Support for People with Autism

Welcome to the tour of our web site.

In this tour, we have listed the pages in this site that may be of interest to people on the autism spectrum, along with a brief description of each page.

About Autism

In this site’s About Autism section, you can learn more about autism spectrum disorders, from diagnosis through adulthood.

Autism Spectrum Support Groups

ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA offers several support groups for teens and adults on the autism spectrum in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan area. If there is not a support group in your area and you would like to start one, please see our Support Group Guidelines.

Autism Resources

We also provide information about the resources available to people with autism in Pennsylvania.

Autism Events

We offer many autism-related events each year, such as fun activities for the autism community, autism conferences, and autism fundraisers.

Contribute to ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA

Here are six easy ways that you can help us help people with autism across Pennsylvania.

  • Donate: A page where you can make donations through PayPal, Purchase, or GoodSearch.
  • How Your Donation Helps: A description of how we use the contributions we receive.
  • Show Your Support: Ways to use writing to help us support the autism community.
  • Donate a Book: Ways to contribute books to our library.
  • Volunteer: Ways to contribute your time to help us help the autism community.
  • Shopping: Products you can buy that support our organization.

About Us

Information about ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA and the people who run it.

Contact Us

How to contact us and subscribe to our weekly E-Blast and quarterly Newsletter. Past issues of our publications are also available to download on this web site.

  • Contact Us: How to reach us by phone, email, or contact us through this web site.
  • Email Subscription: A contact form that lets you join our weekly E-Blast and our quarterly Newsletter.
  • Newsletter Archive: An archive of our quarterly Newsletters going back to 2008.
  • E-Blast Archive: An archive of our weekly E-Blasts from January 2011 onwards. Earlier E-Blasts are available on request.
  • 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