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.

     

     

  • 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