Calendar of
Virtual Events

In response to COVID-19, we have launched new virtual programming that seeks to foster a sense of social connectedness and community. All of these programs are free-of-charge and open to individuals in our programs, their families, and the greater community.

Coming soon beginning Tuesday, July 14th
QSAC's Summer Sibling Program

This summer, QSAC's Sibling Support Group returns via Zoom. 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 children (5 years old and up) 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. Parents who are interested in registering their children must email Madelyn Wolfin at mwolfin@qsac.com. A Parent Support Group will be running simultaneously, however parent participation for this group is optional. Meetings will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm beginning on Tuesday, July 14th. Subsequent meetings will take place on July 21st, July 28th, August 4th, and August 11th.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Personal Finance and Applied Math (12:30pm to 1:30pm)

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This weekly class will provide an opportunity for you to develop the skills needed to manage your personal finances. We will explore an array of financial literacy skills including personal budgeting.

Reading Corner (2:00pm to 2:30pm)

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Join the group's facilitator, Nick, and read along as we work our way through the next book we will be reading. Please note that the new book, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, does contain themes related to magical realism.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Art is Everywhere (11:00am to 12:00pm)
Facilitator: Stages on the Sound Teaching Artist

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In this class, students will explore making multidisciplinary art through improv and their senses. Classes will begin with a seated or standing warm-up to ground ourselves in our bodies. The goal will be to empower students to express themselves and remain creative even with limited resources. We will create sensory poems with what's around us, turn our daily experiences into short plays, and even make collaborative studio art pieces! Students will be guided and empowered to find artistic forms and to create with whatever is available to them. Art is everywhere — let's find it.

Reading Skills (2:00pm to 2:45pm)
Facilitator: Nick Webster

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This will be a reading group for individuals who would like to work on developing their reading and reading comprehension skills.

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

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

ABA Parent Training Series (6:30pm to 8:30pm)

Facilitator: Rocio Chavez, M.S.Ed., M.A., BCBA

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Challenging Behaviors 1

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The ABA parent training series program introduces parents and family members to various behavioral procedures that have proven successful in achieving behavior changes when applied appropriately to a diverse range of skills, including communication, social skills, and problem behavior.

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

Facilitator: Madelyn Wolfin, LMSW



Madelyn Wolfin, LMSW will host regular parent support group meetings via Google Meet. The meetings are open to all parents; however, the support group is by invitation only. Parents interested in participating in the group should email Madelyn Wolfin. Once confirmed, Madelyn will provide the link(s) for the meeting(s).

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
 

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

Facilitator: Madelyn Wolfin, LMSW



Madelyn Wolfin, LMSW will host regular parent support group meetings via Google Meet. The meetings are open to all parents; however, the support group is by invitation only. Parents interested in participating in the group should email Madelyn Wolfin. Once confirmed, Madelyn will provide the link(s) for the meeting(s).​

 

Social/Sip and Chat (12:15pm to 1:00pm)
Facilitator: Michelle Anasa

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Join us for our weekly social. This weekly event brings together people from across QSAC's programs and the greater community. The meeting typically includes time for socializing as well as activities for individuals to practice social and interpersonal skills.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
 

Getting Ready for Work (11:30am to 12:30pm)

Facilitator: Kylie Balogh

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Join us for a weekly training that highlights different skills and tips for achieving success in the workplace.

Parent Support Group (1:00pm to 2:30pm)
Facilitator: Madelyn Wolfin, LMSW



Madelyn Wolfin, LMSW will host regular parent support group meetings via Google Meet. The meetings are open to all parents; however, the support group is by invitation only. Parents interested in participating in the group should email Madelyn Wolfin. Once confirmed, Madelyn will provide the link(s) for the meeting(s).

Study Skills (3:00pm to 4:00pm)
Facilitator: Kylie Balogh

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This course will focus on developing study skills that you may need to succeed in school or at work. The class will focus on helping you become an active learner.

Friday, July 3, 2020
 

Independent Living Skills (11:15am to 12:15pm)
Facilitator: Kylie Balogh

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This class will focus on different skills that are needed to support independent living. Skills will include grocery shipping, preparing food, going to a restaurant, shopping for clothes, and housing and maintaining housing. The class will also discuss accessing community services and resources including using the Post Office and library. Voting and the importance of civic involvement will also be explored.

NEW: Visual Art Through the Ages (1:00pm to 2:00pm)

Facilitator: Stages on the Sound Teaching Artist

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The human body as percussion! Household items as instruments! In this class we explore rhythm and sound with simple materials. Then we construct four types of instruments. Students can participate in group play and further explore call and response, playing with dynamics, pacing, and rhythmic patterns.

Virtual Visit (3:00pm to 4:00pm)
Facilitator: Kylie Balogh

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Each week, we will take a trip to a museum or historical site with the help of Google Arts & Culture and other sites. We will explore famous works of art, moments in history, and science. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion to share your thoughts about the virtual trip.

 
 
 
 
 

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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