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Second Annual Autism Information Fair

Navigating the Spectrum (NTS) and The Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health are sponsoring The Second Annual Autism Information Fair. Over forty information stations will be available to parents, therapists, educators, school administrations and health care professionals.

These include - DIR and Floortime, Nutritional & Biomedical Interventions, Residential Options, Family Resources, Literacy Development, Self-Injurious Behavior Management, Medical Interventions, Assessments & Evaluations, Post Secondary Educational Options, Creative Arts Therapies, Cranio Sacral therapy, Interactive Metronome, Respite Services, Recreational Programs, Social Skills and Vocational Training.

"Navigating the Spectrum is a not for profit organization that offers a forum for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Promoting a Spectrum Approach to a Spectrum Disorder"

This is intended on being a day of education and empowerment. Families have the opportunity of connecting with other parents affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders while professionals can network and gain more knowledge relating to interventions and services that are available in the area for all ages from toddlers through adulthood.

Date: Sunday, April 6, 2008

Time: 11 am to 4 pm

Location: Westchester County Ctr, 198 Central Ave, White Plains, NY

Cost: FREE - families are welcome

Contact: - 914-826-5300, www.navigatingthespectrum.org

Attractions:Big Apple Circus Clowns, Bouncers, Ball Pool

Breakout Lecture Schedule:

Toddlers & Preschoolers: 11:30 - 12:30PM

Getting a Diagnosis
Multidisciplinary Approaches
Securing Services
Therapeutic Options

School Age Children: 1:00 - 2:00PM

It's Never Too Late to Try Something Different
Friends and Fitting In
Peer Pressure and Bullies
Student Advocacy

Adolescents & Young Adults: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Puberty and Sexuality
Transitional Services
Vocational Training
Residential Options

Advertising Services Information for Resources Program

Help for Families

Qualifty of Life Grants for Families of Children and Adults with Autism

Resources for Families

Making Ends Meet

Connecting with Other Parents

Oprah, The Media and Celebrities on Autism

Educational Autism Tips for Families 71 page resourceful ebook for families entering the school system with a recent autism diagnosis. Find out what issues take place over the course of a school day and meet these challenges head on.

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