Autism Spectrum Disorders: Medical, Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations

Essex Union County Association of Psychologists invites you to join us for:

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Medical, Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations

Friday, October 25th 8:30-11:00am

Seton Hall University 400 S. Orange Ave.

University Center, Chancellor's Suite

South Orange, NJ 07079

Registration and Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am
Program: 9:00-11:00am
2 continuing education credits available

Presenter: Peter DellaBella, M.D.

Dr. DellaBella is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in private practice in Montclair and Manhattan, where he works with a group of multidisciplinary autism specialists. He has been on the teaching faculty at NYU since the 1990s and has taught various permutations of today's talk at NYU and other medical facilities throughout the city. For many years he was the Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director at the YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities in NYC where he also ran the clinical portion of an autism fellowship with Mount Sinai.

Program Narrative:

Review of current medical thinking involving the causes and treatment of people with autism." This will include the genetic underpinnings of autism and addressing and demythologizing current public controversies with autism." The talk will also provide a comprehensive approach to the pervasive nature of autism symptoms and touch on the roles of a broad range of health, educational, and community providers to construct a network of care.

Learning Objectives:

1. The participants shall be able to distinguish among commonly used and misused terms in the identification of people with ASD. For example: ASD, PDD, Aspergers, Autism, HFA, NVLD.

2. The participants will be able to understand current hypotheses about the genetic underpinnings of autism.

3. The participants will be able to list 3 aspects of autism which confer higher vulnerability for people on the spectrum towards mistreatment by others.

4 .The participants will be able to articulate key elements of a broad-based and comprehensive treatment approach for people with ASD.

5 .The participants will be able to direct people in the community to several community-based supports for people with autism and their families.

Target Audience: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Graduate Students
Program sophistication: Intermediate
Identification of Conflicts of Interest and Commercial Support: None

Proprietary Information - NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations are available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Dr. Susan Parente ( for more details.

Program fees are $25 for EUCAP members, $30 for non-members, $15 for students. Please register through EVENTBRITE and email questions to Dr. Susan Parente (

CE certificates may be purchased through NJPA for a fee of $15 for NJPA members, $25for non-members, and NJPA Sustaining Members receive certificates for free..

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


The preferred payment is credit card through Eventbrite. If you prefer to pay by check, please register through Eventbrite and select "pay at door" as the payment method during checkout, then pay by cash or check (made out to EUCAP). Your electronic registration (regardless of payment method) is very much appreciated to aid in event planning and check-in.

Weather policy: In case of inclement weather, the EUCAP board will make a decision regarding cancelation 24 hours in advance. In case of cancelation, you will be notified through Eventbrite and will receive instructions on how to receive a refund (please allow time for Eventbrite to process the refunds).

Full refunds will be granted up to one day before event. Eventbrite’s fee is non-refundable. Contact Dr. Susan Parente at for more information.



Vyshyvanka Couture – Oksana Karavanska Fundraiser

UNWLA branch 137 will host one of the most creative designers in Ukraine, her shows are always bright and enchanting, collections are keenly fashionable, necessarily Ukrainian and absolutely unpredictable. Oksana Karavanska is one of the top three Ukrainian designers and is a well-known for her charity work. Visitors will have an opportunity to purchase and order couture clothes by designer. Additionally, there will be opportunities to win prizes.

Proceeds will benefit one of the projects of Ukrainian National Women’s League of America - The Dzerelo Children’s Rehabilitation Center which provides a comprehensive program of education and rehabilitation services to children and youth with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other developmental disabilities. UNWLA’s Dzherelo fund supports the training of personnel who work with children with special needs.

New York City
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Downtown New York
291 Broadway, Suite 900
New York, NY 10007
October 25th, 7 – 10 pm

Montclair, NJ
18 Label Studio
22 Frink Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
October 27th, 4 – 7 pm


$45 – Standing Room Only. Ticket includes refreshments and hors d'ouevres.
$55 – Seated. Ticket includes refreshments, hors d'ouevres, and a seat.

Autism Fitness Level 1 - New York, NY - October

To stand out in a crowded marketplace, identify what makes you unique. There’s no limit to your growth when you choose advanced learning opportunities that put you in control of your career advancement. With over 1.2 million potential clients to work with, there’s no better time for learning that keeps you on track (and never holds you back.)

Course Overview

There is no other training like this in the world and a must if you’re planning or already are bringing fitness programs to those with autism. Eric Chessen’s Autism Fitness Certification is the culmination of Autism Fitness programming strategies tested, implemented, and refined over a decade.

Who is this for? Fitness Professionals, Behavior Therapists, Special Educators, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Totally Rad Parents, and other professionals working with the ASD population.

What should you expect?Two full days of conceptual and hands-on learning with Autism Fitness Founder Eric Chessen, M.S. Through a blend of online and live education you will learn how to develop outstanding, effective fitness programs for any individual with autism.

The Autism Fitness Certification® Level 1 content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC and relates to the Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities areas of specialization”.

Crunch Fitness - 59th Street

1109 2nd Avenue

New York, NY 10022

United States

Birch Family Services

Birch Family Services empowers individuals with autism and developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling lives. We support more than 2,000 individuals and their families each day throughout New York City.