PITTSBURGH, PA—Local non-profit, the Autism Caring Center, has announced open registration for it’s Mother’s Day Retreat and Conference for 2022. The retreat, held at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh PA, will kick off Friday, April 30th at 6:00pm. The conference will begin at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 1st

The Mother’s Day Retreat and Conference, formerly the “Mother’s Day Brunch,” began as a one-day event to provide mothers of children with autism and related disabilities the access to resources, as well as opportunities to connect and relax. Due to annual high response to the event, it will now enter it’s first year as a two-day retreat. 

The Autism Caring Center was founded in 2017 to fill gaps in the special needs community. The non-profit now serves Pittsburgh and surrounding areas by providing resources, advocacy, training, and support for families. Since officially opening the doors to its facility in 2021, the ACC has offered social opportunities for families, educational workshops, support groups and training to local organizations and schools. 

Kelly Cain, executive director of the ACC says, “The Autism Caring Center is designed to serve the community, fulfil the needs of not just individuals but the families that care for them. It is a hub to connect with others, access resources and feel less alone.” 

At the Mother’s Day Retreat and Conference, attendees will have opportunities to connect with others and take part in informational workshops focused on self-care and educational resources. 

The Keynote speaker will be Lisa Story, executive director of Hope Grows, a non-profit cultivating caregiver wellness. 

“Mothers of children with autism and related disabilities often struggle making meaningful connections,” says Cain. “A day filled with therapy, advocating and caring for their children is not something every parent can relate to. The Mother’s Day Retreat and Conference will offer the chance for moms to connect with others who just get it.” 

The goal of the Mother’s Day Brunch is to end this isolation. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.autismcaringcenter.com

The Autism Caring Center’s mission is, “to enhance the lives of individuals and families by working diligently to provide support, resources, advocacy and offer training to community businesses to raise awareness and acceptance.”

Kelly Cain is a Contributing Writer in Inspiring Lives Magazine who started working in the magazine field with a free publication the Autism Notebook Magazine Pittsburgh. She grew distribution from 2,000 to 20,000. Cain is passionate about helping families and individuals acquire the resources and supports they need. She was approached to start the Autism Caring Center in October 2017 and has been fulfilling their mission of assisting families with advocacy, support, resources and social opportunities ever since.