News and Upcoming Events

May 11, 2020:  

Toni Tortora, MS OTR/L and I presented a FREE parent workshop entitled: Parenting During the Pandemic. It was organized by Moves and Motions Dance, and open to the public.
The talk focused on stress and strategies for routines and addressing children’s needs, and will be pertinent to younger children and children with special needs.

April 21, 2020:

Navigating IEPs and Distance Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic was presented via Zoom by Dr. Lauren, Dr. Jennifer and Dr. Jaime to provide support, strategies, and information in light of the enormous strain families of children with special needs are experiencing.
Topics included: (1) Strategies for distance learning (including related services) for children with IEPs, (2) The IEP process during the pandemic and how schools are proceeding with applications and placements, and (3) Strategies for self-care, time management, and balancing school and family life during the pandemic.  


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our presentations have smoothly transitioned to Zoom. We are excited to be able to reach a broader audience using video.

March 26, 2020:

Our annual presentation, Ensuring a Successful Transition to Kindergarten will be held at our Bayside office. Please RSVP to

March 6, 2020:

We are excited to present two breakout sessions at the ICDL and Rebecca School Annual Conference :

Dr. Jaime and Dr. Jennifer will be presenting on Safety Through Relationships.

Dr. Lauren will be co-moderating with Josh Noble, LCSW a panel of young adults with ASD: Passions Pursued: Neuro-diverse Adults Use their Interests to Promote Independence and Success.

Dr. Tobing-Puente and co-presenter,
Polina Shkadron, MA, CCC-SLP
presenting at Molloy College. December, 2019
Dr. Tobing-Puente and co-presenter Toni Tortora, MS OTR/L presenting at ICDL’s Annual International Conference. November, 2018