Monthly Support & Education Meetings

Upcoming Monthly Support & Education meeting

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - SUMMER SOCIAL: 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  Enjoy the chance to meet other parents of ASD children and to chat about issues that interest you.  Join us as we share our triumphs, struggles, questions, suggestions, tips, techniques and ideas .  Childcare and Teen social group will still be provided as usual.  Refreshments will be served instead of a light supper during these two summer meetings. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Dealing with Grief: tips for parents helping their chilldren deal with grief.  

At all meetings (except July & Aug), a Light Supper is provided at 6:30pm, and the Meeting begins at 7:00pm.  Teen Social Group and Childcare provided free of charge during the meeting (from 7:00-8:30 pm) - RSVP to Bobbi Roach sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com or 921-2823

Our Support & Education Meetings are open to the public, and are held at the Capital Area IU, 55 Miller Street, Summerdale.

Directions to the CAIU: http://www.caiu.org/about/directions



The Annual West Shore Pool Party

Where: 

Hampden Township Pool

5001 Hampden Park Dr.

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

When: 

July 23, 2016 from 8pm-10pm

Who:

Individuals with Autism and their Immediate Family Members

Why:

To Socialize and have a Splashing Good Time!

The Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area is pleased to provide this event free of charge to local families affected by autism. Pizza, snacks, and drinks will also be provided for all attendees by ASGHA.

To reserve your spot, please contact Bobbi Roach, sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com , with your name, the number of individuals planning to attend and number of children under 3 years old by July 20, 2016.

 We look forward to seeing you there!


Locator Device Grant - History and Information

In 2005 Georgia Rackley came to the Autism Society of Harrisburg with a dream. Like all of us in the Autism Community she was still trying to come to terms with the recent tragic death of Logan Mitcheltree, a 9 year old with autism who wandered away from home on a cold winter evening. Searchers were not able to find him until it was too late. Georgia wanted to raise awareness not only about Autism but about this potentially deadly aspect. That was the birth of Logan's 5KRun and Walk for Autism Awareness.

Over the years this event has grown. Not only does it continue to raise awareness, but it has served as a major fundraiser, allowing the ASGHA to provide our local autism community with many opportunities and services.

The ASGHA is delighted to announce that we can now do more than just raise awareness about the dangers of elopement. Through our new Locator Device Grant, we are able to provide families with financial support for obtaining a device that will track a wandering child. Applicants must reside in one of the counties served by ASGHA (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union, and York) and have medical proof of elopement risk due to an ASD.

More Information


Community Fundraisers for ASGHA

Many thanks to Sofas Unlimited for choosing ASGHA as their charity of the month this April. As charity of the month, ASGHA will receive a portion of Sofas Unlimited sales which will directly benefit families residing in Central PA! ASGHA recognizes Sofas Unlimited as a Proud Supporter of Autism Awareness and Acceptance in our local community and are truly grateful for their support! Thank You:)

Many Thanks to Tammy Bakalarski for the amazing Vantel Pearls fundraiser she is hosted for us the month of April!  

We are grateful for the support of LIDS during April’s Autism Awareness Month. All proceeds will be distributed to local Autism Society affiliates to help locally within your community

Thank you Funds For Friends Event at  Arooga's- ALL PA locations!




Logan's Run & Walk for Autism 2016

Thank You to everyone that attended the 

11th Annual Logan's Run & Walk for Autism 

Donate online at http://bit.ly/ASGHALogansRun2016 and click on give. 

Race Results: http://bit.ly/Logans5K2016Results