running his business “Tuck’s Tooques” (A Touque is a Canadian term for winter hat). Tucker will talk about…

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April 2018

U of M Grand Rounds- Brian Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW

April 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
University of Michigan – Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Dr. Brian Ahmedani received his PhD and MSW degrees in Social Work from Michigan State University (MSU). He is a fully licensed clinical and macro masters-level social worker in the State of Michigan. Dr. Ahmedani also completed a graduate certificate in Epidemiology at MSU during his NIH / NIDA-funded fellowship program in Drug Dependence Epidemiology. He joined the Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) in 2010. His research interests are in the…

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MiAEYC 2018 Early Childhood Conference

April 12 - April 14
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids,, MI 49503 United States
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$30 - $155

The Michigan AEYC Early Childhood Conference is the largest early childhood conference in Michigan. The 3-day conference features 175 workshops, 3 keynote presentations, Learning Fair, exhibits, and opportunities to learn from and network with other early childhood professionals!

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Race Relations and the Behavioral Health Professional

April 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Pine Rest Portage Clinic, 1350 W. Centre Avenue, Suite 110
Portage, MI 49024 United States
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Cost: Free Call to RSVP: 269.910.7327 Facilitators: Bernice Patterson, PhD and Dynetta Clark, LLP The goal of this support group is to create a safe space for all behavioral health professionals of color, especially in the greater Kalamazoo-Portage area, to discuss and process issues around race and racism in the professional and personal lives of the participants. It creates an environment where valuable strategies and coping mechanisms can be shared amongst peers. “Diversity is about all of us, and about having to figure…

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Alex Burt RAIND/VPRGS Brown Bag

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MSU- Erickson Hall, 133 Erickson Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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Come hear Professor, Clinical Psychologist, and Behavioral Geneticist in the Department of Psychology Alex burt speak at RAIND’s brown bag April 13th from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in 133F Erickson Hall.

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34th Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference

April 17 - April 18
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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$180 - $270

The Annual Developmental Disabilities Conference will focus on issues related to healthcare, social, community, and educational services which are of critical importance to the future of persons with DD. The program will provide an overview of issues related to the spectrum of services currently available as well as strategies for enhancing these services. This educational program is designed for physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, therapists, dietitians, educators, home care providers, and other professionals interested in the delivery of care and…

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How to Have a Successful Office Visit with a Patient with ASD

April 18 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Pine Rest Postma Center, 300 68th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548 United States
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Presenters Kelly Blakenship, DO and Emily White, LMSW, BCBA Description Knowing the best course of treatment for a patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder can be challenging and overwhelming-but it starts with a meaningful office visit. Dr. Blakenship will share recent updates in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, recommendations about referrals, psychopharmacology and treatment modalities. Emily White will draw from her experience with autism testing and diagnosing as well as treating autism with Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy. Attendees will learn…

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