The conference will be held at 3535 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 16th floor. The site is wheelchair accessible and convenient to public transportation and street parking.
This conference provides a forum to highlight practices in the field of developmental disabilities, as well as techniques and models of service for individuals with developmental disabilities from birth to senior citizens and their families.
Developmental disabilities may include: autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, cerebral palsy, and other cognitive or physical disabilities.
Our keynote speaker this year is Kathy Sykes, Director, Intellectual Disabilities Services in Philadelphia and Fred Lokuta, Deputy Secretary for the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).
We are excited to announce that the 14th Annual Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Research Poster Day will be on Thursday May 23 from 11-2:45 p.m. at Abramson Research Center.
The goal of the day is to highlight research on developmental disabilities, chronic illness, and prevention by LEND fellows, other fellows at CHOP, and staff and faculty. Last year we had over 30 posters (over 20 by staff and faculty), and we hope to have another great turnout this year.
Staff, faculty, and trainees, please consider submitting a poster for this day (poster presentations are from noon-1 p.m.) The abstract deadline is Friday May 10.
Also, please join us for two exciting symposiums: (1) morning symposium related to LEND fellow’s Autism projects from 11 a.m.-noon, and (2) afternoon interdisciplinary symposium from 1:15-2:45 p.m.. CE credits will be provided for attendance.
Contact Dr. Stephen Leff or LEND Program Coordinator Tatiana Mack with any questions.