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

Preparing for a successful College transition

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

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

An overview of SSI benefits

Ann Rauch, LCSW
Program Coordinator, REAP
Mount Sinai Hospital

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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

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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

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

Behavior management strategies: schedules and routines

Justin Stanford
Senior Assistant ABSS,
YAI Project Intervene

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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

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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

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

Learning to let go: a parent’s perspective

Morahina Rodriguez
Mother and Family Peer Advocate

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

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

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

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

Psychotropic medications: opportunities and challenges

Roey Pasternak,
MD Psychiatrist,
Premier HealthCare

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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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