The Association of Child Development Specialists is a professional organization for those who foster the adaptive development of children through creative programming, preventive intervention, and public advocacy.
ACDS joins together Child Development professionals whose focus is to facilitate the adaptive development of children in the various environments that constitute their life experiences, including home, school, play, and therapeutic settings. The Child Development Specialist represents a discipline that uses a psycho-educational approach to therapy encompassing both prevention and intervention. This specialty includes evaluating a child’s developmental status, planning and coordinating an intervention program, providing direct counseling for children and their families, advising parents, and collaborating and consulting with other child service providers.
Please “SAVE THE DATES” for these 2016 events:
- Sunday, January 24, 2016: “Grief in Young Children,” presented by Debbie Weisberg of Our House.
- Sunday, February 21, 2016: “Floortime,” presenter TBA
- Sunday, March 20, 2016: Roundtable Discussion on “Floortime” (a discussion of February’s presentation).
- Sunday, April 17, 2016: Annual Networking Brunch. “Young Children’s Interactions with Electronic Media from a Developmental Perspective,” presented by Elisheva Gross, Ph.D., Academic Coordinator and Lecturer, Applied Developmental Psychology Minor, UCLA Department of Psychology
- Sunday, May 15, 2016: Topic TBA
- Sunday, July 18, 2016: Roundtable Discussion. Topic TBA.
- Sunday, August 21, 2016: Topic TBA.
- Sunday, September 18, 2016: Topic TBA.
- Sunday, October 16, 2016: Topic TBA.
- Sunday, November 20, 2016: Topic TBA.
Full details of each of these events will be posted on our UPCOMING ACDS EVENTS page when available.