The Developmental Disabilities (DD) staff participated in the STAR Autism Conference of 2016 on October 22, 2016 at the Orinda Community Center. The STAR conference takes place every year and it is the only parent conference in the East Bay dedicated to families of children with Autism.
The theme of the conference this year was “Moving Forward” and it featured workshops and presenters who brought a variety of perspectives and experiences as presenters discussed autism treatment, intervention strategies and therapies, advocacy, and research. The conference also intended to provide time for parents to meet staff from numerous agencies that provide services for children, as well as to meet and network with other parents.
La Familia DD staff both participated in planning the conference and participating the day of the event, to make sure that Spanish Speaking Families with children with Autism would get all the information they could in their native language. More than 60 families participated in the conference and they were thankful of all the information and resources that were provided to them. The next STAR conference will take place in Spring 2017.