The Metropolitan Parent Center offers training presented on a variety of topics related to special education, ranging from one-time workshops on topics of current interest to an intensive advocacy series designed to develop the knowledge and skills of parents to advocate for their own children and assist other parents. Training sessions are detailed in our online calendar, and offered year-round at Sinergia or at host organizations. MPC also provides one-to-one assistance and advocacy to help parents resolve special education issues.
The Center's Autism Initiative is a significant project that provides free support and training to parents of children on the autism spectrum. It also offers an arts program for children on the spectrum, ages 3 to 13, as well as an integrated transition program for younger adults ages 14 up to 21.
The program, incorporates a series of workshops (in English and Spanish) and Desayunos - Encuentros for Spanish speaking parents, which provide families with an intimate and informal settings where they came together to learn, share experiences, resources and ideas.
Autims Initiative workshops, Series and Support Group for Spanish speaking parents, are generously funded by the New York City Council Autism Awareness Initiative and Hon. Councilwoma Melissa Mark viverito