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MKSA Provider Workshops/Meetings

FREE PROVIDER WORKSHOPS:
Monday, 10/30/17, 6:30-8:30 PM
Bayside Panera  23-58 Bell Boulevard
“The OSC as a Team Member”

Space is limited for these workshops; please RSVP to fschildt@mksallc.com.

Outside Events

COCKTAILS AND COMEDY – A Stand Up For Autism Comedy Event, to benefit Nassau Suffolk Autism Society of America
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7PM – Jeanne Rimsky Theatre, 232 Main Street, Port Washington. Contact suereek@aol.com or 516-404-2306

FREE WORKSHOPS FROM ADAPT COMMUNITY  NETWORK FAMILY CONNECT CENTER
For families, professionals and caregivers:
Thursday, October 26th: MY CHILD HAS AUTISM: NOW WHAT? (CUNY Graduate Center – 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC) 10am-12pm
Thursday, November 16th:    SENSORY SMART™ STRATEGIES FOR REAL-LIFE CHALLENGES (CUNY Graduate Center – 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC) 10am-12pm
Monday, December 4th:    FRIENDSHIPS & DATING IN ADOLESCENCE & YOUNG ADULTHOOD WITH ASD (CUNY Graduate Center – 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC) 10am-12pm
More information on all offerings can be found here

CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION PARENTING WORKSHOPS
Parenting Skills Workshop Series: 8-session parent education program presented by the Family Health and Wellness Center of Cornell Cooperative Extension. All sessions will be held at the Extension Education Center located at 423 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 and will run Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 PM, September 28-November 16. More information

Fall Parenting Series: October 10-October 30, 6:30-8:30 PM. Sessions will be held at the Diabetes and 4-H Education Center at The Suffolk County Farm, 350 Yaphank Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980. Read more

LI EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTION CENTER AT THE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY INCLUSION AT LIU POST PRESENTS:
Understanding Your Child’s Disability and the Importance of Typical Peers in Development
November 1, 2017  9AM-12PM or 1-4PM  LIU Post
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LISHA FALL CONFERENCE
Friday, October 20, 2017   7:30AM-3:30PM, Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury
More details

FREE WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS, PROFESSIONALS AND CAREGIVERS (no children please) THE MIDDLE COUNTRY LIBRARY FOUNDATION PRESENTS 2017-2018 Distinguished Speakers Series:
Tuesday, November 28, 2017  9:30am-11:00am
Brain Development in the Early Years
Dr. Kristin Bernard, Stony Brook University

3rd date in series- TBD
All workshops will be held at the Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, NY. For more information call 631-585-9393.

THERAMOVES CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSESOT, sensory, reading, movement and behavior. Click for more information.

LONG ISLAND PARENTS INSTITUTE – VARIOUS CLASSES STARTING SOON!
Topics include:
-Common Sense Parenting – classes designed for parents with children 18 months to 18 years old; offered in English and Spanish.
-Bright Beginnings – interactive parent-child class designed to encourage and facilitate healthy, emotional attachments between parents and children (2-17 months old).
-Alternative For Youth (AFY) Parent Support Group – support group designed to educate and support parents of children 12-18 years old; offered in English and Spanish.
For more information, visit LI Parenting Institute

Miscellaneous

The Bureau of Early Intervention has an updated website for the Family Initiative Coordination Service Project, also known as Partners. The website is part of a NYS Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention sponsored contract with Just Kids Early Childhood Learning Center. Visit the new website.

The updated website includes:
-new and updated information, resources, and supports on a variety of EI-related topics for families
-a drop box feature which allows a user to view content translated instantly into one of 104 languages
-information on Early Intervention Partners Training for parents
-helpful links to State and National programs and organizations
-Early Intervention Program FAQs

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Past Event Testimonials

Asperger’s & Bullying: Personal Stories, Struggles and Strategies
Presented by: Dr. Stephen Shore and Jesse A. Saperstein
“I love that the speakers were both men with Autism, for a true first-hand experience and perspective.”
“Jesse was endearing. The effect that bullying had on him was evident, as was the fact that the memories are still hard for him. Jesse humanized the effects of bullying which made you truly empathize with him and drove the importance of the subject matter home.”
“Dr. Shore was wonderful! It was interesting to hear the perspective of an adult who was diagnosed on the spectrum as a child; I learned insightful tips from a professional with the diagnosis.”

What’s New in iPad Technology for Children with Autism and Special Needs
Presented by: Eric Sailers, MA, CCC-SLP
“Eric is knowledgeable; presented in an easy-to-understand manner; enormous resources for all our needs.”
“I loved the demonstrations! Learned features about the iPad that I didn’t previously know.”
“Very easy to understand and follow. Great information that can easily be applied.”

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies that Really Make a Difference!
Presented by: Elisa Gagnon, MS, Ed.
“So well organized and very interesting! Great use of examples and stories.”
“Video clips were great ways to show certain topics that were discussed.”
“Speaker was so informative! Great strategies were provided.”

Asperger’s Syndrome: Strategies for Effective Intervention
Presented by: Tony Attwood, Ph.D.
“Excellent speaker with a wealth of knowledge.”
“Tony Attwood was amazing!”
“Best conference ever!! Very animated and humorous; very informative. Thank you!”

Behavioral Approach to Language Assessment and Intervention for Children with Autism
Presented by: Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D
“One of the best workshops/trainings I have ever attended in my 30 years of education.”
“Outstanding presentation that will be beneficial to my teaching! Great!”
“Dr. Sundberg is a very engaging speaker. It is a great experience to hear from the creator of the VB-MAPP himself.”

The Language Use Inventory (LUI):
A New Standardized Parent-Report Measure to Assess Young Children’s
Pragmatic Language Development
Presented by: Daniela O’Neill, Ph.D., LUI Author
“There has been such a huge need for a standardized test like the LUI. I am very excited about using this.”
“Cutting-edge information; provided useful handouts and testing samples that can be applied in therapy!”
“Excellent speaker-interesting and insightful.”

Treatment of Eating Problems in Young Children: A Motor Learning Approach
Presented by: Genie Rogers, MA, CCC-SLP, BRSS
“Learned new techniques to implement in therapy sessions. Thanks!”
“Fabulous presentation—easy to understand, great examples.”
“It was an excellent seminar with a great deal of useful information.”

All Kids Can Succeed: Effective Interventions for Behavioral and Social Challenges
Presented by: Jed Baker, Ph.D.
“One of the best conferences I’ve ever been to.”
“Very informative…will help me to bring out the best in my child.”
“His knowledge was endless.”