Autism Support Home

ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA provides autism support across the state of Pennsylvania. We offer autism support to parents, including autism support groups, autism resources, and autism conferences and events. We also provide information on the signs and symptoms of autism, getting an autism diagnosis, and applying for medical assistance and health insurance. Finally, we help people with autism by providing information on autism treatments, links to autism research studies, and support groups for people on the spectrum.

Do you have a child newly diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder? Please contact us. We will help you receive the services you need.



Call Us! We Are Here to Help You!

Our helpful Family Service Coordinators are available to take your call from 10:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Please contact us to receive personalized support, autism information packets, and advice about education, advocacy, rights, and resources. You can also download our flyer as a quick reference to the autism services that we provide.

Take Our Surveys

As we continually work to improve our services and programs, we need your help. Please click HERE to answer the following short survey related to legal issues and services. Thank you!

Get to Know Our Helpful Staff

Each member of our staff is a parent of a child with autism or a related disorder. When you call us, you will be talking with someone who knows first hand what you are experiencing. You will be helped by someone who knows how to navigate the complex terrain of raising a child with special needs. We are your extended family. Call us whenever you need autism support.

Marie Provides Autism Support
Marie is one of the most experienced members of our staff.

Call us to speak with Marie or another member of our helpful staff.

When you call also ask about our extensive Autism Lending Library.


  • Autism Resources

  • Santa Visits

    Autism Friendly Santa Visits
    South Hills Village and
    Monroeville                                                     Westmoreland Mall                                            Ross Park Mall
    November 16, 2014                                        December 6, 2014                                                December 7, 2014
    9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                   8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                                     9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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  • Epilepsy and Autism 101

    Epilepsy and Autism 101

    Presented by

    Miya Asato MD and Bilal Sitwat MD

    November 21, 2014

    10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223


  • Run for a Reason

    Raise funds towards our mission of being a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism

    Run any of the races for us during marathon weekend:

    • Full marathon
    • Half marathon
    • Marathon relay
    • 5k
    • 1 mile kids fun run (run with your child!)

    For more information, please contact Jennifer at



    Presented by: Norma Farruggia, MS. Ed.

    Lunch and “Natural Ways To Handle Stress”
    provided by: The Foundation of Wellness Professionals


    December 2, 2014

    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    Act 48 and Social Workers Credits Available

    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223

  • Two Shows from The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater