We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the families that care for them.
Founded in 2017, we are the area’s first autism resource center located in the south/southwest region of Pittsburgh. Our mission is to enhance the lives of the autism community by providing training, resources, advocacy and support.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with ASD and the families that care for them. We will provide access to advocacy, training, resources, and support. Partnering with local businesses, to engage the community to promote awareness, acceptance, and inclusion.
To provide direct, helpful resource information for individuals and families
To educate about autism - especially for schools, community groups and other non-profit organizations
To support the needs of the community in group formats, including discussion groups and social events
To provide advocacy services, including court testimony
Informative discussion groups will be held at various locations throughout Southwestern PA to those seeking support meetings. Staff will coordinated the meetings and provided educational sessions and informational support to those who need it.
We understand what the feeling of receiving the first diagnosis or just navigating the system. We are committed to supporting families, training businesses and providing support.
Autism Caring Center Staff will act as advocates to promote inclusion and best practices. Staff will accompany parents and individuals at IEP meetings, court proceedings and meetings in other community settings such as employment meetings.
Autism training will be offered to schools, businesses and community groups who will request this service. Training will be performed by the staff of the Autism Caring Center. This training will increase awareness and knowledge of the participants and enable them to better respond to the needs of the autism community
Family activities will be held at various locations, throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. Our goal is to bring families together to socialize and share experiences.
Events will be offered for participation of all age groups and be offered free of charge.
Our center is now open and hosting events of all kinds to help bring families and individuals on the autism spectrum together. We will be hosting events with educational opportunities, fun meet and greet events for parents, teens, and children, as well as events in the community to bring families together.
The Autism Caring Center is now open every day!
We welcome you and your family, come check out the sensory room, hang out, meet others, make a craft. We will have snacks and drinks on hand.
Saturdays and Sundays will be reserved for events.
We will be open on Monday and Wednesday from 4 -7pm and
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am - 1pm
No registration is required.
I am HaPpY to announce that we have partnered with the Pittsburgh Pirates to host a fundraiser on behalf of the Autism Caring Center.
The BEST part is, our section is attached to the indoor seating that is the climate controlled.
The Left Field Lounge Area is connected to the bleacher seating and has TVs to watch the game and access to a sensory room Or enjoy the game outside on the bleachers, the room opens up to - making it easy to go in and out as needed.
So whether you're a family that has always wanted to enjoy the game, or looking to support our mission this is the perfect opportunity!
With close access to the sensory room that is nearby, this is a truly inclusive opportunity to enjoy the game-
Click below for details and to purchase tickets.
Invite your friends and family and join us, we look forward to seeing you there!
Thursday, August 18th, 2022, 7:05PM Game
SOUTHPOINTE TOWN CENTER
All proceeds help benefit the Autism Caring Center.
So much to do including:
Live Music- Vendors- Kids Activities
Food Trucks- Slo Coast Taco Shop, RoadRunner Hot Dawgs, Kona Ice
Read more about our great services and our upcoming event, Summer Fade Away Festival. https://www.inspiringlivesmagazine.com/society-spotlight/autism-caring-center-supports-greater-pittsburgh-through-advocacy-support-resources-and-more/
Your support and generous donation will enable us to meet our goals and continue to fund our mission.