Cody Center


The Cody Center at Stony Brook University–This is another great resource and has a lot of great seminars coming up for parents. I have listed a few:
Tuesday, March 2, 7 to 9 pm

Estate Planning for Your Child with Special Needs (including guardianship, special needs trusts, and financial planning for adulthood)

Presenters: Audra Dehan, JD
John Panaro, CFP, CLU, ChFC
Jeffrey Silverman, JD, CFP

Thursday, March 18, 7 to 9 pm

Troubleshooting Behavioral Programs: What to do When Your Behavior Intervention Plan Isn’t Working

Presenters: Bobby Newman, PhD, BCBA
Tina Mistler, MA; Kerri Wood, MS; and Karen Furlani, MS

Friday, March 26, 9 am – 12:30 pm

NYSED-Required 3 Hr. Training in Autism for Special Educational Teachers and Administrators (read more)

Please use this link to register.

Thursday, April 15, 7 to 9 pm

Making the College Decision for Students with Autism Spectrum and Related Disorders

Presenter: Deborah Gerard

*This workshop will include an Open House for high school students and their parents interested in the Cody Center Summer Pre-College Program or the Cody Center College Support Program, both held at Suffolk County Community College. Staff members will be available to speak with families after the presentation about applying for the programs.

Wednesday, April 28, 7 to 9 pm

Understanding Your Child’s Social Deficits: Strategies and Techniques to Navigate the Social World

Presenter: Denise Valvo, MS

Thursday, May 6, 7 to 9 pm

Healthy Eating for the Future

Presenters: Lorraine Danowski, MSRD
Danielle Gill, Graduate student in Nutrition

Tuesday, May 11, 7 to 9 pm

You’re So Smart: The Essential Life Skills Kids with Asperger Syndrome Need and Only Parents Can Teach Them

Presenter: Patty Romanowski Bashe, MS BCBA

Workshop Registration : Please call (631) 632-3706, or email

Workshop Fee: We suggest a donation of $10 per family to help cover the costs of presenting the workshops. Professionals seeking documentation of attendance are asked to pay $25.


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