2017 Annual Holiday Party - Registration is NOW open

Sunday, December 10, 2017, ASGHA will host our annual Holiday Party at the First Church of God Fellowship Hall (201 E. Green Street, Mechanicsburg).

Our party will include crafts, food, and fun for the whole family.   The party is tentatively scheduled to run from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Registration is now open: bit.ly/ASGHA2017holiday

Families attending our annual Holiday Party may select a gift (up to $25) for each ASD child (up to age 21) in the immediate family/household, and their siblings, to receive at the party.  ASGHA purchases the gifts, wraps them, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will distribute the gifts on the day of the party.  Parents may choose to have our ASGHA "Elves" do the shopping, or parents can select the gift at our HOLIDAY PARTY SHOPPING NIGHT and do some additional holiday shopping as well. 

Our Holiday Party Shopping Night was held on Sunday, November 12th from 6-9pm at Toys R Us/Babies R Us on the Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg. 

Volunteers Needed   

Volunteers are needed to form the planning committee, organize the Shopping Nights, purchase and wrap gifts, set up/clean up on the day of the party, and various other items.  If you are interested in helping out in any way, please email the coordinator, Esther Feirick, at holiday@autismharrisburg. com.     

Monthly Support & Education Meetings

NO Support and Education Meeting in December 2017. (please join us for the Holiday Party December 10th, registration is required.)

At all meetings 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 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

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 https://www.cvraceseries.us/Results/Results.php?event_id=446

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:

Hershey Bears Booster Club for raising $1,000.00 raised during the hockey season!

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!