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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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November 18, 2015 Roadmap to Adulthood Part 3: Self-Direction & Financial Planning with Stuart Flaum

Join us on November 18 to learn about Self-Direction and Financial Planning from Stuart Flaum, a professional, parent & advocate! Self-Direction and Financial Planning are life care strategies that are changing how parents and individuals with developmental disabilities reach for successful outcomes. At this workshop, Stuart will highlight the financial benefits, including choices, within self directed budgets.

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November 14, 2015 Autism Fitness Fest In Central Park with Eric Chessen

Join NAA NY Metro for a special and always popular event! Autism Fall Fitness Fest with Eric Chessen, M.S. Saturday November 14, 2015, Central Park The Lawn Outside the Specter Playground

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November 11, 2015 First Meeting of our Queens Support Group!

Great News!!! NAA NY Metro Chapter is proud to make available a monthly support group in Queens for parents and caregivers of individuals on the autism spectrum moderated by Dr. Lauren Tobing-Puente. Dr. Tobing-Puente’s group had been meeting regularly since Fall 2009 in Mnahattan and as of November 2015 will be meeting in Queens. Generally, […]

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November 06, 2015 Join Us for An Exciting Night of NHL Hockey to Benefit NAA NYM!

NAA NYM is thrilled to partner with the New Jersey Devils to raise funds for NAA NYM’s programs which help local families affected by autism. $5 of every ticket sold using our special link and promo code benefits NAA NYM and you get to see the exciting NJ Devils under their new leadership take on […]

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October 15, 2015 Roadmap to Adulthood: Hayley Schapiro, LMSW: Resources & Supports

Resources and Supports: Navigating the System for People With Developmental Disabilities with Hayley Schapiro, LMSW YAI Link Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:00 – 8:30 pm Rebecca School, 40 East 30th Street (5th fl), NYC The transition to adulthood is a great challenge, not only to the teen on the spectrum, but to the parents as […]

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