NewYork-Presbyterian Autism Awareness Community Outreach Fair

The NewYork-Presbyterian Autism Task Force—spearheaded by Dr. Jennifer Bain, along with Drs. Wendy Silver, Sylvie Goldman, Jay Selman, Nurse Practitioners Megan Galvin, Jessica Oppenheimer, Elena Gonzalez, and staff—hosted the inaugural NewYork-Presbyterian Autism Awareness Community Outreach Fair in the NYP/MS-CHONY Wintergarden, to increase awareness of autism and autism-related resources and services within the local Washington Heights community.  The event was a tremendous success with more than 200 people in attendance!  The task force also recently worked with Child Life Specialist Alison Heffer on making a story guide book for children with autism coming for EEGs. These initiatives are part of an ongoing collaboration between our Division of Child Neurology, NYP/MS-CHONY, and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain to make care at NYP/CUIMC more autism friendly!