Autism

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Offers Sensory-Friendly Performances

Did you know the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers sensory-friendly performances? Check the website, where events are scheduled occasionally and posted. Modifications to the concert experience that are typically available at sensory-friendly performances include: – Online pre-visit materials, such as concert playlists, stories, picture schedules, tip sheets, and videos, that show...

Community Effort: How to Use Work to Put Mental Health Stigmas to Rest

“Are you ready?” I’m sitting in the passenger seat of a Glade Run vehicle, watching Tara Harvan, the Glade Run Transitions Program Coordinator, help our Transitions students get settled in the car. The students are dressed in their Transitions Program work shirt, ID badge, and mud boots. We are on...

St. Stephen’s ASD Program had a Blast on the Bowling Field Trip!

This featured blog was written by Chris Smith, Program Manager of ASD Educational Services at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy. On Wednesday, May 11th, the ASD program at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Academy attended a field trip to Family Bowlaway in Butler. The outing allowed the students to put into practice the social...

Aeron’s Personal Story

Hello my name is Aeron Hockenberry. I am in the Transitions Program at GIade Run. I am a 20 year old adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder (mild) and I also have Epilepsy. I had a late diagnosis of ASD at the age of 12. In my free time, I enjoy...

A New Autism Risk Factor: Moms with Polycystic Ovaries

Prenatal exposure to elevated levels of male sex hormones may play a role in the development of autism, results of a new study suggest Mom’s ovaries could hold clues to some autism cases, new research suggests—and this time it’s not because of genetic vulnerabilities carried in her eggs. A new,...