Our Upcoming Events

NAA NYM hosts seminars and workshops throughout the year and also collaborates with other organizations in order to bring comprehensive programming on a wide range of subjects to the families and professionals we serve in the NY Metro area.  Topics for our events include: educational interventions and options, therapeutic modalities, nutritional interventions, medical and biomedical treatment options; financial planning, insurance, tax,and  issues facing adults on the spectrum. Please join us. You can also see our past events in Events Archive.

April 13, 2016 Toilet Training Children with Special Needs

Join us on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, when Ashley Stahl, MSEd, from Bridge Kids of New York, LLC presents information and answer your questions concerning toilet training – an issue that is a challenge for many families of children and young people on the autism spectrum. For neurotypical children, toileting issues are usually resolved at […]

March 09, 2016 It’s Tax Season! What families of children with special needs should know.

Join us on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, for an important presentation on tax and financial issues relevant to parents of children with special needs, presented by Adnan Shamsi, a Consultant, Coach and Business Advisor, and the father of a child on the autism spectrum. Rebecca School 40 East 30th At. 5th Floor NYC, NY (Between […]

February 24, 2016 Part 6: Roadmap to Adulthood Series: Young Adults Panel

Parents of children with special needs often wonder what life will be like for their children as they transition to adulthood. NAA NYM is excited to bring parents a unique opportunity to learn from young adults with ASD. Our Roadmap Series concludes with a panel of young adults representing the spectrum to answer your questions. […]

January 14, 2016 Part 5 Roadmap to Adulthood: Housing Options for Adults with ASD

NAA NYM is excited to bring you this important segment of our Roadmap to Adulthood series presents an overview of the planning process for a residential placement. Topics include: a background of the current regulatory landscape that is driving restrictions and innovation, a discussion of the considerations in making a decision and the decision process itself. Please join us to hear the current issues and share your knowledge regarding this challenging topic.

December 22, 2015 January 2016 Support Group Meetings: Manhattan & Queens

Join us for the January 2016 Meetings of our Manhattan and Queens Monthly Evening Support Groups for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs Now TWO Support Groups Every Month! Queens Support Group moderated by Lauren Tobing-Puente, PhD Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:15pm-8:45pm at 38-50 Bell Blvd, Suite A Bayside, NY 11361 **The entrance […]

December 10, 2015 Roadmap to Adulthood Part 4: College & Other Post-High School Options with Susan Yellin, Esq.

Susan Yellin, Esq. is joining us to help families understand more about post-high school options for their ASD learners. Now more than ever there are many options available to students with special needs interested in pursuing educational opportunities past beyond high school. But with that choice comes uncertainty and concern about both academics and personal challenges in a new environment. As high school ends, parents and students with special needs are often confused about college or other post-secondary options that may be available. Figuring out which programs exist and which may be appropriate, what is needed to apply for and to be accepted into programs and what accommodations may be needed, appropriate and available is challenging for families. NAA NYM is excited to present an expert who can provide information to families as they assess what environment might be appropriate for their post-high school learner as the student works to gain skills and tools they need in their adult life.

December 09, 2015 December Queens Support Group

The December meeting of the Queens-Based NAA NYM support group will be held on December 9, 2015.

Lauren Tobing-Puente, Ph.D., the group moderator, is a licensed psychologist and has extensive experience working with children with ASD and their families in school-based settings and private practice and has moderated a support group for NAA NYM since Fall 2009.

December 03, 2015 Making Mobile Devices More Accessible to Those with ASD & Other Special Needs

Join NAA NYM on Thursday, December 3, 2015 for a special workshop – just in time for the holidays. NAA NYM is excited to bring to families a team of experts from ENJOY to help parents and caregivers in a hands-on workshop problem solves ways to make, phones, tablets and similar mobile devices more accessible to their loved ones with special needs.

October 06, 2015 Support Group Changes – No October Group but Exciting New Changes!

Please note the October 2015 Parent Support Group Will Not be Meeting but read below for important information about our support groups and a message from Dr. Lauren Tobing-Puente! Dear Families: For many years, Dr. Lauren Tobing-Puente has moderated our Manhattan Support Group. She has been an invaluable resource to our families and we cannot […]