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Conventions & Conferences - 2006 - 04 (April) - CEC in Salt Lake City


CEC Salt Lake City Convention & Expo (04/2006)

Salt Lake City , Utah
April 4-8, 2006

DDD Highlights from the 2006 CEC Conference

Great Attendance at DDD Showcase Session

More than 200 conference attendees were present for the DDD Showcase presentation, titled “Research-Based and Emerging Best Practices in Developmental Disabilities/Autism: Where Are We Going?” Moderated by Phil Parette, DDD President Elect, six expert presenters provided summaries of research on topical areas impact ting our field and shared implications for current and future practitioners. Presenters included Mike Wehmeyer, University of Kansas [Issues in Self-Determination and Transition Planning for Persons with DD/Autism]; George Peterson-Karlan, Illinois State University [Issues in Integrating Assistive Technology into the Curriculum]; Brenda Smith Myles, University of Kansas [Autism: A Rapidly Changing Field for Practitioners]; John Wheeler, Tennessee Tech University [Behavioral Support Strategies for Learners with DD]; Toni Van Laarhoven, Northern Illinois University [Curricula Issues and Students with DD/Autism]; and Dianne Berkell Zager, Pace University [Transition Issues for Persons with DD/ASD]. Attendees had the opportunity to pose questions to the presenters. In addition, DDD had a total of 44 formal sessions, and 29 posters representing both Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

DDD Showcase Session

Research-Based and Emerging Best Practices in Developmental Disabilities/Autism: Where Are We Going?

Moderator: Phil Parette
Panel Members: Mike Wehmeyer, George Peterson-Karlan, Brenda Smith Myles, John Wheeler, Toni Van Laarhoven, Dianne Berkell Zager

Showcase Session PowerPoint (saved as pdf) (see Related Content)
DDD Showcase Panel (l-r): Phil Parette, Dianne Zager, Mike Wehmeyer, Brenda Myles, George Peterson-Karlan, John Wheeler & Toni Van Laarhoven

Many other sessions will be highlighted by DDD. Specific sessions will address (a) teaching play skills to children with DDD, (b) managing behavior in inclusive settings, (c) assistive technology for students with DDD, (c) comprehensive programming techniques for students with autism spectrum disorders, and (d) teaching effective communication strategies to students with DD.
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