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Everything Autism &... Conference and Resource Fair

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Everything Autism & is an all encompassing gathering of NYC Autism & Special Ed resources.

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Everything Autism & is an all encompassing gathering of NYC Autism & Special Ed resources to highlight areas of support that families and educators may not have access to otherwise! The event will include guest speakers including heads of NYC schools, behavior specialists, authors, parents and more. It also will include a resource fair and sensory friendly kids area!

This unique gathering of caring and talented therapy providers, camps, schools, legal experts, motivators and advocates is truly the first of its kind bringing together in one event the full range of New York’s greatest Autism and special ed supports as an inclusive community! So often families are dividing time in search of information searching as situations arise for a way to put out fires or cope with particular situations, the Everything Autism & Conference and resource fair is meant to be a guiding map helping educate and validate families educators and individuals with diverse needs navigate their lives with the tools they may need in advance ready for life transitions, enhancements, and social connections!

This event brings together the community of New York’s best providers from all perspectives to share without bias all types of models and methods to ensure everyone can make the most informed and empowering choices for themselves and their loved ones.

Diverse and authentic Panel discussions with top experts, advisors, parents, and self advocates will cover:

9:30AM Welcome

  • Michael Ian Cedar, President & Founder, The Legacy of You
  • Amanda Friedman, Founder & Executive Director, Atlas Foundation for Autism

10:00AM The Power of Intention, Communication & Mindfulness

  • Dr. Marcie Beigel, Author & Founder and Director, Behavior + Beyond
  • Michael Ian Cedar, President & Founder, The Legacy of You (Moderator)
  • Nancy Tarshis, Speech-Language Pathologist, Social Thinking

11:00AM Exploring Autism; Health, Science, and the Environment

  • Michael Breen, Assistant Professor, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Dr. Alexander Kolevzon, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Patricia S. Lemer, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) & Author of "Outsmarting Autism"
  • Michael Peruggia, Associate Researcher, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Moderator)

12:30PM Parent Journeys: Lessons of life, love, and empowerment

  • Joseph Campagna, Principal Housing Navigator of HOMECONNECT & Self Direction Broker
  • Helena Hjalmarsson, Psychoanalyst & Author of "Beyond Autism"
  • Hawk Newsome, President, Black Lives Matter of Greater New York
  • Michele Sanchez Stierheim, Executive Director and Founder, Spectrum Warriors, Inc
  • Lauren Tobing Puente - Psychologist (Moderator)

1:45PM What are my child's educational rights? A legal perspective

  • Steven L. Goldstein, Esq., Special Education Lawyer (Moderator)
  • Maria McGinley, Esq., Mayerson & Associates LLP
  • Jennifer Ratcliff, Esq., Special Education Lawyer
  • Wendy M. Zimny, Associate Attorney, The Law Offices of H. Jeffrey Marcus, P.C.

2:45PM Integrating Methods of Learning and support between Home & School

  • Dr. Marcie Beigel, Author & Founder and Director, Behavior + Beyond (Moderator)
  • Ivy Feldman, Executive Director Keswell School
  • Amanda Friedman, Founder & Executive Director, Atlas Foundation for Autism
  • Tina McCourt, Program Director, Rebecca School
  • Liz McDonald, Instructional Coordinator, NYC Department of Education
  • Margaret Poggi, Executive Director Learning Spring School
  • Pat Watkins, Educational Coach, Bank Street College

4:00PM Navigating Independence, Self Direction, and Financial Planning

  • Joseph Campagna, Principal Housing Navigator of HOMECONNECT & Self Direction Broker
  • Michele Lawton, NYS Housing Navigator and Self-Direction Broker
  • Jesse A. Saperstein, best-selling author, autism advocate and motivational speaker
  • Ezekiel “Zeke” Zimmerman, Financial Advisor, Certified FInancial Services

The Everything Autism & resource fair boasts the most diverse highest quality and most inspiring range of professionals ever to be brought together in one event to offer families and educators a full view of all that is available to them here in NYC! It is the ultimate introduction and opportunity to get acquainted and build relationships that have real lasting and personal impact.

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