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Autism Acceptance Month 2017

posted Apr 7, 2017, 3:17 PM by Cori Frazer   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 3:27 PM ]
A person wearing a Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy hoodie happy stims.
Welcome to Autism Acceptance Month! We have been having a great time celebrating neurodiversity and Autistic culture. We're hosting and helping out with a handful of events this month, and we hope you will join us.

Autism Acceptance Silent Disco
April 20, 6 PM - 10 PM - Andy Warhol Museum
All Ages 6PM-8PM, 18+ with cash bar after 8 PM
We're excited to collaborate with the Andy Warhol Museum for Autism Acceptance Month! Join us at the museum for a silent disco for people autism and those sensory sensitivities. Join us at the museum for a silent disco for people autism and those sensory sensitivities. DJ Naeem will spin a live set of dance classics. Rather than playing loud music through speakers, wireless headphones allow attendees to opt in or out of the soundtrack and control their own volume levels.

The museum’s underground studio The Factory is transformed into an enclosed sensory room for the evening, and quiet areas are provided. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable, festive attire and to take portraits in the museum’s photobooth. The event will feature a screening of the documentary Vectors of Autism [trailer]. Light refreshments are provided, and a cash bar is available after 8PM.

For more information and to buy your ticket, check out the Warhol's website.

Disability Community Open Mic Night
April 22, 7 PM - 10 PM - Nordy's Place, William Pitt Union (3959 Fifth Ave)
Join us for an open mic night celebrating our lives as people with disabilities. Take the stage and share your stories, poems, songs, stand-up routines, or similar. Let’s celebrate the diversity of our bodies, minds, and experiences together as a community! Networking to follow performances.

Contact to sign up to speak or sign up at the door. If possible, please bring a copy of what you plan to say for the interpreters. ASL interpretation will be provided. The space is wheelchair accessible.

Celebrate Autistic Communty
Celebration of Autistic Community
April 29, 1 PM - 4 PM, the Children's Institute (1405 Shady Ave)
Join Autistic people and our families as we celebrate neurodiversity and embrace our culture and community. Check out a resource fair of supports and services, advocacy efforts, books, and fidget toys. Enjoy a sensory gym, tell us about your special interest and favorite stims, and learn about Autistic history and activism.

We are still accepting exhibitor applications for this event. Interested organizations can apply here.

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