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Autism Apps, iPad, News, Self-Directed Services, Technology

New Resource for Parents of Children with Autism

December 11, 2014 5:11 pm Published by Gina Feliciano

Receiving a diagnosis of Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder is a life altering event; a family’s hopes, dreams and aspirations for their child come crashing to a halt with those few words. Working in a preschool program we see families in varying states of understanding, acceptance and yes denial of this difficult news. This spring,

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Community Relations

$300,000 in Grants will Support Expanded Programs for Autism Community

December 3, 2014 9:32 pm Published by Joseph Amodeo

Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC), a nonprofit serving New York City and Long Island, has received more than $300,000 in grants in support of its training programs to support children and adults with autism. A $130,000 grant from The New York Community Trust (NYCT) will support the expansion of QSAC’s teacher training program

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Clinical, News

Getting Ready For The Holidays

December 3, 2014 3:29 pm Published by Rocio E. Chavez
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As the holidays approach, we begin our preparations to spend time with those we love and partake in holiday events. The holiday season can be a stressful time of the year for everyone, but it can be especially challenging for an individual with an autism spectrum disorder. However, the following strategies and advanced planning can

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Autism Apps, iPad, News, Preschool, Press Release, Technology

QSAC Releases New Multi-Touch Book for Parents and Teachers Supporting Children with Autism

November 21, 2014 7:32 pm Published by Joseph Amodeo

QSAC (Quality Services for the Autism Community), a 38-year old New York City-based nonprofit serving children and adults with autism, has released its first book for iPad for supporting parents of children with autism. Bridging the Gap: A Curriculum for Supporting your Young Learner with Autism (http://bit.ly/qsacbook), is currently available as a Multi-Touch Book on the iBooks Store. The

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September 24, 2014 2:16 pm Published by Danielle Lazzara

When I was younger I would throw temper tantrums and rebel when things would not go my way. I also had a number of anxieties and overcoming them was difficult for me. These were some of the ways I communicated to people as well my peers. Whenever I felt a certain emotion I had a

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Advocacy, Events, News, Press Release

First Autism-Friendly Screening Showcasing People on the Autism Spectrum

May 19, 2014 11:24 am Published by Kristen DuMoulin, Ph.D.

On Saturday, May 31st in NYC, the Sprout Film Festival will be presenting an autism-friendly screening of 7 short films featuring people on the autism spectrum. The program, ON THE SPECTRUM, will take place at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 31st at the SVA Theatre, located at 333 West 23rd Street in NYC. The following are trailers of some

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Clinical, Community Relations

In Honor of Mother’s Day…

May 14, 2014 10:33 am Published by Anne Denning, MA, BCBA, Director of Training

As a clinician who works every day with parents of children with autism, I see and hear how hard it is for parents to deal with the stress of raising a child with autism. When it is hard for their son or daughter to start something new, learn a social interaction, or communicate an emotion

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Clinical, Self-Advocacy


May 5, 2014 10:59 am Published by Danielle Lazzara

When I was younger all of my behaviors were due to the stress around me. Today when I don’t manage things effectively I become stressed out and confused. My environment then becomes an issue which can be both good and bad. During those times it’s as if my mind goes blank and I have difficulty

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Subaru Share the Love Event and Koeppel Subaru Support QSAC with Donation

April 24, 2014 10:31 am Published by QSAC News

Koeppel Subaru in Queens and Subaru’s corporate office have donated nearly $7,000 to support QSAC’s programs for the autism community. Koeppel Subaru selected QSAC as a local charity to benefit from Subaru’s Share the Love Event — a nationwide program that allows car buyers to designate $250 to one of the event’s partner charities. Regarding

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Adult Independence

April 22, 2014 9:44 am Published by QSAC News

By Catherine Falleo, M.S.Ed., SAS, SDA, and Anya K. Silver, M.A., BCBA For typical developing children, the process of reaching independence in adulthood seems to come naturally. However, this is not so for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As children with an ASD develop and grow into adults with an ASD, the idea

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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.

QSAC pursues this mission through direct services that provide a supportive and individualized setting for children and adults with autism to improve their communication, socialization, academic, and functional skills.