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  • 2016 PVGP EVENT SCHEDULE:
    Benefits the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School

    Kick-Off Rallye
    Sunday, July 3
    Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala
    Friday, July 8
    PVGP Historics at Pitt Race
    Weekend, July 8-10
     
    Walnut Street Car Show
    Monday, July 11
    Waterfront Car Cruise
    Tuesday, July 12
    Downtown Parade & Car Display
    Wednesday, July 13
     
    Tune-Up Party at Atria’s
    Wednesday, July 13
    Countryside Tour
    Thursday, July 14
    Forbes Ave of Speed Race Car Parade & Car Show in Squirrel Hill
    Friday, July 15
     
      Schenley Park Race Weekend Car Show & Vintage Races
    Weekend, July 16/17
     

  • The Autism Society of Pittsburgh is the local chapter of the Autism Society of America.
    Our objective is to improve the lives of those struggling with autism.

  • WVU's Alpha Phi Omega undertook the 45th Annual Run for Autism
    on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

  • For more information on our "Autism Takes Flight" airport training program,
    click on this slide.

  • Cope Fazio Memorial Golf Tournament Winners

  • The proceeds from the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix benefit the
    Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School.

  • Myron Cope (1929–2008) — parent, writer, broadcaster, Autism Society of Pittsburgh charter board member, booster, fundraiser since 1967.

  • Serafino "Foge" Fazio — (1938–2009).
    Accomplished football player, coach, parent,
    autism fundraiser, founder (with Myron Cope) —
    longest running charity golf event in Pennsylvania.

Who We Are and What We Do

 

Autism Takes Flight – So Does Fear, with New Film

This 12-minute film was produced by the Autism Society of Pittsburgh in cooperation with Delta Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Allegheny County Airport Authority. It is a compilation of video footage of recent training sessions for autism families held at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport.

The film shows families and those with autism what air travel entails – from ticketing through security to boarding and baggage claim. It is also a realistic onsite training tool, helping airport employees recognize and handle challenges their air travelers with autism face.

Parents will learn if travelling by air with their autistic family member is feasible – or not. Airports can be hectic and most challenging for people with autism. Also available in closed caption, copies may be requested by calling Autism Society of Pittsburgh at 412-856-7223.

“The Family Next Door” Great Film Success

The Family Next door is a feature-length documentary about an Upper St. Clair Family with two sons on the autism spectrum. It is a genuine, powerful portrayal of the challenges families face in the daily struggle with autism. Over a thousand people have viewed the movie locally and over $38,000 has been donated to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh by generous supporters of this incredible film. Plans are underway to show "The Family Next Door" in the North Hills in early 2015. For more information, please contact Heidi Hess at .

If you'd like, you may read coverage of the premiere by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette here.

 

Contact Information

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