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April is Autism Awareness Month and Tuesday, April 2, 2019 was World Autism Awareness Day. The Collaborative Systems Committee and the Communications Committee of the New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (NYCCAP) has organized a campaign to promote autism awareness with its member. NYCCAP has posted information for you and your patients to check out. We hope the information can enrich your care with patients!

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AACAP Legislative Conference
May 2-3, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

AACAP Spring Assembly of Regional Organizations
May 4, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Fresh off the press . . . 

Spring 2019 Edition

NYCCAP Theater Night: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

NYCCAP Theater Night: “To Kill a Mockingbird” 
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Show Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street, New York, NY
Note: Due to the early show time, a pre/post-show gathering is being considered.  An announcement will be sent if one is planned.

Did you know . . . 
AACAP New Policy Statement: Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families
AACAP New Policy Statement: Separating Immigrant Children From Their Families
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), a medical association representing physicians dedicated to the health of children and families around the globe, advocates putting an end to the practice of separating immigrant children from their families. (more . . .)

NY Assembly Bill goes to the NY Senate (A03977)

Conversion Therapy Bill passes NY Assembly!  On to the Senate!
On May 1, the NY Assembly passed a bill banning conversion therapy:
Bill:  A03977 
The bill now moves to the NY Senate.

What do I need to know if the DACA Program ends?

There are some reports that President Trump may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program soon.  At this time, we do not know when or if the DACA program will be terminated or what the end of the program may look like. 

New York State Dept of Health Mandatory Requirement

The New York Public Health Law was amended last year to establish new mandatory continuing education requirements in the areas of pain management, palliative care and addiction. These changes reflect efforts to address the problem of opioid abuse. 
PHL Section 3309-a(3) requires all physicians (including all non-physician prescribers) who . . . (read more)

CAP Workforce

Organized by state and includes the state shortage rate

C2C integrates mental health services into programs already serving low-income communities where people may not know they need help, or are reluctant to access it. ". . . our city is taking a huge leap forward in our quest to embed mental health resources in the places where people live, work, play, and go for help." -- Chirlane McCray, First Lady and Chair, Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City (see Letter from the First Lady)