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AUTISM INITIATIVE

The Autism Initiative Project is offering the following free programs for participant families, who meet eligibility criteria:
 
Afterschool art program, Friends are we! Building Social Skills through the Arts
This interactive after-school program will offer children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), from ages 3 up to 13 years old, with social skills development through the arts. The program involves the participation of students’ parents to learn skills taught and then to reinforce them at home and in their communities. Students will explore various visual art forms in an interactive small group setting. The program involves the participation of students’ parents to learn skills taught and then to reinforce them at home and in their communities. Students will explore various visual art forms in an interactive small group setting.
This program is done in collaboration with The Children’s Museum of the Arts.

Please, contact Ms. Crystal Contreras at 212-643-2840 Ext. 349 or send an email to autisminitiative@sinergiany.org to learn more about program eligibility, fall 2018 and spring 2019 dates and to request an application. Space is limited.


 
Programa Después de la Escuela, Somos Amigos! Desarrollando destrezas sociales a través de las artes
Este programa interactivo, ofrecerá a los niños con diagnosticados con Trastornos del Espectro Autista (ASD) -de edades comprendidas entre los 3 y 13 años de edad- la oportunidad de desarrollar habilidades sociales a través de las artes. El programa incluye la participación de los padres quienes aprenderán habilidades que podrán practicar en el hogar y en sus comunidades. Los estudiantes explorarán diferentes formas de arte visual en un entorno pequeño.
Este programa se realiza en colaboración con el Children’s Museum of the Arts.

Puede solicitar una aplicación y verificar requisitos contactando a la Srta. Crystal Contreras al 212-643-2840 Ext. 349 o envíe un correo electrónico a la dirección autisminitiative@sinergiany.org, cupo es limitado.
 
Session I:
Wednesday, October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 2018. Program will take place at Sinergia, Inc. 
Time: Wednesdays 4:30 pm—5:30 pm
Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am @ CMA Museum
 
Sesión I:
Fechas: 10, 17, 24, 31 de octubre y 7, 14 de noviembre de 2018. El programa  se llevará a cabo en Sinergia, Inc.
Hora: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sabado, 17 de noviembre, 2018 se llevará a cabo en el museo CMA en el bajo Manhattan de 10:00 am a 11:00 am
 
Session II:
Wednesday, March 13, 20, 27, and April 3, 10, 17, 2019. Program will take place at Sinergia, Inc.
Time: Wednesdays 4:30 pm—5:30 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am session will take place at CMA museum.
 
Sesión II:
Fechas: marzo 13, 20, 27 y abril 3,10, 17 de 2019 se llevará a cabo en Sinergia, Inc.
Hora: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sábado, 13 de abril de 2019 se llevará a cabo en el museo CMA en el bajo Manhattan de 10:00 am - 11:00 am
 
Spring Break 2018:
Dates: Daily, April 22nd through April 26, 2019 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am @ Sinergia, Inc.
Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am @ CMA in Manhattan
 
Vacaciones de Primavera 2018:
Fecha: Diario de martes a Viernes, abril 3, 4, 5, 6, 2019 de 9:30 am a 10:30 am @ Sinergia
Sábado, 27 de abril de 2019 se llevará a cabo en el museo CMA en el bajo Manhattan
 


Teen program

“The Integrated Transition Program” for ASD Teens & Parents
This program will implement evidence-based strategies for self-determination and self-advocacy skills, components for the transition to adulthood, and community-based learning for ASD young adults and provides informational workshops for parents too.

Program Eligibility:
 
For Participants:
 
At this time, the program is designed for young adults between the ages of 14 and 21, who are:
-resident of the Bronx (we can accept up to 2 participants from other boroughs)
-who is not eligible for OPWDD services or OPWDD HCBS waiver programs or who is in the process of seeking eligibility for OPWDD services
-who is verbal
-who is able to be in group setting with facilitator support
-who will attend entire group series (no more than 3 absences) and who are able to communicate in English.
 
For parent:
 
Parent should:
 
-be able to speak either English or Spanish or both
-attend entire group series (no more than 3 absences)
-provide IEP / evaluation to indicate diagnosis of child
-specify areas of strengths / challenges of child
-specify parental areas of needs / information
 
Program Schedule:
Saturday Sessions: November 2018 - May 2019
Time: 10:00 am — 12:00 pm
Dates are posted on http://sinergiany.org/calendar
 
This program is made in collaboration with GRASP, the Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, Inc. - http://grasp.org/