SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amy Banks, MD, Director of Advanced Training at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at Wellesley College, and the author of Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships with a foreword by Dan Siegel, MD, will be the Keynote Speaker at The Help Group's 5th annual Advance LA Conference being held on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.
Registration is now open for this one-of-a kind conference, which offers sessions focusing on the needs of transitional age young adults with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning difficulties, learning differences, and mental health issues including dual diagnosis.
Dr. Banks, along with twenty-two nationally-renowned experts in their respective fields, will address this year's theme of CONNECTION. Young people with diverse challenges have the same need for connection and belonging as their typical peers, even though their neurodevelopmental differences might keep them from experiencing fulfilling connections intellectually and interpersonally.
Conference participants can select from daylong tracks focusing on Academics and Careers, Relationships, Diagnostic Considerations and Interventions and Mindful Awareness. The Advance LA Conference is open to educators, clinicians, researchers, parents, graduate and undergraduate students. Continuing education credits will be available.
An early bird rate of $70 for students, $100 for parents and $150 for professionals seeking CEUs is available through Friday, March 24. For information on Advance LA and the conference, please visit http://www.advancela.org, call 818-779-5198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ADVANCE LA
Advance LA, an innovative program of The Help Group, provides individualized transition support, training, and resources to teens and young adults with a wide range of needs including learning differences, autism spectrum disorder, executive functioning difficulties, ADHD, and other social or emotional issues.
About THE HELP GROUP
Founded in 1975, The Help Group is the largest, most innovative and comprehensive nonprofit of its kind in the United States serving children with special needs. Its broad range of educational, mental health and therapy services, child abuse and residential programs extends its reach to more than 6,000 children and their families each year.
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SOURCE The Help Group