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Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy

Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy

The Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy works to improve the lives of Autistic people. They believe that all Autistic and disabled people have the right to follow their dreams and be fully involved in decisions that affect their lives.

Their goals are to:

  • Build a strong local community and support system for Autistic people.
  • Work with local organizations to protect Autistic people’s right to make their own choices.
  • Help and support Autistic leaders as they grow.
  • Make sure Autistic people have a say in the policies that affect them.

Mission

The Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy seeks to advance the equity of autistic people in all realms of life. PCAA believes in inclusive education, policy, and community for autistic people and all people with disabilities. They work to make autistic voices heard in conversations about autism and empower autistic leaders in the community using principles of the disability rights movement and intersectional feminism.

The specific objectives and purpose of this organization:

  1. Building a robust community and support system for autistic people in Pittsburgh.
  2. Training, supporting, and consulting with local organizations to support autistic people in our communities with consideration to autistic people’s right to self-determination.
  3. Empowering and educating autistic community leaders.
  4. Working with policy makers to ensure that autistic interests and human rights are supported in public policy.
***All PCAA events and appointments will be held online for the foreseeable future in order to protect the most vulnerable members of the community. This is due to the increased danger of this virus for disabled people and carergivers.***

Location

Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area

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