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Articles Posted May 2016

Summer's Exceptional Two Weeks Day Camp 2016

posted May 11, 2016
Summer's Exceptional Two Weeks (SE2W) is a Christian Day Camp Program offered by Beulah Presbyterian Church for individuals 14-40 with special needs SE2W uses sports, Bible study, and other activities to teach the love of Jesus Christ. Activities include traditional team sports (soccer, basketball, floor hockey) individual sports (track and field, swimming, archery) and other activities (art, music, team challenges) along with daily bible study.

The two week Day camp runs from Aug 1-5 and Aug 8-12 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Daily. The cost is $370 per child for the two week camp. Spaces fill quickly so register early.

The program welcomes people of all abilities to take part in the full range of fellowship and spiritual growth opportunities at Beulah.

You can register online or by downloading a form from their website www.beulahpresby.org or calling their office number below.

Beulah Presbyterian Church
2500 McCrady Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
412-242-4570

Eruption Athletics

posted May 11, 2016
We recently learned about Eruption Athletics which offers Physical Training Services for individuals with developmental disabilities, either Group or 1 on 1.

The service provides Physical Training Services for individuals with developmental disabilities. It provides a fun, positive, safe environment where this population can develop socially, mentally, and physically with a tiered reward system. Empowerment through exercise , health and wellness. Preventative training focused on early intervention.

The environment is conducive to the growth of social skills, muscle tone, balance, coordination, strength, and endurance.

They are located at 407 Oak St, Irwin, Pa (Janet's Dance Studio), Friday at 4pm and Saturday at 9 am. Please contact C J Chairge to sign up 570-237-2212 or cjchairge@yahoo.com. Check out their website at www.eruptionathletics.com to learn more.

Down Syndrome Awareness night with the Pittsburgh Pirates

posted May 03, 2016
Dear Families, Mark your calendars for Monday, June 20th for Down Syndrome Awareness night with the Pittsburgh Pirates. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh.

You may wonder well how does this event support our DS community? The Down Syndrome Assoc of Pittsburgh (DSAP) provides new parent packets, adolescent packets and adult packets. All of the books families receive are funded by the DSAP. Also, DSAP sponsors a wonderful family day at Idlewild Park(Aug 14) because of generous donations, the cost per person is subsidized by DSAP as well. Lastly, DSAP sponsors the Football Camp for the STARS a camp for guys with Down syndrome to participate in a sport that they love.

To purchase tickets, go to Pirates.com/downsyndrome. For questions and orders of 15 tickets or more, contact Holly Kramer at 412-325-4494

Idlewild and Kennywood Tickets Discounted

posted May 03, 2016
2016 Park Ticket Sale. Buy your tickets at a discounted rate wile supporting Autism Connection of PA

Idlewild Tickets $25.00 The gate price at Idlewild is $42.99. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets are valid TUESDAY-THURSDAY, June 7 - Aug 18, 2016. Tickets cannot be upgraded to weekend usage and are VOID after August 18, 2016.

Kentwood Tickets - $25.00. The gate price at Kentwood is $43.99, Children 2 and under are free. Tickets are valid May 7,8,14,15,20,21,25-31, June 1-30, weekdays only in July and August ($10 surcharge at the gate for weekend use), and September 3,4,5,10,11,17,18.

Tickets will be sold on a first-come first serve basis and will be mailed upon receipt of payment.

For more information or to purchase tickets over the phone, contact Jennifer at 412-449-0165.

Please support the Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson St, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15223.