Interdisciplinary Training Colloquium Seminars 2010-2011

The Interdisciplinary Leadership Training seminars present state-of-the-art programs on interdisciplinary practice.


Topics address quality of life issues across the life span for persons with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities, children with special health care needs, and their families.


Sessions focus on current and future directions in family-centered prevention and intervention approaches for diverse populations and address collaboration at local, state, and national levels.

Who should attend

Healthcare, mental health and social service personnel, nurses, teachers, therapists, direct care staff, family members, speech-language pathologists, and individuals with disabilities should attend.


The Colloquium seminars are free but reservations are required as space is limited. Remote sites are available upon advance notice and request.


All sessions will take place at the Boling Center, located at 711 Jefferson Avenue in Memphis. Web-conferencing is available upon request.

Remote Viewing

A request for a remote viewing site requires a 10-day advanced notice to verify compatibility of equipment. Preference will be given to sites with at least five (5) participants. Attendees will be able to view and participate in discussion and interact with presenters. *Please note that remote site participants must register for the session.


All sessions will begin at 12:00 pm and conclude at 2:00 pm Central Time.


September 30, 2010

Developmental Disabilities: A Life Course Perspective - Frederick B. Palmer, MD

October 28, 2010

Family Centered Care, People First Language and Self Determination: A View from the Family - Ruth J. Roberts, EdD and Jenness Roth, MEd

January 27, 2011

What is a Medical Home?

February 24, 2011

Leadership and Developmental Disabilities - Bruce Keisling, PhD

March 24, 2011

Cultural and Linguistic Competence - Luisa Ramirez deLynch

A brochure for the seminars is available now with registration form attached. For more information contact the Training Department at 901-448-2660.


Indidvidual reservations may be completed online or by fax. To register for one or more of the ILT sessions, please download and complete the registration form attached to the Colloquium brochure. Once completed, the form may be faxed at (901)-448-7097 or mailed to Levader Jones at 711 Jefferson Ave, Memphis, TN 38105.


Contact Dr. Ruth Roberts,, or Levader Jones,; telephone (901) 448-2660 or toll-free (888) 572-2249.

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Boling Center

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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Phone: 901-448-6511
Fax: 901-448-7097

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711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901-448-6511
Fax: 901-448-7097