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YAI to Host Annual Hudson Valley Autism Conference November 20
Conference to Focus on Supporting the Journey to Emotional Regulation

The YAI Hudson Valley Autism Conference will take place virtually this year on November 20th and will focus on supporting the journey to emotional regulation. Since this year's event is virtual, the conference will be open to audiences across the country. It will be helmed by leading autism scholars and professionals.

The Keynote will be delivered by Dr. Dan Tomasulo, a top-ten online influencer in autism, depression expert, and Academic Director at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Columbia University. In addition, author Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, and Autism Level Up founders Drs. Amy Laurent and Jacquelyn Fede will also present on Sensory Smart™ strategies during the pandemic and how to effectively regulate emotions, respectively. 

YAI Hudson Valley Autism Conference

What: YAI Hudson Valley Autism Conference
When: Friday, November 20, 2020, from 9-1:30 p.m. EST
Where: Online, register at

The event may also qualify for Social Work Continuing Education Credits. For more information on this event, the professional development opportunities available, or YAI’s commitment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, please reach out to Kittu Pannu at 


Founded in 1957 as the Young Adult Institute, YAI remains at the forefront of an extraordinary movement aimed at empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. YAI and its network of affiliate agencies offer children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services. YAI is committed to seeing beyond disability, providing opportunities for people to live, love, work, and learn in their communities. YAI’s 4,000 employees provide supportive housing, education, medical, dental, and mental health care, job training, community integration, and social enrichment for more than 20,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in downstate New York, northern New Jersey, and northern California.

Kamana Shrestha
Media Relations Manager, YAI