AAIDD Annual Meeting Program June 6-9, 2011 : Page 7

pr o G r am hi G hli G ht s Sunday, June 5 5:00 pm–8:00 pm PreConFerenCe MeetIngs 1:00 – 3:00 pm Board of directors meeting Presiding: Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD, FAAIDD, AAIDD President crpd & you: advocacy and the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (crpd) Presented by the United States International Council On Disabilities (USICD) Room: Kellogg III 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm president’s reception (for Students and Early Career Professionals) Room: Kellogg II Monday, June 6 registration 8:00 am–5:30 pm 7:00 – 8:30 am This two-part program will introduce you to the CRPD and explore how the Convention is advancing the equal rights of people with disabilities around the world. A panel of leaders in the developmental and intellectual disability community will discuss the treaty’s meaning for the AAIDD constituency of self-advocates, families, and professionals. The program will also give an update on the latest news on progress toward U.S. ratification of the Convention in light of President Obama’s pledge of sup-port for ratification of this treaty. fee: $20 Room: Governors II 1:00 – 4:00 pm nadd symposium improving emotion regulation: integrating dialectical Behavioral therapy and the skills system Julie F. Brown, LICSW, JRI-Integrated Clinical Services complimentary continental Breakfast Location: Mississippi Garden Court East 7:00 – 9:00 am region vi meeting Presiding: Linda Draayers Room: State 2 9:00 – 10:00 am annual open membership meeting and leadership forum Presiding: Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD, AAIDD President Room: Capitol Ballroom 10:15 – 11:30 am the assembly of Geographic interests Presiding: Sharon C. Gomez, FAAIDD Room: Governors III 10:15 – 11:30 am the conference of professional interests Presiding: Marc J. Tassé, PhD, FAAIDD This 3-hour pre-conference will present a treatment model that integrates Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the Skills System, which is a user-friendly emo-tion regulation skills curriculum, to help people who are diagnosed with ID/DD and experience significant emotion regulation challenges. The session will begin by high-lighting factors that impact this population, as well as, presenting an overview of how this DBT model functions to improve emotional, cognitive, and behavioral regulation abilities. Pilot data showing statistically significant reduc-tions in the three areas of risks that were studied and predictors of treatment responses will be presented. In the second half of the session, attendees will learn more detailed information about the Skills System, a video of consumers utilizing the framework will help conference participants understand the utility of the model. Finally, resources and information related to gaining competency in DBT and the Skills System will be discussed. fee: $45 Room: Governors I 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm establishing an international perspectives siG James R. Thompson, PhD, FAAIDD, Illinois State University Room: State 2 11:30 am – 1:00 pm leadership Groups meetings Lunch available, please purchase your lunch ticket at the registration desk fee $20 Room: Capitol Room For many years the participation of international mem-bers in AAIDD has greatly enhanced the Association. A new Special Interest Group (SIG) will be formed to provide a home within AAIDD for international members, as well as for US members who are interested in inter-national perspectives. Goals activities for this new SIG will be discussed at this meeting, and leadership will be recruited. fee: $0 Room: Governors III AAIDD P A th W A y s t o re ALI z I ng the vI s I on   |   7

Pre-Conference Meetings

1:00 – 3:00 pm<br /> <br /> CRPD & You: Advocacy and the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD )<br /> <br /> Presented by the United States International Council On Disabilities (USICD)<br /> <br /> This two-part program will introduce you to the CRPD and explore how the Convention is advancing the equal rights of people with disabilities around the world. A panel of leaders in the developmental and intellectual disability community will discuss the treaty's meaning for the AAIDD constituency of self-advocates, families, and professionals. The program will also give an update on the latest news on progress toward U.S. ratification of the Convention in light of President Obama's pledge of support for ratification of this treaty.<br /> <br /> Fee: $20<br /> <br /> Room: Governors II<br /> <br /> 1:00 – 4:00 pm<br /> <br /> NADD SYMPOSIUM<br /> <br /> Improving Emotion Regulation: Integrating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and the Skills System<br /> <br /> Julie F. Brown, LICSW, JRI-Integrated Clinical Services<br /> <br /> This 3-hour pre-conference will present a treatment model that integrates Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and the Skills System, which is a user-friendly emotion regulation skills curriculum, to help people who are diagnosed with ID/DD and experience significant emotion regulation challenges. The session will begin by highlighting factors that impact this population, as well as, presenting an overview of how this DBT model functions to improve emotional, cognitive, and behavioral regulation abilities. Pilot data showing statistically significant reductions in the three areas of risks that were studied and predictors of treatment responses will be presented. In the second half of the session, attendees will learn more detailed information about the Skills System, a video of consumers utilizing the framework will help conference participants understand the utility of the model. Finally, resources and information related to gaining competency in DBT and the Skills System will be discussed.<br /> <br /> Fee: $45<br /> <br /> Room: Governors I<br /> <br /> 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm<br /> <br /> Establishing An International Perspectives SI G<br /> <br /> James R. Thompson, PhD, FAAIDD, Illinois State University<br /> <br /> For many years the participation of international members in AAIDD has greatly enhanced the Association. A new Special Interest Group (SIG) will be formed to provide a home within AAIDD for international members, as well as for US members who are interested in international perspectives. Goals activities for this new SIG will be discussed at this meeting, and leadership will be recruited.<br /> <br /> Fee: $0<br /> Room: Governors III<br /> <br /> 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm<br /> <br /> Strategies for Promoting Friendships and Relationships With Community Members<br /> <br /> Angela Amado, PhD, FAAIDD, University of Minnesota<br /> <br /> While people live and work in the community, they are often still socially isolated. This workshop will present effective strategies, developed in a wide variety of settings, to connect people in friendships with community members and increase community belonging and membership. Participants will leave with concrete ideas and strategies to use.<br /> <br /> Fee: $45<br /> <br /> Room: Governors V<br /> <br /> INV ITATION ON LY MEET ING<br /> 8:30 am – 4:30 pm<br /> <br /> National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices<br /> <br /> Facilitators: Mathew P. Janicki, PhD, and Seth M. Keller, MD<br /> <br /> The National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices will hold a special meeting to discuss the progress of its work and products, including a review of various potentially applicable screening forms and the technological and clinical practices used by agencies in delivering supports and services to adults with I/DD affected by various dementias. The National Task Goup is producing a national report which will (1) suggest a workable screen instrument that will help distinguish dementia-related decline from changes attributable to benign aging, (2) create an updated set of practice guidelines for post-determination health care and supports, and (3) examine and recommend models of community-based support and long term care of persons with ID affected by dementia. The National Task Group's effort is designed to correspond with the work that will undertake at the federal level under the National Alzheimer's Project Act.<br /> <br /> Fee: $20 lunch ticket<br /> <br /> Room: Governors IV<br />

Annual Membership Meeting and Leadership Forum

Monday, June 6<br /> <br /> Registration<br /> <br /> 8:00 am–5:30 pm<br /> <br /> 7:00 – 8:30 am<br /> <br /> Complimentary Continental Breakfast<br /> <br /> Location: Mississippi Garden Court East<br /> <br /> 7:00 – 9:00 am<br /> <br /> Region VI Meeting<br /> <br /> Presiding: Linda Draayers<br /> <br /> Room: State 2<br /> <br /> 9:00 – 10:00 am<br /> <br /> Annual Open Membership Meeting and Leadership Forum<br /> <br /> Presiding: Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD, AAIDD President<br /> <br /> Room: Capitol Ballroom<br /> <br /> 10:15 – 11:30 am<br /> <br /> The Assembly of Geographic Interests<br /> <br /> Presiding: Sharon C. Gomez, FAAIDD<br /> <br /> Room: Governors III<br /> <br /> 10:15 – 11:30 am<br /> <br /> The Conference of Professional Interests<br /> <br /> Presiding: Marc J. Tassé, PhD, FAAIDD<br /> <br /> Room: State 2<br /> <br /> 11:30 am – 1:00 pm<br /> <br /> Leadership Groups Meetings<br /> <br /> Lunch available, please purchase your lunch ticket at the registration desk<br /> <br /> Fee $20<br /> <br /> Room: Capitol Room

Annual Meeting Program

Sunday, June 5<br /> <br /> 5:00 pm–8:00 pm<br /> <br /> Board of Directors Meeting<br /> <br /> Presiding: Michael L. Wehmeyer, PhD, FAAIDD, AAIDD President<br /> <br /> Room: Kellogg III<br /> <br /> 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm<br /> <br /> President’s Reception<br /> <br /> (for Students and Early Career Professionals)<br /> <br /> Room: Kellogg II

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