Professional Advisory Council

Our Professional Advisory Council is made up of autism professionals, including:

  • Attorneys
  • Directors of autism service programs
  • Doctors
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Researchers
  • Speech language pathologists

This group of committed individuals is a resource that provides guidance and support to ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA. This Council gives us up to date information, medical insight, and technological innovation to help keep our organization current with the developments in autism education, research, and treatment.

If you are an autism professional with skills that may benefit our organization, and a willingness to serve, please contact us to join an open Advisory Board Committee.

Aurelia Carter-Scott OBH Family Support Specialist
Allegheny County DHS/ OBH
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Scott Faber MD FAAP Neurodevelopmental and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
Work Phone: 412.420.2400 (intake)
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Arthur D. Feldman Esquire Attorney
Private Practice
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Deborah Ferraro BS Executive Director
PLEA
Work Phone: 412-243-3464
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Mark G. Fuller M.D. Medical Director
Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania
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Marcia Goble MS OTR/L Co-Director
Pediatric Therapy Specialists, Inc.
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Benjamin Handen Ph.D BCBA Associate Professor, Clinical & Research Director
Merck Program, UPMC
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Kathleen Helfrich-Miller Ph. D. Owner/Director
Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc.
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Marilyn Hoyson Ph. D Chief Operating Officer
The Watson Institute
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Cynthia Johnson Ph. D Director of Autism Center
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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Louise Kaczmarek PH.D. Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Education
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Rebecca Klaw MS M. Ed. Autism Consultant & Trainer
Autism Services By Klaw
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Susan E. Levy M.D. Director & Developmental Pediatrician
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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John Lovelace MS MSIS Chief Program Officer
VP UPMC Health Plan
Community Care Behavioral Health Plan
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Martin Lubetsky M.D. Chief of Child/Adolescent Services
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic
Psychiatric Services
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Karen Markle MA BCBA Vice President
Northwest Human Services
Corporate of Children Services
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Joseph McAllister Ph. D. Director of Psychological Services
Autism Services Pittsburgh
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Shawn McGill MSW, LSW
Shawn McGill, MSW Consulting Inc.
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David Miles M. Ed. MPM President & Chief Executive Officer
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
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Nancy Minshew M.D. Professor of Psychiatry & Neurology
University of Pittsburgh Autism Center of Excellence
NIH Collaborative Program
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  • 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, August 25-10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    REGISTER HERE

     

  • Free MCHAT Training

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

    Kingsley Community Center
    6435 Frankstown Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    Monday, September 8, 2014
    10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Lunch Provided
    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