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.

John Carosso Phys.D. Clinical Director, Licensed Psychologist
Community Psychiatric Centers
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Paula Ciliberti MA Resource Coordinator
Child Development Unit
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Scott Faber MD FAAP Neurodevelopmental and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
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Arthur D. Feldman Esquire Attourney
Private Practice
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Deborah Ferraro BS Executive Director
PLEA
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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 Research Director
Merck Program
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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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Robert A. Lowenstein M.D. Medical Director
Community Psychiatric Centers
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry
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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
The Watson Institute
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David Miles M. Ed. MPM President & Chief Operating Officer
The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
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  • 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.

     

     

  • MCHAT Training

    FREE class for teachers,
    nurses, childcare workers,
    or other professionals.
    Thursday May 15, 2014
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    35 Dewey Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15223
  • Autism and Sexuality

    AUTISM & SEXUALITY

    Presented by

    Shawn McGill

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    9:30  a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223

    REGISTER HERE


  • Thinking in Speech

    Thinking in Speech: Promoting Independent Problem Solving in Children with ASD

    Presented by

    Janice Nathan, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    9:30  a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Autism Connection of PA

    35 Wilson Street #101

    Pittsburgh, PA 15223

    REGISTER HERE

  • Two New Support Groups

    Monthly Grandparent Group

    Fourth Monday of every month
    beginning June 23, 2014
    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    REGISTER HERE

    I’ve Been Bullied Too

    Have you been picked on at school or another place?

    Get together with others who understand.  Talk a bit about your experiences, or just listen to others.  Then together, we will think about how to make positive changes as a group and not feel so alone.

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    REGISTER HERE