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Current Center News

Spring 2019

3rd Annual NJLEND Maternal and Child Health Leadership Symposium

We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd Annual New Jersey Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (NJLEND) Maternal & Child Health Leadership Symposium, a program of The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Registration will begin at 8:30 AM. A continental breakfast will be provided.
Location: Children’s Specialized Hospital Auditorium
200 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Keynote Speaker:

Paul T. Shattuck, PhDPaul T. Shattuck, PhD
Associate Professor
Leader - Life Course Outcomes Research Program
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University

Life Course Research and Community Engagement
to Improve Autism Outcomes

Continuing Education: Social Work and DDNA Continuing Education recognition will be available

There is no charge for this program but space is limited and registration is required. Please register by Friday, April 26, so that we can hold your space.


This symposium will celebrate the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 class of NJLEND Fellows and feature a keynote presentation by Paul T. Shattuck, PhD. The NJLEND Fellows will present their Leadership Projects during a poster session at the beginning and the end of the symposium. The Poster Gallery Walk and Networking Session will begin at 9:00 AM.


We look forward to seeing you at this exciting continuing education opportunity for current and future Maternal and Child Health professionals.



Announcing DDLS From Your Desk

DDLS From Your DeskThe Boggs Center is excited to announce its new web-based video series, DDLS From Your Desk. Featuring nationally-known experts in the field of developmental disabilities, DDLS From Your Desk allows viewers to access key points and takeaways from selected sessions of the Center’s Developmental Disabilities Lecture Series anytime and anywhere with an internet connection. Through each episode, viewers learn about pressing topics, emerging trends, and innovative approaches in services and supports for people with developmental disabilities in 15 minutes or less.

The first episode of DDLS From Your Desk, “Creating a Strong Direct Support Workforce: A Policy Roadmap,” featuring Robert Espinoza, MPA, Vice President of Policy at PHI, is now available. Viewers will learn:


  • Why the direct support field is experiencing a workforce shortage
  • What states, service providers, and advocates can do to strengthen and improve the direct support workforce

To access this episode, visit:


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