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May 2018

Spring Conference 2018

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh Monroeville Convention Center, 101 Mall Plaza Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146 United States

“Biomedical and Mental Health Aspects of Autism” ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE HERE

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June 2018

Introduction to Autism

June 12 @ 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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September 2018

Run For Autism

September 2 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Westmoreland County Community College, 145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697 United States

Gingerbread Man Running Company is excited to announce our Labor Day Half Marathon/5k/10k that will support Autism Connection of Pennsylvania.   The race will be sponsored by Tri-Medical Rehab Supply. The course will begin at the Westmoreland County Community College and will hit part of the 5-Star trail and loop back on to some rural roads back to the college for the finish.  Post-race food for sale provided by AVI, WCCC’s food service provider. The half Marathon begins at 7:30,…

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October 2018

$150.00

18th Annual Gala

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
J. Verno Studios, 3030 Jane Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 United States
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Free

Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Non-Food Treats Safe, Parking Lot trick or Treat All ages welcome, Not-very-Scary Wear your costume! (or not) Sensory – Friendly Autism Resources and information

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November 2018

The Effects of Physical Exercise on Behavior for Individuals with Autism

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

 Presented by: Christopher Tarr, Ed.D.  Research has demonstrated that physical exercise has physical, emotional, and psychological benefits for all individuals.  The benefits for individuals with autism are no different. Physical exercise has demonstrated the ability to increase communication, increase social skills, increase academic engagement and decrease stereotypic behaviors in individuals with autism.  This program will explore the benefits of physical exercise for individuals with autism.  Specifically, this program will discuss the effects of physical exercise on stereotypic behaviors.  The findings of a current…

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Turning Behavior and Anxiety Into Communication for Social Problem-Solving

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Presented by Janice Nathan, CCC-SLP According to research by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), as many as 1 in 7 (15%) children are labeled with emotional or behavior disorders, disorders that interfere with relationships, participation in daily activities, and learning. Emerging research in cognition and neuropsychology calls for a different kind of therapeutic approach to promote self-regulation and social-emotional problem-solving, and improving academic achievement. Having many different sources and causes for both sensory and behavior issues, it is…

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December 2018

Ross Park Mall Autism Friendly Santa Time

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Ross Park Mall, 1000 Ross Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 United States

Ross Park Mall Please scroll through to choose the correct date and time  

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South Hills Village Autism Friendly Santa Time

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
South Hills Village, 301 South Hills Village
Pittsburgh, PA 15241 United States

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Monroeville Mall Autism Friendly Santa Time

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Monroeville Mall, 200 Mall Circle Drive
Monroeville, PA 15146 United States

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Westmoreland Mall Autism Friendly Santa Time

December 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Westmoreland Mall, 970 E. Pittsburgh Street
Greensburg, PA 15601 United States

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