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Brain seminar is Aug. 11-13 in Mahnomen

The Communities Collaborative Committee and the White Earth Child Care program have another line up of keynote speakers and breakout sessions for the 9th annual Brain Development Conference Aug. 11-13 at the Shooting Star Casino Events Center.

The theme for the conference this year is "Coming Together to Help Children Succeed."

National and international speakers will address topics including girls and aggression, how to say no to your kids, schools that heal, parent/caregiver and post partum depression, the impact of poverty on children, music therapy, sign language and math connections, using visual strategies to support children with autism, healthy homes for children and hot topics in nutrition and the growing brain.

A 5K walk to raise awareness and support local families who have children with autism will begin the afternoon of the pre-conference on Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. Free autism awareness T-shirts will be given to the first 25 participants who register and participate in the walk.

The two pre-conference sessions will begin at 12:30 p.m. and include, "Brain Gym," a program of physical movements that enhance learning and performance in all areas and, "Drug Abuse Affects Young Children."

Cost is $25 for the pre-conference on Aug. 11, and $80 per day or $150 for Aug. 12-13.

For more information about the conference or to register go to, call 218 983-3285 ext. 1407, or email or