Do you remember the awe that you once had for the larger-than-life vehicles and the seemingly impossible tasks that they performed? A fire truck racing down the street, a dump truck delivering a load to a construction site, a garbage truck hauling your trash away, and wondering what it would be like to sit up high in bucket of a tractor?

What is Touch-a-Truck?

Spectrum Charter School’s 2nd Annual Touch-a-Truck event is a family-fun event and a hands-on experience to touch and explore trucks – and to interact with the individuals that drive and operate them. This unique, interactive event allows families to touch and learn about how a wide variety of businesses and vehicles protect, serve, invest in, and build our community. Touch-a-Truck provides you and our community business partners with an opportunity to participate in a highly publicized and well attended event that raises awareness of autism and much needed funds for our school.

Gateway Hall sign
Child in truck
Child next to truck
More trucks
  • Date: May 13, 2017
  • Location: Gateway #4 Fire Company 4370 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Time: 10 AM – 2 PM
  • Rain or Shine

Thank you for your consideration or support of the 2017 Touch-a-Truck event. For more information about this event, please contact Debbie Iszauk at: (412) 951-9497 or

Interested in becoming a sponsor or showcasing your truck? Print out the forms below to register and get in on the fun!

Thank you to our 2016 Touch-a-Truck sponsors!

A Year in the Making! Drumming and Disabilities Workshop hosted at Spectrum Charter School


BNY Mellon and the Sony Pugar Music Smiles program collaborated to bring Jim Donovan M.Ed. to teach professionals and personal caregivers of children on the Autism spectrum on how drumming and rhythmic intervention can be beneficial by increasing their attention-to-task, improving socialization skills, and reducing stress. The program was developed as part of a highly-successful research study conducted by Saint Francis University. The study showed that by using techniques involving rhythm, attention to detail for some of these children could be improved as much as 189 percent.

Thanks to the BNY Mellon volunteers and the over 90 individuals who participated in what all agreed was a very successful workshop.