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Upcoming events

    • 07 Jun 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 3 Rivers Rowing Association, 90 River Front Drive, Millvale, PA 15209
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    Sunday, June 7, 2015 

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


    Three Rivers Rowing Association 

    90 River Front Drive 

    (Use 40 River Front Drive for GPS Units)

    Millvale, PA 15209 


    This will be hands on and you will have a chance to visit each station: 

    Indoor Tanks  

    Indoor Ergs

    Tour of the facility with Q&A time 

    Dragon Boat Experience on the Water! 


    Event is geared towards 12 years and older. All functioning levels welcomed. Family members and siblings welcome to also come and participate. 


    • 24 Jun 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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    Thinking in Speech:

    Promoting Independent Problem Solving in Children with ASD


     Presented by

    Janice Nathan, M.S., CCC-SLP

     

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    9:30  a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  


    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223


    Continuing Education Credits Offered:  Act 48, Act 62, AOTA, ASHA, Psychologists, Social Workers

    Janice Nathan is a certified speech-language pathologist and owner of Nathan Speech Services.  Janice works with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) providing individual speech and language therapy as well as social skills therapy.  Her area of expertise is cognitive processing of language and its effect on child development, interpersonal relationships and learning.  Janice’s interest and unique language intervention approach in this area developed as a result of growing up with a brother and a mother with ASD. 


    Program Description

    The ability to "think in speech" is critical for flexible behavior and cognition, and is the foundation for effective self-regulation (Vygotsky, 1987).  Over time, children develop the ability to regulate their own behavior by engaging in dialogue with themselves, in the absence of others. Evidence is emerging that individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have diminished or underdeveloped inner speech (Williams et al., 2012).  Individuals with ASD engage in relatively little of the early communicative exchanges that are considered critical for the formation of verbal thinking. This presentation will describe a language intervention approach designed to facilitate independent problem-solving through the development of inner speech.  As children begin to employ "inner speech" in their daily environment, the ability to pause, plan and reflect increases which are pre-requisite skills needed for social and academic success. The presentation will describe: Pre-cursor strategies to promote readiness for inner speech problem-solving. The research-based problem-solving framework used to help children with ASD develop inner speech for problem-solving;  and  applications of inner speech for developing emotional control.  In addition, the presentation will go over findings of a research study which compared this language intervention to "traditional" speech-language therapy with respect to developing the ability to ask for help at home and at school when faced with a task deemed stressful or challenging.

    Learning Objectives

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

    1. Identify typical and atypical language development in children with ASD.
    2. Explain the three stages of learning and its importance for writing language goals for children with ASD.
    3. Apply strategies specifically designed to promote independent thinking for problem solving in children with ASD.


Past events

28 Apr 2015 Autism, Drugs and Alcohol
26 Apr 2015 Meet and Greet with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra
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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