The Macomb-Oakland Regional Center Inc. (MORC) is the premier resource for providing services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities in southeast Michigan.
MORC is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its next Navigating the System, "Sensory Processing Treatment for Individuals with Challenging Behaviors," on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to Noon at its Auburn Hills office.
This seminar will provide information about how three primary sensations (touch, proprioception,and vestibular) can be used to calm and organize the nervous system leading to improved behavior and increased skill development. Examples of "sensory diets" will be provided and discussed. Participants will leave with practical tips and tools for how to incorporate sensory techniques to improve challenging behaviors.
The speaker will be Marty Zonca Farrand. an Occupational Therapist that specializes in the use of sensory processing activities for the treatment of challenging behaviors. She works for Genesee Community Mental Health Services serving developmentally disabled, traumatized and mentally ill children and adults. She is also a consultant for Livingston County Community Mental Health and a member of the Michigan Department of Community Health’s virtual consulting team for clients with severe challenging behaviors.
Registration is requested but not required. To register, call 248-276-8145 and leave your name and the number of people attending. Light refreshments will be served.
In Macomb County, for people with developmental disabilities, please call the Macomb County Community Mental Health Access Center at (586) 948-0222.
In Oakland County, for people with developmental disabilities, please call the Oakland County Resource and Crisis Helpline toll free at (800) 231-1127.
In Wayne County, for people with developmental disabilities, please call (800) 241-4949.
Outside Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties, please call the MORC Intake Services Department toll free at (866) 593-7412.
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