Special Needs Ice Hockey Team Forming in Pittsburgh

I just saw this bit about a special needs ice hockey team on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website. An ice hockey team, the Steel City Icebergs, is being formed for players with autism, Down syndrome and developmental delays. The announcement was made by the Greater Pittsburgh Special Hockey Association, a division of USA Hockey and the American Special Hockey Association. The first registration session will be on June 6 at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center. For more information, email {Read More}

Safeway Tops $100 Million Donation Mark to Support Easter Seals

Safeway Earns Easter Seals’ All-Time Top Corporate Partner Designation First Company to Surpass $100 Million Contribution Mark to Support Families Living with Autism and Other Disabilities CHICAGO, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Safeway (NYSE: SWY) captures Easter Seals highest honor after raising a record $10.2 million for the organizations’ services for children and adults with autism and other disabilities in 2009 alone and by exceeding the $100 million milestone for lifetime contributions. The national nonprofit recently designated Safeway its “All-Time Top {Read More}

Sensory Friendly Films – Night at the Museum 2


The Autism Society of America teamed up with AMC Theatres to launch the Sensory Friendly Films program. This month’s film will be Night at the Museum 2 and the date is this Saturday, May 23! In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down, families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements {Read More}

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