Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Speakers Make the Conference

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Speakers Make the Conference

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The Educational Program of the World Congress & Exposition on Disabilities(WCD) has a world-renowned faculty, offering a level of education and insight into disability issues that has never before been possible at one conference. Here are just a few of the distinguished speakers and their topics.

Nell Shulman, MD--the original Doc Hollywood--will talk about using humor as a tool. Screening newborns for inborn errors of metabolism and for hearing problems will be discussed by speakers including Paul M. Fernhoff, MD, Emory University, Ed Naylor, PhD of the University of Pittsburgh, Charles Roe, MD, of Baylor, and Marshalyn Yeargin-Allsopp, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Leading a session on mitochondrial disorders are Salvatore DiMauro, MD and Darryl DeVivo, MD, both of the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Isabelle Rapin, MD, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is part of a panel on autism.

In the educational arena, a team from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will talk about inclusion programs and how best to assess them. …

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