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11/08/2005
Parents Welcome at Early Childhood Intervention Conference at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072 or (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005

Parents of young children with or without special needs are invited to attend a conference on how to make decisions regarding early childhood education and medical treatment on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Hudson Valley Community College.

Hudson Valley's Teacher Preparation Department is hosting the conference on "Developmental Interventions: The Science of Best Practice in Early Childhood Development," which will run from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the college's Bulmer Telecommunications Center.

The event is co-sponsored by the Preschool Early Development and Screening Program affiliated with Albany Medical Center. Participants will include educators, medical and mental health professionals as well as parents of young children. Workshop sessions will deal with topics such as: best practices for early intervention; choosing an appropriate program for your child; and best practices for educating children with autism.

Presenters will include:

  • Anthony Malone, M.D., clinical associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Albany Medical College

  • Kristin V. Christodulu, director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the University at Albany

  • Gina Cosgrove, Ph.D., Campbell House Psychological Associates

  • Associate Professor Nancy Cupolo, department chairperson of the Teacher Preparation department at Hudson Valley Community College

For more information or to register, contact the Preschool Early Development and Screening program at (518) 218-7337.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.