Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday, December 11, 2016 is our annual Holiday Party at the First Church of God Community Center in Mechanicsburg (201 E. Green Street).  The party begins at 3:00pm and will include Crafts, Karaoke, Carols,Food, Balloons for the kids, and fun for the whole family.

Families attending our annual Holiday Party may select a gift (up to $20) for each ASD child (up to age 21) in the immediate family/household, and their siblings, to receive at the party.  Fill in the information on the registration form as completely as possible. ASGHA purchases the gifts, wraps them, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will distribute the gifts on the day of the party.  You will receive a confirmation email once the gifts are purchased.  If you have not received a confirmation email by December 6th, contact us at holiday@autismharrisburg.com

Volunteers are needed for the following areas the day of the event: crafts, raffle, registration, set up & clean up, and miscellaneous tasks.  We also need help wrapping gifts, transporting supplies to and from the party, transporting gifts to the party.   If you, or someone you know, would like to help us out, you can contact Esther Feirick directly at holiday@autismharrisburg.com.

See you on Sunday at 3:00pm

If you have questions about this event, please contact Esther Feirick, Event Coordinator at holiday@autismharrisburg.com


Monthly Support & Education Meetings

Upcoming Monthly Support & Education meeting

December 8,  6:30-8:30pm

No speaker this month.  Please join us in an evening of socializing with other families!

 Hope you can join us! 

At all meetings (except the summer meetings), Are on the 2nd Thursday of the month,  a Light Supper is provided at 6:30pm, and the meeting begins at 7:00pm.  Teen Social Group and Childcare provided free of charge during the meeting (from 7:00-8:30 pm) - RSVP to Bobbi Roach-Hummel 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



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.

More Information


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!




Logan's Run & Walk for Autism 2016

Thank You to everyone that attended the 

11th Annual Logan's Run & Walk for Autism 

Donate online at http://bit.ly/ASGHALogansRun2016 and click on give. 

Race Results: http://bit.ly/Logans5K2016Results