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A Night of Hope - 1st Annual Blue Gala


Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour Embraces Autism


Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour Embraces Autism
Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism
Cunningham Park, Queens
Tuesday, May 24 at 11AM

Big Apple Circus has joined with world-renowned ASD experts to adapt The Grand Tour for
families with members on the spectrum and create a joyful experience for all.

The adapted show includes the same world-class artistry as the full performance
with a shorter running time, adjusted lights and sound, calming centers, pictorial
social narratives, and many especially-trained staff and volunteers
to assure a memorable event for everyone!

Get your tickets here!



First encounter: My child was just diagnosed with autism
The MCC Foundation and the Manhattan Childrens Center school will be hosting their first annual conference "First encounter: My child was just diagnosed with autism" on May 17th 8:30am-4:00pm. This event will provide families the support and resources to navigate the early stages of the Autism diagnosis. Please join them for this incredible event featuring speakers such as Dr. Cecelia McCarton, M.D.; Dr. Michael Rosenthal, PhD; Gary S. Mayerson, Esq; and Dr. Amy Davies Lackey, PhD.
 

The event will be held in MCC 111 West 92nd. This special event is only a couple of weeks away; pre-registration is required.  



 



Family Accessibility Day at the Central Park Zoo


The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Special Needs

The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

More than Wordsis a family-focused program that gives parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related social difficulties in the 2 to 7 year range, practical tools to help their child communicate. The program’s philosophy is that because parents are the most important people in the child’s life, they are the best people to help their child learn to communicate.

Your child will learn to communicate when he or she:

Pays attention to you

Finds enjoyment in two-way communication

Understands what others say

Interacts with other people

Has structure, repetition, and predictability in his or her life

Dates: The program will be offered on Tuesday mornings for parents and occasional Tuesday afternoons for the parents and their child. Families will be asked to participate in an individual afternoon pre-program consultation with their child on February 2 or February

9. The dates of the program are: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8*, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29*, 4/5, 4/19, 5/3*, and

5/10. All parent sessions (in bold) will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. In these sessions parents will participate in small group instruction with other parents who have children with communication-language delays. The sessions that are marked with an asterisk (*) will be scheduled for you and your child to interact together in the afternoon on selected Tuesdays, for approximately 30 minutes, after his/her regular day program. These sessions will be videotaped so that we may review the activities.

Place: The Diana Rogovin Davidow Speech-Language-Hearing Center

Brooklyn College

2900 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11210

For information and registration contact

Dr. Susan Longtin slongtin@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Telephone: (718) 951-5186

Brooklyn College of The City University of New York

2900 Bedford Avenue 4400 Boylan Hall Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889

Telephone (718) 951 – 5186 Fax (718) 951-4363



Special Saturday's at Rainbows Reach
 

A Night of Hope - 1st Annual Blue Gala

Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour Embraces Autism

Big Apple Circus: The Grand Tour Embraces Autism

First encounter: My child was just diagnosed with autism

Family Accessibility Day at the Central Park Zoo

The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Special Saturday's at Rainbows Reach