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April 2020

Autism Connection of PA Conference

April 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, 910 Sheraton Drive
Mars, PA 16046 United States

Registration is open Autism: Stronger Together For A Lifetime ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE        

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May 2020

Run For A Reason Charity Team

May 2 - May 3
Downtown Pittsburgh, PA United States

Autism Connection of PA is looking for runners and walkers to participation any of the events marathon weekend: Saturday, May 2nd: 5k, Kids 1 Mile Fun run, and Pet Walk Sunday, May 3rd: Full Marathon, Half Marathon or Marathon Relay Email Jennifer at jsalamon@autismofpa.org with questions or more information

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Autism Walk 2020

May 9 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am

Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community  

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June 2020

Medical Marijuana and Autism: Where Should Patients Begin?

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Presented by: Richard E. Greer, B.S., PharmD, Rph Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy Director, Solevo Wellness This is a free workshop, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access Richard E. Greer, a registered pharmacist working in the medical marijuana industry since before dispensaries opened to patients in the state of Pennsylvania, will be explaining the state’s program, explore generally accepted treatments utilizing medical marijuana for Autistic patients, and talk through the advantages of a state-regulated medical marijuana program from the perspective;

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Introduction to Autism

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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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2nd Annual Golf for Autism

July 18
Strawberry Ridge Golf Club, 135 McNulty Lane
Harmony, PA 16037 United States

Thank you for the support, this event is sold out! 2nd Annual Golf for Autism Benefitting Autism Connection of PA Saturday, July 18, 2020 Registration 7:30 a.m., starts at 8:30 a.m. Strawberry Ridge Golf Course 135 McNulty Lane Harmony, PA 16037 For registration, contact Autism Connection of PA Pghgolf4autism@gmail.com Registration deadline: July 10, 2020 Event Details: 18 hole-4 man scramble $340 per foursome ($90 per golfer) Dinner only attendees: $40 Prizes for Men’s and Women’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd place;

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September 2020

Introduction to Autism

September 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

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

September 23 @ 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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