November 6, 2014 Today’s Man (2008, 62 mins.) 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Library Instruction Lab (First Floor), Peter J. Shields Library, UC Davis
November 24, 20144 Temple Grandin (2010, 120 mins.) NOON – 2 PM, Hamilton Room, Heitman Staff Learning Center, UC Davis
December 2, 2014 Autism: The Musical (2007, 94 mins.) 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Library Instruction Lab (First Floor), Peter J. Shields Library, UC Davis
November 8 – December 31, 2014
Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO) Retrospective Exhibit
Presented by DDSO and Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission
Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento
For more general day/time information, please call (916) 448-2985
Verge Center for the Arts (VCA) will partner with the Development Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO), a central valley nonprofit founded by California Senator Alan Short, that provides art instruction to developmentally disabled adults. The collaboration will involve a retrospective exhibition and enable VCA to showcase the talent produced at DDSO’s Short Center campuses. In addition to the exhibition itself VCA will be hosting a series of workshops and performances to compliment the work in the show. DDSO will also be hosting two workshops for children on November 22, Robots! (10 am to NOON) and Clay! (1 PM – 3 PM). To register for classes, please visit http://vergeart.com/learn/classes
New Date: January 14, 2015
MIND Institute Resource Center Open House (Noon - 3 p.m.) & Tour of Art Collection (1 p.m.)
Hosted by Terri Contenti, Community Relations Officer and Steve Ruder, Resource Center, UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street, Sacramento
For more information, please call (916) 703-0343
October 12, 2014 Azure: Music for Listeners on the Autism Spectrum 3 PM, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento
Prelude tour at 1:30 PM
FREE for Museum members. Included with general admission for non –members.
For more information, please visit crockerartmuseum.org
Azure events are tailored for those friends on the autism spectrum or with similar neurodiversities, and their families and caregivers. Join an autism dad, Steve Prutsman, (an internationally-acclaimed pianist and host of the Azure family concert series at Stanford University) for a wonderful mix of popular and classical selections. This is a time for ASD families to relax, not worry about behaviors, and enjoy some good music together. Before the concert enjoy a docent-led tour of works in our collection by artists who embrace diversity in many shapes, ways, and forms.
November 2, 2014 Wonder Lab: Art-making with Kids with ‘I Can Do That!’ (Engaging Children and Youth of All Abilities) 11 AM – 2 PM, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O Street, Sacramento
For ages five and older. FREE for Museum members. Included with general admission for non-members.
For more information, please visit crockerartmuseum.org
This drop-in art-making project, open to all, is designed to spark creativity! Children with learning and developmental disabilities, ages 5 and older, and their families are especially invited. Wonder Lab is presented in collaboration with I Can Do That! and the Crocker Art Museum's Art Access Committee.
November 22, 2014 Robots! & Clay!: Development Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO) workshops for children 10 AM – NOON & 1 PM – 3 PM, Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S Street, Sacramento
To register for classes, please visit vergeart.com/learn/classes
Courses and Workshops
December 1, 2014Converting Documents to Accessible Format for Low-vision Readers
David Ritz, Human Resources, UC Davis; Joshua Hori, Student Disability Center, UC Davis NOON – 1:30 PM, 268 Hoagland, UC Davis
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – For registration, please call 530-752-2071 or e-mail OCCR
October 9, 2014 ADHD – Myth or Reality
Julie Schweitzer, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of the ADHD Program, MIND Institute, UC Davis School of Medicine NOON – 1 PM, Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center, UC Davis
Many myths, stereotypes and misinformation abound about ADHD— everything from questioning the very existence of ADHD and not a real medical condition to downplaying its seriousness and attributing it to bad parenting choices. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common childhood behavioral disorder, affecting 5 to 7 percent of school-age children and 4 percent of adults. Dr. Julie Schweitzer, an international expert on ADHD and Director of the ADHD Program at UC Davis’ MIND Institute at the UC Davis School of Medicine, will speak on this highly complex topic in order to promote a better understanding and separate “Myths from Reality.”
October 9, 2014
Accessibility Tech Fair 10 AM – 2 PM, Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center, UC Davis
October 11, 2014 Parenting Children With Special Needs: A panel discussion with UC Davis faculty and Davis community members
Panelists: Andy Jones, Kate Duren and Dale Flynn NOON – 1 PM, Blanchard Room, Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, 315 E. 14th Street, Davis
October 13, 2014 Crip Futures, Future Coalitions
Alison Kafer, Associate Professor, Feminist Studies, Southwestern University NOON – 1:30 PM, MU II, Memorial Union, UC Davis
Alison Kafer discusses and shares work from her book, Feminist Queer Crip. She explores three potential sites for a coalitional disability theory and politics: trans and genderqueer bathroom access, environmental justice, and reproductive rights and justice.
October 14, 2014 Design to Include: Fashion Designs for Women Using Wheeled Chairs and Wheelchairs
Kaino Hopper, Department of Design, UC Davis NOON – 1 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
Covering several design theories that guide architectural and product designs for disabilities, this vibrant slide show takes the audience through past and present fashions for disabled women as well as inclusively designed fashions. Kaino Hopper’s own thinking in pictures and vision for the future of fashion is a fashion system that includes designs for disabled and abled women into a single runway show followed by off-the-rack collections that eliminate discrimination toward women with mobility differences. Kaino Hopper ends her talk with a demonstration of how her fashions work for disabled and abled businesswomen alike, whether they use wheelchairs or wheeled chairs.
October 23, 2014 Disabling Cures: Rescuing History’s ‘Incurables’ from the Clutches of the Present
Catherine Kudlick, Professor of History and Director of Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability, San Francisco State University NOON – 1 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
Medical research and fundraising efforts related to disability all invoke the promise of a cure. But what is a cure really, in the past or today? This talk by Catherine Kudlick, a leading historian of disability and former UCD faculty member, explores the dangers and rewards of framing disability exclusively as a medical issue and disabled people as beneficiaries of medicine.
October 29, 2014 Autistic Identity and the Neurodiversity Paradigm
Nick Walker, Founding Undergraduate Faculty in Psychology and Liberal Arts at Sofia University NOON – 1:30 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
Get an insider’s perspective on autistic experience, activism, community, identity, and culture. Learn about how the neurodiversity paradigm, which recognizes autism and other neurocognitive variants as natural and valuable manifestations of human diversity, is challenging old discourses about autism.
November 4, 2014 Navigate Autism: Supporting Families on the Spectrum
Cynthia Sommer, Director, EdForward, School of Education, UC Davis; Tasha Oswald, Postdoc Fellow, MIND Institute, UCDHS NOON – 1:30 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
Learn about the co-development of Navigate Autism, a website designed to support families with personalized information and resources for better decision-making as they face the complex system of care for autism. This project is a collaboration between UC Davis School of Education and MIND Institute.
November 13, 2014 All Arms and Ears: Reaffirming Disability Aesthetics
Darrin Martin, Associate Professor, Art, UC Davis 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Art Annex, Room 107 (Main Room), UC Davis
Expanding upon Tobin Siebers premise that representations of disability are central to representations of the body found in modern art, Darrin Martin will draw from examples found in contemporary art practice and media arts. Further elaboration will be explored by leading into a presentation of some of his own works that intersect and explore altered perception through the lens of his own hearing loss.
New location and date: November 13, 2014 A Parent’s Perspective of Down Syndrome
Heather Green, Down Syndrome Information Alliance NOON – 1 PM, Room 2205, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
November 18, 2014 The Human Nature of Autism and Shared Meaning
Peter Mundy, Professor, School of Education, UC Davis NOON – 1:30 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
Currently, the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are most often described in terms of differences in social-engagement and communication. However, ASD also involves basic differences in the human nature of learning, especially learning to share reference and common meanings. This presentation will discuss how recognizing the nature of these differences in learning have helped to advance research, assessment and, most importantly, intervention for affected children.
Cancelled: Possible new date in January Community Panel: ADHS Through the Lifespan NOON – 1 PM, Room 2222, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
November 19, 2014 Inequalities in Childhood Disability Identification and Special Education Placement
Jacob Hibel, Asst. Professor, Sociology, UC Davis NOON – 1 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
Many of us think of disability as an intrinsic personal trait, something that is a natural and permanent aspect of who a person is. However, recent research demonstrates that children’s odds of being identified with many of the most common disability types depend on where and with whom they attend elementary school. Broad societal inequalities related to race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and English proficiency are reflected in unequal patterns of special education placement in U.S. schools. Understanding and addressing these inequalities requires us to look beyond the individual for answers to the question: “what does it mean to have a disability?”
November 20, 2014 Capes, Not Canes: Disability in Comics
Karma Waltonen, Lecturer, University Writing Program, UC Davis NOON – 1:30 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
January 5, 2015 Panel Discussion: Autistic Students Navigating College
Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Sacramento Chapter NOON – 1:30 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
Autistic students share their experiences of surviving college.
January 12, 2015 Autistext: Rethinking long-held ideas about language, rhetoric, and what it means to tell (a/Autistic) stories.
Melanie Yergeau, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Michigan NOON – 1:00 PM, Garrison Room, Memorial Union, UC Davis
If narrative is what makes one human, then what does it mean to deny the autistic’s capacity for narrative? This talk examines the ways in which the Autistic culture movement provides opportunities to rethink long-held ideas about language, rhetoric, and what it means to tell (a/Autistic) stories.
January 12, 2015 Reducing Health Disparities in Autism Through Action: From Evidence to Policy, Legislation, and Practice
Sergio Aguilar Gaxiola, Professor, Clinical Internal Medicine and Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities, UCDHS NOON – 1 PM, Lecture Hall 1222, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
January 21, 2015 An Overview of MIND Institute Research
Robin Hansen, Director of Clinical Programs and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, UC Davis MIND Institute NOON – 1 PM, Room 2222, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
January 21, 2015 Living with Disability: a panel of UCD students sharing their experience about living and coping with disability
Moderated by Susie Kisber, Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services, UC Davis 5:30 – 7 PM, Learning Resource Center, Room 215, Sacramento City College, Davis Center (West Village), 1720 Jade Street, Davis
January 28, 2015 Students with Asperger’s Disorder/High Functioning Autism: Transition to College
Joe Spector, Psychologist, Student Disability Center, UC Davis; Patty Schetter, Project Coordinator, MIND Institute, UC Davis NOON – 1:30 PM, MU II, Memorial Union, UC Davis
The presentation will focus upon the transitional needs of students with Asperger’s Disorder/High Functioning Autism. Dr. Spector will provide a brief summary of Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”) issues at UC Davis, as well as a description of the post-secondary requirements for accommodations and services. Ms. Schetter, MIND Institute Coordinator of the Think College Program/Transition Committee, will describe transitional issues, review recommended transitional procedures, and make recommendations for effective academic advising. The video-recorded student panel will consist of UC Davis students with ASD, who respond to questions about academic and social challenges, and share their perspectives about university resources and advising services.
Cancelled: New date TBA A Developmental Pediatrician’s Approach to the Lifespan of People with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Stephen Nowicki, Associate Clinical Director, UC Davis MIND Institute NOON – 1 PM, Lecture Hall 1222, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
February 24, 2015 Fragile X Syndrome in Colombia: The Project of Hope
Reymundo Lozano, Assistant Clinical Professor, Section of Genetics, UC Davis Children’s Hospital and MIND Institute NOON – 1 PM, Lecture Hall 1222, Education Building, UC Davis Health System, 4610 X Street, Sacramento Campus
October 28, 2014 Sacramento Community Book Discussion/Forum: Understanding the Gifted Traits of Autistic Individuals
Presented by the Sac Cultural Hub Media Foundation 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Underground Bookstore, 2814 35th Street, Sacramento
February 10, 2015 The Forum @MC: Neurodiversity: The Line Between a Difference and a Disability
Panel discussion with Temple Grandin, featured CCBP author; Susan Rivera, Professor, Psychology and MIND Institute, UC Davis; Kristen Loutensock, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley
Moderated by Beth Ruyak, Host of Insight, Capital Public Radio 4 – 5 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
This event is FREE to the public
*February 10, 2015 Author’s Talk –Thinking In Pictures: My Life With Autism 8 PM – 9:30 PM, Jackson Hall, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
Book signing to follow at 9:30 PM, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby, Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
To purchase tickets, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787.
This event is presented by the UC Davis Disability Awareness Symposium sponsored by DIAAC.
This event is presented by the UC Davis Art Studio Lecture Series
This event is presented by the Verge Center for the Arts
This event is presented by the Crocker Art Museum.
*Most CCBP program events are FREE to the public (although some may require registration or ticket) with the exception of the Author’s Talk on February 10, 2015 at 8 PM and all events sponsored by and held at the Crocker Art Museum. To purchase tickets for these events, please visit mondavicenter.ucdavis.edu or call the Mondavi Center Box Office at (530) 754-2787; crockerartmuseum.org or call (916) 808-1182.
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