Autism Family Support Series

For caregivers of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

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Registration is required
Call YAI LINK at 212-273-6182 or register online below.

FREE
Parents and caregivers only - no children please.

Structure
1st half: presentation
2nd half: Support

Location
460 West 34th Street, 11th floor, New York, NY 10001

Funded in part by NYS OPWDD and NYC Council’s Autism Initiative.
 

Date / Time

Topic

Presenter(s)

 
Wednesday
July 17th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Repetitive behaviors and OCD in autism spectrum disorder

Maria Scalley-Gagnon,
PsyD Psychology Coordinator,
YAI

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Tuesday
July 29th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Mealtime madness: occupational therapist’s role in sensory and feeding issues

Allison Valeriano, MS OTR/L Sr.
Occupational Therapist,
Premier HealthCare;

Aenid Yu,
OTR/L
Sr. Occupational Therapist,
Premier HealthCare;

Abby Tayamen-Macatangay,
OTR/L Chief of Rehabilitation Services,
Premier HealthCare

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Tuesday
August 5th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Evidence based practice in autism spectrum disorders: what does it mean?

Jill Krata,
PhD
Manager of Clinical Services of the Autism Center, YAI

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Tuesday
August 12th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Yoga and relaxation

Arielle Cutler, BA
Certified Yoga Instructor

Ashley Ahern, LMSW
Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor, YAI

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Thursday
September 18th
10:00AM-12:30PM

DSM-V: the changing definition of autism and its implications

Dina Larina,
LMHC, RPT
Mental Health Clinician, YAI Center for Specialty Therapy

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Wednesday
September 24th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Behavior management from an occupational therapist’s perspective: interactive sensory integration and Q&A

Jennifer Chang, M.S., OTR/L, C/NDT
YAI Center for Specialty Therapy

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Tuesday
September 30th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Preventing and responding to problem behavior in the home

Michael Boardman,
MA, BCBA
ABA Supervisor

Anisha Foster,
MA, BCBA
ABA Specialist,YAI Lifestart

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Tuesday
October 7th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Autism and the whole family: how are siblings impacted?

Karina Campos,
PsyD
Psychologist, Clinical Assistant Professor, NYU Child Study Center

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Thursday
October 23rd
10:00AM-12:30PM

How to advocate for your child in school: strategies for success from a parent’s perspective

Lori Podvesker,
MSEd
ABA Supervisor

Anisha Foster,
MA, BCBA
Program Manager, Resources for Children with Special Needs

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Wednesday
October 29th
10:00AM-12:30PM

New York State Autism Insurance Reform Laws

Judith Ursitti,
CPA
Director of State Government Affairs, Autism Speaks

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