Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

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IBR hosts a variety of educational programs for the general public, students, and health care, education, and research professionals regarding the causes, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of developmental disabilities.

Education Programs

The Programs in Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities provide educational, training and mentoring opportunities, and access to resources for neuroscience research and scholarship to graduate-level students in master’s, PhD, and MD programs.

IBR’s Seminar Series features presentations about recent advances in the field of developmental disabilities by nationally and internationally recognized researchers and faculty members.

The IBR Summer Student Volunteer Program introduces high school and college students to the field of Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities, with the goal of inspiring them to pursue careers in the field of Developmental Disabilities. 

IBR has sponsored international and regional conferences for families and professionals in the following fields: Autism, Fragile X Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities, Batten Disease, and Risks to Fetal Development.  From 2007–2011 and in 2013, IBR organized and hosted the annual Elizabeth A. Connelly Memorial Conference

Institute researchers and clinicians regularly conduct public education workshops on-site and at locations throughout New York City and New York State.