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