Spark Spring 2018
A total of 11 sessions have been scheduled for the following dates:
Spark I (Ages 7-14)- 4:15 – 5 PM
Spark II (Ages 14-20) 5:30 – 6:15 PM
$1,650 for the semester
Are you, or any youngsters you know, interested in joining our program? We currently have spots open for both clients and mentors. Please contact us if you are interested in joining: in the service of personalizing the attention we give each child, Susan P. Sherkow, MD and Jenifer Clark, PhD, our group leaders, meet with every child or teen and his parents who are interested, before they are assigned to a group.
For any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We would be glad to have the opportunity to discuss this program in more detail with any interested parties.
Susan Sherkow, M.D. and Jenifer Clark, Ph.D.
The Sherkow Center’s Junior Committee, headed by Ms. Carlotta Bettencourt, raised an amazing amount of money this past weekend after their first successful Yoga Fundraiser event, sponsored by Om Factory NYC. Dr. Sherkow was honored to speak for a few minutes … read more
When: November 19, 2015 at 7:30PM Where: The Sherkow Center What: This is a continuation of our last workshop, and will focus particularly on the demographic of younger children and outbursts of aggression. Understanding Aggressive Outbursts in ASD Children ASD: Sources and … read more
For the first few weeks of this semester’s Spark group, we have had activities featuring apples in celebration of the fall season, and the apple harvest here in the Northeast. So far, we have: In our physical activity time, we have … read more
Spark is a supportive mentoring group program for young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or special needs, designed to help them socialize and grow. We pair typically-developing children and teens as buddies to ASD children, to serve as social models, mentors, … read more
By Louisa Revson An article recently published in The New York Times (6/29/15) titled “Guinea Pigs Are Autistic Child’s Best Friend,” discusses a fascinating new study in which the presence of guinea pigs was found to reduce the anxiety of autism … read more
When: October 8, 2015 at 7:30PM Where: The Sherkow Center Understanding Aggressive Outbursts in ASD Children and Adolescents ASD: Sources and Solutions A Monthly Workshop Series for parents, educators, and professionals Differences in the brain organization of ASD children leave … read more
Dr. Sherkow was kindly invited to speak at the TEDx conference held by the Lycée Francais de New York school on March 21, 2015. See the video below for the talk in its entirety, where Dr Sherkow discusses how parents, … read more
An excerpt from Dr. Sherkow’s new book: “Psychoanalysis, having been conceived as a theory and treatment of the mind based on biological processes, allows for the perspective of seeing any child in relation to his own unique biological nature while … read more