It’s easy to donate, and all contributions are spent locally!
The Autism Society of Pittsburgh charges no dues, existing solely on donations and our local fundraising events. Your contribution funds information, referral and advocacy, newsletters, web site, literature, legislative efforts, local program support — all aimed at improving lives of those with autism spectrum disorders.
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.
Just send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org*protected email* or visit our contact page.
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.
If you’d like to make a quick monetary donation, please do so by using PayPal.
Note: Donations are also accepted in honor of someone or for specific programs or initiatives. Just before confirming your donation at the PayPal site, look for the “In honor of whom or for what program?” underlined text link. Click it, and it will open an area into which you can specify your donation. Thank you very much!
If you prefer make donations through United Way, please choose #163.
If you would like to mail a donation, you may use the following address:
The Autism Society of Pittsburgh
4371 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA 15146
A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT EMERITUS
What Your Help Means to Us
The Autism Society of Pittsburgh, addressing autism in the Greater Pittsburgh area, has developed a comprehensive array of services to help children and adults with autism, their families, and those who work with them. There are more than 4,000 families with autistic children in Southwestern Pennsylvania alone. The Autism Society of Pittsburgh acts as a support system for parents, relatives, professionals, and all others who have a commitment to autistic children, including:
Information and reference files by mail
Legal, medical, nutritional, educational and psychological references available for parents and professionals in local office library
Maintain reference files and literature on autism spectrum disorders
Referrals to appropriate professionals and programs
Information on alternative, as well as traditional therapies
Specific information on medications, as well as “legal drug abuse”
Quarterly newsletter on local and state autism issues
Periodic workshops by leading professionals in autism
“Summer Recreation and Education for Autistic Kids” program (S.P.E.A.K.), which has run every year since 1974
Support for existing and expanded initiatives of the state’s Bureau of Autism Services
Encourage the creation and improvement of appropriate local services for those with autism
Parent-to-parent counseling by phone, mail and in office
Up-to-date information on parent and student rights to educational and vocational training, care, treatment, transitional and habilitation program
Funds raised by caring individuals and businesses support these programs and services that would otherwise not exist. This neglected segment of our population cannot speak for themselves, and their families are often overwhelmed by the enormous task involved in raising them. They need help and guidance every step of the way – from childhood through adulthood.
That is why fundraising efforts, large and small, are our lifeblood – vital to our existence and our effectiveness – giving us the wherewithal to strive to be better. This is the only real way we have of thanking those who provide the means for us to help autistic children, their families and the caring professionals who work with them.
Thank you so much.
Daniel A. Torisky
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