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Autism Society
Greater Harrisburg Area
P.O. Box 101
Enola, PA 17025



Logan's Run 2014

9th Annual Logan's Run & Walk for Autism
Saturday, April 12, 2014

VIEW RESULTS HERE

Visit http://LogansRunWalkForAutism.kintera.org to make a donation, set your personal fundraising goal, and solicit your friends and family to join you or support you through Facebook and email. Event details are on the site.

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LogansRunAndWalkForAutism

For questions and to sponsor Logan's Run & Walk for Autism, send email to Cindy Stauffer, Event Director, at LogansRunWalkForAutism@ymail.com

 



April Monthly Support and Educational Meeting
Thursday, April 10th
Special Movie Presentation of
"The United States of Autism"
produced by The Tommy Foundation

11,000 Miles.
40 Days.
5 Languages.
1 Dream.

The United States of Autism

This was the quest of one man who undertook a 40 day journey across the American landscape to find the answers for his family and son. With interviews that include the widest spectrum of backgrounds - each conducted in the participants' original language - the film weaves a broad and compelling tapestry across the spectrum of American life in all its faiths, disparities, colors, and cultures. What he learns along the way will change not only his life, but the lives of those he meets, forever. It's a story about the best days that still lie ahead for our nation, the families, and the people who give America its heart. View the trailer here!

Light supper at 6:30: pizza and subs provided.
Food contributions are welcome.
Meeting 7:00-8:30pm.

Our Teen ASD Social Group meets during the monthly meeting.
For more information about the group, and to reserve a spot for your teen, contact Bobbi Roach: sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com or 921-2823.

For FREE childcare during the meeting please contact Bobbi Roach: sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com or 921-2823.

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

Click here for directions.


16th Annual SENSORY PICNIC

Sunday May 18, 2014, 10 am-4:30 pm
RAIN OR SHINE! at the Mechanicsburg Club picnic grounds

This picnic is open to All Families with members diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder & Autism Spectrum Disorder

Lunch: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
French Fries~Hot Dogs~Sausages~Chicken Nuggets~Pizza~Water will be provided.

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share in a disposable dish with a disposable serving utensil (You will NOT get your dish or utensil back)

Activities: "SENSORY" Rides, Centers & Games, Inflatables (Obstacle Course, Giant Slide), ”Seek & Find” Bin, Bubbles, Balloon Animals, Pony/Horse Ride, Red Cross Dogs, Piñatas, Balloon Launch, Magician, Bingo, and Carnival Games

Registration Opening Soon

To serve as a volunteer at this event, contact Autismsensorypicnic@gmail.com or Rachel Diehl at 319-8901
 


Fundraisers for ASGHA

JFC Staffing Companies invites you you to join us for our 3rd charity event, Thursday April 17th, 6pm - 8:30pm!

Let's Play

Food, Fun and Prizes

Progress Fire Co Home Association
38 Short Street
Harrisburg PA 17109

All proceeds go to the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area

Please rsvp to Lynn at lmangrella@jfcstaffing.com
 


 

Please check back for more fundraisers!


**ASD Adult Social Groups **

Pizza Buffet For Young Adults with Asperger’s

Join us on Monday, April 28th at
Stevie B’s Pizza Buffet
993 Wayne Ave.
(Wayne Ave. Giant Shopping Center)
Chambersburg, PA

This social event is free for all Young Adults (18 and older) with Asperger’s and one parent/caregiver.

Please call or send an e-

mail to the following if you are planning on joining us so that we may give the restaurant an accurate count.
Jim Zoerkler
e-mail: aspergerssocialgroupfrco@gmail.com
Call or Text: 603-499-0877
Website: www.aspergerssocialgroup.com

Funding Support Provided by
The Autism Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area
Parents and Caregivers meet on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at:
The Grove Family Library, Community Rm B
101 S. Ragged Edge Road
Chambersburg, PA


For more information about Spectrum Friends Greater Harrisburg Area activities, visit:

 

http://www.bandsforautism.com/friends

This link will direct you to our website for the events.

 


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The New Look: Old Ways of Looking at Autism vs. New Ways of Looking at Autism.

Michael John Carley was the featured speaker for the 2013 Afternoon of Inspiration. He is the Founder and Executive Director of GRASP, the largest organization comprised of adults on the autism spectrum. He has a BA from Hampshire College and MFA from Columbia University.

View the slides from his presentation.

 


As part of the Autism Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area's sponsorship of Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures, Dr. Grandin has given us permission to post a copy of her Power Point presentation on our website. Thank you to Jewish Family Services for hosting the benefit for Myndworks.

 

Click here for the Power Point presentation.


Upcoming Meetings

4/24/2014

Adult ASD Support Group Meeting

Linglestown Giant Community Center Room


5/6/2014

BOD Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting
Giant Food Store - Community Room
Camp Hill PA
6:30-8:30 pm


5/8/2014

Monthly Support and Educational Meeting

Speaker: Tom O’Connor, Leg Up Farm
Tom O’Connor is the Development Director of Leg Up Farm in Mount Wolf PA. Leg Up Farm has a new Autism Support School called Soaring Heights; come find out all the details about the new school as well as information on Leg Up Farm’s other services.

Tom O'Connor
Development Director
Leg Up Farm
4880 North Sherman Street
Mount Wolf, PA 17347-9637
Phone #- (717) 266-9294

Light supper at 6:30
Meeting 7:00-8:30pm

Our Teen ASD Social Group meets during the monthly meeting. For more information about the group, and to reserve a spot for your teen, contact Bobbi Roach: sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com or 921-2823.

For FREE childcare during the meeting please contact Bobbi Roach: sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com or 921-2823.

Our Support & Education Meetings are held at the Capital Area IU, 55 Miller Street, Summerdale. Directions:http://www.caiu.org/about/directions.aspx



 

Our Mission:

To promote opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to participate in the same valued life experiences as do other citizens, the Autism Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area will:

 

  • Provide the latest information on interventions, services, and research to our membership and the community
  • Facilitate access to supports, education, and services needed by individuals with ASD to reach their fullest potential
  • Create opportunities for families to network, share information, and offer support
  • Advocate for the interests of our members, children and adults with ASD, their family members, and the adults who work with them
  • Support the efforts of local and national therapeutic, educational, and research communities
  • Solicit and receive funds for the accomplishment of the above purposes