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    • 07 Dec 2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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    Updates on the Perspectives Program for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder    

     Presented by
    Shaun M. Eack, Ph.D., 
    University of Pittsburgh Center for Excellence in Autism Research
    School of Social Work & Department of Psychiatry

     

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  


    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223


    SEMINAR DESCRIPTION:

    Attendees will:
    1.)   Discuss what is known about adult treatment and what promising things the future will hold
    2.)   Explore a background on cognitive remediation and stress management in other conditions, and how those techniques might be helpful for autistic people.
    3.)   Learn about the new study (which includes free evaluations) and how to possibly participate

    Intended audience includes autistic people ages 16-45
    and/or their family members


    • 11 Dec 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Westmoreland Mall, 5256 Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    AUTISM-FRIENDLY SANTA

    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    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.)


    • 11 Dec 2016
    • 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Westmoreland Mall, 5256 Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    AUTISM-FRIENDLY SANTA

    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    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.)


    • 11 Dec 2016
    • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Westmoreland Mall, 5256 Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    AUTISM-FRIENDLY SANTA

    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    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.)


    • 10 Jan 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
    • 33

    Cannabis As Medicine

     Presented by

    Heather Shuker, Managing Director
    PA Medical Cannabis Society
    Patrick Nightingale, Esquire

    Grant J. Shevchik, MD, FAAFP

     

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  


    AOTA, Act 48, and Social Workers Credits Available


    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223


    Recommended audience includes parents and extended families of children with ASD, teachers, BHRS support staff, guidance counselors, social workers, clinicians, physicians, nurses, advocates, psychologists, behavior specialists, and all those desiring knowledge about medical cannabis.


    Biography:
    Since the enactment of ACT16, the Medical Marijuana Act, in 2016 in Pennsylvania, Heather Shuker has taken on the role at the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society as the Managing Director and Events Coordinator. She became involved with the medical cannabis advocacy movement in 2013 and helped establish the organization, Campaign for Compassion, an organization of parents dedicated to advocate and to educate the public as well as the general assembly concerning the positive effects of the often misunderstood realm of cannabis treatment.

    Patrick K. Nightingale is a practicing criminal defense attorney in both state and federal court in Southwestern Pennsylvania. He began his legal career as a prosecutor with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office in 1996. In 1999 he helped to found the Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit. Since 2002 Mr. Nightingale has specialized in criminal defense with a particular focus on protecting the rights of cannabis consumers. In 2015, Mr. Nightingale joined the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society as Executive Director and takes an active role in crafting rules and regulations for the emerging medicinal cannabis industry. 

    Grant J. Shevchik, MD, FAAFP  was born and raised in the Pittsburgh Area. He attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, then the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He did his post graduate training in Family Medicine at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh. His interest in medical cannabis dates back to his college and medical school days. He is currently an active member of the Society of Cannabis Physicians as well as The International Cannabinoid Research Society


    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

    • Why was medical cannabis legalized in PA
    • Describe in layman’s terms why cannabis is safe
    • List two side effects of medical cannabis
    • 10 Jan 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
    • 45

    How To Teach Personal Safety and Relationship Skills to Individuals on the
    Autism Spectrum 

    (from Children to Adults)

     Presented by

    Jamie Grace, MS. Ed, LBS, BSS

     

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  


    AOTA, Act 48, and Social Workers Credits Available


    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223


    This training will discuss how to teach individuals on the Autism Spectrum how to maintain their personal safety and how to build personal relationships.  The training will cover topics such as teaching personal safety to young children, understanding the continuum of relationships from stranger to intimate partner, learning the best language and interventions to use to explain the navigation from friend to girl/boyfriend, and teaching what behavior is appropriate toward the other person.  In addition, there will be discussion on how media influences these young people in ways that often cause more harm than good with their understanding of relationships.

    Biography:

    Jamie Grace earned her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Slippery Rock University.  She completed her graduate degree in Education with a major in reading and language arts from Duquesne University.  Jamie is also a certified Reading Specialist. Jamie has over twelve years of teaching experience in both special and elementary education where she taught kindergarten through eighth grades.  Jamie began work in the field of BHRS in 2002 where she specialized in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  She has twelve years experience as a Director of Autism Services and a Regional Director of Autism Services. Jamie is also a Licensed Behavioral Specialist Consultant and a certified BSS (Behavioral Specialist Services) for the Adult Autism Waiver.  In addition, she is a certified Functional Behavioral Assessment Trainer. 


    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

    • List three sexual safety rules
    • Describe two strategies to teach social relationship skills

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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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