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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Westmoreland County Summer Craft
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westmoreland County Summer Craft #2275 Where: Norwin Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall (behind Church) 110 Clay Pike Irwin PA 15642 Cost: $10 or $5 with PACC Hab staff Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Football Camp for the STARS
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Football Camp for the STARS is an awesome event sponsored by the DSAP. (Down Syndrome Assoc of Pittsburgh). Football Camp is open to guys (ages 14 y and up) who love Football. We are also offering a CHEER Camp for Girls.(14 years and older) For More information, please contact Sheila A. Cannon, M Ed Program Coordinator Down Syndrome Center of WPA Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 4401 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-692-7963 Main 412-692-7038 FAX 412-864-8580 Direct line

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Football Camp for the STARS
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Football Camp for the STARS is an awesome event sponsored by the DSAP. (Down Syndrome Assoc of Pittsburgh). Football Camp is open to guys (ages 14 y and up) who love Football. We are also offering a CHEER Camp for Girls.(14 years and older) For More information, please contact Sheila A. Cannon, M Ed Program Coordinator Down Syndrome Center of WPA Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 4401 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-692-7963 Main 412-692-7038 FAX 412-864-8580 Direct line

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From July 17-21, ICan Shine's ICan Bike program will be in Gibsonia Pa to teach individual with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. To learn more about how to participate as a rider or volunteer e-mail Rhys Rocherl: rrocher53@gmail.com or call 412-204-8053

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From July 17-21, ICan Shine's ICan Bike program will be in Gibsonia Pa to teach individual with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. To learn more about how to participate as a rider or volunteer e-mail Rhys Rocherl: rrocher53@gmail.com or call 412-204-8053
Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From July 17-21, ICan Shine's ICan Bike program will be in Gibsonia Pa to teach individual with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. To learn more about how to participate as a rider or volunteer e-mail Rhys Rocherl: rrocher53@gmail.com or call 412-204-8053

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From July 17-21, ICan Shine's ICan Bike program will be in Gibsonia Pa to teach individual with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. To learn more about how to participate as a rider or volunteer e-mail Rhys Rocherl: rrocher53@gmail.com or call 412-204-8053

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
From July 17-21, ICan Shine's ICan Bike program will be in Gibsonia Pa to teach individual with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider. To learn more about how to participate as a rider or volunteer e-mail Rhys Rocherl: rrocher53@gmail.com or call 412-204-8053

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Friday, July 28, 2017

Starlit Night
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Summit Church Presents Starlit Night. An elegant evening for individuals with special needs ages 15 and up. RSVP by June 1st at www.starlitnight.org or call 724-349-8180. Join us for an unforgettable experience where you will be treated as royalty - Walking the Red Carpet, Smiling for the Paparazzi, and Dancing the night Away! Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex 711 Pratt Drive INdiana, PA 15705
Westmoreland County Nature Walk
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westmoreland County Nature Walk #2276 Where: Peach Park 1087 Georges Station Rd Greensburg, Pa 15601 Cost: Free Water and Healthy Snack provided. If it rains, we will do activities at the Pavilions. Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Friday, August 04, 2017

Westmoreland County Harvest Cooking
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westmoreland County Harvest Cooking #2277 Where: Norwin Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall (behind Church) 110 Clay Pike Irwin PA 15642 Cost: $10 or $5 with PACC Hab staff Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Talking Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Talking Time Who: Children ages 4-7 with Down Syndrome When: Tuesdays June 20 – August 8 1-2:00 Where: 69 Sunnyhill Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15228 Cost: $15.00/session Contact: Betsy Gilbert 412-841-8908 betsy@therapyworksllc.com Join Speech Therapist, Betsy Gilbert for an hour of music, play, socializing, and fun! Each session will target a new social skill including: - Nonverbal Language - Asking Questions - Answering Questions - Commenting - Boundaries - Safety

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Murrysville Concert in the Park
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The first annual Murrysville Concerts in the Park will be held on Saturday, August 12 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Murrysville Community Park. This family friendly fundraiser will benefit the planning and future construction of new amenities at Murrysville Community Park, which is currently in the early stages of planning for the Phase III expansion. At the concert, guests will be able to see some of the new projects and developments planned for MCP! Guests will enjoy five local bands from the Pittsburgh area; Nacho Blues, Spectrum, JJ & Barry, MoJo “The Band” and our headliner NOMaD. There will also be fabulous food, games, prizes and fireworks to end the night! Be sure to mark your calendars because this is an event that you won’t want to miss! The Murrysville Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help make this event fabulous to call 724-327-2100 ext. 131 or 115 to be involved!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

6th Annual DSAP Idlewild Family Fun Day
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
You, your family and friends are invited to join us on Sunday, August 13, 2017 for our 6th Annual DSAP Idlewild Family Fun Day! Join us at the park and take on some of Idlewild's rides, venture through Story Book Forest, or splash through SoakZone. Head to our reserved pavilion for dinner and check out some of the special surprises for the kids. Ticket cost is $25 and includes dinner. Children 2 and under are free. Season ticket holders are welcome to join, however please be sure to register for your meal ($5; children 2 and under are free). To Register, Please contact our office at admin@dsapgh.org or 412-218-2940.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Westmoreland County Summer Dance & Dinner
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Westmoreland County Summer Dance & Dinner #2260 Where: Ferrante's Lakeview 6153 Route 30 Greensburg, PA 15601 Cost: $30 Guest, $25 Staff Includes Dinner, DJ & Prizes Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Girls Book Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
An inclusive literacy based social girls group that meets monthly.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Westmoreland County Wacky Game Night
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westmoreland County Wacky Game Night #2278 Where: Norwin Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall (behind Church) 110 Clay Pike Irwin PA 15642 Cost: $10 or $5 with PACC Hab staff Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Drumstix at Clelian Heights
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Drumstix is once again resuming at Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children this year. Although the schedule is subject to change, Drumstix begins on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:30 and runs through May 24, 2018. The program runs for 1 hour from 6:30 to 7:30 and the cost is $1 per participant. Coleen Bortz is the Instructor.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Westmoreland County Safety Review
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westmoreland County Safety Review #2279 Where: Norwin Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall (behind Church) 110 Clay Pike Irwin PA 15642 Cost: $10 or $5 with PACC Hab staff Please call or email Gennifer for questions regarding Westmoreland County Events. Contact her at 412-558-4630 or gkindelberger@paconnectingcommunities.org

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Auditions for Polar Express
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Auditions for the Polar Express will occur on Saturday, September 23, 2017. This Holiday season, Acting Up and ESCA will present the Polar Express, an award winnig children's book by author Chris Van Allsburg. Auditions on: Sept 23rd at the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, 2:30 - 4:30 for ages 5 and up (Adults too). Show dates will occur on December 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th. A mini preview of the show will occur during the ESCA Christmas Party. For more information, contact Megan Nelson at 724-516-3662 or at welcometomusic.info@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

POSTPONED -Recognizing, Understanding, and Reporting Abuse
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
This event has been postponed to a later date to be determined. The Blackburn Center will be holding an education program regarding what is an abusive relationship (in conjunction with East Suburban Citizen Advocacy) for individuals to take part in. Attendees will be empowered through learning how to recognize warning signs of abuse as well as understanding how to receive and provide support to those effected by abuse. the program is being held September 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM at East Suburban Citizen Advocacy offices. For more information , please contact Dreama Bartolacci, Advocacy Coordinator at 724-325-3344. Blackburn Center provides services to those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. Services are confidential and available at no cost, and can be sought anonymously.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

PA ABLE Savings Program for People with Disability
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PA ABLE Savings Program for People with Disability Get Answers on this new savings program and information on other available services for your family. ABLE Forum featuring Pittsburgh area families and PA treasurer Joe Torsella Free Admission and Parking, Up Close Drop Off Point Register at http://www.paable.gov/pittsburgh/
CANCELLED Drumstix at Clelian Heights
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Drumstix is once again resuming at Clelian Heights School for Exceptional Children this year. Although the schedule is subject to change, Drumstix begins on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:30 and runs through May 24, 2018. The program runs for 1 hour from 6:30 to 7:30 and the cost is $1 per participant. Coleen Bortz is the Instructor.

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Upcoming Events

December 16, 2017

  • Polar Express
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    First Presbyterian Church, 3202 North Hills Rd, Murrysville
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December 21, 2017

  • CANCELLED - at Clelian Heights
    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Clelian Heights School, Greensburg, Pa 15601
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