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

  • Fall Conference 2014

    Language Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Robert Morris University
    Sewell Center
    6001 University Blvd.
    Moon Township, PA 15108

    Presenter: Diane L. Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

    For more information and Registration — Click HERE



  • Adaptive Dance with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

    Getting Into The Nutcracker:  Adaptive Dance for middle and high school students

    Sundays – September 21, 2014 – October 12, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    $20 per person

    Please pre-register by calling 412-454-9105

    For more information visit the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

  • Monthly Grandparent Group

    Monthly Grandparent Group

    Fourth Monday of every month

    Monday, September 22 -10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



  • Free MCHAT Training

    FREE class for teachers, nurses, childcare workers, or other professionals.

    McKeesport First Steps
    339 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
    McKeesport, PA 15132
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014
    11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Lunch Provided
  • Sibshops Information Night

    Parents, grandparents, caregivers and ADULT SIBLINGS,
    please join us to talk about siblings’ effects on each other,
    and explore an international model of sibling support now available in Pittsburgh!
    Autism Connection of PA Community Room
    35 Wilson Street, Suite 101
    Pittsburgh, PA 15223
    Thursday, September 18, 2013
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m