A CONVERSATION ABOUT
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER
For Parents of Pre-Teens, Teens & Young Adults
Join Crossroads for a psycho-educational conversation facilitated by Robbie Sassoon, MSW, Director of Crossroads, featuring a panel of leading mental health professionals. The program will start with short presentations offering parents an opportunity to learn how to support their teens and their peers, and will be followed with the opportunity to engage the panel with questions.
Zoom Link Provided Upon Registration
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Elizabeth Kohan, MSW
Program Director of Yachad/NJCD for 7 years, assistant director of Midreshet Darkayn, and servesas the social work supervisor on site.
Mainstreaming & Self Acceptance. The world of mainstreaming brings many benefits to the special needs/ASD population, while simultaneously presenting different challenges. We will address these benefits and challenges, including when the population ages out of school.
Dr. David Blass, MD
Psychiatrist and Unit Director of The Neurobehavioral Unit a the Abarbanel Mental Health Center, Bat Yam
Tools and Interventions for Parents of Teens and Young Adults Who Are On The Autism Spectrum
Dr. Shoshana Levin-Fox, EdD
Child psychologist, play therapist, autism specialist and the author of the parent-friendly An Autism Casebook for Parents and Practitioners: The Child Behind the Symptoms
Looking Beyond the Autism Diagnosis:
Why and How?
Autism Spectrum Disorder has become an elastic, one-size-fits-all diagnosis. Why is it so important to look beyond this diagnosis to each person’s strengths? How do we find those strengths, and what can we do with them?