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2021 Summer Institute Playlist

2020 Summer Institute Playlist

2014 Summer Institute


Analyzing Comorbidity with Genetic and Cognitive Methods

Analyzing Comorbidity with Genetic and Cognitive Methods

Analyzing Comorbidity with Genetic and Cognitive Methods

Presenter: Bruce F. Pennington, PhD

Affiliation: University of Denver

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:19:45

Summary: Keynote Address from 2014 Summer Institute.


Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Student with ASD

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Student with ASD

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Student with ASD

Presenter: Ann England, M.A., CCC-SLP-L

Affiliation: California Department of Education

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:06:53

Summary: This presentation will help participants understand how the CCSS influence classroom instruction and what challenges the student with ASD may encounter in the academic setting.


Community Integration: What’s Possible?

Community Integration:
What’s Possible?

Community Integration: What’s Possible?

Presenters: Stephen Nowicki, MD, PhD, Heather Zoller and Robin Dewey, MPH

Affiliation: Team Davis

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 37:04

Summary: This presentation will offer examples of how community integration has been achieved through a partnership between UC Davis and a non-profit organization, Team Davis, in the areas of sports, recreation, work, and other important parts of life.


Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Individuals Having Intellectual Disabilities

Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Individuals Having Intellectual Disabilities

Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Individuals Having Intellectual Disabilities

Presenter: Coni Kalinowski, MD

Affiliation: Mojave Adult, Child, and Family Services

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:00:13

Summary: This presentation will examine clinical implications of trauma for individuals having intellectual disabilities, including vulnerability, co-morbidity, clinical manifestations, and treatment


Feasibility, Effectiveness, and Outcomes of children in Early Start Denver Model group-based intervention

Feasibility, Effectiveness, and Outcomes of children in Early Start Denver Model group-based intervention

Feasibility, Effectiveness, and Outcomes of children in Early Start Denver Model group-based intervention

Presenters: Cynthia Zierhut, PhD and Giacomo Vivanti, PhD

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 50:16

Summary: The ESDM is an early intensive behavioral intervention program for young children with an autism spectrum disorder that has been shown to be effective in the context of a 1:1 intensive implementation. Despite the importance of these results, concerns are often raised regarding the sustainability of the ESDM in community based and group settings.


Evidenced Bases Practices Across the School Years: One Child’s Journey

Evidenced Bases Practices Across the School Years:
One Child’s Journey

Evidenced Bases Practices Across the School Years:
One Child’s Journey

Presenters: Gina Grecian, RN, Kandis Lighthall, MA, and Ethan Grecian

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:19:03

Summary: Participants will learn the story of an inspiring young man with autism who went from severe behaviors and communication delays, to active participation in his school plan, then finally leading his own Individualized Education Program and post high school life. At the end, this young man will present his own story, “My Life My Way”.


Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavioral Health Service for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Primer for Referring Physicians, Providers and Families

Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavioral Health Service for Autism Spectrum Disorders:
A Primer for Referring Physicians, Providers and Families

Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavioral Health Service for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Primer for Referring Physicians, Providers and Families

Presenters: Robin Hansen, MD, Patricia Schetter, MA, BCBA, and Robin May, LCSW, Ed.M

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute, ALTA

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:07:53

Summary: With the passage of SB 946 (Autism Insurance Legislation), there is a requirement for health care service plans and health insurers to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for autism, but what exactly does this mean? This presentation will provide a basic overview of what “behavioral health treatment” is, including the evidence based practices on which it is based.


Implementing Social Interventions for High School Students with Autism: A Recipe for Success!

Implementing Social Interventions for High School Students with Autism:
A Recipe for Success!

Implementing social interventions for high school students with autism: A recipe for success!

Presenter: Aimee Bord, MA, CCC-SLP

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 45:00

Summary: This presentation will report on the successful collaboration of MIND Institute staff and educators implementing evidence based social skills interventions in an inclusive high school program.


The RASopathies: Ras pathway dysregulation in development

The RASopathies: Ras pathway dysregulation in development

The RASopathies: Ras pathway dysregulation in development

Presenter: Katherine Rauen, M.D., Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 1:16:05

Summary: The RASopathies are a group of clinically related developmental disorders which are caused by germline mutations in genes that encode regulators of the Ras/mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. The Ras/MAPK pathway plays an essential role in the regulation of the cell cycle, differentiation, growth and cell senescence, all of which are critical to normal development


Self Determination: A New Service Model for Regional Center Clients

Self Determination:
A New Service Model for
Regional Center Clients

Self Determination: A new service model for Regional Center clients

Presenter: Steve Ruder

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 8, 2014

Length: 34:46

Summary: As people with developmental disabilities explore post-secondary education and employment opportunities, the customization of services and supports is vitally important. This presentation will describe the new self-determination service model, the outcomes of the completed pilot project, and plans for expanding self-determination services in California.

2013 Summer Institute


What Causes Autism?:  The Role of Environmental Exposures

What Causes Autism?: The Role of Environmental Exposures

What Causes Autism?:  The Role of Environmental Exposures

Presenter: Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD, MPH

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 1:00:53

Summary: Keynote Address from 2013 Summer Institute.


DSM-5 and Autism Spectrum Disorders

DSM-5 and Autism Spectrum Disorders

DSM-5 and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presenter: Sally Ozonoff, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 45:25

Summary: A review of the new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ASD, major changes from DSM-IV, and the rationale for the modifications.


Engaging all students with assistive technology

Engaging all students with assistive technology

Engaging all students with assistive technology

Presenters: Jillian King, MA, CCC-SLP,
Jennifer Wright, MA, CCC-SLP, and Jill McCann, MA

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 44:36

Summary: A framework for meeting the needs of all students by identifying and providing assistive technology supports in the school setting


Coming of age in the healthcare system: Confidentiality, capacity and consent

Coming of age in the healthcare system: Confidentiality, capacity and consent

Coming of age in the healthcare system:
Confidentiality, capacity and consent

Presenters: Robert Dimand, MD, Lori Banales, MA, and Patricia Sturdevant, JD

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 38:26

Summary: An update on California’s response to the Affordable Care Act and implementation of CA SB 946
(autism insurance legislation).


Diagnosis in preschoolers: Lessons learned from Preschoolers with ADHD Treatment Study

Diagnosis in preschoolers: Lessons learned from Preschoolers with ADHD Treatment Study

Diagnosis in preschoolers: Lessons learned from Preschoolers with ADHD Treatment Study

Presenter: Tim Wigal, PhD

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 47:57

Summary: A review of the difficulties in diagnosis of children of preschool age who present with attentional and social deficits.


Parent-implemented language intervention using distance video-teleconferencing

Parent-implemented language intervention using distance video-teleconferencing

Parent-implemented language intervention using
distance video-teleconferencing

Presenters: Andrea McDuffie, PhD, CCP-SLP, Wendy Machalicek, PHD, BCBA-D and Ashley Oakes, MS, CCC-SLP

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 45:45

Summary: Pilot results of a parent-implemented communication and positive behavior support intervention targeting young boys with fragile X syndrome.


Health care transition from pediatric to adult medicine

Health care transition from pediatric to adult medicine

Health care transition from pediatric to adult medicine

Presenters: Gayatri Mahajan, MD, and Sharon Galloway, BS

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 33:14

Summary: Guidance for families and professionals who assist youth in making the challenging transition from pediatric to adult health care.


Targeted treatments in fragile X and autism

Targeted treatments in fragile X and autism

Targeted treatments in fragile X and autism

Presenter: Kathy Angkustsiri, MD, FAAP

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 39:32

Summary: Review of promising new medications in the treatment of fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorders.


Tackling the heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD): The Autism Phenome Project

Tackling the heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD): The Autism Phenome Project

Tackling the heterogeneity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD): The Autism Phenome Project

Presenter: Christine Nordahl, PhD

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 2, 2013

Length: 44:32

Summary: Overview of a multidisciplinary study aimed at identifying various biological subtypes of autism and etiologies.

2012 Summer Institute


The past, present, and future of the UC Davis MIND Institute

The past, present, and future of the UC Davis MIND Institute

The past, present, and future of the UC Davis MIND Institute

Presenter: Leonard Abbeduto Ph.D.

Affiliation: Director, UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:14:24

Summary: Keynote Address from 2012 Summer Institute.


Nutrition and neurodevelopment: Importance and potential mechanisms

Nutrition and neurodevelopment: Importance and potential mechanisms

Nutrition and neurodevelopment: Importance and potential mechanisms

Presenter: Rebecca Schmidt, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 58:41

Summary: The role of nutritional status, primarily during gestation, to child neurodevelopmental outcomes, including autism, with a focus on B-complex vitamins.


Self-monitoring and self-management

Self-monitoring and
self-management

Self-monitoring and self-management

Presenters: Patty Schetter, MA, BCBA,
Aaron Stabel, MA, BCBA, and Gurpreet Kaur, MA, BCBA

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:14:36

Summary: Video demonstrations and implementation resources for this highly effective, evidence-based practice for children with autism and other learning and behavioral disabilities.


Coming of age in the healthcare system: Confidentiality, capacity and consent

Coming of age in the healthcare system: Confidentiality, capacity and consent

Coming of age in the healthcare system: Confidentiality, capacity and consent

Presenters: Gail Gresham, RN, JD, and Anna Orlowski, JD

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 51:27

Summary: VA legal and practical review of the intersection between HIPAA, patient privacy, personal autonomy, and self determination.


CA Early Start and Prevention Services: Promoting healthy development for all children

CA Early Start and Prevention Services: Promoting healthy development for all children

CA Early Start and Prevention Services: Promoting healthy development for all children

Presenters: Jackie Clark, Steve Nowicki, MD, Ellen Wright, MSW, and Kelly Young, JD

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 52:45

Summary: Overview of recent changes and challenges to state programs serving infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and those at risk.


Whole-genome testing and the possibility of gene therapy for neurological disorders

Whole-genome testing and the possibility of gene therapy for neurological disorders

Whole-genome testing and the possibility of gene therapy for neurological disorders

Presenter: David Segal, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:27:51

Summary: Soon everyone can have their genome sequenced. Will this information improve health, or simply clarify our fate?


Is there a common thread in risks for learning disabilities and learning English as a second language?

Is there a common thread in risks for learning disabilities and learning English as a second language?

Is there a common thread in risks for learning disabilities and learning English as a second language?

Presenter: Michael Gerber, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:07:45

Summary: Common cognitive problems and instructional solutions may address both innate learning disabilities and problems learning to learn in English as a second language.


Closing the Inequity Gap: Innovative Approaches to Reach Marginalized Communities

Closing the Inequity Gap: Innovative Approaches to Reach Marginalized Communities

Closing the inequity gap: Innovative approaches to reach marginalized communities

Presenter: Dian Baker, PhD, APRN-BC, PNP

Affiliation: CSU Sacramento

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:04:51

Summary: Using community based participatory research and social marketing to reach under-represented groups among recipients of special education, health, and social services.


Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC): Evidence-based principles and practice

Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC): Evidence-based principles and practice

Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC): Evidence-based principles and practice

Presenters: Kristen Carroll, MA, CCC-SLP and Bonnie Mintun, BA, ATACP

Affiliation: CTEC Supported Life Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 45:11

Summary: Understanding the basics of choosing and using communication devices and strategies.


Evidence update for pharmacologic and biomedical treatments for autism spectrum disorders

Evidence update for pharmacologic and biomedical treatments for autism spectrum disorders

Evidence update for pharmacologic and biomedical treatments for autism spectrum disorders

Presenter: Robert Hendren, DO

Affiliation: UC San Francisco

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:14:21

Summary: Integration of pharmacologic agents (antipsychotics, stimulants, antidepressants,etc.) and biomedical treatments (vitamin supplements, diet, immune and mitochondrial “boosters,” etc.)

Social learning: Implications for the elementary and secondary education of children with autism spectrum disorders

Social learning: Implications for the elementary and secondary education of children with autism spectrum disorders

Social learning: Implications for the elementary and secondary education of children with autism spectrum disorders

Presenter: Peter Mundy, Ph.D.

Affiliation: UC Davis MIND Institute

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:10:29

Summary: Conceptualizing autism as a social learning disability, with implications for potential innovations in education.


Human sexuality education for individuals with developmental disabilities: Who, when, what, why, and how?

Human sexuality education for individuals with developmental disabilities: Who, when, what, why, and how?

Human sexuality education for individuals with developmental disabilities: Who, when, what, why, and how?

Presenter: Kandis Lighthall, MA

Affiliation: Educational Consultant

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 1:12:03

Summary: Information and strategies for the development of educational programs that support positive sexuality and the prevention of sexual abuse.


iPads as assistive technology tools

iPads as assistive technology tools

iPads as assistive technology tools

Presenters: Cheryl Dultz and Kalei Eskridge

Affiliation: San Juan Unified School District

Date: August 3, 2012

Length: 58:52

Summary: Using iPads to support Special Education students in San Juan Schools: Results of a 6-school research project.