A Different Approach To Getting A Job

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 &hellip read more

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

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 &hellip read more

Sensory Friendly Hour at Phipps Conservatory

Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens 700 Frank Curto Drive, Pittsburgh, PA

Join Let's Move Pittsburgh  for a Sensory-Friendly hour at Phipps! In collaboration with the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania, Let’s Move Pittsburgh is hosting a Sensory Friendly Hour at Phipps on Sun., Jan. 23. Individuals with sensory concerns and their families are welcome to come for a self-guided tour of the conservatory, including engaging sensory-friendly Discovery Station activities along the way. To ensure a peaceful walk through the Conservatory, lights and sounds will be minimized. The Garden Railroad will be active &hellip read more

Introduction to Autism

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 &hellip read more

Late Diagnosis of Autism

Virtual

Sharon Janosik brings her lived experience as an Autistic adult, parent of two children with disabilities, and a volunteer advocate for Special Education and disability issues to her role as the Western Coordinator for PEAL’s Families 2 the Max and Path to Graduation programs. She is a graduate of Duquesne University and Temple University Institute on Disability’s C2P2 program. Sharon also serves as a School Director for her local school district and on Pennsylvania’s Special Education Advisory Panel. Register here &hellip read more

Run for Autism Labor Day Half Marathon/10k/5k presented by Gingerbread Man Running Company

104 S. 2nd St Youngwood, PA US 15697 104 S. 2nd St Youngwood, PA US 15697, PA

Gingerbread Man Running Company presents the Labor Day Half Marathon on MONDAY September 5, 2022, that will benefit Autism Connection of Pennsylvania.  Learn more about them at https://autismofpa.org A portion of the race proceeds will benefit ACOP. We have events for the whole family.  Runners can take on our half marathon course, 10k, or 5k.   Registration and parking will take place at the Youngwood Fire Department, with a short walk to the race start. Please consider donating to our local fire department, &hellip read more

Waiting Room Conversations

Virtual

Dionna Rojas shares the journey that both she and her husband went on to find the answers to support their son when he was a toddler. Dionna shares how she had to humble herself and be open to creative ways to advocate for her son to finally achieve the goal of getting his diagnosis to ensure he had access to the correct supports. Take Away Identify the steps in early diagnosis Learn how to become self-aware and okay with not &hellip read more

Introduction to Autism Virtual Workshop

Virtual

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 concerns and learn what to do at home and in the community!

This is a free workshop, but pre-registration is required.

September 14, 2022

6:30pm - 8:00pm