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Date(s) - 18/11/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center

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Learning Disabilities Association of California

2017 State Conference

Successful Transition Planning
Breakthroughs in Nutrition
Training in Disaster Preparedness-Fire Safety Training
Being Safe in Interactions with First Responders


Many families, educators and others involved in the process feel unprepared to help youth with the transition to adulthood. Award-winning author Emily Iland will share ideas and resources to guide parents and professionals, the “allies” helping young people navigate transition and adult life. Disability self-advocate Tom Iland will discuss key ideas from his new book, Come to Life: Your Guide to Self-Discovery. He’ll explain ways to help youth get in the driver’s seat to their future, and will explain his inspiring mantra:
Know Yourself. Love Yourself. Be Yourself.


Nutrition and The Brain

William J. Walsh. Ph.D., is an international expert on nutritional medicine whose massive database revealed clear biochemical abnormalities and led to the identification of biotypes underlying ADHD, depression, anxiety and more. Find out how brain-changing nutrients targeted to specific biochemical imbalances can effectively help behavior, learning and mental issues. Then Prof. Cheryl Swatek will outline how to start a practical nutrition plan. Joining her in this presentation will be 1st Sergeant Francesca Piccoli who brings her experience in developing the right mindset and motivation to make a successful change in health and behavior.



We’re offering an amazing opportunity to help teens and college age adults with disabilities learn to interact safely with local police. Participants (age 12 and up) will be paired up with trained officers to watch video modeling scenes from “BE SAFE The Movie”. Then they will practice safety skills together, including following instructions from the police and self-disclosing a disability. This event also builds relationships and mutual understanding. Space is limited and registration is required.



For individuals with special needs, physical environments become a great deal more hostile and difficult to deal with during and after an emergency.
Emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice. Mobility, hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can create specific needs that individuals need to address to be able to respond to an emergency, about managing communications, equipment, service animals, pets and home hazards.
People with disabilities are four (4) times more likely to die in a fire than the general population, and their risk increases as they move toward more independent living.

The goal of the READY NOW – FIRE SAFETY TRAINING is to provide attendees with an understanding on the types of fires, how to protect themselves, how to properly use a fire extinguisher, smoke detector safety and how to prevent fires from occurring. This presentation is geared toward the special needs population in scope and content. Space is limited and registration is required.


All Welcome:
The costs and commitments of supporting either yourself or a family with a special needs member can be staggering. This fact is not lost on our organization. If in fact the need for funds would keep you from attending this event please contact us. We have been blessed with sponsors and benefactors who can make a full scholarship available to those who need the support. We want nobody turned away because of the lack of funding.

Ticketing Information

Ticket Prices: Individual $100.00
Family $150.00
Buffet Lunch Included
(Gluten Free Available)

All tickets include One Year Membership
Exhibitor/Vendor Space will be available


Bookings are closed for this event.