13th Annual Logan's 5K Run and Walk for Autism 2018

ASGHA's 13th Annual Logan's 5K Run and Walk for Autism scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018 on City Island in Harrisburg, PA

Registration Is OPEN!

Participants: CLICK HERE

Volunteers: CLICK HERE

Be sure to visit and like our Logan's Run Facebook page for the most up to date information regarding our Walk and RUN. We will see you all in April 2018!!!

The 5K Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. (check-in and on-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m.). The Family Fun Walk for Acceptance begins at 12:00 noon (check-in and on-site registration at 10:30 a.m.). PARKING is FREE on City Island.

Race Director, Linda Reilly: logans5k@autismharrisburg.com

Walk Directors, Leora Appleby and Kelley Johnson, loganswalk@autismharrisburg.com

Vendor Chair, Delilah Wilcox, logansrunvendors@autismharrisburg.com

Volunteer Chairs, Kathleen Haigh (Walk) and Tabitha McGlaughlin (Run), logansvolunteers@autismharrisburg.com


April 12, 2018 Support & Education Meeting

We are very pleased to welcome Kelly Arnold as March's Support & Education Guest Speaker.

Kelly Arnold is the Statewide Employment Lead at the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).  She started working at the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services in July 2015 as part of the Human Services Program Trainee Program, where she rotated to three different Offices within the Department of Human Services:  the Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP), Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), and Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL). She began working at ODP full time in May 2016 where she served as the employment lead for the bureau of state operated facilities.  Prior to coming to DHS, Kelly worked in various positions in the realm of human services, beginning as an activities assistant and program manager at a nursing and rehabilitation center, to a behavioral and therapeutic staff support with children with autism and intellectual disabilities, to a program specialist at a more administrative level.  She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Kelly has a brother with autism who propelled her interest in working in the field of human services.  She is involved with the Pennsylvania Sibling Support Network and enjoys traveling, hiking, and concert-going with her husband and family.

At each meeting a light refreshment and/or supper is provided at 6:30pm, followed by our meeting at 7:00pm. Teen Social Group and Childcare are provided free of charge from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (each require RSVP via form: http://bit.ly/ASGHAregistrarionSE, by the 2nd Monday of each month. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to: adminassistant@autismharrisburg.com)

Our Support & Education Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Capital Area IU located at 55 Miller Street, Summerdale.


Locator Device Grant - History and Information

In 2005 Georgia Rackley came to the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area 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.

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 in 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.

For more information or questions regarding this grant opportunity, please contact locatordevices@autismharrisburg.com

More Information


Mark Your Calendars (2018)

2018 Save the Dates

Annual Logan's Run and Walk: April 21, 2018 (Registration is OPEN)

Annual Sensory Picnic: May 20, 2018 (Registration Opens in April)

Day at the Senators: June 16, 2018 (Registraiton Opens in May)

Camp Day Event: July 20, 2018 (Registration Opens in June)

Roller Skating Party: TBA - August (Registration Opens in July)

Annual Holiday Party: TBA - December (Registration Opens in November)


2018 S&E Calendar 

January 11th - Gary Blumenthal

February 8th - Jim Gainer, Farm of Hope, Hope Springs Farm

March 8th - Kelly Brandenburg, Parent to Parent

April 12th - TBA

May 10th - General Membership Meeting

June, July, August - Social Events to be Announced, No Meetings

September 13th - TBA

October 11th - TBA

November 8th - TBA

December - Holiday Party, No Meeting

At each meeting a light refreshment and/or supper is provided at 6:30pm, followed by our meeting at 7:00pm. Teen Social Group and Childcare are provided free of charge from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (each require RSVP via form: http://bit.ly/ASGHAregistrarionSE, by the 2nd Monday of each month. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to: adminassistant@autismharrisburg.com)

Our Support & Education Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Capital Area IU located at 55 Miller Street, Summerdale.


Community Fundraisers for ASGHA

Become one of our 2018 Sponsors or create a Fundraiser for ASGHA and have your donation recognized HERE! 

To Learn More, Contact: Leora Appleby, President@autismharrisburg.com