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Our mission is to be a lifeline and hub for families and adults, providing support, information, and advocacy.

Founded by parents in 1996, Autism Connection of PA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serving thousands of people seeking help for autism concerns. Professional staff, all parents who understand, provide telephone support, weekly autism news, autism-friendly activities, and coordinate more than 76 support groups across Pennsylvania.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat
    October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Autism Connection of PA 35 Wilson Street #101 Pittsburgh
    1. The Effects of Physical Exercise on Behavior for Individuals with Autism
      November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
      Autism Connection of PA 35 Wilson Street #101 Pittsburgh
      1. Turning Behavior and Anxiety Into Communication for Social Problem-Solving
        November 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
        Autism Connection of PA 35 Wilson Street #101 Pittsburgh
        1. Ross Park Mall Autism Friendly Santa Time
          December 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
          Ross Park Mall 1000 Ross Park Drive Pittsburgh
          1. South Hills Village Autism Friendly Santa Time
            December 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
            South Hills Village 301 South Hills Village Pittsburgh

Latest News

Luciana Randall of Autism Connection of Pennsylvania stops by to talk about helping children with autism adjust to going back to school.

Lots of factors may affect a child’s odds of ending up with autism. Researchers around the world have been striving to fully understand how biology, genetics and environment play roles.

Microsoft has announced plans to hire people with autism. Working with specialist employment agency Specialisterne, which trains and finds positions for people diagnosed on the autism spectrum, the pilot program begins in May with 10 full-time positions in the company’s Redmond, Wash., corporate headquarters. READ MORE