Monthly Support & Education Meetings
Upcoming Monthly Support & Education meeting
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - SUMMER SOCIAL: 7:00 - 8:30 PM.
Special guest speaker Jon Mattis will do a short presentation on Graceful Acres followed by plenty of time to socialize afterwards. We hope to see you there!
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 this summer meeting.
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 email@example.com.
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
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.
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