The Center for Opportunities and Outcomes for People with Disabilities continues to sponsor on an annual basis a 1 or 2 day conference on critical issues in special education. The Center also sponsors an online course (HBSE 4880) which culminates in the workshop-conference activities. The HBSE 4880 course is open to ALL students and is available for 1-2 credits each Spring.
Recent Conferences sponsored by the O&O Center have featured national/international speakers along with key researchers from the greater NYC area with a changing Theme each year depending upon critical issues in the field.
Here are the most recent O&O Conferences:
2012 When Worlds Collide Conference: Ongoing Challenges of Special Education March 23, 2012
2008 Mind and Body in Autism – 2nd Annual Conference April 11-12, 2008
Conference featured: Helen Tager-Flusberg, BU; R. Douglas Greer, TC (Blackman Lecturer); Peter Bearman, Columbia U and a host of additional panelists on Day 1. Day 2 featured speakers from Columbia University’s Medical Center and Autism Research Program including: Gerald D. Fischbach, MD, Kwame Anyane-Yeboa, MD , Rica Vizzarra-Villongco, MD, and Agnes Whitaker, MD and a host of additional panelists.
2007 Mind and Body in Autism – Conference April 27-28, 2007
Conference featured: Marian Sigman, Ph.D., UCLA (Blackman Lecturer);Robert F. Putnam, PhD, May Institute; Margaret Bauman, MD, Harvard University along with featured speakers from Columbia Medical Center and Autism Research Program including: Bradley S. Peterson, MD, Reet Sidhu, M.D. & Marc C. Patterson, M.D., Joseph Levy, M.D., NYU & Anne R. Lee, M.S.Ed.,R.D., Jay E. Selman, M.D., CUMC; Johanna Lantz, Ph.D. & Agnes Whitaker, M.D and other panelists.