Whether you are parenting a toddler, preschooler, school age child, or teen with autism, there is something for everyone at our December 14th conference, Autism & Education in New York City.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Stephen Shore, a professor of Special Education at Adelphi University and an author of many highly regarded books on autism and education. Dr. Shore is also an autistic self-advocate. Our lunchtime speaker is an exceptional youth self-advocate, Rachel Sanders, who is a graduate of The Summit School in Queens and now attends Oberlin College.
Our conference features four panels: "Options in the Early Years: EI & CPSE," "Behavior & Methodology," "Testing & Evaluations," and "The Big Transition To Adulthood." We are honored to announce the list of distinguished speakers who will speak on these panels, representing many of the finest clinicians, experts, programs, and schools in New York:
Chantal Aflalo (educational consultant), Michael Boardman (ABA supervisor, NYLEL Lifestart), Allison Graham Brown (Director of Professional Development, NYU ASD Nest Support Project), Dr. Jennifer Cross (developmental and behavioral pediatrician, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center), Dr. Rebecca Doggett (Clinical Director, ASD Service at NYU Child Study Center), Michelle Finkelman (Director, Harlem Center for Child Development), Iris Fishman (Director, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at NYU), Lauren Gallo (Director of College Placement & Transition Planning, Winston Prep), Dr. Amy Davies Lackey (Education Director, Manhattan Childrens Center), Dr. Cecelia McCarton (developmental pediatrician; founder, The McCarton Center), Tina McCourt (Director, Rebecca School), Margaret Poggi (Head of School, LearningSpring), Julie Russell (Educational Director, Brooklyn Autism Center), Dr. Francis Tabone (Head of School, Cooke), Dr. Laura Tagliareni (neuropsychologist, Pediatric Assessment Learning & Support), Dr. Susan M. Vener (Director, New York Child Learning Institute)