Hello from the California Conference Planning Committee!

We invite you to join us at the 2018 Disorders of the Corpus Callosum Conference on
Friday, June 29 – Sunday, July 1 in Costa Mesa, California.

Disorders of the Corpus Callosum Conference 2018 Highlights
  • Featuring 40 informative lectures and discussion groups, the conference’s professional presentations are grouped into five tracks under the headings of Medical, Therapies, Behaviors, Education, and Financial/Community Life.
  • Sunday morning panel questions and answers discussions on the medical, genetic and behavioral aspects of disorders of the corpus callosum with scientists Elliott Sherr, MD, PhD, Brain Development Research Program, University of California, San Francisco; Lynn K. Paul, PhD, Corpus Callosum Research Program, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and Warren S. Brown, PhD, Lee Edward Travis Research Institute, Pasadena, CA.
  • Adults 18+ diagnosed with a DCC are invited to participate in discussion groups and life-skills workshops. These sessions include fun role-playing and other interactive techniques to help the adults better understand the world and improve talents and abilities. And…on Saturday afternoon there is an off-site leisure activity planned so everyone can get to know one another better in a fun, casual atmosphere.
  • Join in the family fun at the Saturday evening pizza party and dance. Visit with old friends, make new ones, and be prepared to “dance your socks off.”
  • The Kids and Teens Camps will once again be supervised by Corporate Kids Events for registered attendees aged 3–17 (limited to 60 children and 20 teens on a first-registered basis). Open to children with a DCC and their siblings, these camps offer a multitude of activities, games and crafts.
  • NODCC encourages scientific research programs because they contribute to advances in the study of disorders of the corpus callosum. Research teams approved by the NODCC Scientific Advisory Board will be conducting research at the conference. If you are interested in participating in or learning more about these projects, please check the box on your registration form. You will be contacted directly by the research project coordinators to arrange an appointment.
  • The Silent Auction is a popular conference tradition … and your contributions to the auction help off-set conference expenses. We sincerely appreciate your donations, such as gift baskets of any kind – gift certificates from national chain stores, restaurants and hotels – vacation weekends and amusement park tickets – sports equipment, memorabilia and game tickets – home décor, jewelry, bath and body products –books, CDs and DVDs – unique arts, crafts and pottery – specialty clothing, jewelry and handcrafts – toys and kids gifts – California souvenirs – or whatever you think would be great auction merchandise! To learn more about donating, visit our Silent Auction page.

This summer’s conference will be held at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel, located in Costa Mesa, California, about 25 minutes from Disneyland.

Plan your family’s summer vacation around the conference to experience countless wonderful things to do in Orange County, California. Known around the world as “The OC,” Orange County, California envelops you in the ultimate Southern California lifestyle… casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. With sun-soaked days and star-filled nights, here you’ll be immersed in the real California dream.

DISNEYLAND®-No visit to Orange County would be complete without spending time at this iconic theme park! Our hotel makes it easy for you and your family to experience the many things to do at Disneyland®, with a convenient shuttle service that picks up and drops off right at our door.

SOUTH COAST PLAZA-This international designer retail destination is the place to experience OC chic. Located in the heart of cosmopolitan Costa Mesa, SCP is the epicenter of upscale shopping in Orange County. South Coast Plaza restaurants are equally renowned for hitting the mark. From quick bites to specialty foods to fine dining, there’s an eatery for every palate.

KNOTT’S BERRY FARM-Treat your family to a wonderful day out at Knott’s Berry Farm! located in Buena Park, about 20 minutes from the hotel, this attraction combines great shopping at Knott’s Market Place with thrilling rides and lore of the Old West.

EDISON INTERNATIONAL FIELD OF ANAHEIM/ANAHEIM ANGELS –Cheer on the Anaheim Angels baseball team at this recently redesigned stadium, about 20 minutes from our hotel.

CATALINA ISLAND-A one-hour Catalina Flyer catamaran ride will take you to Catalina Island for a day of exploration, sun or relaxation.  Scheduled trips begin at the Balboa Pavilion and take you to the harbor of Avalon. 

RICHARD NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND BIRTHPLACE-The library of the 37th president of the United States is located in Yorba Linda, only 15 minutes away via the 55 Freeway North.  The library illuminates his public and private life through film, video displays and exhibits. 

BALBOA PENINSULA-Enjoy carnival rides, arcade and fun food in the Fun Zone, California’s oldest coastal amusement area, and a fun thing to do with kids in Orange County.

BALBOA ISLAND-Balboa Island is a distinctive community in the middle of Orange County’s Newport Harbor.  Check out the unique shopping available on Marina Ave., and keep watch for celebrities. 

BACK BAY ECOLOGICAL RESERVE-Birdwatchers and nature lovers will enjoy a walk in this protected area.  Canoe or Kayak rides are available.  Newport Aquatics Center – 949-646-7725.

OLD MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO-This mission, built more than two centuries ago, is famous for the return of the swallows each St. Joseph’s Day.  Steeped in rich history, this California historical site is not to be missed.

You can find all the details about conference registration, lodging, childcare and more on our DCC Conference 2018 Information page.

We sincerely welcome and encourage you to join us in this incredibly enriching and celebratory event!
The NODCC Southern California Conference Planning Committee

 

Remember … be sure to register no later than May 15, 2018 to ensure admission and the $250.00 early bird rate.

P.S. Through the generosity of local professional speakers who donate their time and the financial gifts from our supporters, the NODCC is able to continue to offer affordable conference registration fees. But in order to ensure the fiscal viability of this summer’s conference we need to raise $70,000.

If you have any business contacts or if your family would be interested in sponsoring a lecture … or if you would like to contribute a personal donation in any amount … or if you would be willing to send requests for donations to your family and friends … please let us know.

NODCC CENTRAL OFFICE

PMB 363, 18032-C Lemon Drive, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: (714) 747-0063
Fax: (714) 693-0808
Email: info@nodcc.org
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