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Breaking Barriers Cultural And Socioeconomic Considerations in Working With Diverse And Underserved ASD/IDD Communities

October 12, 2018
8:00am to 4:30pm
Anschutz Medical Campus Education 2 South 13121 East 17th Ave 1st Floor Auditorium, Aurora, CO
Morning Session With Featured Speaker Maria Mercedes Avila, phd, University of Vermont Health starts where we live, learn work and play. Our environment and those we interact with in our lives have a big impact on a variety of health indicators. Dr. Avila will speak to the importance of understanding how we can influence our health outcomes by creating equity for families from diverse communities. The session will highlight the importance of having providers promote inclusion, diversity, and cultural responsiveness in all aspects of working with families. Afternoon Session With Featured Speaker Matt Tincani, phd, bcba-d Temple University Dr. Tincani will begin by discussing issues in the under identification of under-represented racial/ethic minority children with ASD, including state and national data to suggest that minority children are less likely than white children to be identified with ASD and provided with appropriate educational services. he will then explore potential solutions to address under identification within special education and related services delivery systems. Finally, he will overview ways that practitioners can incorporate cultural and linguistic variables into their intervention practices in supporting individuals with ASD, including those from under-served communities.
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