Disability and Spirituality for all Faiths

  • 24 Sep 2013
  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 35 Wilson Street, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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 Presented by

Lawrence R. Sutton, Ph.D.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

5:00  p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  

ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA Office

35 Wilson Street, Suite 100

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

 Lawrence R. Sutton, Ph.D. is a Deacon in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  He is employed as a Psychologist for Wesley Spectrum Services and the former Psychologist/ Manager of the Western Region Office of Bureau of Autism in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980 and has been licensed as a psychologist since 1983.

As a Deacon, he developed and has run a Sacramental preparation and religious education program for children/adolescents touched by autism in the Diocese over the past nine years at the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. 

His interest in meeting the spiritual needs of people with autism began shortly after his Ordination into the Diaconate in 1999. He accomplishes maximum inclusion by pairing typically developing teens as mentor/teachers with peers who have autism in religious education and social settings.  While Dr. Sutton is a Catholic deacon, he encourages people of all faiths to learn and implement his methods in their own settings.  He is the author of the newly released book entitled, “How to Welcome, Include, and Catechize Children with Developmental Disabilities, A Parish-Based Approach.

Autism Connection of PA    711 Bingham Street     Pittsburgh, PA 15203     (412) 781-4116         The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certifies that the Autism Connection of PA is registered as a charitable organization with the Department of State's Bureau of Charitable Organizations under the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Acts, 10 P.S. Section 161.2 et seq., and is authorized to solicit charitable contributions under the conditions and limitations set forth under the Act. The certification does not imply endorsement by the Commonwealth. 
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