Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

CEDD takes the lead in planning for the annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. The institute is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals, including educators, psychologists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech and language pathologists, as well as consumers, family members, caregivers, and students. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services.  Videos of past Summer Institute presentations are available on YouTube and our website.

On-line Training Programs

CEDD has developed several training programs that are available, free of charge, via the CEDD website.  

  •  The Autism Distance Education Parent Training (ADEPT) series focuses on behavioral skills training for parents of children with autism.  It is geared toward enhancing independence and positive behavior of children with autism and increasing their opportunities for community integration.  The two modules in the ADEPT series, entitled “Teaching Functional and Adaptive Skills to your child with ASD” and “Using Positive Behavior Supports and Strategies” have been completed and are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese on our website.
  • The Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (three videos) is designed for health professionals and patient families, explaining the disorder, medical care and guidance, and family support. Titles in the series include: 1) An Introduction to Medical Issues, 2) The First Year and a Half: Clark Family Interview, and 3) The First Sixteen Years: Heran Family Interview.