Sensory Friendly Concert: Holiday Pops

Heniz Hall 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

Get in the holiday spirit with the entire family in an environment that is welcoming to all. Festive fidgets, a quiet room, hearing protection and ASL interpretation available. All tickets for this performance are $15. More information on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra website

Sensory Friendly Nutcracker

The Benedum Center 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Celebrate the most delightful time of year with the sweetest of holiday traditions, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker. Information and tickets on the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre website.

A Musical Christmas Carol

Byham Theater 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh CLO is hosting a sensory-friendly performance of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL. This family-friendly holiday tradition will be adapted on Saturday, December 23 at 12pm for folks with sensitivities to various lighting and sound effects. More information on the Pittsburgh CLO website.

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. In collaboration with the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania, Let’s Move Pittsburgh is hosting a Sensory Friendly Hour at Phipps on Mon., Jan. 8. Individuals with sensory concerns and their families are welcome to join our team 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. Participants &hellip read more

Late Diagnosis of Autism Support Group Meeting


Virtual support group meeting for adults diagnosed on the autism spectrum later in life. This meeting is open to people who believe they are autistic, and don't know where to turn for help. Register Here

Disability is Not a Crime


Join this webinar to learn best practices for law enforcement or other first responders when encountering and supporting people who have hidden disabilities like autism. Speakers include:   Ethan Puskas is a seasoned EMT with lived experience being autistic Eric Kroll, 30 year veteran police officer and dad to a young man with autism Lu Randall, autism and counseling professional This is a free workshop, but registration is required. Register Here

Free Seizure Recognition and First Aid Webinar


The Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA is happy partner with Autism Connection to host a free webinar for community members and families on January 24th at 6pm. The presentation will include information about our organization and programs that we offer for the epilepsy community. We will also give a brief overview of epilepsy, seizure recognition, seizure types, treatments, and first aid. There will be time for discussion and questions at the end. This is a free webinar, but registration &hellip read more

The Importance of Health Class for Students with Disabilities


Inclusive health education is fundamental to living a healthy life, yet students with disabilities often miss out on this essential knowledge. Let's bridge this gap together by discussing the importance of health education for students with disabilities. Join us in exploring challenges, teaching methods, community involvement, policy advocacy, and success stories. Your voice can make inclusive education a reality, ensuring a healthier future for everyone. Join the conversation and help create lasting change.Presenters:  Nova McGiffertHealthy Sexuality Project CoordinatorInstitute on Disabilities, Temple &hellip read more