November 30, 2022 Meeting Minutes - Upcoming Events
PALS Meeting Minutes
November 30, 2022 9:30 a.m.
Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Open Forum is an opportunity for participants to come together and discuss a variety of topics, offer resources, and ask questions related to special education.
We discussed the following upcoming events that families may find of interest. You can also visit our Calendar Page for more events. We also include up-to-date and of-interest news articles at the bottom of all our Newsletters.
The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the City of Pittsburgh, community organizations, and other key stakeholders will plan and design a fully inclusive Sensory Classroom geared towards learners of all abilitiesat the Frick Environmental Center (FEC). The project will create a series of different sensory experiences and teaching moments of various sizes and scales, organized along an accessible route that winds through the natural landscape at the FEC. The space will provide opportunities for structured learning, play, discovery, observation, and gathering. The Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust will be funding this planning and design process.
The estimated completion date for the design is July 1, 2023. Before starting the design work on the Frick Environmental Center Sensory Classroom, stakeholders are interested in your experiences at the FEC and other parks, natural spaces, and outdoor learning environments. Please take 5 minutes to fill out the survey and help us create a unique outdoor space for all Pittsburgh residents to enjoy! The survey will be open from November 14 to December 5.
If you're traveling out of Pittsburgh International Airport this holiday season, don't forget about Presley's Place in Concourse A, next to Gate A9.
Click on the image above, scroll to Pennsylvania and locate the participating mall nearest you and make your reservation for a Sensory-friendly Santa experience. There are dates for both Ross Park Mall and South Hills Village.
Click the image above to purchase Sensory-friendly The Nutcracker tickets for December 16th and/or December 27th. Autism Connection of PA and The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre are seeking volunteers for the upcoming sensory-friendly performances of The Nutcracker. Volunteer assignments will include parking garage and outdoor theater directions, quiet/activity room helpers, and in-theater support. Click here to volunteer.
Click the image above to purchase Sensory-friendly A Musical Christmas Carol tickets for December 17th. Autism Connection of PA and The Pittsburgh CLO are seeking volunteers for the upcoming sensory-friendly performances of A Musical Christmas Carol. Volunteer assignments will include parking garage and outdoor theater directions, quiet/activity room helpers, and in-theater support. Click here to volunteer.
Next Meeting: December 21, 2022 9:30 a.m. Virtual Meeting using Zoom. We will be joined by Impact Parents and learn about the coach-approach to parenting complex kids.
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