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November 22, 2019
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National Leaders in the Mental Health Aspects
of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Introducing Mindfulness Expert & SNTI Keynote Speaker Dr. Nirbhay Singh
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Nirbhay Singh, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia, and an expert in mindfulness, behavioral and cognitive behavioral treatments of individuals with IDD, will be joining us at the 2020 START National Training Institute. Dr. Singh will deliver a morning keynote address on mindfulness, a breakout session on practical applications of mindfulness interventions for children, and will participate in a panel discussion.

Below is an interview with Dr. Singh from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research 2019 Family Conference held earlier this month.
Dr. Nirbay Singh's short interview at FPWR's 2019 Family Conference. Dr. Singh discusses why he uses mindfulness and how it can positively impact the caregiver, the person with PWS and the entire family.
Dr. Singh’s research interests include mindfulness, behavioral and cognitive behavioral treatments of individuals with IDD, and assistive technology for supporting individuals with diverse abilities. He is the developer of Mindfulness-Based Positive Behavior Support (MBPBS). MBPBS is designed to assist parents, paid caregivers, and teachers in reducing their own stress and compassion fatigue that may arise from prolonged caregiving, and successfully helps those in their care to experience an improved quality of life. Dr. Singh has over 700 publications, including 25 books, and is the editor of three international Journals: Mindfulness, Journal of Child and Family Studies, and Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
We look forward to sharing additional session details, special events and registration information in the coming weeks. Visit our website for the latest news and information about the 2020 SNTI.
Thanks for reading and happy Friday,

The Center for START Services

 
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