10th Annual Logan's Run & Walk for Autism 4/11/15
Registration for runners, walkers, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors/exhibitors is now open! Visit http://LogansRunWalkForAutism.kintera.org.
The Logan’s Run 5K begins at 10:00 a.m. (registration at 9:00 a.m.) and the Family Fun Walk for Autism begins at 12 noon (registration begins at 11:00 a.m.).
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.
2nd Annual Golf Fore Autism Open
Friday, September 11, 2015
Thrivent Financial and the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area are proud to host the Golf Fore Autism Open with all proceeds benefiting the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area. Players of ALL abilities are welcome!
For more information, CLICK HERE!
Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures
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 PowerPoint presentation
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.