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Upcoming events

    • 08 Jan 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
    • 40

    Early Intervention and 

    Being a Strong Voice for Children

     Presented by

    Kurt A. Kondrich, M.Ed.

     

    Thursday, January 8, 2015

    9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  


    Act 48 and Social Workers Credits Available


    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223


    This course will give an overview of Early Intervention Services in PA and detail how to access these supports. Presenter will speak about how critical Early Intervention is for children birth-5 and families. Presenter will then speak about advocacy and how to use your Voice to effect positive outcomes and changes in the system. Presenter will show audience how to connect with their elected officials and will make sure all attendees know the policymakers who respect them.


    Learning Objectives: 

    At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss Early Intervention Services in PA
    • Tell how critical these services are for families birth-5 when 90% of brain development occurs
    • Locate their elected official’s contact information
    • List strategies to connect with policymakers    
    Biography:
    Kurt Kondrich spent 20 years as a police officer and became an Early Intervention professional and strong advocate for ABILITIES after his daughter Chloe was born in 2003 with Down syndrome. Kurt is the Director of Family/Community Outreach at Early Intervention Specialists, and he serves as Chair of the SICC (Governor’s Advisory Board for Early Intervention). Kurt has received several awards for Early Intervention Leadership, and he is passionate about making sure the voices of children and families are heard by policymakers.

    • 13 Mar 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hilton Garden Inn, (Pittsburgh/Southpointe) 1000 Corporate Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317
    • 247

    Hidden Curriculum: 
    Practical Solutions for Understanding Rules in Social Situations    

    Friday, March 13, 2015
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Hilton Garden Inn (Pittsburgh/Southpointe)
    1000 Corporate Drive
    Canonsburg, PA 15317

     Presenter:  Brenda Smith Myles, PhD

    International speaker, author, autism expert

    Course Description:  The Hidden Curriculum refers to the set of rules or guidelines that are often not directly taught but are assumed to be known (Garrett, 1984; Hemmings, 2000; Jackson, 1968; Kanpol, 1989).  This curriculum contains items that impact social interactions, school performance, and sometimes health and well-being. The curriculum also includes unspoken rules, slang, metaphors, body language etc. While this information may be intuitive for neurotypical individuals, but it is not those with autism or other special needs. This session includes practical tips for teaching these hidden social needs to children and to adults and stresses the importance of making these a part of everyday life.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

    • define the hidden curriculum
    • explain the hidden curriculum's applicability to school, community, and home
    • identify hidden curriculum areas and items across preschool, middle school, high school, and adulthood    

Past events

07 Dec 2014 South Hills Village Caring Santa Visit
07 Dec 2014 Ross Park Mall Caring Santa
07 Dec 2014 South Hills Village Caring Santa Visit
07 Dec 2014 Ross Park Mall Caring Santa
07 Dec 2014 South Hills Village Caring Santa Visit
07 Dec 2014 Ross Park Mall Caring Santa
07 Dec 2014 South Hills Village Caring Santa Visit
07 Dec 2014 Ross Park Mall Caring Santa
06 Dec 2014 Westmoreland Mall Santa
06 Dec 2014 Westmoreland Mall Santa
06 Dec 2014 Westmoreland Mall Santa
06 Dec 2014 Westmoreland Mall Santa
02 Dec 2014 ASD Is New To Me
24 Nov 2014 Monthly Grandparent Group
21 Nov 2014 Epilepsy and Autism 101
16 Nov 2014 Monroeville Mall Santa
16 Nov 2014 Monroeville Mall Santa
16 Nov 2014 Monroeville Mall Santa
16 Nov 2014 Monroeville Mall Santa
05 Nov 2014 Monthly Grandparent Group-Mt. Lebanon
05 Nov 2014 Fall Conference 2014: Language Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan
27 Oct 2014 Monthly Grandparent Group
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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