Autism Symposium in Montclair. April 15, 2015. 8:30. AM. -1:30 P.M.


-Autism Symposium –

Family Support Organization of Essex County Special Event

“Every day, millions of Americans living with autism and their famlies face unique and daunting challenges that many of us will never fully appreciate. Austism spectrum disorders affect 1 in 68 individuals and 1 in 45 in New Jersey. While there is no cause of, or cure for, autism, it is treatable.

April is National Autism Awareness Month. We are hosting this event as a part of a series of educational workshops to help people to better understand autism and improve the lives of individuals living with it. 

We invite all parents, educators, administrators, child care providers, and parent liaisons to join us at our Autism Symposium. This event will be held on April 15th at the United Way building located at:

 60 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair NJ 07042

April 15th from 8:30am-1pm. 

Making Informed Choices on Autism Intervention, Suzanne Buchanan, Psy.D.,BCBA-D

With the wide variety of treatment approaches marketed for autism, how do parents know where to start, what to try, and which ones may be most helpful to their child (of any age)? This presentation will discuss what a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder entails and some of the most commonly used interventions. Participants will be directed to resources that assess the credibility of various interventions, learn how to objectively measure their effectiveness, and understand what current research indicates about the most popular options.

Guy Talk: Engaging Fathers and Strenthening Families, Dr. Robert Naseef, Ph.D. Psychologist

This presentation explores the male experience when a child has autism. How does a man deal with a problem he cannot fix? The presenter is the father of an adult child with autism and provides insight into the challenges involved in the father-child relationship and developing male parent involvement.”