Monthly Support & Education Meetings

 No Meetings in July and August  Please look on website for other family events!
Next Meeting is September 14, 2017
Guest Speaker:  Stacy L. Shirk, MSW, LSW|Early Reach Coordinator
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation|Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Stacy is the early reach coordinator for the Harrisburg Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). If you are not familiar OVR is a state agency, within the Department of Labor and Industry. Our mission is to assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities to obtain competitive, community integrated employment. People can be referred to OVR as early as their junior year of high school, earlier if they’re working with early reach. As the early reach coordinator, she will let you know what OVR is, what services we offer, how referrals are made, etc.   

At all meetings (except July and August), a Light Supper is provided at 6:30pm, and the Meeting begins at 7:00pm.  Teen Social Group and Childcare provided free of charge - (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm) 
RSVP to Bobbi Roach-Hummel at  

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:

12th Annual Logan's Run & Walk for Autism 2017

Thank You for all that participated and donated to the ASGHA's 12th Annual Logan's Run and Walk for Autism

Please click on this link to see the Logan's Run results

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.

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Community Fundraisers for ASGHA

Special thanks to:

Tabitha Dick for raising $572.00 for the ASGHA at the Pokemon Go Event at City Island. 

For Leiby 119 Racing and Lincoln Speedway on their continued support and generous donation from the Sept 5, 2016 proceeds of the 50/50 raffle. 

Sofas Unlimited for choosing ASGHA as their charity of the month April 2017. 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:)

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

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

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