Past Conference Handouts

3rd Conference 

Medication Maze: Working with Physicians & Navigating Brand vs. Generic Names – Marilyn Benoit, M.D.
Supporting Families with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Concerns – Dr. Caroline Smith, MHIDD Services, Chester County
Transition Planning – Maggie Haag, LSW, CBIS
Building Resilient LGBT Families – Ann Marie Panarello, Psy.D., and Chris Bartlett, Executive Dir., William Way LGBT Community Center


2nd Conference

Overview on the Use of Psychotropic Medications – Marilyn Benoit, M.D.
The IEP Process What Families Should Know – Tanya Alvarado, Esq.

Managing Challenging Behaviors at Home – WORKSHOP A
Introduction to FLIP IT (Presentation) – Nefertiti Poyner, M.Ed. 
FLIP IT (Handouts)

Managing Challenging Behaviors at Home – WORKSHOP B
Parenting from Childhood to Adulthood (Presentation) – Barry McCurdy, Ph.D. & Stewart Shear, Ph.D.


Parenting from Childhood to Adulthood (Handouts)



1st Conference 

Aging Issues for Individuals with I/DD – Pauline Adongo, R.N.

Promoting Family Resilience – Paul LeBuffe

Legal Issues in Planning for Individuals with Special Needs  – Ira Fingles, Esq. & Lori McLaughlin, Esq.

Receiving Services: The Perspective of an Adult with Asperger’s Syndrome – Erin Clemens

Head Up, Bounce Back: Resilience in YOUth – Kyshon Johnson

The Family’s Search for Meaning: Life with a Special Needs Child – Kelly & LeBuffe

Family Advocacy Gets Results – Frank Cervone, Esq.

Psychotropic Medications in Children & Adolescents – Marilyn B. Benoit, M.D.

Meeting the Needs of Siblings of Special Needs – Karen Brenneman

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