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PITTSBURGH — When Austin Rodriguez plays “Pokemon Go,” he connects with other people.

For Austin, 16, of Brackenridge, Pa., this is a rare occurrence. It’s not because he’s anti-social. In fact, his mother, Heather Rodriguez, says he is very friendly. It’s because he has autism spectrum disorder.

Austin, like other kids with autism, doesn’t usually initiate interaction with other people, prefers to stay indoors in the virtual world of his computers and doesn’t have much interest in the social life of high school.

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Posted by siteadmin  On Aug 16, 2016 at 11:35 AM
  

What do a dancing bear, tightrope walker, magician, fire-eater, lion tamer, unicorn, and bearded lady all have in common?

Together, they ran 200 miles to raise money for Outreach families! The Outreach Odyssey Relay team had a successful second year, raising just over $25,000.  Together with a team of 37 virtual runners comprised of staff, families and students, Ivymount Outreach won the American Odyssey’s Most Spirited Team Award for the second year in a row and increased Ivymount’s community visibility across the tristate area. For a fun video recap of the weekend’s race, go to: https://youtu.be/xqmG457GuQc.

The Outreach Team would like to send a heartfelt Thank-You to our 2016 Sponsors!

•Alexandria Oral Surgery, PC

•Bank of Georgetown

•Burnt Mills Sunoco

•CAS Riegler

•The Couch Family

•The Gersten Companies

•Kyle L. Graham, Gull Isle Realty

•The Grilled Oyster Co.

•Ioanni's Grill

•Life Time Athletic

•Paramount Apartments

•Peritus IT Consulting Services, LLC

•Cindi Scafide, State Farm Insurance

•Snead Construction

•Wegmans

•The Witt Family

•Anonymous Friend of Ivymount Outreach

Posted by siteadmin  On Aug 12, 2016 at 2:55 PM
  
 
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