Support Groups

 

Click HERE for a listing by county of our
Support Groups in Pennsylvania!

 

Please contact us if you are interested in joining a support group.

 

About Our Support Groups

ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA is the largest autism support group network in Pennsylvania, sponsoring over sixty groups across the state. The majority of our support groups are by and for parents of children on the autism spectrum. These groups provide support for managing the daily stresses of raising a child with autism. Group members meet regularly to share practical advice for raising children on the spectrum, and work together to maximize the potential of their children.

We also sponsors several social groups for teens and adults on the autism spectrum. These groups are facilitated by autism professionals who provide a safe and supportive venue for individuals with ASD to socialize, practice conversational skills, and share special interests.

Start a Support Group

We are committed to assisting support groups and expanding our support to families through these groups. If you are currently hosting a support group and would like to become part of our family, or you are interested in starting a support group, please contact us.

For more information, please download our Support Group Guidelines.

Write for Our E-Blast Newsletter

Leaders and members of support groups are encouraged to write for our weekly E-Blast newsletter, which is sent out to over 8,000 subscribers. We are always looking for useful and interesting articles to share with the Pennsylvania autism community.

For more information, please download our E-Blast Listing Guidelines.

  • 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.

     

     

  • Register Now for the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

    The evening will include stations featuring jobs,
    volunteer work and hobbies of
    adults with autism in our community
    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
    6300 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15232
  • Pittsburgh Marathon Team

    Register for the race of your choice here

    For questions, email Jennifer at autismrunpgh@gmail.com

  • Art March-March 30th 1pm-4pm

    
    

     

     

    • a hand-drumming class lead by a professional percussionist, who is a certified teacher extremely experienced in autism
    • a couple of galleries with cool art including Robots Alive at SPACE galler
    • relax in the Harris theater for free short films shown in autism-friendly style (lights halfway up, sound turned down)
    • get into the arts with puppet and mural making in a great indoor space

    REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE

     

  • Autism Friendly Easter Bunny

    Autism Friendly Easter Bunny visits will be at

    Ross Park Mall and South Hills Village

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

    Registration available here

    please scroll through for correct location and time slot