YAI NYC Autism Conference and Resource Expo

Autism Conference and Expo - Educating Your Inner Advocate: Find the Path Toward the Right Support. April 3, 2020
Fri, April 03, 2020 - 8:30 am-1:30 pm (EST) 

Due to the evolving state of emergency surrounding COVID-19, the venue for the Autism Conference has canceled all upcoming events through mid-April. We are currently looking at all our options to present this important conversation at a later date and will reach out with new details as they emerge. We appreciate your support and understanding.


YAI NYC Autism Conference and Resource Expo

Educating Your Inner Advocate: Find the Path Toward the Right Support

Program Schedule

8:30-9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:30-9:45 AM Opening Remarks 

Caroline Dunn, LMSW, Coordinator, YAI LINK

George Contos, Chief Executive Officer, YAI Network

9:45-11:45 AM  

Keynote Presentation 

Chantal Sicile-Kira 
Parent, Autism Advocate and Author 

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

In this at times funny, at times heartbreaking personal account, Chantal describes how she helped her son Jeremy to make sense of the world around him as a young child with the help of educators and other professionals who shared their vision. Now an adult, Jeremy is living a life close to the dreams and hopes of his youth, with needed supports. Along the way, Chantal explores how she developed the grit and resiliency she needed as Jeremy’s mother and strongest advocate. 

8:30 AM – 1:30 PM Resource Expo 

Explore services for people with autism provided by YAI and other agencies throughout NYC at our resource expo. 

Get to know YAI and build your toolbox of knowledge about what services are available by meeting with experts to hear how thesupport people with autism.   

Event Details 

People with Autism, Parents and Caregivers: Free 

Professionals: $ 75

Social Work Credits
Up to 2 Social Work Continuing Education hours available. Attendees must be present for the entirety of the keynote presentation in order to receive the approved CE hours.

Young Adult Institute, Inc. (YAI) is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0171
Registration is required

Call YAI LINK at 212.273.6182.

Supported in part by the NYC Council's Autism Initiative

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