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.

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
April 23rd
10:00AM-12:30PM

Preparing for a successful College transition

Ronni Aronow MA, MS
Success, LLC,
Independent Educational Consulting and Coaching

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

An overview of SSI benefits.

Ann Rauch, LCSW
Program Coordinator, REAP
Mount Sinai Hospital

Thursday
May 15th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Understanding my child’s IEP

Raymond Velez, District Family Advocate; 

Natalie McQueen, Director of Transition Programs;

Sherri Lafond, IEP Coach;

Thomasina Howe, Director of Autism;

Karen Sutherland, Supervisor of Psychologists;

Sasha Inglis, Executive Assistant to Superintendant
District 75 Programs

Wednesday
May 21st
10:00AM-12:30PM

Social cognition: helping children and adolescents participate in the social world

Sarah Kern,
LCSW Program Coordinator,
Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical and Research Program, Child Study Center, NYU Medical Center

Thursday
May 29th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Behavior management strategies: schedules and routines

Justin Stanford
Senior Assistant ABSS,
YAI Project Intervene

Tuesday
June 3rd
10:00AM-12:30PM
How to manage wandering and elopement in the community

Lana Small,
MSW Coordinator,
YAI Project Assist;

Mary Downing,
BA Senior Supervisor,
YAI Project Assist

Tuesday
June 10th
6:00PM-8:00PM

Yoga, relaxation, and everything in between: tips for parents and children to use at home

Angelina Rubino
Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor;

Ashley Ahern,
LMSW Intake Specialist,
YAI LINK; Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor

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

Learning to let go: a parent’s perspective

Morahina Rodriguez
Mother and Family Peer Advocate

Monday
June 16th
10:00AM-12:30PM

My self, my world, my dreams: identifying what mattersmost to you and your child

Meghan Blaskowitz, DrPH(c) MOT, OTR/L
Research Associate

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

Psychotropic medications: opportunities and challenges

Roey Pasternak,
MD Psychiatrist,
Premier HealthCare

Wednesday
July 17th
10:00AM-12:30PM

Repetitive behaviors and OCD in autism spectrum disorder

Maria Scalley-Gagnon,
PsyD Psychology Coordinator,
YAI

Wednesday
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

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