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




Golf Fore Autism

The Autism Society Greater Harrisburg and Thrivent Financial are together hosting the first annual Golf Fore Autism Open on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Rich Valley Golf Course in Mechanicsburg. There will be a 1:30 shotgun start, contests and prizes. Dinner will be provided after the tournament.

Thrivent Financial is the largest fraternal benefit society in the United States. Our members reach out and strengthen communities and organizations that they care about. All proceeds from this event will benefit ASGHA and the families impacted by autism in our region.

Various sponsorships are available, please follow the link below to register or for more details regarding sponsorship opportunities. You may also contact Kathleen Haigh at 717-979-7131 (text or call) or khaighautism@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Players of ALL abilities are welcome!

REGISTER HERE!!


Golf Fore Autism

ASGHA East Shore Pool Party

Wednesday Aug. 20th, 6pm -9pm
Koons Memorial Park Pool (Corner of Koons Park Drive & LaPorte Street, Harrisburg)

All RSVP contacts will be emailed by 5pm
to confirm the party is still on or to cancel.

Any questions please contact Bobbi Roach at 592-9251.

This event is for the whole family. The Autism Society pays for the use of the pool, pizza and chips. You are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert.

Current National Autism Society Members and immediate family may attend. If you are unsure if membership is current please contact Bobbi Roach at sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com for verification


Saturday, August 23rd 2 pm – 9 pm
Prairie Fire Farms
85 Hillymede Drive, Hummelstown

JFC Staffing & Prairie Fire Farms present a fundraiser to benefit the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area and Prairie Fire Farms.

Activities include: Pony Rides, Silent Auction, Food, Touch and See Animal Area, Games, Live music, Face Painting, Vendor Booth, Clown and Ice cream Truck.

FREE ADMISSION

Click for Event Flyer

For more information on Prairie Fire Farms, visit their website (www.prairiefirefarms.com) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Pffarms)


Skateboard Instruction & Siblings Appreciation Day

October 5, 2014 from 9am-3pm
Creekview Park North
4630 Creekview Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Does your special needs child have an extra special sibling who is always offering encouragement and support to their brother/sister? Do they sometimes want to participate in (special needs) events but willingly cheer with a smile from the sidelines instead?

Get On Board and the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area are happy to present a Special Needs Skateboard Instruction and Siblings Appreciation Day!

The skateboarding event will be offered to special needs children/teens and will also offer a limited number of time slots for siblings to participate as well! All time slots are first come first serve and the event will be rain or shine. There will also be treats available for the whole family to say thanks to the terrific and supportive siblings that deserve to be celebrated!

Click here to check out the offical flyer for more information.


Next Support and Educational Meeting:
Thursday, September 11th

Enjoy your summer and stay tuned for ASGHA summer activities:

Pool Party!
Autism Night at Senators!
Fundraiser events!

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


 

Please check back for more fundraisers!


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

9/2/2014

BOD Meeting

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


9/11/2014

Monthly Support and Educational Meeting

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


10/7/2014

BOD Meeting

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



 

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