Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (RRCASD)

Local Events

University of Rochester’s Focus Groups for Parents to Identify Support Needs

A team from the University of Rochester Department of Pediatrics is hosting a series of focus groups for parents of children with ASD (18 years and younger) to identify support needs. The team is particularly interested in learning about needs of parents who are members of a minority group, native Spanish speakers, and/or recipients of supplemental government assistance other than Medicaid (e.g., SNAP recipient).  Groups will be offered in English and in Spanish. A monetary stipend will be provided to invited participants.  Please contact the number/e-mail below to inquire about participation.

  • Date(s): Running through the end of October 2014
  • Time: Morning and afternoon sessions will be offered. Each group will last about 2 hours.
  • Location: TBD
  • Cost: FREE! Parents will be paid $20 in cash to participate.
  • Questions/Contact Information: For information in English please contact Suzannah Iadarola,  at (585) 276-6484 or Para información en Español por favor comuníquese con José Pérez-Ramos (585) 275-6823 or

Meeting Children’s Medical Needs in the Home, School, and Community

Hosted By: The Advocacy Center

This free 3 - part series is hosted by The Advocacy Center and is ideal for parents and professionals supporting children with medical needs. The series is designed to develop knowledge and skills to effectively navigate the health, education and disability service systems, as well as learn from experienced presenters. Please see below for more details and contact information.

  • Dates: (All Sessions are Wednesdays) Session 1 - October 15th, 2014, Session 2 – October 22nd, 2014, & Session 3 – October 29th, 2014
  • Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm
  • Location: The Advocacy Center, 590 South Avenue, Rochester NY
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Registration Information: Please visit, Email:, or call (585) 546-1700 ext. 256
  • Event Flyer!

“Opening Doors” - An Innovative Housing Seminar

This community seminar will focus on various considerations to address the housing shortage in our region for individuals with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder.

  • Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014
  • Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
  • Location: 1111 Jefferson Rd. Henrietta, NY 14623
  • Cost: $10.00 – Individual Attendee ($75 – Vendor Table)
  • Registration Information: To reserve your seat or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Daniels at 585.399.8362 or
  • Event Flyer!

4th Annual Autism Conference – Behavior Support 

The Arc of Yates proudly presents its 4th Annual Autism Conference! The conference will focus on Behavior Support and is designed for families of people on the autism spectrum in addition to teachers, clinicians, and other professionals in the field of autism spectrum disorder. Please see the “Event Flyer” below for more details and registration information.

  • Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014
  • Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Location: First Baptist Church, 224 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY
  • Cost: $25.00 per person 
  • Registration Information: The registration deadline for this conference is October 30th, 2014. Space is limited, to register please complete the form included in the “Event Flyer” below. For questions, please contact Sheila Burt at 315.536.7447 Ext.230 or
  • Event Flyer!


AutismUp - Community Events Announcement

AutismUp is a local autism support agency that regularly hosts a variety of Community Events for the region.  Please check out their website for more information on the latest upcoming events.

Webinars for Parents & Family Members through the Advocacy Center

The Rochester Advocacy Center is hosting a series of parent and family webinars.

  • Call (585) 546-1700 for more information

MATT Family Fun Nights

Managing Autism Together Today (MATT) is hosting a series of family fun nights for families with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their siblings, friends, & supporters ages 0 to 10 years old.  This facility is set up for physical recreation and has several food options.

  • 2nd Wednesday Monthly, 6-8 pm
  • 3300 Monroe Avenue #200, Rochester, NY 14618, 585-267-7777
  • Please RSVP via email or on MATT’s website

MATT Groups for Parents

Managing Autism Together Today (MATT) is hosting a series of informal social events for parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The focus is to meet other local parents that share the same experience of navigating life with a child that has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Parents/guardians with children of all ages, from toddlers to teens and beyond are welcome to attend.

  • Dad's Night Out

    3rd Wednesday Monthly, 7 pm
    1256 Mount Hope Ave., Rochester NY 14620
    For more information or to RSVP go to MATT’s website
  • Mom's Night Out:

    4th Wednesday Monthly, 6 pm
    1256 Mount Hope Ave., Rochester NY 14620
    For more information or to RSVP go to MATT’s website


The RRCASD is made possible by a grant from the NYS Education Department and is locally sponsored by the University of Rochester’s Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities. * The University of Rochester provides the information on this web site as a community service. It does not endorse or sponsor the events or organizations referred to on this site.

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