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Learning Opportunities – October 26, 2018

2018 Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth,
and Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Hosted by: Interprofessional Continuing Education at UBC
Date: November 7th – 9th, 2018
Location: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond (Click for map)
Registration: TBA

Visit the Conference website

About the Conference: The term developmental disabilities (DD) refers to individuals with intellectual disability, autism spectrum, fetal alcohol spectrum and related neurodevelopmental genetic syndromes. Children, youth, and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. This interactive 2018 conference will focus on practical strategies and partnerships to optimize their potential. Our goal is to help clinicians and caregivers learn effective ways to work with individuals with DD, and their families, in partnership to improve their quality of life experience. The conference will also provide educational and informative psychiatric, behavioural, mental health, and complex physical health updates specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review evidence based clinical best practices in physical, mental health and education for individuals with DD
  • Explore new research in physical, mental health and education for individuals with DD
  • Identify core issues and challenges facing individuals with DD and their families
  • Consider ways to build partnerships to maximize health and wellbeing
  • Develop connections, share knowledge and common experiences with individuals and service providers involved in the field of DD

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Kathryn at 604-822-7708 or email


Housing Central – Conference of the BC Non-Profit Housing Association

November 18 – 20, 2018
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC Canada


2018 Tash Conference – November 28 – 30

Portland, Oregon

Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative – Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for
people with disabilities.

More info and registration at: