Speaker Series in Review: Jenny Miller on

On December 14, 2016, Jenny Miller from Arizona Private Education Scholarship Fund, Inc. (APESF) spoke at Life Development Institute’s (LDI) monthly Speaker Series. LDI provides education for teens and young adults with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, and other similar social and learning [...]

2019-08-09T11:14:52-07:00January 10th, 2017|

LDI Speaker Series in Review: Finding Yourself in Service to Others

What would you do if you received $86,400 today?  What would you do if received $86,400 tomorrow?  What would you do if you continued to receive $86,400?  With these questions, Bob Shogren, AmeriCorps Director of the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family, began his Speaker Series [...]

2019-08-09T11:18:48-07:00December 5th, 2016|

Speaker Series in Review: Biomedical Treatments for Autism, ADHD, and Related Conditions

Each month, Life Development Institute (LDI) offers free Speaker Series to its community.  These Speaker Series events provide the audience with an opportunity to learn about topics related to LDI’s student populations, which include older teens and young adults who have Learning Disabilities, Asperger’s, ADHD, Autism Spectrum [...]

2019-08-09T11:34:52-07:00September 28th, 2016|

Speaker Series in Review: How Well Trained Dogs Can Change the Lives of Kids and Teens!

On August 17, 2016, Karen Rice and Wendi Faircloth from Raising Hope presented at Life Development Institute’s (LDI) monthly Speaker Series.  Each month, LDI offers a Speaker Series event to students, families, staff, professionals, and community members.  These events provide the participants with education focused upon application [...]

2019-08-22T12:27:30-07:00September 7th, 2016|

Speaker Series in Review: Words Speak Volumes: Optimizing Language to Maximize Opportunity

Life Development Institute provides students, families, professionals, and community members the opportunity to participate in a monthly Speaker Series event wherein presentations and workshops offer vital discussion related to topics that affect each person.  As a fully accredited school for persons who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), [...]

2019-08-19T15:45:28-07:00July 27th, 2016|

Speaker Series in Review: Vocational Rehabilitation and the Road to Employment

Life Development Institute welcomed Tim Stump, Employer Coordinator at Arizona Department of Economic Security, and Betty Schoen, Region 1 Transition Specialist for Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration, to speak at the monthly Speaker Series on June 8, 2016.  During this session, Tim and Betty discussed the RSA Vocational [...]

2019-08-19T15:58:02-07:00June 24th, 2016|

Friendly Reminder: Resilient Parenting Crucial for Children with Hidden Disabilities

LDI’s President, Veronica Crawford, along with LDI’s Director of Operations, Justin Coller, presented at the Phoenix Autism Speaker Series in January, 2015 on the need for resilient parenting for children with hidden disabilities. Although this topic had been previously written about, a friendly reminder of its content [...]

2019-08-20T14:17:53-07:00June 8th, 2016|

Speaker Series in Review: Veronica Crawford addresses “Disclosing Learning Disabilities to Employers & Maximizing Job Success”

Veronica addressed students, faculty, and community members on March 9, 2016 regarding “Disclosing Learning Disabilities to Employers and Maximizing Job Success.”  During her presentation, Veronica began by speaking about the history of disability acts within the United States.  The evolution of protections offered to persons with disability [...]

2019-08-20T14:20:28-07:00June 3rd, 2016|

Speaker Series in Review: Nathan Buckles and

On February 17, 2016, Life Development Institute hosted its monthly Speaker Series event.  During this presentation, Nathan Buckles of the Special Needs Project spoke about “The ABC’s of Special Needs Planning.”  During his discussion, Nathan stated that special needs planning encompasses the items that surround the idea [...]

2019-08-20T14:28:42-07:00February 26th, 2016|

Speaker Series in Review: Virginia Murray presents Pathways to Independence: Supporting Young Adults with Exceptionalities

Virginia Murray, online and adjunct faculty member for Grand Canyon University, spoke January 13, 2016 at Life Development Institute. During her session, Virginia addressed self-determination, self-awareness, self-advocacy, and provided an overview of important skills and strategies that assist adolescents and young adults as they work towards independence.  [...]

2019-08-20T14:39:57-07:00January 22nd, 2016|
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