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February 2018

Autism and Eating Disorders

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Presented by: Ralph Wilps, PhD Delaine Swearman Eating disorders can be among the most dangerous of all psychiatric disorders. Recent studies suggest there is a high prevalence of eating disorders among the autistic population. These people and their families are faced with special challenges in recovery. This talk will review the scope of normal eating psychology, types of eating disorders and the reasons why some people develop them and others do not. The connection between eating disorders and autism will…

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Autism-Friendly Performance of Wicked

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Benedum Center, 237 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present this very special performance of WICKED. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is committed to make theatre accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, and their families. To create an autism-friendly setting, the shows are performed in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. For these special performances, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust…

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ASD and College Bound

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Presented by: Dr. Lee Ann Wagner Cica *Autistic adults with college experience will be present to share their insights* Differences between K-12 Entitlement and higher education Skills needed to transition to college, work and independent living Hands on strategies for improving those skills Possible IEP goals, activities and services Importance of self-determination skills – what they are, how to acquire them Possible timelines and pathways to post-secondary education

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14th Annual Camp Fair

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Mall at Robinson, 100 Robinson Centre Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205 United States

The Mall at Robinson 100 Robinson Centre Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205 The day will include: Camps and Programs for Children and Young Adults with Disabilities Information Regarding ESY (Extended School Year) Safety, Legal, and Care Resources Opportunity to Talk With Other Parents For More Information or To Reserve an Exhibitor Table For This Event Please Contact: Marie Mambuca, marie@autismofpa.org, 412-781-4116

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