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DD Day 30th Annual

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day

Time: 8:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Location: The Niagara Falls Event & Convention Center
Address: 101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Cost:  Luncheon and Workshop/Fair $40   — Workshop/Fair only: $20 —   Workshop/Fair Day of event: $25 (no lunch)       Free scholarship tickets available to people who qualify

People with developmental disabilities and their families can access professionals from many different local and regional area agencies who will provide guidance, literature and general information about services they provide.  This is the largest conference of it’s kind in the US.    Separate  1/1/2 hour workshops .   See you there!

Workshops include:

10) Finding Effective Solutions for the Sensory Deficits of Autism.  10:30am to Noon
Debra Kroetsch
Wife and mother, Debra Kroetsch, explains and provides details on strategies she has created to combat Autism. Debra was 17 when she first noticed her differences. She vaguely sensed she was missing something, but what? Years passed, but nothing improved until the day she started changing her personal spaces. She’d made hundreds of these changes, long before discovering that her difference had a name….Autism. I, F

16) The Power of Presuming Competence.  1:45 to 3:15
Lisa Reyes MD, Founder of Hope RPM
People with disabilities who are nonverbal or cannot use speech to communicate reliably, are ofter underestimated.   As a result, this population is at risk for being excluded from meaningful education and life experiences. This talk will explore what it means to presume competence, why it is important, and how to implement teaching and practices that presume competence. Lisa Reyes is a certified Rapid Prompting Methods (RPM) practitioner and founder of Hope RPM which is dedicated to helping individuals with autism and related disabilities achieve age-appropriate education and communication. She is the mom to Philip who has nonverbal autism and has been featured on Channel 2 News, The Buffalo News, Sesame Street See Amazing Autism Initiative, Parents Magazine, and The Mighty.E

For more information and to register, visit: www.DDday.org or

Links : DD DAY Website


May 24
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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The Niagara Falls Event & Convention Center
101 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303 United States
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