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    • 26 Apr 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Heinz Hall 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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    Come for a tour of Heinz Hall, followed by a meet and greet with one of the musicians from the Youth Symphony Orchestra.

    Stay to watch the orchestra practice at 6:00!

    • 26 Apr 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Heinz Hall 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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    Watch a Pittsburgh Youth Symphony rehearsal for free, in a sensory friendly environment.

    Heinz Hall 

    600 Penn Avenue

    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.*

    * finish time is open ended, in case you'd like to leave early


    • 28 Apr 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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    Autism, Drugs and Alcohol


     Presented by

    Luciana Randall, M.R.C.

    Executive Director, Autism Connection of PA

     

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  


    Act 48 and Social Workers Credits Available


    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223


    Recommended audience include drug and alcohol treatment professionals, teens and young adults with ASD, parents and extended families, regular and special education teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, clinicians, advocates, psychologists and all those desiring knowledge about ASD.
    Learning Objectives: 

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

    • Demonstrate understanding of the special nature of the autistic brain, its unique structure and functioning
    • Discuss how this impacts emotional regulation, communication, and social abilities
    • Talk about common co-occurring depression and anxiety disorders and the potential for people to attempt self-medication
    • Demonstrate understanding of current drug and alcohol treatment and suggestions for adapting methods to accommodate needs of autistic people
    Biography:
    Lu received her masters of rehabilitation counseling from Wright State University in 1987.  She began working in the fields of chemical dependency and physical rehabilitation, specializing in autism since 1994.  Beginning as a TSS and mobile therapist in Pennsylvania's Wraparound system, she working in family homes for many years until she provided professional development training as a consultant in 2002.  She has continued to teach about autism and related disorders for educators, first responders, therapy professionals, lawyers, and families.  She has been the executive director of the Autism Connection of PA since 2010.  Here she enjoys building collaborative relationships with regional community nonprofits and medical providers interested in developing their autism skills to include people of all ages with ASD. 

Past events

22 Mar 2015 Turning Points
22 Mar 2015 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
22 Mar 2015 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
22 Mar 2015 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
22 Mar 2015 Monroeville Mall Autism-Friendly Easter Bunny Visit!
08 Jan 2015 Early Intervention and Being a Strong Voice for Children
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

ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA    35 Wilson Street     Pittsburgh, PA 15223     (412) 781-4116         The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certifies that the Advisory Board On Autism and Related Disorders is registered as a charitable organization with the Department of State's Bureau of Charitable Organizations under the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Acts, 10 P.S. Section 161.2 et seq., and is authorized to solicit charitable contributions under the conditions and limitations set forth under the Act. The certification does not imply endorsement by the Commonwealth. 
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