Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NAA NY Metro Westchester branch-Kick-Off Meeting With Scott Smith, PA “Been There, Done That, Now What?

On a freezing cold Friday evening, January 21, 2011, fifty people filled the Washington Engine Fire Company in Tarrytown, New York to listen and dialogue with Scott Smith, PA. It was the NAA New York Metro Chapter, Westchester Branch’s first meeting since it’s creation in November.
Scott came to the fire company to present “Been There, Done That, Now What?” a question and answer session for parents and caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders. With compassion and intelligence, Scott answered over 60 questions that were asked of him.
Questions such as “My child has many visual stimulatory behaviors, is there anything that I can do?” and “My child goes to bed fine, but then wakes continuously during the night, how do I change that?” were asked of Scott. He spent nearly four hours offering solutions and strategies to every person with a question.
“I came with my question to ask; but learned so much more from the questions that others had asked” said Cornelia Quinn, a mother of an eight year old with autism. “Scott gave every person individual attention and we all benefitted from it.” stated Cheryl Viserto, who drove almost two hours from Long Island to hear Scott speak.
Scott Smith began treating children with autism spectrum disorders, after his son received the diagnosis in 2003. He has co-authored several articles relating to autism and biomedical interventions and has presented at the National Autism Association annual conference. He currently practices at Full Potential Wellness Center in Edison, NJ and serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the PANDAS Resource Network. His website is for more information.

Scott will be presenting again on Wednesday March 23 at 6:30 pm at the Rebecca School, 40 East 30 Street, and 5th Floor.
This is one talk that you should not miss!
-Tricia Zarro

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