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Leading The Charge - Collaborating for Effective Services 2019

6th Annual Leading the Charge - Collaborating for Effective Services One-Day Educational Event host by DDPN with lead sponsorship by San Diego Regional Center. This Year's Focus: Individuals with intellectual &  developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental health challenges   Come hear from a our keynote speaker: Dr. Joan Beasley Research Associate Professor and Director of the Center for START Services at the UNH Institute on Disability. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University, and a Master’s degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern University.   Dr. Beasley is the author and co-founder of the START program, first implemented in 1988, and has worked to promote the development of effective services for people with disabilities and their families for more than 35 years. START was cited as a model program in the 2002 US Surgeon General’s   Report on mental health disparities for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities and in 2016 the model was identified as best practice by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine.   TOPICS TO BE COVERED: Understanding and Supporting Individuals ID/DD and Co-occurring Mental Health Needs, Distinguishing Between Mental Health Issues vs. Dementia and Alzheimer’s, Self-Care: Bullying and Abuse, etc., Community Resources—Who, What & Where are They? and more!   Who Should Attend? Individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, families, service providers, agency directors and support staff, regional center and DOR staff,Transition Programs ...   REGIONAL CENTER CLIENTS & FAMILIES: Please contact your service coordinator to request funding to attend the conference (SDRC Vendor No. PQ8484).    Registration includes a continental breakfast, tea and coffee, a plated lunch and dessert, parking and swag bags! Trolley access conveniently located directly across from Double Tree. Hotel garage parking is included with registration and validation will be given at event.   Translation available upon request.  PRIOR to event please contact   THANK YOU TO OUR LEAD SPONSORS:

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