Autism Tool Kit

The Autism Tool Kit contains resources to help children, teens, and adults with autism interact successfully at home, in school, and in the workplace.

Included in the Autism Tool Kit are downloadable PDFs and links to autism resources web sites that we have found particularly helpful.

Please contact us if there is an item that you would like to recommend that we add to our Autism Tool Kit.

Autism Tool Kit Downloads

iPhone and iPod Touch Apps for Autism: Includes a list of communication apps, organization apps, and educational apps for individuals with autism and other special needs.

Autism Tool Kit Links

Free Printable PECS Cards: Click the link and scroll down on the web site that opens to see an extensive collection of free Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) cards.

Free Printable Autism Behavior Stories: Download free printable autism behavior story cards from The Watson Institute.

Free Printable Autism Communication Cards: These free autism communication cards are perfect for making your own schedules, social stories, and talking cards.

Free Printable Emotion and Behavior Cards: Print out these cards to communicate about hygiene, housekeeping, scheduling, and emotions/self-management.

Story Builder – Free Social Stories Generator: Story Builder is a free software program that lets you create and print your own social stories.

How to Write Your Own Social Stories: Social stories are easy to create once you understand how they work. This site tells you how to write your own social stories.

  • 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 autismrunpgh@gmail.com

     

  • 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