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DSACC Health Care Conference 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
From 8:00 – 2:30 pm
The Hall at The Well Church-Fig Garden Campus: 4545 N. Palm Fresno, CA
$25 per Person, lunch included
Tickets available thru February 1, 2015
Topics Include: Promoting the most adaptive understanding and use of behavioral characteristics of people with Ds, Current health care guidelines, promoting social skills, independence, self esteem & safety in the community
More about our speakers: Dennis McGuire, Ph.D, is a consultant in a private practice and the former Director of Psychosocial Services for the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in suburban Chicago. Dr. McGuire helped to establish the center which has served the health and psychosocial needs of over 5,000 adults with Ds. Dr. McGuire has co-authored two books “Mental Wellness of Adults with Down Syndrome” and “The Guide to Good Health for Teen & Adults with Down Syndrome”.
Dr. Michael Allshouse is one of the leading authorities in the service of infants and children with Down syndrome. He is a nationally recognized speaker on the subjects of pediatric trauma, general pediatric surgery, and Down syndrome as it relates to the health care professional.
This new (all ages) group offers emotional support, insight, and understanding to parents of children with special needs. The group will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm at the DSACC office. Meetings will be led by Carolyn Tellalian, LCSW and an occasional guest speaker. This program is funded by the Hillblom Foundation. Beverages will be served. Childcare can be provided if notified at least 5 days in advance of meeting.
Next Session: March 2015
DSACC is excited to announce it’s next session of RELATIONSHIP TRAINING for high school students and young adults, funded in part by a grant from the
People with developmental disabilities are the victims of sexual, physical and verbal abuse at a rate that is alarmingly higher than their peers without a developmental disability. A primary objective of this course is to empower our loved ones with the information and coping mechanisms to prevent becoming a victim of sexual abuse. Overall, the course will provide information about relationships; the boundaries and responsibilities associated with them in a teaching setting that will respect participants different learning styles and abilities.
The curriculum includes lessons about different kinds of feelings and behaviors that occur in each kind of relationship, as well as discussions about appropriate public and private talk. We’ll explore how relationships grow and move from friendship to a partner/sweetheart, and learn ways to talk about feelings and solve problems when in a relationship. The class will also explore how to identify if your relationship has gone bad and examine ways to end a relationship and deal with your feelings in a healthy way. Family values and sensitivity are of utmost concern and if concerns or specific issues surface during the course, it will be important to share those with either of the course facilitators. Throughout this course, participants will have topics that are designed to promote and encourage family discussions. We hope that you will support this process and be an active participant!
Next Session: TBA