Monthly Support & Education Meetings
CANCELLED - Monthly Support & Education meeting February 9, 2017
The Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area's Support and Education Meeting for February 9, 2016 is cancelled due to weather and the threat of possible freezing conditions on the roadways throughout the evening hours. We look forward to seeing our families at our next meeting on March 9th.
Our speakers at February's support meeting will be Kaileigh Colwell and Paul Eschbach from BTI Consulting.
BTI or Behavior Therapy International, Inc. offers personalized Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) services customized to meet individual needs and circumstances. All their supervisors are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and our home, school and community based therapists are Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT).
Paul and Kaileigh will have a presentation and then answer any questions you might have about behavioral services. Hope you can join us!
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
Registration is NOW OPEN for the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area's 12th Annual Logan's Run & Walk for Autism (Saturday, April 22, 2017 on City Island and Riverfront Park in Harrisburg).
The 5K Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. (check-in and registration begins at 9:00 a.m.). The Family Fun Walk for Acceptance begins at 12:00 noon (check-in and on-site registration at 11:00 a.m.).
For more information and registration details, visit: http://bit.ly/2017Logans5k
For general questions or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email:Rosemary Byrne, Event Directoremail@example.com
For vendor opportunities, email: Delilah Wilcox, Vendor Coordinator- firstname.lastname@example.org
Save The Date! May 7, 2017 Sensory Picnic
ASGHA's Annual Sensory Picnic will be held May 7, 2017
More details to follow.
ASGHA is a volunteer-run, locally funded, grassroots organization that serves 13 counties across South Central PA. We depend upon community sponsors and dedicated volunteers like you to make each of our events successfully fun for our local families! If you would like to learn more about how you can help support this event,
please contact our Event Coordinator: Shawandalynn Chubb, email@example.com
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
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!