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!
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.
The Hanen Program for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
More than Words™ is a family-focused program
that gives parents
of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related social difficulties in
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
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
For information and registration contact
Dr. Susan Longtin firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooklyn College of The City University of New York
2900 Bedford Avenue •
4400 Boylan Hall • Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889
Telephone (718) 951 –
• Fax (718) 951-4363