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We Need You!

It is autism awareness day EVERY SINGLE DAY for our community.  To us this means answering all kinds of questions about autism spectrum disorders (ASD’s) from cause to treatments to genetics to aging with autism — and beyond!  Send us your email address please so we can send you our daily updates of autism news, legislation, intervention ideas and special events! If you prefer, we’ll also take your regular mail address so you can receive copies of our paper newsletter.

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There are many ways you can contribute to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh – financial contributions, product/service contributions, volunteering, fundraising assistance, and many other ways. Choose from this menu to learn the best ways you can personally make a difference in our community.

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What Your Help Means…

There are more than 4,000 families with children with autism in Southwestern Pennsylvania alone. The Autism Society of Pittsburgh is a catalyst for those who are seeking specific help and those who have the skills and services to assist people with autism. This includes their parents, their teachers and other professionals who are able to contribute a piece to the puzzling spectrum of neurological disorders called autism.

Autism impairs social and communication skills, and prevents understanding of what the person sees, hears or otherwise senses. Autistic children often become confused and respond inappropriately in social situations. Autism typically appears during the first three years of life. It occurs in families of all racial ethnic and social backgrounds. There is no known cure. Through appropriate education and training; however, many of those with autism can learn to compensate for their disability.

The Autism Society of Pittsburgh addresses the needs of those with autism in the Greater Pittsburgh area through a comprehensive array of information, advocacy, and referral services – creating and encouraging new and improved programs appropriate for their growth and development.

This neglected segment of our population cannot speak for themselves, and their families are often overwhelmed by the enormous task of discerning and providing for their complex needs. They need help and guidance every step of the way – from early childhood through adulthood.

Efforts such as yours are our lifeblood, vital to our existence and our effectiveness in helping improve the lives of those with autism in the Greater Pittsburgh area, their families and the caring professionals who work with them.

We are grateful.

Daniel A. Torisky