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AUTISM INITIATIVE

After School Art Program "Friends are We! Building Social Skills through the Arts"

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. 

Please contact Ms. Doris Rodriguez at 212-643-2840 Ext. 342 or send an email to autisminitiative@sinergiany.org to learn more about program eligibility 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. Puede solicitar una aplicación y verificar si cumples los requisitos del programa, por favor contacte a la Srta. Doris Rodriguez al 212-643-2840 Ext. 342 o envíe un correo electrónico a la dirección autisminitiative@sinergiany.org, cupo es limitado.

A. Art Program dates:

Session I:
Wednesday, October 7, 14, 21, 28, and November 4, 11, 2020 
Miércoles, 7, 14, 21, 28, de octubre y 4, 11 de noviémbre 2020
Time: Wednesdays 3:30 pm—4:30 pm
Virtual session, via Zoom
  
Session II:
Wednesday & Friday December 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 2020
Miércoles y Viernes, 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 de diciémbre 2020
Time: Wednesdays 3:30 pm—4:30 pm
Virtual session, via Zoom

Mid-Winter Recess 2021
Tentatively, session will be in person at Sinergia, Inc.
Dates: February 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,  2021 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Fechas: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 de febrero 2021 10:30am hasta 11:30am
 

Virtual Sessions 2021
Wednesday: 1.5 hours will incorporate movement activities, music and artistic activity
2021 April: 7, 14, 21, 28
2021 May: 5, 12, 19, 26
2021 June: 2, 9, 16, 23, Virtual exhibition celebration 25
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 Pm

Secciones Virtuales 2021
Miércoles : 3:30 pm 5:00 pm 1.5 horas incorporará actividades de movimiento, música y actividad artística
2021 Abril: 7, 14, 21, 28
2021 Mayo: 5, 12, 19, 26
2021 Junio: 2, 9, 16, 23, Exposición virtual de celebración 25 

B. Integrated Transition Program:

DATE & TIME:
BLENDED PROGRAM
14 VITUAL SESSIONS VIA GOTOMEETING ON TUESDAY -THURSDAY AND FOUR IN PERSON COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES ON SELECTED SATURDAYS IN 2021
VIRTUALPROGRAM: WEEKDAYS 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
COMMUNITY ACTIVITY: 10:00 AM -12:00PM SOME SATURDAYS

Description:
The program will focus on development of independent life skills, including self-advocacy, independent living, communication skills, and strategies for developing positive relationships. Sessions include a variety of community based outings, during which participants will put a previously learned skill into action. Parents will participate in a simultaneous support group, as well as a weekly session debrief, in which the participants will engage parents in the skill learned that day. 
 

2020
November: 17, 24
December: 1, 8, 15, 22

2021
January 14, 16 21,23, 26, 28
February 4, 6, 11, 13, 23, 25

At this time, the program is designed for young adults that meet the following criteria (and who are not eligible for OPWDD services or OPWDD HCBS waiver programs):

Teen should:
Be between the ages of 14—21
Be verbal / speakingParent should:
Attend the group sessions (no more than 3 absences)
Be able to be in group setting with a facilitator support
Attend entire group session (no more than 3 absences)
Be able to communicate in English

Parent should:
Be able to speak either English or Spanish
Attend the group sessions (no more than 3 absences)
Provide IEP / evaluation to corroborate diagnosis 
Complete an application, including parental areas of needs & information

Se proveerá servicio de interpretación para padres que lo necesite
 
Accepted families will receive case management services in English and / or Spanish! 

Contact our intake line 212 643 2840 ext. 336 at any time between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to register for this program. For more information, please contact Paola Jordan 212-643-2840 pjordan@sinergiany.org or autisminitiative@sinergiany.org.