Autism Family Therapy Pittsburgh PA

Local resource for autism family therapy in Pittsburgh. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to autism therapies, autism parent therapy, autism child therapy, Asperger's family therapy, autism support groups, autism treatments, Asperger's treatments, Asperger's therapy, and autism family counseling, as well as advice on where to find autism support centers and autism associations.

MetDesk/ Special Needs Planning/MetLife
(412) 992-2674
210 6th Avenue Suite 3000
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
Marriage & Family Counseling, Other
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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John Merck Program for Autism and Mental Retardation Services for children
(412) 235-5445
1011 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Psychological Counseling, Residential, Residential Facility, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Advisory Board on Autism & Related Disorders
(800) 827-9385
35 Wilson St., Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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UCP Kids
412-697-7434 ext. 112
4638 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Support Organization, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Melissa Smiley Jacobson, MSW, LCSW - Child and Family Therapist
(412) 519-2606
401 Shady Ave, Suite, C-107
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, RDI, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Epilepsy Foundation of Western Pennsylvania
(412) 261-5880
1323 Forbes Avenue, Suite 102
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Organization

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Achieva
(412) 995-5000
711 Bingham St.
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool

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PLEA School/Partial and BHRS Services
(412) 243-3464
733 South Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Private School (Multi-disability), Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,Adult

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Dana Kirkpatrick
(412) 921-3908
969 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Psychological Counseling
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Robert A. Lowenstein, MD
(412) 661-5437
Community Psychiatric Centers - Medical Center East
Pittsburgh, PA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Compounding Pharmacies, Doctors, General, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Attention Parents!

Attention Parents! You are vital…

Rachel McCumber

I ran across the headline: "For LGBT teens, acceptance is critical." I have always been interested in the struggle of LGBT teens because I see many parallels with Aspies. They are differentiated by something that they are born with and yet many people see as a personal choice or failure – something they can control.

The basic message of the article was that regardless of how much bullying a LGBT teen might be subjected to the way the adults in there world respond to their sexuality has a greater affect on their mental health and self esteem. Family acceptance of LGBT youth predicts positive outcomes in mental health, self esteem

This does not surprise me. As much as teens put up a front of not caring about or needing the approval of adults, individually, they still look to adult world to get their bearings.

All Aspie parents, the story you are giving your Aspie teen is vital to how they will make it through the struggles of transitioning from child to adult.

Are you embarrassed of your child?

Are they “Too much to handle?”

Are they “broken”?

I have been learning that changing my story, my perspective has a huge impact on how my son views himself. Here are my personal keys:

∗ Daniel isn’t flawed. His inability to fit into “norms” is neither good nor bad. It has benefits (a different view on the world) and challenges (communicating those views effectively). My job is to help him overcome the challenges and promote the benefits. I don’t want to change him I want to teach him to be bi-lingual – speaking both his native language and NT language.
∗ Daniel doesn’t need to be normal. He needs to learn to self-advocate effectively through learning to communicate with people who are different then him – don’t we all.
∗ Different is good.
∗ Daniel’s shadow side is no different then all of our shadow side and like all of us, Daniel must learn healthy ways to address his s...

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