Sunday April 18th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm Westchester County Center - 198 Central Avenue - White Plains, NY
Sponsored by Navigating the Spectrum and The Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health
Parents, therapists, educators, health care professionals and anyone who cares about a child on the spectrum are invited to join us for a day of education and empowerment. Connect with families affected by autism spectrum disorders and network with knowledgeable and encouraging professionals. Learn about Interventions, Services and Supports available for all ages, from toddlers to adults.
Free Admission - Families Welcome
FEATURING OVER 75 INFORMATION STATIONS PLUS ALL NEW PROGRAMS All Day - Information Stations Visit over 75 scheduled stations including:
Traditional Interventions and Educational Supports: Applied Behavior Analysis - Relationship Development Intervention - Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration - Speech and Language Pathology - Educational Tutoring - Assistive Technology - TEACCH Complementary and Alternative Treatments: Nutritional and Biomedical Interventions - Chiropractic - Auditory Therapy - Vision Therapy - Art Therapy - Music Therapy - Animal Assisted Therapy - Cranio Sacral Therapy - Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Family and Life Management Supports: Personal Assistants - Self-Injurious and Problem Behavior Management - Parent Matching Services - Family Support Services - Sibling Support - Respite Services - Religious Worship and Education
Medical, Legal and Financial Services: Special Education Law and Advocacy - Assessments and Evaluations - Financial Planning - Trust and Estate Planning - Diagnostic Supports - Autism Research - Medicaid Coordination and Waiver Services
Recreation and Social Supports: Peer Support for Early Childhood, School Age Children, Teens and Adults - Baseball - Basketball - Creative Arts - Camp - Visual and Performance Arts - Martial Arts - Tennis - Swimming - Social Skills Programs
Transitional and Adult Services: Life Planning Services - Life Skills Coaching - Vocational Training and Placement - Transition Procedures - Self-Advocacy Services - Day Habilitation Services - Dating, Relationships and Sexuality All Day - Children's Room Children are welcome to play in our professionally monitored Children's Room Lots of fun for all ages - Bouncers - Carousel - Ball Pits - Climbers - Big Apple Circus Clowns - On-Site Childcare Available
All Day - Resource Registry Professionals and agencies specific to the ASD community are invited to register service information for future use by Westchester County as part of an ongoing effort to identify resources and provide services for families in need.
11:15-12:00 - Professional Networking Forum Our county officials are committed to identifying all resources available to the ASD community. Service providers are invited to meet representatives from the Department of Community Mental Health and the Department of Health, connect with fellow peers and establish new professional relationships. Scheduled hosts include DCMH Commissioner Dr. Grant Mitchell, DCMH Deputy Commissioner Michael Orth and DOH Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Children with Special Needs Lorraine Chun.
12:15-1:15 - Public Forum: Legislative Initiatives
Parents and professionals are invited to meet with their state and local legislators to discuss the issues that are most important to them as well as hear about current initiatives locally and in Albany that affect the lives of those touched by ASD. Scheduled hosts include New York State Assemblyman Mike Spano and Westchester County Legislator Tom Abinanti.
1:30-2:30 - Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts Participate in one of four interactive discussions to promote the exchange of information and advice from well-respected experts to you - ask your questions and get professional feedback on the issues that are most important to you and your family. 2:45-3:30 - Public Forum: Autism Advisory Council Everyone is invited to meet with members of the Autism Advisory Council and offer feedback on their recommended initiatives as well discuss the public's role in implementing current and future goals that will benefit the ASD community.
ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES IN THE AUTISM RESOURCE PROGRAM
Each year, every attendant is given a free Autism Resource Program. To date, over 1,800 people have attended the annual fairs. You are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to reach hundreds of families and fellow professionals by advertising your services in the program.
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