Autism Family Easter Bunny Photo Time

February 27, 2012 by ABOARD · Comments Off
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March 25th & April 1st

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA has teamed up with two local malls to provide “Autism Family Photo Time with The Easter Bunny” The Mall will be closed to the public so that our children with autism may have the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny in a less stimulating environment.

March 25th 2012

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Westmoreland Mall

Greensburg, PA 15601

Photos by Cherry Hill

April 1st 2012

9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Ross Park Mall

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Photos by Noerr


You must RSVP for this event and select a time slot!

Click HERE to Register

Click HERE to Print Flyer

Walk with Us

February 26, 2012 by ABOARD · Comments Off
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It’s time to start thinking about supporting ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA at the 10th annual Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community.  Since Highmark underwrites all costs, ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA, receives 100% of the money that is collected.  Here are the details:

WHERE:  Stage AE, Pittsburgh

WHEN:  Saturday May 19, 2012

REGISTRATION:  starts at 7:15am

5K WALK START:  9:00am


To register go to

The on line registration system offers the option to register as an individual, group/family, or as a “virtual walker!

“Virtual walkers” are those who want to raise funds and be a part of your team but are not able to walk with you on walk day.  Once you are registered, you can then form a team.  The on line resources that the Highmark site provides, make it easy to invite others to join your team, and to ask for support from family and friends.

To get everyone ready to participate in the walk, Highmark and ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA are offering the following incentives:

From Highmark

All registrants who make a $25 donation, completed (paid for) in the DonorPro system, in the month of February will be eligible for a raffle to win a $50 Visa Gift Card.  Registrants can be individual, group/family, or virtual walkers.  You can also send a check to the ABOARD office and the donation will be entered into the system for you.

From ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA

Be one of the first 25 people to register for the walk, and you will be entered into a raffle for a $50 Olive Garden gift card.

Please plan to support ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA at this year’s Walk for a Healthy Community!

Click HERE for the Brochure!

2nd Annual Masquerade Bowl

January 31, 2012 by ABOARD · Comments Off
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Click HERE to order tickets!

The Masquerade Bowl for Autism is an annual fundraiser at Princess Lanes to benefit ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA and the Caste Family Fund. Both are local non-profits and working to help families in the Pittsburgh area with autism. The event includes unlimited bowling, drink tickets, light appetizers,  a chance to bid on various prizes and a 50/50 raffle.

Cocktail attire is suggested, but not required!

Masks are also welcome, but feel free to do up the masquerade theme or ignore it completely!

Click HERE to be a sponsor!

Our auction is a fun and important part of each year’s fundraiser.  Your donations are critical to our success.  Dinners, event tickets, jewelry, spa certificates, retail gift cards, or your other creative prize ideas are needed.  Small things may be mailed to our office.  If you decide to put together a larger basket or other collection of gifts, we will arrange to pick them up from you. Our name has changed but our address remains the same!  Please mail or bring items to:  Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15223.

Click Here for the Auction Donation Package!

Thank you in advance for your tax-deductible generosity!


January 30, 2012 by ABOARD · Comments Off
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Free Seminar for parents and professionals in and around Cambria County.

Sponsored by the 2nd Annual Moxham Street Hockey Turkey Cup Reunion Game!

Shawn McGill, MSW

March 31. 2012

1:00 -4:00 pm

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

The Living/Learning Center

450 Schoolhouse Rd. Johnstown, PA 15904


Program Description

Parent and clinical consultant in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1998, Shawn McGill will present a lecture that addresses how we can best support persons on the spectrum to understand and safely express their sexuality.  This comprehensive and unique training increases one’s knowledge and awareness on how to best prepare your child for puberty, and how to best support them in navigating the many aspects of sexuality.  You will learn educational and supportive methods to explain sexual feelings and body changes and to teach about legal and safe sexual expression.

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe brief overview on sexuality and sexual development
  • Gain proactive measures with to teach about puberty, dating and sexuality
  • Understand challenging behaviors that may be associated with sexual expression, sexual frustration or lack of understanding.



January 30, 2012 by ABOARD · Comments Off
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Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Presented by Candace Robick

April 14, 2012

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

ABOARD’s Autism Connection of PA

35 Wilson St. #100

Pgh, PA 15223


Participants will become familiar with the five essential components of reading to include:  phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.  A thorough description of each essential reading component will be reviewed and individual reading strategies will be presented and integrated to encourage and promote the most fluent reading practice in students.

Click HERE for the brochure!

Click HERE to Register!


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