PHC

Health Education Workshops

FREE classes for professionals serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Premier HealthCare is proud to once again offer a series of free Health Education Workshops designed for service coordinators, residential health care staff and other professionals serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) throughout New York City.

People with ID/DD often have complex health care needs. As an experienced provider of medical, medical specialty, dental, rehabilitation and mental health services, the staff of PremierHealthCare understand the importance of coordinated care.

For families and self advocates who are interested in educational workshops, you should take a look at our Family Education Workshops. These workshops are designed for families, but open to all.

Schedule
Download this schedule here.

You can register online using the links below, or if you prefer, you can register by calling ►YAI LINK at 212.273.6182. Space is limited.

Date / Time

Topic

Location

Tuesday
June 17th
10:00AM-11:30PM
check-in 9:45am

Evidence Based Approaches

While many interventions for autism exist, only some have been shown to be effective through scientific research. Join us for a discussion on evidence-based practice and learn about research on interventions that have had positive outcomes in helping people with autism flourish.

Jill Krata, PhD Manager of Clinical Services, YAI’s Autism Center

PELHAM BAY
3060 East Tremont Ave., 2nd floor
Bronx, NY 10461

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Wednesday
June 18th
*9:30AM-11:00am
check-in 9:15am

Autism Assessment – A Panel Discussion

Join us for a unique opportunity to understand how a clinician diagnoses autism from the perspective of a psychologist, a pediatrician, a neurologist and a psychiatrist.

Charles Cartwright, MD Director, YAI Autism Center & Chief, Premier HealthCare Autism Program
David Kaufman, MD Pediatric Neurologist, Medical Director, YAI Center for Specialty Therapy
Diane Liu, MD Pediatrician, Premier HealthCare
Charles Yurkewicz, PsyD Assistant Supervisor of Psychological Testing, YAI Center for Specialty Therapy

MIDTOWN WEST
460 West 34th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Workshop location:
460 West 34th Street, 11th Floor

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Thursday
June 19th
10:00AM-11:30PM
check-in 9:45am

Finding Your Voice with Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Join us to learn about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), including the evaluation process, various types of communication systems, access methods, and funding sources. We will debunk common AAC myths and help you recognize when an individual may benefit from a communication system. Attendees will have an opportunity to explore a variety of communication devices.

Maegan Meneses MA, CCC-SLP Speech Therapist, YAI Center for Specialty Therapy

BAYSIDE
211-11 Northern Blvd, 2nd Floor Bayside, NY 11361

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June 20th
10:00AM-11:30PM
check-in 9:45am

The A-B-C’s of S-E-X for People with ID/DD

Explore ways to assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities develop a healthy social/sexual life through this interactive workshop. Learn social skill building techniques and how to develop a program. Aspects of healthy relationships and sexuality will be discussed.

Bobra Fyne, LMSW Assistant Coordinator of Sex Education, YAI

MIDTOWN WEST
460 West 34th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Workshop location:
460 West 34th Street, 11th Floor

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Monday
June 23rd
10:00AM-11:30PM
check-in 9:45am

“Needles, Drills and Blood, Oh My!” Desensitization Techniques for Individuals with ASD Who are Resistant to Medical and Dental Procedures.

Do the people you serve run away screaming when they see a needle or hear the dentist’s drill? A visit to the doctor’s office can be especially threatening to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Hear some tried and true techniques for managing fear of medical, nursing or dental procedures.

Anne Halligan Luca, RN, CDDN Associate Nurse Administrator, Premier HealthCare
Beth Diviney, PhD, BCBA Psychotherapist, YAI Center for Specialty Therapy
Shonette Collins, OTR/L Occupational Therapist, Premier HealthCare
Aenid Yu, OTR/L Sr. Occupational Therapist, Premier HealthCare

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS
175 Remsen Street, 4th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Thursday
July 17th
10:00AM-11:30PM
check-in 9:45am

Acute Stress Management - Working with Individuals with DD in Emergency Situations

The provision of effective psychological support during disaster response and recovery efforts is critical to the recovery and long term stability of people with developmental disabilities who are impacted by these events. Join us to discuss how to support people with DD who are experiencing acute traumatic stress and how to care for caregivers caring for people with DD experiencing acute traumatic stress.

Cheryl Karran, LMSW Senior Coordinator, YAI Residential Services

MARINE PARK
3364 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Workshop location:
3353 Nostrand Avenue

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Thursday
July 24th
*9:30AM-12:30PM
check-in 9:15am

What Every Service Coordinator Needs to Know but Doesn’t Know Whom to Ask

The best kept secrets of service coordination are revealed! Learn about a wide range of resources and supports available within New York City, including general resources, information and referral, housing, emergency resources, education, recreation, health care, home care, benefits assistance, guardianship, future care planning, etc.

Marianne Ardito, LCSW ACSW Assistant Director, YAI Clinical and Family Services
Jennifer Shaoul, MPA Senior Coordinator, YAI LINK
Michelle Lang, LMSW Assistant Supervisor, YAI LINK
Anthony Marucci, LMSW Coordinator, YAI Medicaid Service Coordination
Jenny McFadden, LMSW Medical Social Worker, Premier HealthCare
Lauren Pincus, LMSW Medical Social Worker, Premier HealthCare

MIDTOWN WEST
460 West 34th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001

Workshop location:
460 West 34th Street 11th floor

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To keep informed about Upcoming Health Education Workshops, please email us at link@yai.org to be added to our mailing list.


 

PHC

Premier HealthCare provides expert primary and specialty health care – a comprehensive array of medical, dental, mental health, rehabilitation and support services under one roof enabling individuals and their families to easily access all the treatment they require.

Recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee on Quality Assurance.

Recognized by the US Surgeon General as a national model for the provision of specialized health care.

Recognized by the National Council on Disabilities for raising the standards of health care services for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Affiliated program of The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

For more information or to make a referral, call ►YAI LINK at 212-273-6182.