Registration Open for Autism Center Conference: “Safety and Developmental Disabilities”

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The University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital Autism Center, in partnership with the Iowa City Autism Community and the Autism Society of Iowa, will present the Autism Center Conference 2019: Safety and Developmental Disabilities on March 8th, 10am-3pm, at the University of Iowa Center for Development and Disabilities (CDD).

Individuals on the autism spectrum and those with other developmental disabilities are at increased risk injuries and death from safety hazards.

This conference will provide attendees with information about risk factors, crisis management and practical tools and resources to help improve outcomes for this population.

Presenters include Officer Ashten Hayes of the Iowa City Police Department, Firefighter Matt Farrey of the Iowa City Fire Department, University of Iowa Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Kelly Vinquist, and Kirk Kuiken, Supervisory Transportation Security Officer for the TSA.

Registration is required and includes refreshments, lunch, and materials. To register and for more information, please call the University of Iowa Center for Conferences at 319-335-4141, email, or visit the website: