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    • 27 Oct 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Autism Connection of PA office, 35 Wilson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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    Monthly Grandparent Group

     

    Learn through open discussion,
    videos and socializing

    Join us in our new community education room:

    Autism Connection of PA
    Suite 101
    35 Wilson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15223

    Fourth Monday of every month
    October 27, 2014
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    • 05 Nov 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Robert Morris University Sewell Center 6001 University Blvd. Moon Township, PA 15108
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    Language Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Robert Morris University
    Sewell Center
    6001 University Blvd.
    Moon Township, PA 15108


     Presenter:  Diane L. Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

     Associate Professor, Anna Rangos Rizakus Chair for Health Sciences & Ethics,Department of Speech-Language Pathology,  Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA    

    Course Description:  Research is leading to new understanding of the way individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn and process language.  These findings can inform the design of interventions that accommodate the way the brains of individuals with ASD function. This conference will review this research and a neurofunctional model of autism to the development of language from infancy through adulthood. Strategies will be given for language acquisition and for individuals who are verbal but have difficulty with the comprehension and use of some language forms.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this presentation, the participants will be able to:

     1.  Discuss recent findings from behavioral and neuroimaging research on cognitive and linguistic processing in children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

    2.  Describe the developmental implications of the neurofunctional differences associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on cognitive and linguistic processing.

    3. Apply these research findings to the design of language intervention for children, adolescents, and adults with autism at various functioning levels. 

    • 16 Nov 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA 15146
    • 15

    Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!

    Sunday November 16, 2014

    Monroeville Mall

    Photos by Cherry Hill

    Autism Connection of PA has teamed up with Monroeville Mall to provide Autism Family Photo Time with Santa.  The mall will be closed to the public so that our children with autism may have the opportunity to meet Santa in a less stimulating environment.

    (Standard photo package rates apply.)


    • 16 Nov 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA 15146
    • 15

    Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!

    Sunday November 16, 2014

    Monroeville Mall

    Photos by Cherry Hill

    Autism Connection of PA has teamed up with Monroeville Mall to provide Autism Family Photo Time with Santa.  The mall will be closed to the public so that our children with autism may have the opportunity to meet Santa in a less stimulating environment.

    (Standard photo package rates apply.)


    • 16 Nov 2014
    • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA 15146
    • 15

    Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!

    Sunday November 16, 2014

    Monroeville Mall

    Photos by Cherry Hill

    Autism Connection of PA has teamed up with Monroeville Mall to provide Autism Family Photo Time with Santa.  The mall will be closed to the public so that our children with autism may have the opportunity to meet Santa in a less stimulating environment.

    (Standard photo package rates apply.)


    • 16 Nov 2014
    • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Monroeville Mall, Monroeville, PA 15146
    • 15

    Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!

    Sunday November 16, 2014

    Monroeville Mall

    Photos by Cherry Hill

    Autism Connection of PA has teamed up with Monroeville Mall to provide Autism Family Photo Time with Santa.  The mall will be closed to the public so that our children with autism may have the opportunity to meet Santa in a less stimulating environment.

    (Standard photo package rates apply.)


    • 16 Nov 2014
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 35 Wilson Street, Suite 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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    Join us in welcoming Patricia Lemer, author of Outsmarting Autism: The Ultimate Guide to Management, Healing & Prevention.

    Sunday, November 16, 2014

    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Autism Connection of PA  35 Wilson Street,      Suite 101          Pittsburgh, PA 15223

    Patricia will be speaking with Q & A to follow.

    Her new book is a comprehensive resource for anyone touched by autism. Discoveries about etiologies and promising therapies are emerging so quickly that you are sure to learn something new. Outsmarting Autism guides you step-by-step with practical information from a variety of fields that families, specialists and educators can put to use immediately.

    Books will be available for purchase at the discounted rate of $25. 

    • 21 Nov 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
    • 40

    Epilepsy & Autism 101

     Presented by

    Miya Asato MD and Bilal Sitwat MD

     

    November 21, 2014

    10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  


    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223


    Recommended audience included teens and young adults with ASD, parents and extended families of children with ASD, regular and special education teachers, para-professional support staff, guidance counselors, social workers, clinicians, advocates, psychologists and all those desiring knowledge about ASD.

    Learning Objectives: 
    At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to
    • Recognize different types of seizures commonly associated with autism
    • Understand the diagnostic workup for epilepsy
    • Understand basic approaches to medical treatments
    • Identify common issues in treatment of children with autism and epilepsy
    • Recognize signs of refractory epilepsy
    • Categorize different surgical evaluations for refractory epilepsy
    • Identify different surgical and non-surgical treatments for refractory epilepsy
    • Identify common sources of risk for epilepsy patients, including accidents, medication side effects and SUDEP
    Biography:
    Miya Asato MD
    Associate Professor, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Dr. Asato is an attending physician in the Divisions of Child Neurology and Child Development at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.  She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and has been practicing for over 8 years.  Her research focus is on cognitive and behavior issues in pediatric epilepsy.  She is also Program Director for the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency program and and Associate Director for Child Neurology Residency program.  She is co-director for the LEND Center of Pittsburgh, which is a federally funded training program that provides interdisciplinary training for the next generation of leaders in neurodevelopment disabilities.

    Bilal Sitwat MD
    Associate Professor, Director of Refractory Epilepsy Clinic, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Dr. Sitwat specializes in treating difficult to control seizures in children with epilepsy.  He is actively involved in Epilepsy Surgery Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.  He is the director of "Refractory Seizures Clinic" at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and is the specialty medical consultant for the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Central Pennsylvania (EFWPA).

    • 06 Dec 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Westmoreland Mall, 5256 Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601
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    AUTISM-FRIENDLY SANTA

    Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Westmoreland Mall

    Join us for family photo time with Santa!  

    The mall will be closed to the public so that our children with autism may have the opportunity to engage in this holiday tradition in a less stimulating environment.

    (Standard photo package rates apply.)


    • 06 Dec 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Westmoreland Mall, 5256 Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601
    • 15

    AUTISM-FRIENDLY SANTA

    Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Westmoreland Mall

    Join us for family photo time with Santa!  

    The mall will be closed to the public so that our children with autism may have the opportunity to engage in this holiday tradition in a less stimulating environment.

    (Standard photo package rates apply.)


    • 06 Dec 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Westmoreland Mall, 5256 Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601
    • 15

    AUTISM-FRIENDLY SANTA

    Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Westmoreland Mall

    Join us for family photo time with Santa!  

    The mall will be closed to the public so that our children with autism may have the opportunity to engage in this holiday tradition in a less stimulating environment.

    (Standard photo package rates apply.)


    • 06 Dec 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Westmoreland Mall, 5256 Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601
    • 15

    AUTISM-FRIENDLY SANTA

    Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Westmoreland Mall

    Join us for family photo time with Santa!  

    The mall will be closed to the public so that our children with autism may have the opportunity to engage in this holiday tradition in a less stimulating environment.

    (Standard photo package rates apply.)


Past events

15 Oct 2014 Reach Out Rally
08 Oct 2014 Free Autism Screening Training-McKeesport
07 Oct 2014 Functional Behavior Assessment: "Emphasis on Functional"
01 Oct 2014 Monthly Grandparent Group-Mt. Lebanon
27 Sep 2014 Free Family Day at The Outdoor Classroom
22 Sep 2014 Monthly Grandparent Group
18 Sep 2014 Sibshops Information Session
13 Sep 2014 Learn to Row and Paddle For Individuals with ASD
08 Sep 2014 Free Autism Screening at Kingsley Association
25 Aug 2014 Monthly Grandparent Group
09 Aug 2014 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre FREE DAY Jr/Sr. High Schoolers
09 Aug 2014 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre FREE DAY Grades 4-6
09 Aug 2014 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre FREE DAY Grades K-3
09 Aug 2014 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre FREE DAY PRE-K Group
30 Jul 2014 "Listen to What I Mean": Why You Need a Communication Guide for Your Child and How to Create One
28 Jul 2014 Monthly Grandparent Group
12 Jul 2014 Autism & Sexuality
30 Jun 2014 Adult Life Doesn't Come with an IEP
25 Jun 2014 I've Been Bullied Too
23 Jun 2014 Monthly Grandparent Group
30 May 2014 Thinking in Speech: Promoting Independent Problem Solving in Children with ASD
19 May 2014 Autism & Sexuality
15 May 2014 Free Training for Early Screenings
24 Apr 2014 Adult Autism Showcase Reception
13 Apr 2014 South Hills Village Caring Easter Bunny Visit
13 Apr 2014 Ross Park Mall Caring Easter Bunny Visit
13 Apr 2014 South Hills Village Caring Easter Bunny Visit
13 Apr 2014 Ross Park Mall Caring Easter Bunny Visit
13 Apr 2014 South Hills Village Caring Easter Bunny Visit
13 Apr 2014 Ross Park Mall Caring Easter Bunny Visit
13 Apr 2014 South Hills Village Caring Easter Bunny Visit
13 Apr 2014 Ross Park Mall Caring Easter Bunny Visit
30 Mar 2014 Cultural District Art March
30 Mar 2014 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
30 Mar 2014 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
30 Mar 2014 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
30 Mar 2014 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
27 Mar 2014 Spring Conference 2014: Bridges to Adulthood for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
20 Feb 2014 Medical, Educational and Legal Interventions for Students with Autism
08 Feb 2014 14th Annual Gala
23 Nov 2013 Westmoreland Mall Santa
23 Nov 2013 Westmoreland Mall Santa
27 Oct 2013 MEET, TALK, AND TOUR
24 Sep 2013 Disability and Spirituality for all Faiths
04 Aug 2013 Learn to Row and Paddle For Individuals with ASD
08 Jun 2013 Learn to Row and Paddle For Individuals with ASD
01 Jun 2013 Waiting List for: Free Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Training
01 Jun 2013 Free Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Training
21 May 2013 So You Have a Trust, Now What?
21 Apr 2013 Free Family Day at The Outdoor Classroom
20 Apr 2013 Masquerade Bowl
20 Apr 2013 Autism & Sexuality
12 Apr 2013 Indian Dance Therapy Program
18 Mar 2013 Making Sense of Autism: A Workshop for Parents
17 Mar 2013 Westmoreland Mall Autism Friendly Easter Bunny
17 Mar 2013 Westmoreland Mall Autism Friendly Easter Bunny
10 Mar 2013 Ross Park Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
10 Mar 2013 Ross Park Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
10 Mar 2013 Ross Park Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
10 Mar 2013 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
10 Mar 2013 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
10 Mar 2013 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
10 Mar 2013 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
07 Mar 2013 Spring Conference 2013: Managing Behaviors
28 Jan 2013 Making Sense of Autism: A Workshop for Parents
07 Jan 2013 Making Sense of Autism: A Workshop for Grandparents
02 Dec 2012 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!
02 Dec 2012 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!
02 Dec 2012 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!
02 Dec 2012 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!
17 Nov 2012 Autism & Sexuality
17 Nov 2012 Ross Park Mall Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!
17 Nov 2012 Westmoreland Mall Santa time slot 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
17 Nov 2012 Ross Park Mall Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!
17 Nov 2012 Westmoreland Mall Santa Visit 9:00-9:30 a.m. time slot
17 Nov 2012 Westmoreland Mall Santa Visit 8:30-9:00 a.m. time slot
17 Nov 2012 Ross Park Mall Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!
17 Nov 2012 Ross Park Mall Autism-Friendly Santa Visits!
17 Nov 2012 Westmoreland Mall Santa Visit 8:00-8:30 time slot
11 Nov 2012 Free Family Bowling Session 2 (3:00 - 5:00)
11 Nov 2012 Free Family Bowling Session 1 (12:30 - 2:30)
02 Nov 2012 ALLEGHENY COUNTY FIRST RESPONDERS’ AUTISM SYMPOSIUM
26 Oct 2012 Discovering the Possibilities with Visual Strategies: Meeting the Communication, Behavior & Social Skill Challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorders
21 Oct 2012 FREE Family Art Class at YMCA Ages 9 and up
21 Oct 2012 FREE Family Art Class at YMCA Ages 5-9
06 Oct 2012 The Social Scoop! Promoting Social Competence
30 Sep 2012 GET INTO SWIMMING Adult Swim
30 Sep 2012 GET INTO SWIMMING Ages 19-21
16 Sep 2012 GET INTO SWIMMING Ages 13 - 17
16 Sep 2012 GET INTO SWIMMING Ages 8 - 12
16 Sep 2012 GET INTO SWIMMING Ages 8 - 12
15 Sep 2012 Sensory Integration & Pain Relief: A Novel Approach for Helping People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their Caregivers - Presented by Caitlin Freeman
11 Aug 2012 The Nuts and Bolts of Special Education
04 Aug 2012 Free Family Day at The Outdoor Classroom
14 Jul 2012 Apple Open House - South Hill Village
16 Jun 2012 2nd ANNUAL AUTISM OUTDOORS
06 May 2012 Apple Open House
01 Apr 2012 Autism Family Photo Time with The Easter Bunny at Ross Park Mall
01 Apr 2012 Autism Family Photo Time with The Easter Bunny at Ross Park Mall
31 Mar 2012 Autism & Sexuality : Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
25 Mar 2012 Autism Family Photo Time with The Easter Bunny at Westmoreland Mall
25 Mar 2012 Autism Family Photo Time with The Easter Bunny at Westmoreland Mall
25 Mar 2012 Autism Family Photo Time with The Easter Bunny at Westmoreland Mall
25 Mar 2012 Autism Family Photo Time with The Easter Bunny at Westmoreland Mall
23 Mar 2012 Spring ABA Conference 2012 - APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYTIC APPROACHES TO THE TREATMENT OF AUTISM
28 Jan 2012 Autism Frostbit 5K Race To Benefit ABOARD - Pittsburgh PA
20 Nov 2011 Autism Friendly Santa Time at Ross Park Mall
13 Nov 2011 Autism Friendly Santa Time at Monroeville Mall
06 Nov 2011 Free Family Bowling Session 2 (3:00 - 5:00)
06 Nov 2011 Free Family Bowling Session 1 (12:30 - 2:30)
05 Nov 2011 BYS Yoga Teen/Adult Class
05 Nov 2011 BYS Yoga Family Class
21 Oct 2011 How Sensory Diorders Impact the Cognitive, Behavioral and Communication Skills of Individuals with Autism
24 Sep 2011 Venturing Open House September 24th
20 Sep 2011 Venturing Open House September 20th
10 Sep 2011 ABOARD and RiverQuest
11 Jun 2011 AUTISM OUTDOORS
09 Apr 2011 Autism & Sexuality : Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
19 Mar 2011 Integrative Biomedical Treatment Options for Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
09 Feb 2011 SpecialCare Government Programs Workshop
10 Nov 2010 Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning Workshop
06 Nov 2010 LANGUAGE SKILLS AND AUTISM: Challenges for Teachers, Parents and Therapists.
21 Oct 2010 DIR®/Floortime™ - Developmental-Relational Treatment of Autism &Sensory Processing Disorder
25 Sep 2010 ABOARD and Venture Outdoors Free Family Fun Family Fishing Derby and Walkabout/North Shore Riverfront Park
25 Sep 2010 FREE Special Care Planning Workshop
28 Aug 2010 ABOARD and Venture Family Outdoor Festivals
15 Aug 2010 ABOARD and Venture Outdoors Free Family Fun Family Geocaching/South Side Park
08 Aug 2010 Ride to the River for Autism Poker Run
31 Jul 2010 ABOARD and Venture Family Outdoor Festivals
16 Jul 2010 ABOARD and Venture Outdoors Free Family Fun Kayaking Lake Elizabeth
26 Jun 2010 ABOARD and Venture Family Outdoor Festivals

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