NEWS | January 8, 2019

Amber Fitzgerald will speak as the next Minds Behind the MIND lecturer on Jan. 16

(SACRAMENTO)

Amber Fitzgerald from the UC Davis MIND Institute will present “Using Evidence Based Practices in the Home and Community: Visual Supports” on Wednesday, Jan. 16 as part of the ongoing Minds Behind the MIND lecture series. The presentation will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento.

Amber Fitzgerald
Amber Fitzgerald

Presentations in the 2018-2019 lecture series will focus on evidence-based practices, which are approaches to treatment that have been studied and shown to work.

Fitzgerald, a project manager for the MIND Institute’s Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health (AIR-B), will teach participants how to use visual supports at home and in community settings to address adaptive, vocational and behavioral needs. After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to develop and make their own visual supports. The session is appropriate for educators, parents and others who care for individuals with autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities from pre-school through adulthood.

Minds Behind the MIND lectures are free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The Resource Center will be open before and after each presentation, and information about the research studies will be available to attendees.

Additional lectures include:

· April 24, 2019: “Using Evidence Based Practices in the Home and Community: Video Modeling” with Patty Schetter, project manager for the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the MIND Institute

For additional information, call 916-703-0336. For media inquiries, contact Dorsey Griffith at 916-734-9118 or dgriffith@ucdavis.edu.