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Learning and Information for Families and Educators

A comprehensive, research based resource for families and educators of individuals with disabilities.

Digital Video Clips

Watson's CEO on Comcast Spotlight

The Watson Institute's CEO, Ray White, appeared on Comcast Newsmakers during the month of November 2013 to discuss Watson's new online resource, Watson LIFE Resources.  Comcast provides a free forum for non-profit organizations and community leaders as well as local, state and federal officials to present events and issues important to the Pittsburgh region.  Comcast newsmakers can be seen at :25 and :55 past the hour on CNN Headline News on Comcast Cable. 

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ACCLAIM at The Watson Institute

The Watson Institute's ACCLAIM summer program is designed for college-bound teenagers with Asperger's disorder and High-functioning Autistic Disorder.  It focuses on the development of skills necessary to succeed at college and includes therapeutic, learning and social comonents.

Click here to view a video of the ACCLAIM 2011 program at Community College of Allegheny County.

Ireland Camp WISP 2011

The Watson Institute conducted our first Camp WISP program in Ireland in 2011.  WISP:  Watson Inclusive Summer Program is an intensive, eight week summer camp operating as part of a camp for typically developing children.  Specially trained staff provide individualized programming for each child.  Areas of focus include teaching social interactions, communication skills, coping skills, problem solving skills and behavioral competencies through facilitated participation in age-appropriate activities.

Click here for a video of WISP in Ireland.

Camp SCALE at The Watson Institute

The SCALE summer program (Social, Community-Based and Adaptive Life Experiences) is specifically designed for adolescents on the autism spectrum who also have significant deficits in communication skills and adaptive functioning.  SCAPE emphasizes a "hands on" approach to developing social skills and promoting successful functioning in the community.

Click here to view a video of Camp SCALE activities.

Focus on Children

During the first quarter of 2009 The watson Institute hosted a weekly talk show on WPXI's Cable TV Station PCNC.  Focus on Children featured Watson professionals who shared informatin on various topics regarding children's developmental, educational and mental health issues.  The program was hosted by local radio DJ Shelley Duffy.

Watson is graeful to our show sponsor and underwriter, First national Bank.

Click on a title below to view the 30 minute show.

Overview of Watson Institute Programs and Services

Neuropsychological Testing

ADHD - What is it and how can it impact a person?

ADHD - How can it be treated?

Autism - Education and Treatment


Teens & Asperger's Disorder/Watson's Social Skills Therapy Groups

Respite Services

Emotional Disorders in Teens

Parent Tips - Behavior Management at Home

Communicating With a Non-Verbal Child

Transition to Adulthood for Teens with Disabilities