Movement and Mindfulness: The Importance of the Body-Mind Connection Across Modalities
How many times, as a parent or professional, have you sat with a child and thought that he/she could benefit from organized and/or structured movement? How often have you wanted to do something fun and active with this child that could potentially benefit them physically, mentally AND emotionally? Well, it’s time to get out those workout pants, because on August 25th we’re going to show you how you can do it!
Join us for a full day conference focused on movement, yoga and mindfulness. With three extremely experienced and knowledgeable professionals teaching the fundamentals and putting them into practice, participants are sure to end the day feeling energized and full of new ideas!

Date:
August 25th,2016
Location:
Adria Hotel & Conference Center
221-17 Northern Blvd. 
Bayside, NY 11361
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Full Day Conference Schedule
Sensory Steps: A Movement Intervention
Presenter: Ellen Kogan M.A OTR/L
9 AM- 12 Noon

The purpose of “Sensory Steps - A Movement Intervention” is to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurological disabilities move more effectively, learn better and improve social skills. The basic elements of all physical activity are Space, Time and Energy. The program fosters the exploration of these three elements while improving the underlying skills that are necessary for functional movement. This is an interactive presentation.  Workshop participants are directly involved in doing activities while they are learning about a simple method to evaluate motor deficits. They will acquire tools to help children improve motor control while fostering social cohesiveness, teamwork, and individual accountability. A number of different disciplines are intertwined in such a way that the strategies are easy to understand and can be used by others who are or will be working with children: educators, service providers, parents, families and caregivers. Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of how they can use movement to help children live richer, more functional lives.   

Comfortable clothing is recommended.

    This course is offered for .3 AOTA CEU's .
Teaching Yoga and Other Physical Activities to Children with Autism and Developmental Delays 
Presenter Deborah J. Gruber, MEd, PhD, BCBA-D    

1 PM-3 PM

This workshop will include a discussion of Autism and developmental disabilities and effective behavioral strategies. Furthermore, a rationale for including children on the Autism spectrum will be introduced and discussed.  Workshop participants will learn strategies to help keep these children engaged alongside their typical peers. The workshop will include lecture, demonstrations, and experiential sessions. Participants will be able to apply their knowledge in a meaningful way, not only to children with Autism and developmental delays, but also to a variety of populations.  

This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEU's, 2 ACE Type 2 CEU's .

Yoga and Mindfulness: Addressing Anxiety and Traumatic Stress in Children

Presenter:  Victoria Grinman, LCSW-R

3:15 PM- 5:15 PM

In this workshop, you will receive an introduction to integrating modalities of yoga and mindfulness practices into your work with children  who experience anxiety and traumatic stress- on and off the yoga mat... and even in a chair! Exploration of the brain-mind-body connection will lend insight into how you can best support the successes and gains in children. Together, we will practice and share in numerous effective, fun, engaging and developmentally appropriate activities that you can offer to children who struggle with emotional self-regulation, self-awareness, focus and impulse control.  No prior knowledge or practice experience of yoga or mindfulness is required to benefit from this workshop. 
  This course is offered for .2 Social Work CEU's.
Entry Fee: $80
  *Early bird pricing in effect until August 1st,2016, after that the entry fee will be $100.00.

Active providers through NYTPS, Inc.  are eligible to attend at a discounted rate.  For this discount code, please email: 
Stephanie.Deshommes@nytps.org
Participants who wish to register for ASHA, BACB, AOTA and Social Work CEU's can do so the day of the conference. The cost per CEU across disciplines is $25.00 per CEU. This fee is separate from the registration fee. Payments for the CEU’s can be made at the event after the courses are completed. You will receive a certificate of completion for your earned hours. 
Disclosure Information:

Financial: The speaker for this event receives a speaker fee for this engagement.

Non-Financial: There are no non-financial disclosures.

Course Completion for  CEU's: Participants will receive a certificate of completion including CEU Credit Hours. Successful completion for full CEU's requires attendance for the entire course, and meeting the contact hours, and completing course evaluation.  

Special Accommodations/Accessibility: All of our locations are wheel chair accessible. If you need any additional accommodations to participate in our events, please contact us at Stephanie.Deshommes@nytps.org
or call us at the main office (718)264-1640.

Refund/Cancellation Policy
Tuition will be refunded less a $5.00 processing fee, if written notification is received by New York Therapy Placement Services up to two weeks prior to the workshop. Two weeks to 48 hours prior to the workshop date 50%; 48 hours prior to workshop, no refund would be available. 

Complaint Policy :
We respect your input, for concerns or complaints during the registration process, during the event, or after the course please contact us at Stephanie.Deshommes@nytps.org
or call the office at (718)264-1640.