EVENTS YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS
SEPTEMBER 27 | WORKSHOP: RAPID PROMPTING METHOD
Join us at 6:30 pm with Laurie Bernstein and Lisa Clinton from Buffalo RPM
Laurie and Lisa, both ASD moms, will present their personal stories with RPM and how it has changed the lives of their children and their families. RPM is an effective method of learning that CAN lead to communication for those individuals are unable to use speech reliably to communicate. Through age-appropriate teaching and the use of multi-sensory prompts to engage the person, RPM provides a means to demonstrate knowledge, understanding, reasoning, and thought which can lead to growth, self-expression, and fuller participation in society. Please RSVP via email.
OCTOBER 5 | ARTS WORK SALE + AUCTION
Our signature event!
Our annual Arts Work Sale + Auction gives collectors and first-time buyers alike the opportunity to purchase from a vast selection of each year’s best original art by the artists of Autism Services. Painting, sculpture, mixed media, work on paper, and more are included, in a wide variety of subject matter and styles, reflecting the diverse points of view of ASI’s artists. Tickets available now.
With Dr. Michael Cummings, MD
This workshop will provide an overview of mental health issues that co-occur in those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Cummings will discuss a variety of mental health disorders, including, (but not limited to) ADHD, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Bipolar Disorder, and Mood Disorders. Differential diagnosis is used to help determine if the issues presented by the individual are attributed to their diagnosis of autism or if a possible mental health issue exists. Dr. Cummings will also explore the role of commonly used psychiatric medications, as well as their pros and cons to the individual. Registration now open.