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

ASGHA's 12th Annual Logan's Run and Walk for Autism will be held April 22, 2017

Save the Date! 

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Monthly Support & Education Meetings

Monthly Support & Education meeting

Thursday January 12, 2017

Please join us for our January Support & Education meeting where we welcome Pam Matesevac from Parent to Parent of PA.

Parent to Parent of PA links families of children and adults with special needs or disabilities to Peer Supporter families for purposes of support and information.  Families are matched based on physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, special health care needs, behavioral/mental health concerns, foster care or adoption, and educational issues.

Pam Matesevac is the South Central Regional Coordinator. She lives in Middletown, PA with her husband, Adam. They have four children-Josh, Aaron , Caleb, and Hannah. When Hannah was born in 2010, they were introduced to the special needs community because of her diagnosis of Down Syndrome. She is happy to share how she helps other families get the support that they need through Parent to Parent! 

ASGHA's Support & Education Meetings (except summer meetings) are held the 2nd Thursday of the month. A light supper is provided at 6:30pm followed by the meeting at 7:00pm.  Teen Social Group and Childcare are provided free of charge - (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm) RSVP to Bobbi Roach-Hummel, Administrative Assistant,sunshineroachasa@yahoo.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.aspx

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

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!