Health & Clinical Services Committee Meeting
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am
Residential Quality of Life Committee Meeting
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am
Spanish Speaking Parent Support Group
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Webinar: Autism & Co-Occurring OCD Treatment Considerations
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This webinar is intended for adults who are or who suspect they are on the spectrum, parents, other family members, and partners of individuals on the spectrum, as well as professionals who support individuals on the spectrum.

Autistic individuals are at an increased risk of developing co-occurring psychiatric conditions such as anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) at various points across the lifespan. However, these individuals are often unable to access Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety/OCD. Many therapists want to use CBT tools to address Anxiety/OCD in autistic patients, but may erroneously believe that ASD is intrinsically different and that they cannot effectively use CBT to treat this population. This talk is designed to bridge the knowledge and confidence gap and help attendees understand what treatment looks like when working with individuals with ASD who present with co-occurring OCD. During the last 30 minutes of the webinar on March 15, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions via the Zoom chat feature.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

WHERE: Online via Zoom

HOST: Michele Cantara, Neurodiversity Training Specialist, AANE

SPEAKER: Dr. Rebecca Sachs, PhD, CBT Spectrum

COST: $25 (Click on the registration link below to take advantage of AANE’s “pay what you can afford” options.”)

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the event. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.

Parent to Parent – Parent Group in Person
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am

Please see the attached information about our March (in person) Parent Group meeting. This is an informal support group for parents/caregivers of children with developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs. It will take place on Wednesday, March 16th 2022 from 9am to 11am, at the Institute for Basic Research, 1050 Forest Hill Road 10314.

Space is limited. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to or call 718-494-3462.

* All participants must submit to a temperature check and wear a mask at all times while in the building.

We look forward to seeing you on March 16th! 

ADAPT PRESENTS – Self Direction Webinar
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Self- Direction


Adapt Community Network is having a free webinar “Self-Direction” on Thursday March 17th 10 am – 11:30 am. Self-Direction is one way of obtaining services that are different than those a child receives in school through OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities).  Felix Martinez, bilingual certified independent support broker with OPWDD will be the speaker.  Spanish translation will be provided.   Attendees will receive an overview of self-direction, find out what a Support Broker is, what a Fiscal Intermediary is, learn what a Self-Direction budget is and how it is calculated and more.  The flyer in English and Spanish is attached.  Spanish interpretation will be provided.  The link to register to receive the Zoom link to join is RSVP

LifeMAP One-to-One Coaching Program
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar 18 @ 9:30 am
Mar 18 @ 11:30 am