Empowered Voices Leadership Meeting Series

The Empowered Voices Leadership Group is comprised of self advocates who are interested in meeting new people, sharing their stories, and developing self-advocacy and leadership skills. Members of the group plan the meeting agendas, speakers, and outreach activities. The group meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month via Google Meets from 6pm to 8pm ET. Topics include Person-Centered Planning, Self-Advocacy Skills, and Public Speaking. This week's topic is Healthy Eating. Google Meets Joining Information: Video call link: &hellip read more

Why Paid Work Experience is Important to Students with Disabilities


Presentation by Mary Hartley, Executive Director of the Parent Education & Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center Thursday, October 13 · 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. During this presentation, we will discuss: Your seamless transition to adulthood – planning for transition led by students The proof - students who work before they leave high school; inclusion in school and community, and impact on employment Letting Go - Start as early as possible letting go (for parents); independent (supported) transportation, volunteerism, work-based learning & most &hellip read more

Future Planning Conference

Allegheny Intermediate Unit 475 E Waterfront Dr., Homestead, PA

Sessions: Keynote Presentation: National Study “Future Financial Planning for People with Disabilities - What’s Working and What’s Not” Special Needs Trusts and ABLE Accounts- Savings Options for Future Planning Decision-Making Options - Guardianship, Power of Attorney, Supported Decision-Making Charting the LifeCourse as a Model for Future Planning Life Beyond High School - Planning for Transition from School The Financial Empowerment Center - A Resource to Empower Families to Plan for Their Financial Future October 25, 2022 8:00 AM - 3:45 PM ALLEGHENY INTERMEDIATE UNIT 475 &hellip read more

Sensory Friendly Hour at Phipps Conservatory

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

Families are invited to enjoy a peaceful walk through the Conservatory with sensory-friendly activities.

Introduction to Autism


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.

Virtual Workshop: Presuming Capability, Raising Expectations


Recognize capability to understand and learn - Join us for a virtual Autism Connection of Pennsylvania in Collaboration with PA Training and Technical Assistance Network, PEAL Center and FAMILIES 2 THE MAX - F2MAX

Alternatives to Guardianship Virtual Webinar


Hosted by the Down Syndrome Center of Western PA and The Arc Erie County Presented by Kelly Darr, Legal Director at Disability Rights PA, on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 7 p.m. Please RSVP to Erin Kelly, Down Syndrome Center of Western PA, at [email protected]