Board of Directors

The purpose of the Board of Directors is to make policy decisions to determine the courses of action that our organization will take. Most of the board members are parents of people with autism and so have the best interests of the autism community in mind.

Each of these board members has a commitment to serve the autism community based on their positive experience with our organization. Board members are dedicated volunteers with deep roots in the community and frequently serve in advisory positions in schools and other autism related organizations.

Nancy Albinini Secretary
Civic Volunteer
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Steve Crane CFA - Treasurer
Analyst, Federated Investors
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Shannon Debes Public Relations Specialist
Stratecom Solutions
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Michael Dudash Information Technology Specialist
PPG
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Elliot Frank Director, Autism Housing Solutions
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Stan Hasselbusch CEO, L.B. Foster, Inc. (retired)
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Dave McMaster Attorney, Clear Title Abstract (owner)
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Jennifer Modell Attorney, Caroselli Beachler, McTiernan & Conboy
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Jeff Poholsky Strategic Planner, LB Foster Coporation
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Helen Sims Special Needs Financial Planner, Merrill Lynch
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  • 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

    REGISTER HERE

  • 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 autismrunpgh@gmail.com

     

  • ASD IS NEW TO ME

    Presented by: Norma Farruggia, MS. Ed.

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

    REGISTER HERE

    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