Profectum Foundation's 1st International Conference
Three Dimensional Thinking
in Autism and Stress Related Disorders
Expanding Frontiers to Advance Development for Children Across the Lifespan

April 12 - 14, 2013
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green Street - Pasadena, California

Thank you to our participants for your support and making this conference great!

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This was an exciting 3-day conference and training opportunity which featured national and internationally know clinicians, researchers and leaders active in advancing the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs populations.

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Guest Presenters

Elissa Epel, PhD
Connie Kasari, PhD
Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR
Daniel Openden, PhD, BCBA-D
T. Berry Brazelton, MD
Joshua D. Sparrow, MD
Diane Cullinane, MD
Joshua Feder, MD, DFAPA

Honoring
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

Pioneer in Early Childhood Development
Recipient Profectum Humanitarian Award

Profectum Faculty

Serena Wieder, PhD; Profectum Foundation Clinical Director
Ricki Robinson, MD, MPH; Profectum Foundation Medical Director
Richard Solomon, MD
Barbara Kalmanson, PhD
Connie Lillas, PhD, MFT, RN
Mona Delahooke, PhD
Rosemary White, OTR/L
Lisa deFaria, LCSW, BCD
Monica G. Osgood
Cindy Harrison, MSc REG CASLPO
Griff Doyle, PhD
Ruby Moye Salazar, LCSW, BCD

Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center Vendor  -  Vendor #: PD2979 / Service Code: 102

Why attend this ground breaking conference?

  • To view the multiple dimensions of development that build lifelong competencies for relating, thinking, feeling and functioning.
  • To apply new research to practical ideas you can implement to benefit your children and their families.
  • To learn new ways to deal with stress - yours, your children and their families – to increase resilience.
  • To help young adults with an ASD or other special needs build for their future –by connecting their passions to realize dreams.
  • To honor T. Berry Brazelton, MD as Profectum’s Inaugural Humanitarian Award recipient.
  • To meet and network with colleagues, friends and parents dedicated to the progress of every individual they reach and meet kids and young adults living successfully with an ASD.

      and more

  • Unique poster sessions featuring not only professionals introducing you to their research or model programming ventures, but young adults with special needs sharing their experiences in building their future through inventive and creative endeavors.
  • Intimate meet and greets for regional, international, profession-specific and parent groups.
  • An exciting array of Resource Partners offering educational material, therapy tools, books and more.
  • Book signings by prominent authors and bookstore.

Who should attend?

We welcome parents and professionals including physicians, clinical psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, developmental optometrists, school psychologists, inclusion specialists, educators, special educators, para-professionals, early interventionists, music therapists, regional center case managers, behavioral specialists … and more!

Whether you are the parent of, or a professional working with children, adolescents and young adults with an ASD, stress-related disorders or other special needs, THIS CONFERENCE IS FOR YOU!

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