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The Science of Happiness: Purpose. Connection. Optimism. Grit

Los Angeles, CA - United StatesMay-01-201508:00 am

Join us for The Science of Happiness: Purpose. Connection. Optimism. Grit. Presenting cutting-edge research and best practices for young adults with autism, learning differences, and ADHD. Young people with special needs experience the same benefits of positive emotions as their typical peers. Happiness broadens focus and expands thinking, improves the ability to problem-solve, builds physical, intellectual and social skills, counteracts negative emotions, increases creativity and boosts the immune system. Happiness is not only intrinsic, it can be learned. Our speakers will be presenting practical ways to foster and maintain happiness through the development of purpose, connection, optimism, and grit. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky Registration is now open for the conference, which will be hosted at the American Jewish University on Friday, May 1, 2015. This one-of-a-kind conference offers sessions focusing on the needs of transitional age young adults with autism, Asperger’s disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning difficulties, learning disabilities, and mental health issues including dual diagnosis. The Advance LA Conference is open to parents, educators, clinicians, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. Continuing education credits will be available.

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Independence Farm Fundraiser

Plymouth, MA - United StatesMay-15-201506:11 pm

Live music, Live and silent auction, dinner buffet, lots of fun!

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The Help Group's 5th Annual Special Needs Resource & College Fair

Sherman Oaks , CA - United StatesMay-17-201511:00 am

Attention Parents & Professionals! Please join The Help Group in hosting its 5th Annual Special Needs Resource & College Fair on Sunday, May 17th. This event will take place from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and offers Los Angeles community members the opportunity to discover resources available in areas such as vocational training, recreational & creative arts programs, education support programs, parent support groups, and much more! All ages are welcome and admission to the fair is free! Attendees can also expect to enjoy interactive activities and various foods available on site. If you have any questions or require additional information, feel free to contact Tracy Peters via email at tpeters@thehelpgroup.org or via telephone at (310)751-1486. We look forward to seeing you there!

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31st Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Honolulu, HI - United StatesMay-18-201512:00 am

You can’t miss the 31st Annual Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity, May 18 & 19, 2015 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The theme for our 31st Edition is “Deep Impact.” The 2015 Call for Proposals will be open until January 31, 2015. We want your proposals! This year we are featuring many diverse and innovative topic areas related to autism, such as Effective Strategies for Students on the Autism Spectrum. We are looking for your creative ideas to build the just, sustainable and inclusive future we all want! To learn more, visit: www.pacrim.hawaii.edu, email prinfo@hawaii.edu or call us at (808) 956-7539.

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