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October 2017

Autism and Sexuality

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Presented by: Shawn McGill, LSW This program will explore human sexuality and discuss user-friendly tools and strategies to aid in understanding and navigating aspects of puberty and sex and the law. It will also explain the legal forms of sexual behaviors, private and public, foundational and advanced social skills for establishing and maintaining relationships, and critical areas important for giving and receiving sexual consent. The goal is to develop tools to aid a person in navigating sexuality in a safe,…

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November 2017

Autism and PANDAS

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Presented by: Dr. Elizabeth Spaar, D.O. Dr. Spaar will discuss the condition PANDAS, (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), which is more common in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. PANDAS is a disorder where infections trigger neuropsychiatric symptoms such as tics, OCD, anxiety, Anger and aggressiveness and restricted eating. It is frequently misdiagnosed, especially in those with ASD. Parents and those that work with individuals on the spectrum will learn to recognize the symptoms and how to seek…

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