Autism Family Support Series

For caregivers of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Group offerings in
other languages

En español
Mandarin
 
Download Schedule
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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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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,
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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Tuesday
November 4th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Managing a Crisis Situation: What You Need to Know

Victor Ordde,
Sr. Social Work Assistant
Crisis Intervention YAI

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Monday
November 10th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Financial Planning for your Child with Autism

Stuart Flaum,
Managing Director
Special Needs Family Planning

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Wednesday
November 12th
6:00AM-8:00PM

Your Family Member & Law Enforcement: Strategies for Bridging the Gap and Preventing Disaster

Bobra Fyne,
LMSW,
Assistant Coordinator of Sex Education

Amy-Louise Parker,
Project Shield Program Coordinator,
District Attorney's Office

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Tuesday
November 18th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Guardianship and Future Care Planning for Individuals with Autism

Paola Martínez Boone,
MSW
Advocate & Community Organizer for Disability Rights, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

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Monday
November 24th
10:00AM-12:30PM

HELP! Caring for a Child with Autism: Strategies for Dealing with Daily Stressors

Gary Shulman,
MSEd
Special Needs Trainer and Consultant

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Tuesday
December 2nd
10:00AM-12:30PM

Know Your Rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and How to Advocate for Your Child with Autism

Bethany LaLonde,
MSW
CAP Advocate, Disability Rights New York

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Thursday
December 4th
10:00AM-12:30PM

How to Strengthen Executive Functioning Skills with People on the Autism Spectrum

Beth Diviney,
PhD, BCBA
Behavior Analyst, YAI Center for Specialty Therapy

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Wednesday
December 10th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Strategies for Using Social Stories to Build Coping Skills and Independence

Sarah Kern,
LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Program Coordinator, Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical and Research Program The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center

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Tuesday
December 16th
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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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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