Staten Island Autism Resource Guide 2012

Please link for the latest S.I. Autism Resource Guide.

AutismResourceGuide2012_MayWebUpdate

There are listings for Early Intervention, Evaluations, Behavior Management and Support, Summer Programs, School Programs and much more! This is an invaluable resource.

 

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Autism Speaks Walk in Staten Island Staten Island, NY on October 28th 2012

Autism Speaks is holding its first walk in Staten Island, on October 28th 2012 at the Midland Beach Boardwalk (starting at the Turtle fountain).

They would like all agencies and providers to have a table along the walk route.
They would love if each agency/ school / families could organize a walk team!!! Please consider joining the walk to support Autism awareness.

The next Autism Speaks meeting is  Wednesday, July 25th  7:30pm at Holy Family.
They will be meeting at the Msgr. Glynn Comminity Center on 366 Watchogue Road.  Feel free to invite anyone who is interested.

The Kick Off Party has officially been confirmed for August 15th at the Staaten.  It will begin at 7:00PM.  Invitations will go out shortly.  Contact Maeve MacKenzie, Metro NY Walk/Events Manager maeve.mackenzie@autismspeaks.org

Staten Island Walk Kick Off
Date: Wednesday, August 15th
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Li Greci’s Staaten- 697 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310
RSVP: If you would like to attend, please RSVP by clicking here.  You can also email statenisland@autismspeaks.org or call 646-843-6665 to RSVP.  Kindly reply by August 10th.

Register for LOSE THE TRAINING WHEELS: Bike Camp for Children with Special Needs

LOSE THE TRAINING WHEELS: A camp that teaches children with special needs to ride a bike!
AUGUST 6-10th
Aviator Sports & Event Center
Floyd Bennett Field, 3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
(Registration is limited)

Participant Requirements:
 Must be at least 8 years old by start of camp and have a disability
 Must be able to walk without an assistive device and sidestep to both sides
 Must be able to attend a 75-minute session each day of the 5-day camp
 Must be under 220 lbs. and have a minimum inseam measurement of 20” (measure from floor not pant hem with sneakers on)
The camp runs Aug 6-10th. There are 4 ninety minute sessions to choose from. The first 15 minutes of the camp is check in and getting ready; the remaining 75 minutes are spent biking. Each camper will attend the same 90 minute session for each of the 5 days. For example if you select session 2, your child will be at Aviator Sports every day, Monday- Friday from 1:50-3:20.
Daily Sessions:
Session 1 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Session 2 1:50pm – 3:20pm
Session 3 3:25pm – 4:55pm
Session 4 5:00pm – 6:30pm
For more info contact: bikecampnyc@gmail.com
Or visit www.losethetrainingwheels.org
Also seeking volunteers!
Lose The Training WheelsTM is a nonprofit organization that teaches individuals with special needs to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. This achievement helps individuals with special needs gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.
Sponsored by:
The National Down Syndrome Society & The Lyle Foundation

YAI Summer 2012 Calendar: Workshops for Parents of Children on the Spectrum

YAI SUMMER 2012 CALENDAR

Link Here For Flyer:autism-family-support-series

MONDAY JULY 16TH 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
“Carrots, Squash and Spinach, Oh My!” Bring Your Recipes for Healthy
Eating and Leave with New Ones
Tracy Mazza, LMSW, Project Manager and Whitney Cottle, LMSW, Intake Specialist,
YAI LINK
THURSDAY JULY 26TH 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Anger Management and Autism
Grazyna Kusmierska, PhD, Psychotherapist, Premier HealthCare Article 16 Clinic
MONDAY AUGUST 6TH 12:00PM – 2:00 PM (pizza lunch provided!)
Walking the Tightrope: Balancing Your Young Adult’s Need for Support
with his/her Need for Independence
Valerie Gaus, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Author of Living Well on the Spectrum and
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8TH 6:00 – 8:00 PM
How Sensory Processing Impacts Social Skills
Becky Lewin, MS, OTR/L, The Parkside School
THURSDAY AUGUST 23RD 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Sexuality Education: Why it Matters and Where to Start
Catherine Jones, LCSW, Assistant Coordinator and Valencia Small, BSW, Assistant
Applied Behavioral Science Specialist, YAI Network
THURSDAY AUGUST 30TH 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Yoga and Relaxation
Laura Mitchell, LMSW, LMT, Supervisor, YAI LINK, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
What To Do If You’re Just Getting Started – Accessing Services in the
Developmental Disability Service System
Jennifer Shaoul, MPA, Senior Coordinator, YAI LINK
MONDAY OCTOBER 1ST 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Upcoming Changes in Funding and Program Design for People with
Developmental Disabilities
Marco Damiani, MA, Senior Director, YAI Clinical and Family Services
TUESDAY OCTOBER 16TH 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
DSM-5: An Update on the Changing Definition of Autism and its
Implications
Peter DellaBella, MD, Medical Director, Premier HealthCare
TUESDAY OCTOBER 23RD 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Understanding Psychological Evaluations
Glenn Ellenbogen, PhD, Supervisor of Psychological Assessments, YAI Center

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
BY CALLING YAI LINK AT :
212-273-6182

STRUCTURE:
1ST HALF PRESENTATION
2ND HALF SUPPORT

FREE
FOR PARENTS AND
CAREGIVERS ONLY – NO
CHILDREN PLEASE

LOCATION:
460 W 34TH STREET
11TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY
10001