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Autism Family Support Series

For caregivers of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Group offerings in
other languages

En español
Mandarin
 
Download Schedule
English/Spanish

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

FREE
Parents and family members 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)

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Wednesday
January 14th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Medicaid Service Coordination: Making it Work for Families

MaryBeth Fadelici,
Regional Coordinator,
Parent to Parent of NYS

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Thursday
January 22nd
10:00AM-12:30PM

Best Practices for Working with Individuals with ASD: Remember it's Okay to Have Fun!

Margaret M. Chiara,
MA, BCBA,
Coordinator of ASD Development, YAI/NYL

Michael Boardman,
MA, BCBA ABA,
Supervisor, NYL

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Wednesday
January 28th
10:00AM-12:30PM

A Day in the Life in a Residential Program for an Individual on the Spectrum

Michelle Israel,
LCSW,
Residential Coordinator, YAI

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Monday
February 9th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Independent Living Skills for Teens and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Kate Palmer,
MA, CCP, CAS,
President/CEO, GRASP

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Wednesday
February 11th
6:00pm-8:00pm

I Get It Apps: Using Technology to Write Great Social Stories for Every Day Situations

Sharon M. Walters,
MA, CCC-SLP,
Director of Content I Get It!

Amy Criscuolo,
Parent,
Managing Director, I Get It!

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Tuesday
February 24th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Assessment of Individuals with Autism Across the Lifespan

Charles Yurkewicz,
PsyD.,
Assistant Supervisor of Psychological Assessment, YAI

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Thursday
Feburary 26th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Top 10 Autism Resources

Michelle Lang,
LMSW,
Supervisor &

Ashley Ahern,
LMSW,
Intake Specialist, YAI LINK

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Thursday
March 5th
10:00AM-12:30PM

What You Should Know About Relationships and Successful Parenting

Jennifer Menges,
LCSW,
Senior Coordinator, QA and Program Resources, YAI

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Wednesday
March 11th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Dealing with Loss: A Facilitated Conversation

Katharina Anger,
PhD.,
Psychologist, Regional Senior Supervisor of Mental Health, Premier HealthCare

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Tuesday
March 17th
10:00AM-12:30PM

How to Build a Successful Family-School Relationship

Ann Esposito,
EdD.,
Assistant Director, NYL

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Wednesday
March 25th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Tips for Community Outings with your Child

Sonja Williams,
Assistant Director, YAI Education & Training Department

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Thursday
April 2nd
10:00AM-12:30PM

The Positive Side of Stress

Laura T. Mitchell,
LCSW,
Manager of Clinical Services, YAI Autism Center

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Tuesday
April 14th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Let’s Talk: Teaching Communication Skills to Young Learners

Margaret M. Chiara,
MA, BCBA,
Coordinator of ASD Development, YAI/NYL

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Thursday
April 16th
6:00PM-8:00PM

Top 10 Autism Resources

Michelle Lang,
LMSW,
Supervisor &

Ashley Ahern,
LMSW,
Intake Specialist, YAI LINK

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Tuesday
April 21st
6:00PM-8:00PM

Autism and Anxiety

Grazyna Kusmierska,
PhD.,
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Premier HealthCare

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Tuesday
April 28th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Autism in the Workforce: Options and Opportunities

Brooke Drexler,
BBA,
Manager, Corporate Relations in Day Services and Employment

Chris Bechler,
BA,
Supervisor Supportive Employment, YAI

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Thursday
May 14th
6:00PM-8:00PM

ADHD in Individuals with Autism

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

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