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  • 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.

  • S.P.E.A.K. Summer Programs begin each July.

  • Cope Fazio Memorial Golf Tournament Winners

  • S.P.E.A.K. Family Day 2012 Performance

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

  • 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.

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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Upcoming Events

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Nov 26 all-day
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4:30 pm Art and Autism @ Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom
Art and Autism @ Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom
Dec 10 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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