Help Group Summit Focuses on Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD

By Elena Epstein

special needs Help Group summit

The Help Group Summit is designed for professionals and parents, and will cover a wide range of topics. PHOTO COURTESY THE HELP GROUP

A two-day conference featuring leading experts in research and best practices in the assessment and treatment of autism, learning disabilities and ADHD is set for Oct. 23 and 24 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

The Help Group’s Summit 2015 is designed for educators, clinicians/therapists and parents. Speakers include experts from UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, University of Washington, UC Davis, UC Riverside and USC.

The conference will feature a wide range of topics including:

  • Identifying and Treating Toddlers with ASD: Is it Time for a Paradigm Shift?
  • ADHD: An Overview of What You Need to Know
  • Strengthening the Brain in ADHD and Reading Disorders
  • From Play Dates to Romantic Dates: Evidence-based Social Skills Training Across the Lifespan
  • Motivating Children with Autism to Engage in Social Communication and Academics Using Pivotal Response Treatment
  • Engaging Children with ASD in Everyday Family Routine: Strategies for Parents of Young Children
  • Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness: Embracing Choice and Expanding Living and Work Opportunities for Young Adults with Moderate to Severe Autism
  • Engineering Success in “Thrice Exception” Students Through a Rigorous STEM Focused Curriculum
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Parents and Caregivers of Young People with Special Needs

Registration fees are $110 for Oct. 23, $75 for Oct. 24 or $135 for both days. For more information and to register, go to www.thehelpgroup.org/thgevent/summit-2015.

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