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: Last two weeks in September 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

Family Resource & Health Fair

Hosted By: Wayne County Public Health & The Advocacy Center

This free community event hosted by Wayne County Public Health & The Advocacy Center is specifically for families who have children with special health care needs. The fair will provide an opportunity for families to have personal contact with representatives who can share information about local services, resources and equipment/technology that may be available. Please see below for more details and contact information.

  • Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Lyons Community Center, 4 Manhattan St., Lyons, NY
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Questions: For questions about this event, please contact Laura Arrington at The Advocacy Center (585) 546-1700 Ext. 232, or Lisa O’Dell at Wayne County Public Health (315) 946-5749.

Candidates Forum

Hosted By: Family Advocates of Heritage Christian Services & Families Advocates United

Several family advocate groups are hosting a Candidates Forum to share information with local officials about the various service needs of individuals with autism spectrum and other developmental disorders.

“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!

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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