VERMILLION, S.D. -- “Best Practices in Providing Services to Individuals with Disabilities” is the theme of the recently announced USD Center for Disabilities Spring Symposium, which takes place in Chamberlain, S.D., April 14-16.
Among the session titles are “Tackling Today’s Technology: Promoting social skills in a new way by using video games;” “Healthcare Transitions: Bridging Troubled Waters;” and “Can we talk? Enhancing Communication Skills for People with Disabilities.” Other topics include creative job development and workplace supports, understanding and respecting diversity, nutrition tactics to improve the health of youth with disabilities, working with other professionals in a team environment, effective tools and strategies for supporting individuals with Autism/Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders/Traumatic Brian Injury and much more.
Registration for the symposium is $150, but there is an early bird discount of $135, if registration is completed by Friday, March 14. The deadline to register for the symposium is Friday, April 4.
“We invite everyone—not just from across the state but around the region—who works in some capacity with people with disabilities to attend the Spring Symposium,” said Wendy Parent-Johnson, Center for Disabilities executive director. “This unique symposium, besides the training and breakout sessions, also includes a forum where those in attendance can share their knowledge and experience and also participate in a community conversation everyone can benefit from.”
Get more information about the Center for Disabilities and register for the symposium. Family and student rates can be found on the registration page as well.