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Canceled: Britt Henderson Training Series, 2011-2012: Issues and Strategies Surrounding Transition for Secondary Students with Co-occurring Disorders

Date: February 22, 2012

Time: 5:00PM to 7:00PM

Location: Room 241 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, One Magnolia Circle



Bruce Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Program Director, Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Clinic at Vanderbilt

In this presentation, we discuss issues related to transition for secondary-age students with developmental and co-occurring disabilities in the secondary classroom. Developmental disabilities and various co-occurring disorders are discussed, including related issues and strategies related. Classroom strategies for responding to classroom behaviors and educational needs will be presented for each. Diagnostic overshadowing (Reiss, Levitan, Szyszko, 1982), where a diagnosis of developmental or intellectual disability can overshadow the presence of other potential factors or disorders impacting a student beyond the primary diagnosis, will be discussed. We focus on specific issues related to transition for individuals with developmental disabilities and co-occurring disorders.

*CE credits for BCBAs and BcABAs are available for this session*

This annual series of workshops provides training for school teams that include both general and special educators. Workshops focus on innovative evidence-based practices to improve the quality of education for students with diverse learning needs. Founded in 1996, the Britt Henderson Training Series is made possible at no cost to participating educators through an endowment from the Robert and Carol Henderson family in memory of their son Brett.

Individuals and school teams are welcome.

For more information, contact Mary Crnobori at (615) 343-0706 or

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Links

  • Henderson Training Series for Educators
    This annual series of workshops provides training for general and special education teachers, with the goal of improving the quality of education for students with diverse learning needs in inclusive settings.

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