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Autism Connection of PA

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35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
412-781-4116 autismofpa.org

October 2018

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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