Saturday, April 8, 2017
8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Ruth S. Harley University Center

Issues in Independent Living for Adolescents and Adults on the Autism Spectrum


  • “Through the Lens of ASD: Do You Know your Autism? “ – Dena Gassner, M.S.W., Ph.D. candidate
  • “Preparing for Life” – Jed Baker, Ph.D.
  • A Sellout Every Year!
  • Plus Panels, Breakout Sessions, Resource Walkway, and Bookstore. An exciting day with speakers, presentations, panels and breakouts relevant to professionals, family members and individuals with ASD.

» Register Online

» View details and conference schedule on the AHA website

This event is co-sponsored by Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, Adelphi University Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, and the Center for Health Innovation.


  • Rajesh Anandan
  • Jed Baker, Ph.D.
  • Larry Dubin, J.D.
  • Nick Dubin
  • Lynda Geller, Ph.D.
  • Dena Gassner, M.S.W., Ph.D. candidate
  • Valerie L. Gaus, Ph.D.
  • Marjorie Madfis, M.B.A.
  • Shana Nichols, Ph.D.
  • Shirley Ruch, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Alyson H. Sheehan, Ph.D.
  • Marcia Scheiner, M.B.A.
  • Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
  • Danielle Zito, Psy.D.

About AHA

The Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals on the autism spectrum, their families and the professionals who work with them, providing crucial resources and support as they face challenges, build on their strengths and fulfill their potential. Founded in 1988 and based on Long Island, New York, with a satellite office in New York City, AHA is directed by a dedicated and experienced volunteer executive board and expert professional advisory board. AHA’s services reach nearly 10,000 people annually through one-on-one phone and e-support; more than a dozen monthly support meetings, an informative weekly AHA eNewsletter and biannual On the Spectrum print publication; family recreation events; biannual education conferences; and signature fundraisers such as its annual ROCK ‘N’ BOWL for Autism. By maintaining efficient administrative practices, 90 percent of every dollar donated to AHA goes directly to providing and expanding its services.

For more information, please contact:

Judith Cohen
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Stephen Shore 
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