Guest Author - Bonnie Sayers
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
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