Calendar of
Virtual Events

MONDAY

Sibling Support Group (6:30pm to 8:00pm)

Meeting Dates: January 11, 25; February 1, 8, 22; March 1, 8, 15, and 22

This wonderful experience is devoted to the sometimes forgotten or "lost in the shuffle" siblings of children on the autism spectrum. The group will provide siblings with an opportunity to meet in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. Pre-registration is required, as openings are limited. Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis. A Parent Support Group will be running simultaneously, however parent participation for this group is optional. Meetings are held via Zoom. If you are interested in registering a child for the group, you should contact one of the following people based on where you live:

 

  • New York City (all five boroughs): Madelyn Wolfin, LMSW at mwolfin@qsac.com or (718) 728-8476, ext. 1519.

  • Long Island: Violeta Macias at vmacias@qsac.com or (718) 728-8476, ext. 1719.

TUESDAY

Self-Advocacy Group (4:00pm to 5:00pm)
Facilitator: Kevin Martinez, LMSW

Click here to register (Updated Meeting Link)


Our self-advocacy group has gone virtual! Each meeting includes a specific topic of focus for discussion.

Parent Support Group (6:30pm to 8:00pm)

Meeting Dates: January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 23; March 2, 9, and 16



The meetings are open to all parents. If you are interested in participating in the group, you should contact one of the following people based on where you live:

 

  • New York City (all five boroughs): Madelyn Wolfin, LMSW at mwolfin@qsac.com or (718) 728-8476, ext. 1519.

  • Long Island: Violeta Macias at vmacias@qsac.com or (718) 728-8476, ext. 1719.

ABA Parent Training Series (Beginning February 2, 2021)

Tuesdays (per schedule below), 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Click here to register for upcoming trainings.

  • 2/16 - Introduction to ABA

  • 3/2 - The Power of Reinforcement

  • 3/16 - Increasing Structure: Token Economies and Activity Schedules

  • 3/30 - Challenging Behavior 1: Assessment and Functions

  • 4/13 - Challenging Behavior 2: Strategies and Interventions

  • 4/27 - Increasing communication

  • 5/11 - Increasing Independence: Activities of Daily Living and Behavioral Skills Training

  • 5/25 - Understanding the Social Environment and Teaching Social Skills

The ABA Parent Training Series is facilitated by Rocio Chavez, M.A., MS.Ed., BCBA., LBA, and Dita DeSena, MS.Ed., BCBA.

WEDNESDAY

Job Club (10:00am to 11:00am)

Facilitator: Steve Gardi

Meeting Dates: Every Wednesday (no meetings on federal holidays)

Pre-registration is required: Click here to register.

This group meets on a weekly basis from 10:00am to 11:00am. The group provides support and training for individuals with autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities who are participating in vocational services. Pre-registration is required for this event. If you are interested in participating, please contact Steve Gardi.

Parent Support Group (10:00am to 11:30am)

Meeting Dates: January 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, 24; March 3, 10, and 17



The meetings are open to all parents. If you are interested in participating in the group, you should contact one of the following people based on where you live:

 

  • New York City (all five boroughs): Madelyn Wolfin, LMSW at mwolfin@qsac.com or (718) 728-8476, ext. 1519.

  • Long Island: Violeta Macias at vmacias@qsac.com or (718) 728-8476, ext. 1719.

THURSDAY

Parent Support Group (12:30pm to 2:00pm)
Meeting Dates: January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 4, 11, and 18



The meetings are open to all parents. If you are interested in participating in the group, you should contact one of the following people based on where you live:

 

  • New York City (all five boroughs): Madelyn Wolfin, LMSW at mwolfin@qsac.com or (718) 728-8476, ext. 1519.

  • Long Island: Violeta Macias at vmacias@qsac.com or (718) 728-8476, ext. 1719.

Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) is a New York City and Long Island based nonprofit that supports children and adults with autism, together with their families, in achieving greater independence, realizing their future potential, and contributing to their communities in a meaningful way by offering person-centered services.

Email: info@qsac.com

Phone: 212-244-5560

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New York, NY 10001

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