Autism and Developmental Disability Conference (ADDC)

On the 7th of April 2018

An intrepid Boy Scout, Lance Davenport is running the Autism and Developmental Disability Conference (ADDC) in Weedsport, New York at the Weedsport Junior-Senior High School. The conference involves speakers for the attendees along with activities for  developmental disabled individuals and their family. The conference proves to be an educational and beneficial resource for people wishing to learn more about services, resources, and strategies for people with developmental disabilities.

They plan to have a bunch of saddc-poster.pngpeakers from different sides of the professional world. One speaker, Marilyn Chadwick, a speech/language pathologist that runs BodySpeaks will be there. Marilyn Chadwick has worked all over the world with the disable, using and teaching Facilitated Communication Training (FCT) to help better the lives of her clients.

Another speaker will be Kathy Fagan, a coach for a Special Olympics swim team, Cayuga Swimming will be at the conference speaking on her work and experience.

Of Course, Healing H’Arts CEO and head therapist, Kirsta Malone will be there to speak on hippotherapy and the wonderful progress she has witnessed from it. Kirsta Malone works with a wide range of clients through hippotherapy and has also opened her work up in away others can learn to do what she does.

A speech pathologist, hippotherapist, and a swim coach are just to a start; the ADDC promises to have more speakers from a variety of professions involved in working toward bettering the lives of people with Autism and other disabilities.  

Among the activities listed are swimming in the pool and art activities. Don’t forget to grab those swim suits and towels if you wish to participate. Besides that, there will be therapy dogs. There will be plenty to see and do, and learn. 

This event is not just for educators and families’ with disabled individuals. If you, yourself work in the health field or find that this conference has benefits to your life or profession, then come. To be educated is to understand and work toward a future for everybody.  

The event is Saturday, the 7th of April 2018 from 10am-2pm.


#HHarts Event Calendar:

7th April 2018, The ADDC in Weedsport, NY
28th April 2018, The Sap Run/Walk 5K and Pancakes in Union Springs, NY
6th October 2018, Barn Blessing and BBQ Fundraiser in Union Springs, NY


Written by Greg T. Miraglia

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