YAI Autism Conference

YAI's Autism Conference happened on the morning of May 20. Chantal's slideshow presentation is available as a pdf, the recording is available below.

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11 am Opening Remarks

George Contos, YAI CEO

Caroline Dunn, LMSW, Coordinator, YAI LINK

11:20 am - 12:45 pm 

Keynote Presentation

Chantal Sicile-Kira

Parent, Autism Advocate, and Author

Greatly I Dream...Keeping Sight of the Dream Even When Daylight Comes

In a personal account that is both funny and heartbreaking, Chantal Sicile-Kira describes helping her son Jeremy make sense of the world around him. Working alongside educators and other professionals, she helped Jeremy transition to adulthood and a life – with needed supports -- that reflects the dreams and hopes of his youth. Sicile-Kira explores how she developed the grit and resilience she needed to be Jeremy’s mother and his strongest advocate. 

Supported in part by the NYC Council's Autism Initiative