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Friday, May 10, 2013

June 4 Talk: The New DSM-5 and its Possible Impacts on Special Education and Advocacy

From Massachuestts Advocates for Children

April 30, 2013

Learn about the anticipated impacts on special education of the soon-to-be-released DSM-5 at the next meeting of The Coalition to Defend Special Education, at 10:00am on Tuesday, June 4th. The DSM-5 is the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders developed by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Dr. Bruce Ecker, Director of the Children and Families of Adversity and Resilience (CFAR) program at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), will speak about the changes from the DSM-IV to the DSM-5.

Dr. Ecker has dual appointments in the Departments of Clinical Psychology and School Psychology. He was awarded the MSPP Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011.

When:   10:00am Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Where:  DLA Piper
                  33 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110

There is parking under the building and in other lots in the area. The closest T stations are State Street, Downtown Crossing, Park Street and Government Center.

RSVP by May 30 to Leslie Lockhart at 617-357-8431, ext. 226, or by email to: llockhart@massadvocates.org.

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