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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

YAI Network's 31st Annual International Conf. 2010

On March 22, 2010 @ 5:22pm, Lynn U. Berman wrote:

Hi Saskia,

I thought your followers on Developmental Disabilities Exchange might be interested in the following information about our upcoming conference in New York City.

The YAI Network's 31st Annual International Conference: “Decade of Decisions: Moving Forward in Developmental and Learning Disabilities” will be held on April 26-29, 2010.

Designed for professionals at all levels, family members and individuals with developmental and learning disabilities.

Features hands-on trainings & extended sessions for in-depth training.
More than 120 seminars and workshop topics include: Advocacy, Aging, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Challenging Behaviors, Clinical Issues, Day Services, Early Intervention, Family Supports, Health Care, Inclusion, Positive Behavioral Support, Residential, Self-determination, Sensory Integration, Sexuality/Socialization, Workforce Issues, Employment, and Staff Training

The Premier HealthCare Training Institute will host its 9th Annual One-Day Conference on the Medical Home on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Rooms available at special YAI conference price.

For more information, visit yai.org/conference. Brochure available. Online registration is open. Or contact Abbe Wittenberg at awittenberg@yai.org, or 212-273-6472.

For more information about the YAI/NIPD Network or to obtain services, call
1-866-2-YAI-LINK or visit www.yai.org.

Lynn U. Berman
Edited for publication by Saskia Davis