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June 2020

Introduction to Autism

June 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual,

For Parents and Caregivers of Children Presented by Autism Connection of PA Staff Getting any new diagnosis comes with the need to understand it.  Learn the basics about autism, and get some take-home tips, from people who understand and have worked in this field for 20+ years. We will explain the details about autism and how brain differences help shape personality, likes, dislikes, fears, eating, sleeping, the senses, and communication. Please come and ask your questions, meet others with similar;

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Tips For A Successful College Experience: Learning In A Time Of Uncertainty

June 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Virtual,

Presented by: Kristen Horn, LCSW Ke’Amber Moses, MSW College and Employment Coaches, Evolve Coaching Presenters will share tips and ideas for students as they prepare to navigate a new college environment while following safety guidelines that may require students to learn from home or follow new rules in their dorms and classrooms. These tips include: staying organized, managing time, connecting with professors and disability services, ways to practice self-care, and ideas for staying social. At the completion of this session,;

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Virtual Adaptive Yoga

June 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual,

Virtual Adaptive Yoga Presented by: Open Up PGH Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  This is a free workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access Participants of all abilities are welcome – free of charge! Yoga postures, breathing exercises, and mindfulness activities tailored to meet individual ability levels. Session will be centered around bringing levity and joy to exercises that focus on wellness with movement and breath.

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July 2020

Alternatives to Guardianship

July 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual,

Presented by: Robin Resnick, J.D. Staff Attorney at Disability Rights Pennsylvania July 1, 2020 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Presenting via DRP’s online Zoom account to a live audience This is a free workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access Guardianship is sometimes thought to be the only solution for families helping someone who has a disability, even though it may unnecessarily limit the individual’s decision-making ability. Sometimes people are told—even by doctors or teachers—that guardianship is necessary for individuals;

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September 2020

Understanding and Handling Police Interactions and “Mental Health” Court Options in Allegheny County

September 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Presented by Kate Lovelace, Esquire Jennifer Evashavik, Esquire Virtual Workshop via Zoom Sometimes it can be difficult to know when and how to contact an attorney if an autistic person has an interaction with police. It is important to understand your rights regardless of any diagnosis, but especially critical to have an opportunity to get legal and procedural advice from someone other than the arresting officer. Many officers in Allegheny County have been trained in tips for dealing with autistic;

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March 2021

A Mother’s Journey: Cannabinoid Medicine and Autism

March 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual,

 Presented by: Richard E. Greer, B.S., PharmD, RPh Clinical Pharmacist and Community Outreach Director, Solevo Wellness Erica Daniels, President, Hope Grows for Autism This is a free workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access Join us for an introduction to medical marijuana and the benefits for patients with autism. At the completion of this session, learners will be able to understand the medical marijuana PA program, gather resources of this program, and recognize potential benefits for autism. Richard Greer: graduated;

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June 2021

Introduction to Autism

June 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual,

For Parents and Caregivers of Children Presented by Autism Connection of PA Staff Getting any new diagnosis comes with the need to understand it.  Learn the basics about autism, and get some take-home tips, from people who understand and have worked in this field for 20+ years. We will explain the details about autism and how brain differences help shape personality, likes, dislikes, fears, eating, sleeping, the senses, and communication. Please come and ask your questions, meet others with similar;

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September 2021

Introduction to Autism

September 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual,

For Parents and Caregivers of Children Presented by Autism Connection of PA Staff Getting any new diagnosis comes with the need to understand it.  Learn the basics about autism, and get some take-home tips, from people who understand and have worked in this field for 20+ years. We will explain the details about autism and how brain differences help shape personality, likes, dislikes, fears, eating, sleeping, the senses, and communication. Please come and ask your questions, meet others with similar;

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October 2021

A Different Approach To Getting A Job

October 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual,

Did you know that there are employers who want to hire more people with disabilities? Presenter Bill Frase, Assistant Director of Achieva Business Services, will help you learn how to gain access to employment professionals who help progressive organziations hire, retain, and advance more people with disabilities. At the completion of this session, learners will be able to: Access disability employment professionals who are embedded within organizations that want to hire, retain, and advance more people with disabilities. Learn about the;

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December 2021

WHEN THE WORST THING HAPPENS – CHILDREN WITH AUTISM IN TROUBLE WITH THE POLICE

December 7, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This presentation will provide information about the juvenile justice system in general and the rights of children with disabilities within that system. Parents will learn how to respond when police officers ask to interview their children and what to expect if their children are charged with a crime. Intended Audience:  Individuals with disabilities, particularly young people; Parents of children with disabilities; Advocates for children with disabilities At the completion of this session, learners will be able to: Understand the rights of children;

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March 2022

Introduction to Autism

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual,

For Parents and Caregivers of Children Presented by Autism Connection of PA Staff Getting any new diagnosis comes with the need to understand it.  Learn the basics about autism, and get some take-home tips, from people who understand and have worked in this field for 20+ years. We will explain the details about autism and how brain differences help shape personality, likes, dislikes, fears, eating, sleeping, the senses, and communication. Please come and ask your questions, meet others with similar;

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