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August 7, 2001

MIND Institute Conference
Focuses on Autism


Two California State University Sacramento professors will be among the speakers at the first autism summer institute put on by the UC Davis MIND (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Institute, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Aug. 8 - 9 on the CSUS campus. Sessions will be held in the University Union Redwood Room, Amador Hall 150 and Riverside 1015.

The educational meeting is designed to help area professionals address issues related to children with autism spectrum disorder CSUS special education, rehabilitation and school psychology professors Maurine Ballard-Rosa and Steven Daley will speak on "Educational Issues for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders" at 10:40 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 in Amador Hall 150. Later that day, Ballard-Rosa will also be part of a panel on "Embedding Objectives Into Classroom Activities," moderated by Daley, at 3:10 p.m. in the Redwood Room.

The MIND Institute is an organization of parents, community leaders, researchers, clinicians and volunteers brought together to study and treat autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. For more information on the conference, contact Barbara Davis at (916) 734-8995.



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