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

  • 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