March 1, 2016

St.Amant Presents 24th Annual Canadian Conference On Developmental Disabilities And Autism


With a specific focus on practical tools, behaviour, research, ethics, and best practice, this conference will leave you with innovative strategies and information to better support individuals with developmental disabilities and autism.
Presented by St.Amant

Early Bird Pricing Until April 15

1 day: $225 (includes networking & cocktail event at the end of May 4)

2 days: $400 (includes networking & cocktail event at the end of May 4)

Visit to see over 40 speakers scheduled
on various topics and register today.

Loretta Claiborne: Journey To Be Fearless
Loretta grew up during the Civil Rights era partially blind with a developmental disability. The odds were stacked against her. One day, she found Special Olympics and everything changed. She excelled as a world-class runner and became an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities.
Today, Loretta holds honorary doctorates from Villanova University and Quinnipiac College, converses in five languages, was the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and sits on the Special Olympics International Board of Directors. Loretta utilizes the power of sport to create social change and inclusion and to promote development and peace.
Don Gallant: Community Living Movement In Canada
Don is a principal consultant with a social policy and planning agency-providing support to both public and private sectors to advance social well-being and inclusion, especially for persons with disabilities.
He has had a long-standing relationship with the community living movement.
Frank Pastizzo: Common Practices That Most Positively And Negatively Impact Performance
Seeing all services as human services, Frank draws upon over 30 years of experience as an ER technician, a high school teacher, a health care administrator, marketing executive and entertainer.
His energetic programs are sparked with comedy, live music, and poignant stories from the arenas of business, health care, and education to assist our workplaces in reflecting the values of kindness and respect.
Lorraine Fox: Humour In The Workplace
Lorraine walked into the world of child and youth care in 1964 and found her calling working with children and youth who were declared “emotionally disturbed” as a result of abuse and neglect. In addition to extensive work with private service agencies, Lorraine is a contract instructor, training public service employees serving welfare and child protective clients and their community partners.
She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and a doctoral certificate in organizational development, and is a Certified Child Care Worker.


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