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Professional Development and Parent Seminar

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities • University at Albany

Professional Development and Parent Seminars are regional seminars throughout New York for school professionals and parents that disseminate information on effective programs, including, but not limited to, individualized supports and services and specialized curricula designed to address the skill deficits of students with autism spectrum disorders (i.e. social relationships and communication). Theses seminars are offered AT NO COST to participants living in New York State through a grant from the New York State Education Department. Refreshments will not be provided. Participants may attend both seminars or choose to attend only one of the seminars.

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FREE Webinars

Parent to Parent

FREE upcoming webinars for November and December 2019. Topics to include: -Preventing Parent Burnout for Parents of Children with special needs -Raising Grandchildren with Special needs -A Guide to Understanding OPWDD supports and services -NYS Autism Insurance Reform -Ask the Advocates Your Questions about CSE/IEP Process

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Day Classes at GOAL Storefront in Canton, New York
The Arc Jefferson-St. Lawrence Gallery of Art and Learning (GOAL)

GOAL NOVEMBER CLASS SCHEDULE The day classes being offered at the Gallery of Art and Learning for individuals supported in Day Hab. and Residential programs within The Arc Jefferson – St. Lawrence have been going well and we are pleased to share the November line-up: GOAL - (Gallery of Art and Learning) | The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence The G.O.A.L. Gallery (Gallery of Art and Learning) features local arts and crafts including jewelry and paintings made by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. . There are only six artist seats available per day and they must be reserved in advance. Reservations will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Staff accompanying individuals do not need to reserve seats for themselves. Call G.O.A.L. at 315-386-4027 to reserve. Artists attending will be provided materials and step-by-step instruction during a two-hour session where they will create their own unique piece of art to take home. Individuals attending must be accompanied by staff who will assist them during the lesson. The classes are available every Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Costs range from $5 to $15 depending on the lesson being taught, see calendar for details.

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Think Differently

Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.

This conference will guide families and providers through a series of discussions with a focus on planning for the care of someone with I/DD. RSVP by November 25th

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holiday event

Holiday Breakfast Family Event
UAlbany's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD Albany)

Time: 9am - 11pm Location: Marriott Albany 189 Wolf Road, Albany, New York 12205 Registration is REQUIRED for this event. Please see our website for more information:

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