Join us for series of trainings for parents and caregivers on an array of topics related to supporting your loved one with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The trainings are open to parents and other caregivers. Trainings will be offered on Tuesday evenings (6:30pm to 8:00pm) and Saturday mornings (10:00am to 11:30am). A series of trainings are also being offered for siblings on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. All trainings take place via Zoom.

Trainings for Parents & Caregivers

Tuesdays (6:30pm to 8:00pm)

  • February 16th: Understanding Autism

  • February 23rd: Screening and Referral

  • March 2nd: Evidence-Based Interventions

  • March 9th: Strengthening Your Support Team

  • March 16th: Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers

  • March 23rd: Siblings and Other Family Members

  • March 30th: Transition to Adulthood

  • April 6th: Post-Secondary Opportunities

  • April 13th: Vocational/Employment Programs

  • April 20th: Community Integration

  • April 27th: Coping/Compensatory Skills

  • May 4th: Mindfulness for Managing Anxiety/Stress

Saturdays (10:00am to 11:30am)

  • February 20th Understanding Autism

  • February 27th Screening and Referral

  • March 6th Evidence-Based Interventions

  • March 9th Strengthening Your Support Team

  • March 13th Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers

  • March 20th Siblings and Other Family Members

  • March 27th Transition to Adulthood

  • April 3rd -- No Training this Week --

  • April 10th Post-Secondary Opportunities

  • April 17th Vocational/Employment Programs

  • April 24th Community Integration

  • May 1st Coping/Compensatory Skills

  • May 8th Mindfulness for Managing Anxiety/Stress

Trainings for Siblings

Wednesdays (6:00pm to 7:30pm)

  • February 17th: Celebrating Our Differences and Unique Abilities

  • February 23rd: Learning About Autism

  • March 3rd: Discovering Our Strengths

  • March 10th: How to Ask for Help and How You Can Help

  • March 17th: Exploring Our Feelings

  • March 24th: Talking About Your Feelings with Your Parents

  • April 7th: Strengthening Your Relationship with Your Sibling

  • April 14th: Finding Your Space

  • April 13th: Meditation/Mindfulness

  • April 21st: Talking with Others About Autism

  • April 28th: Being an Advocate

Request Appointment for 1-on-1 Self-Compassion and Mindfulness Sessions

We all need to take part in regular self-care and also cultivate compassion for ourselves and others. Through a series of one-on-one sessions, Joseph will teach participants about mindfulness as an intervention for reducing stress and anxiety. This will be coupled with evidence-based training in the cultivation of compassion. These sessions will leverage Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and will focus on helping participants with the development of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-compassion as a means for coping with self-criticism, anxiety, and anger. Sessions are 45-minutes each and it is suggested that you meet weekly with Joseph for 10-weeks. Participants must 18-years of age or older to participate.

Joseph Amodeo is a graduate student at the University at Buffalo where he is completing his M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling. In addition to rehabilitation counseling, Joseph's graduate work at Buffalo has also incorporated advanced courses on mindfulness and positive psychology. Professionally, Joseph serves as the Senior Director of Strategy and Communications at Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) and is currently serving a three-year term on the New York State Rehabilitation Council. For questions regarding the trainings or to inquire about 1:1 self-compassion/mindfulness training, please contact Joseph at or (212) 244-5560 x2016.

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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.


Phone: 212-244-5560

253 West 35th Street, 14th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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