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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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2nd Annual Golf for Autism

July 18, 2020
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

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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October 2020

Awesome Night For Autism Connection of PA

October 30, 2020
Virtual,

We can’t wait for a Virtual Awesome Night for Autism Connection on October 30, 2020.  Join our Master of Ceremonies, WTAE-TV’s Kelly Frey, as we honor stars in the autism community. This year’s event will not only honor our Temple Grandin Award winner, but also our new Joseph Vernon Smith Benevolence Award recipient and several honorees from across the autism community. Our virtual program will feature these winners, as well as highlight how we are maximizing programming in the ever-changing situation;

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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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January 2022

Sensory Friendly Hour at Phipps Conservatory

January 23 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, 700 Frank Curto Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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;

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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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