Feb 20, 2014

Center for Disabilities announces session titles, early bird discount for Spring Symposium

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.”

For more information about the Center for Disabilities and to register for the symposium, go to www.usd.edu/medical-school/center-for-disabilities/spring-symposium-2014.cfm. Family and student rates can be found on the registration page as well.

About the Sanford School of Medicine

For more than a century, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has set the standard for medical education of students, residents and professionals in the state. The school’s mission includes education, research and service. It emphasizes family practice to help create the next generation of doctors for all parts of the state. The school’s economic impact includes attracting $17 million annually in research funding as well as hosting two of the four 2010 Research Centers designated by the governor.

About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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Phillip Carter
The University of South Dakota
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