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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CIDD Community Talk Series


The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) will be hosting a series of talks this spring to share information about recent advances in developmental disabilities, such as autism. All talks are free, and everyone is welcome. These sessions are a great opportunity for parents, teachers, professionals, and others to learn more about specific autism-related topics. Read more about CIDD on the Therapists page on this blog.

All sessions will be held from 7 - 8:30pm in the CIDD Conference Room 101 at 101 Renee Lynne Court, Carrboro, NC 27510 (across from TEACCH)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013:


Early Brain and Behavior Development in Autism


Speaker: Joseph Piven, M.D., Director, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology UNC-CH

Learn about new research findings on the early development of autistic symptoms in infants and toddlers between 6 and 24 months of age.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013:


Benefits and Risks of Psychiatric Medication Usage in the Context of Developmental Disabilities


Speaker: Robert Christian, M.D., Assistant Professor
Departments of Pediatrics and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UNC-CH

Discuss various classes of medication used to aid the treatment of severe behavioral and emotional challenges in the context of developmental disabilities.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013:


Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury in North Carolina: State of the State


Speaker: Stephen R. Hooper, Ph.D. Associate Director of Research Psychologist/
Child and Adolescent Neuropsychologist
Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Pediatrics and Education
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UNC-CH

Review findings about pediatric traumatic brain injuries with respect to definition, targeted neurodevelopmental outcomes, and the importance of family factors with respect to post-injury recovery and functioning.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013:


Raising Expectations: Supporting Successful Transition into Adulthood for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities


Speaker: Deborah Zuver, M.A., LMFT, Co-Director, Project STIR (Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility)
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UNC-CH

Explore a snapshot of emerging opportunities and resources along with an overview of necessary skills and tools for building a successful future.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013:


Students with Learning Disabilities: Strategies for Success


Speaker: Donna Carlson Yerby, M.Ed., Assistant Director, Program Development and Evaluation
Education Section Head
Learning Specialist/Educational Diagnostician
Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, UNC-CH

Address considerations in determining if a student has a learning disability, the importance of a meaningful IEP, and collaboration with teachers to ensure support.


For more information about the CIDD Community Talk Series, contact Debbie B. Reinhartsen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP at Debbie.Reinhatrsen@cidd.unc.edu or (919) 966-4138.


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