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Autism Society
Greater Harrisburg Area
P.O. Box 101
Enola, PA 17025



Support and Educational Meeting:
Thursday, September 11th

Back to school kick off

Join us at the Capital Area IU for an informational meeting on upcoming events and activities and enjoy the chance to socialize with other parents and friends of the Autism Society

Light supper at 6:30
Meeting 7:00-8:30pm

Our Teen ASD Social Group meets during the monthly meeting. For more information about the group, and to reserve a spot for your teen, contact Bobbi Roach: sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com or 921-2823.

For FREE childcare during the meeting please contact Bobbi Roach: sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com or 921-2823.

Our Support & Education Meetings are held at the Capital Area IU, 55 Miller Street, Summerdale.

Directions:http://www.caiu.org/about/directions.aspx

Dance For Autism

Friday, September 12th
6:15-8:15 PM

Gold's Gym Camp Hill
3401 Hartzdale Drive
Camp Hill, 303-2070

Cost = $15 per person

Sponsored by JFC Staffing Companies, Esther Feirick, and the Gold's Gym Camp Hill Zumba Instructor Team

Registration opens at 5:45 pm on event day. Event is open to all adults (16+)
Gold's membership not required.*

Pre-registration begins Monday, August 18th. To pre-register and to obtain a Pledge form, contact Esther Feirick at greaterharrisburgas.bod@gmail.com or visit Gold's Gym in Camp Hill. Limited childcare available by pre-registration only.

Dance for a good cause - all proceeds go to:
Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area

Information about Autism Spectrum Disorders will be available on event day, as well as Autism Awareness items for purchase.

*Children aged 13-15 may attend only if they are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Click here for flyer


Skateboard Instruction & Siblings Appreciation Day

October 5, 2014 from 9am-3pm
Creekview Park North
4630 Creekview Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Does your special needs child have an extra special sibling who is always offering encouragement and support to their brother/sister? Do they sometimes want to participate in (special needs) events but willingly cheer with a smile from the sidelines instead?

Get On Board and the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area are happy to present a Special Needs Skateboard Instruction and Siblings Appreciation Day!

The skateboarding event will be offered to special needs children/teens and will also offer a limited number of time slots for siblings to participate as well! All time slots are first come first serve and the event will be rain or shine. There will also be treats available for the whole family to say thanks to the terrific and supportive siblings that deserve to be celebrated!

Click here to check out the offical flyer for more information.


 

Please check back for more fundraisers!


For more information about Spectrum Friends Greater Harrisburg Area activities, visit:

 

http://www.bandsforautism.com/friends

This link will direct you to our website for the events.

 


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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.

View the slides from his presentation.

 


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 Power Point presentation.


Upcoming Meetings

10/7/2014

BOD Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting
Giant Food Store - Community Room
Camp Hill PA
6:30-8:30 pm


10/9/2014

Monthly Support and Educational Meeting

October Support & Education Meeting

IEP issues: the Art of Implementation

Linda Kirlin, B.S., M.Ed. Special Education, Bloomsburg University

Linda has worked in the public sector in Special Education for 33 years, and had ample experience working with IEPs. She will offer advice and strategies to help you get the most out of your IEP, and tools to help reach satisfactory solutions when issues arise. Linda worked as a teacher for 27 years and as Supervisor of Special Education at a local school district for 6 years. She currently is an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education at Shippensburg University.

Kathy Seiderer
from Cumberland Perry Respite
will be present to explain Respite services.
She will also bring applications for interested parents.
Autism Society members can use Respite nights 12 times each calendar year free of charge.


Light supper at 6:30

Meeting 7:00-8:30pm



Our Teen ASD Social Group meets during the monthly meeting. For more information about the group, and to reserve a spot for your teen, contact Bobbi Roach: sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com or 921-2823.



For FREE childcare during the meeting please contact Bobbi Roach: sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com or 921-2823.



Our Support & Education Meetings are held at the Capital Area IU, 55 Miller Street, Summerdale. Directions:http://www.caiu.org/about/directions.aspx


11/4/2014

BOD Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting
Giant Food Store - Community Room
Camp Hill PA
6:30-8:30 pm



 

Our Mission:

To promote opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to participate in the same valued life experiences as do other citizens, the Autism Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area will:

 

  • Provide the latest information on interventions, services, and research to our membership and the community
  • Facilitate access to supports, education, and services needed by individuals with ASD to reach their fullest potential
  • Create opportunities for families to network, share information, and offer support
  • Advocate for the interests of our members, children and adults with ASD, their family members, and the adults who work with them
  • Support the efforts of local and national therapeutic, educational, and research communities
  • Solicit and receive funds for the accomplishment of the above purposes