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ABC (Autism, Behavior and Complex Medical Needs) Conference


Friday, November 17, 2017    
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Moraine Business and Conference Center (Building M)
9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, Illinois, 60465

Eighth annual conference on caring for children with special needs, their families and their communities.

The theme for the 8th annual ABC (Autism, Behavior and Complex Medical Needs) Conference is “Lives in the Balance: Caring for Children with Special Needs, Their Families, Their Communities, and Ourselves in These Precarious Times.” Hosted by the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, the conference will take place Nov. 17 at the Moraine Business and Conference Center in Palos Hills.

ABC Conference participants can expect to learn about the broad landscape of services and programs that are available to support children with special needs from birth through adolescence, and develop skills to make effective referrals and partner with other agencies and systems. Each track (A,B, and C) features sessions that converge with different systems, developmental services, medical interventions, and innovative partnerships that benefit children served across interprofessional groups. Breakout sessions may be clinical in nature (though still meaningful to a broad audience) or they may address more community-based/relational content. The keynote sessions address the overall theme of the conference.

UIC’s Division of Specialized Care for Children staff will be among the exhibitors.

Click here for more information and to register.