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

  • Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

    Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

    Stage AE

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

    5k Walk: 9:00 a.m.

    One-Mile Fun Walk: 9:15 a.m.



  • Register Now for the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

    The evening will include stations featuring jobs,
    volunteer work and hobbies of
    adults with autism in our community
    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    6300 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
  • Pittsburgh Marathon Team

    Register for the race of your choice here

    For questions, email Jennifer at

  • Art March-March 30th 1pm-4pm




    • a hand-drumming class lead by a professional percussionist, who is a certified teacher extremely experienced in autism
    • a couple of galleries with cool art including Robots Alive at SPACE galler
    • relax in the Harris theater for free short films shown in autism-friendly style (lights halfway up, sound turned down)
    • get into the arts with puppet and mural making in a great indoor space



  • Autism Friendly Easter Bunny

    Autism Friendly Easter Bunny visits will be at

    Ross Park Mall and South Hills Village

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Registration available here

    please scroll through for correct location and time slot