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Helping people understand the world of autism

Autism Atlas, Inc.
PO Box 13183
Pittsburgh, PA 15243​​

(570)592 3694​​​​
EIN 46-4772453
What's Happening?

Individual/Family Member – $25.00 (USD)
Person with ASD – $15.00 (USD)
Professional/CEUs – $45.00 (USD)

Presented by Miya Asato MD and Bilal Sitwat MD

November 21, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Autism Connection of PA
35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

Recommended audience included teens and young adults with ASD, parents and extended families of children with ASD, regular and special education teachers, para-professional support staff, guidance counselors, social workers, clinicians, advocates, psychologists and all those desiring knowledge about ASD.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:
Recognize different types of seizures commonly associated with autism
Understand the diagnostic workup for epilepsy
Understand basic approaches to medical treatments
Identify common issues in treatment of children with autism and epilepsy
Recognize signs of refractory epilepsy
Categorize different surgical evaluations for refractory epilepsy
Identify different surgical and non-surgical treatments for refractory epilepsy
Identify common sources of risk for epilepsy patients, including accidents, medication side effects and SUDEP
Miya Asato MD
Associate Professor, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Dr. Asato is an attending physician in the Divisions of Child Neurology and Child Development at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and has been practicing for over 8 years. Her research focus is on cognitive and behavior issues in pediatric epilepsy. She is also Program Director for the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency program and and Associate Director for Child Neurology Residency program. She is co-director for the LEND Center of Pittsburgh, which is a federally funded training program that provides interdisciplinary training for the next generation of leaders in neurodevelopment disabilities.

Bilal Sitwat MD
Associate Professor, Director of Refractory Epilepsy Clinic, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Dr. Sitwat specializes in treating difficult to control seizures in children with epilepsy. He is actively involved in Epilepsy Surgery Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He is the director of "Refractory Seizures Clinic" at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and is the specialty medical consultant for the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Central Pennsylvania (EFWPA).
ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA 35 Wilson Street Pittsburgh, PA 15223 (412) 781-4116 The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certifies that the Advisory Board On Autism and Related Disorders is registered as a charitable organization with the Department of State's Bureau of Charitable Organizations under the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Acts, 10 P.S. Section 161.2 et seq., and is authorized to solicit charitable contributions under the conditions and limitations set forth under the Act. The certification does not imply endorsement by the Commonwealth.
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Epilepsy and Autism 101

Individual/Family Member – $20.00 (USD)
Person with ASD – $15.00 (USD)
Professional/CEUs – $45.00 (USD)

Presented by Norma Farruggia, MS. Ed.

Lunch and "Natural Ways To Handle Stress" provided by: The Foundation of Wellness Professionals

December 2, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Autism Connection of PA
35 Wilson Street #101
Pittsburgh, PA 15223

ACt 48 and Social Workers Credits Available​​

This program will provide an introductory overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), scientific research and strengths and needs associated with the diagnosis including communication, social interactions and co-existing conditions. Additional information will include treatment options and a discussion of autism across the lifespan.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:
Identify the signs and characteristics of autism
Discuss how autism affects the functioning of the brain
List treatment options and interventions used with children and adults diagnosed with autism
Norma Farruggia received her MS. Ed. from Buffalo State College in Special Education. She is currently a Behavior Specialist Consultant. She has worked as a classroom teacher, clinical supervisor and special education coordinator.
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