ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA holds informational conferences several times each year. These are usually large events held in hotels or other conference venues and provide education for parents, professionals, and people on the autism spectrum. Our conferences are accredited and offer continuing education credits to professionals. With the amount of autism research being conducted, regular attendance to these conferences is essential for maintaining an up-to-date understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

    • 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



    • Functional Behavior Assessment: Emphasis on Functional

      Functional Behavior Assessment:

      “Emphasis on Functional”

      Presented by

      Norma Farruggia

      October 7, 2014

      6:30  p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

      Autism Connection of PA

      35 Wilson Street #101

      Pittsburgh, PA 15223

    • 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


    • Free MCHAT Training

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

      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