FLUSHING, N.Y., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) will host a groundbreaking free conference on autism issues for parents and professionals on Thursday, April 19, 2012 (8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) in Flushing, NY. The conference will be hosted at the Sheraton LaGuardia (135-20 29th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354).
The conference will cover a variety of topics related to autism, language and communication, increasing independence, feeding challenges and a special series on adolescent sexuality will be highlighted. The conference is free.
Conference faculty include Pam Boyle, MA, a noted author on sexuality and disabilities; Mary McDonald, Ph.D., BCBA-D, an assistant professor in the Counseling, Research, Special Education and Rehabilitation Department at Hofstra University; Ann Denning, MA, BCBA, QSAC's Director of Training; Kristen DuMoulin, Ph.D., SAS, QSAC's Director of Children's Clinical Services; Daniel Gatto, MSEd, MA, BCBA, an expert on working with school-aged children with autism; Ronald Lee, Ph.D., BCBA-D, Clinical Director of QSAC's Day School and an adjunct professor at C.W. Post and Queens College; Mariann Lai, MSEd, SAS, BCBA, Assistant Director of QSAC's Day School; and Zenayda LaFontaine, MSEd, BCBA, Director of QSAC's Preschool. The faculty offer decades of experience in working with individuals with autism and will offer engaging workshops for parents and professionals in attendance.
QSAC's Executive Director, Gary Maffei, MPA, said "QSAC's annual conference on autism offers parents of children with autism and professionals serving the autism community with a daylong agenda of engaging workshops aimed at expanding our communal understanding of timely topics related to autism."
To register or for additional information about the conference please visit www.qsac.com/conference or call (212) 244-5560, ext. 2020. Conference attendees are also eligible for BCBA CEU credits. Attendees will receive a free breakfast and lunch. Day care will be provided free of charge.
QSAC is an award-winning nonprofit organization founded in 1978 by a group of parents confronting inappropriate and limited service options for their children with autism. For over three decades, QSAC has been guided by the principle that every child and adult with autism deserves the highest quality of treatment and care that enables them to live meaningful and fulfilled lives in our society. Today, QSAC provides educational, residential, therapeutic and family support services to over 3,000 people each year in New York City and Long Island.
CONTACT: Joseph Amodeo
(212) 244-5560, ext. 2016
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