Autism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.

Wexford, PA   |  www.autismsocietypgh.org

Mission

We of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh comprise the local chapter of the Autism Society of America. We are volunteers, parents and professionals, working on the behalf of all children and adults with autism in the Greater Pittsburgh area and Butler county, and the addtional children and those of adult age on the autism spectrum who possess some peripheral form of this neurological disorder of communication and behavior. Our objective is to improve the lives of those struggling with autism and to help autism involved parents, families and professionals grow by providing as much relevant information on autism spectrum disorders as is known to us.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Mr. Jesse A Torisky, Esquire

Main address

11676 Perry Hwy, Bldg 1, Suite 1200

Wexford, PA 15090 USA

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Formerly known as

Greater Pittsburgh Area Chapter National Society for Autistic Children

Autism Society of Pittsburgh

EIN

23-7350636

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Advocacy, Information, Referral

Provide electronic and printed information to parents of autistic children, schools, providers, and other autism interest groups. Source of advocacy and guidance for those struggling with autism and the people who care for them.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Inspire and found various initiatives in the autism community. Network with the national and local chapters, publish informational newsletters, sponsor various conferences, seminars, and support groups, and provide other community outreach services.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Influence governmental officials to address autism related issues and establish legislation, regulations, and improved services for the autism community.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Summer program of education, recreation and community awareness building for individuals with autism, ages 5-21. This program prevents or significantly reduces summertime learning regression. SPEAK is recognized as the region's premier Federally-mandated extended school year (ESY) program.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with disabilities

Providing live training as well as producing webinars for professionals working in the justice system to help enable successful communication with those with autism caught up in the system as perpetrators, witnesses, and victims. Ongoing collaboration with Western Regional ASERT.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Weekly entertainment opportunity for autism families and individuals of all ages to sing, dance, Recite, play musical into your minutes, and enjoy themselves - an ASA Pittsburgh exclusive

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Autism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Craig O'Connor, Esq.

Ciao, Torisky and O'Connor LLC

Term: 1974 -

Deborah Lewis

Forbes Hospital

Craig O'Connor

Law Offices of Craig S. O'Connor

Jesse Torisky

Autism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.

Daniel Torisky

Autism Society of Pittsburgh, Inc.

Sam Guido

Giant Eagle

Tracey Staley

JM Smucker

Ryan Cramer

Western Regional ASERT

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No