Hello all,

I would like to share with you all couple of interesting and informative events coming up in the fall 2012 being hosted by The Rebecca Center for Music Therapy and Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL). Both events are geared towards educating and training parents, professionals, and students.

The first is presented by the Rebecca Center for Music Therapy at Molloy College:  Understanding the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Workshop for Parents, Students, and Professionals.

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is the “gold standard” for assessing and diagnosing autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. This presentation will examine autism spectrum disorders as well as the ADOS. Topics will include an overview of autism (including its history and defining features) as well as a discussion of diagnostic psychological evaluation in general and the specific assessment of the possibility of an autism spectrum disorder. Attendees will gain an understanding of autism spectrum disorders as well as the process by which they are assessed and diagnosed.

Who should attend this lecture? The lecture is interned for parents of children with ASD, as well as for professionals and students who would like to increase their knowledge of the ADOS.

When: October 25, 2012 at 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Where: Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11571

Cost: $25 includes lecture and wine and cheese

Free for families enrolled at Rebecca Center, Molloy faculty, staff, and students
To register click here or paste this link into your browser:

For more information please call: 516 678 5000 ex6206


The other event is the Annual 2012 ICDL Annual Conference, November 16-18, 2012: THE POWER OF AFFECT

This event will have some of the most prominent speakers in the world on child development, Autism, and the DIR/Floortime Model.

Renowned expert speakers – including parents, self-advocates and professionals – will engage the audience in reviewing the latest findings of neuroscience and neurodiversity; the right for self-determination; and in how to create nurturing, mindful and reflective environments to promote human development for all children and adults.

The conference will be preceded by a full day of presentations illustrating applications of the DIR Model and Floortime principles through the lifespan, in various communities and across cultures

For additional information please visit: www.floortime.org


About drjohnmtbc

John A. Carpente, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, NRMT, Assistant Professor in Music and Music Therapy at Molloy College, is the Founder and Executive Dir

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  1. szgyuszi1 says:

    Children are the future of our society. This is a fantastic post! I’m going to link back to you Child Development

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