Directors’ Institute | October 23, 2018

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A special day for directors and assistant directors to rejuvenate and renew their professionalism.


Abila Tazanu-Legall, M.D. is the founder and executive director of the One World Center for Autism, Inc. She is a board certified general pediatrician who prior to her current position, worked as a Clinical Associate at Children’s National Medical Center, in Washington, D.C. providing school based healthcare for children with special needs. She has also worked in private practice in the community and as a hospitalist and emergency room pediatrician at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Tazanu received her B.S. in Microbiology and her Doctorate of Medicine from Howard University in Washington, D.C.  She completed her pediatric residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital/ University of Virginia.  A native of Washington, D.C. , raised by parents who immigrated from West Africa and the Caribbean, she now resides in Laurel, M.D with her husband and five children, three of whom have autism.  Her personal struggle to identify and support her own children created the vision for the One World Center for Autism, Inc. and continues to fuel her passion to help individuals living with autism and related special needs.  Her vision is to create a standard of centralized care for all individuals on the spectrum which incorporates family support, community awareness, and comprehensive medical and therapeutic interventions.

Participants will earn 6 Core of Knowledge Hours.

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8:00-9:00 Check-in & Breakfast
9:00 Welcome- Jennifer Iverson, Executive Director
9:15-12:00 The Next Child Enrolling in Your Program Has Autism – Are You Ready For This? – Dr. Tazanu
12:15-1:00 Lunch and Table Talk
1:00-4:00 You Can Do This! Accommodating All Children in Your Program – Paul Armstrong
4:00 Tea & Pastries
4:30 Closing

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Fee: $75 | Includes breakfast and lunch

Registration closes 10/16/18

  • Directors, Owners and Assistant Directors ONLY
  • No REFUNDS will be issued
  • $25 service fee for returned checks
  • We love children but only adults will be admitted to the Institute
  • To receive a certificate of completion, participants must stay until the end of the day

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Requests deadline: 10/16/2018

Newton White Mansion
2708 Enterprise Road
Mitchellville, MD 20721

Questions? Call 301.772.8420, ext. 1001 or 1002