Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series
The Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series is a community and continuing education program provided for Division of Developmental Disabilities staff, community provider agencies, people with disabilities, and family members to enhance their knowledge and skills in innovative approaches and state of the art practices for people with developmental disabilities.
Eight sessions of the Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series are held each year, four in the Fall, and four in the Spring. Nationally known speakers with expertise in their field serve as faculty for the program, each conducting a morning presentation and providing technical assistance in an afternoon forum. Over 1,500 people attend the Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series each year.
See the descriptions of current sessions and registration information below.
Supported Decision Making for
Robert Dinerstein, JD
Creative and Collaborative Clinical Treatment Model for People with Intellectual Disabilities
April Stein, MEd
For people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) and mental health needs, group and individual psychological treatment is most effective when the clinical principles are repeated in daily life, through vocational and residential services, with the same goals and therapeutic orientation. This model evolved from a relapse prevention program for people with ID and problematic sexual behaviors. Using principles from Positive Psychology, Systems, Psychodrama, and Positive Behavior Supports, this model demonstrates an integrated, collaborative clinical approach to treatment.
Teresa Grossi, PhD
It has been shown that students with self-determination skills are more likely to be engaged in post-school employment. Students with varying levels of skills and abilities can actively participate in and lead their transition planning process. These skills can and should be carried over to the adult provider planning meeting process and used to prepare for job interviews. This interactive session will review a variety of digital technologies and selfdetermination materials, examples of ways to teach in various settings and formats, and share ideas for implementation.
Social Capital is One Quality Outcome that Leads to a Wonderful Life
Cathy Ficker Terrill, MS
This session will focus on building social capital with individuals in
the context of organizational change from a model of traditional
services to one in which supports are provided to help people
become community members. The importance of social capital and
connecting people to supports in their local community, especially
when resources are scarce, will be discussed along with strategies
that emphasize the person’s role in defining quality in his/her life.
Methods to build social capital will be shared, including community
connection and increasing opportunities for genuine participation.
Fee information: Free of charge. Registration is required and space is limited.
Continuing Education Available: ASWB, CRCC, DDNA, NJDOE. View Continuing Education details
Please note: Submission of the online form is not a confirmation of registration. Submission of the online registration form sends an email request to The Boggs Center. When your form is received, Boggs Center
For more information: Please email Debbie Mahovetz or call 732-235-9543.
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Fall 2014 Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series
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