First Frontier Circuit Rodeo Simulation

First Frontier Circuit, has invited families and friends of ASGHA to participate in a special Rodeo Simulation during the Farm Show on January 11, 2018. Participants will be paired with Rodeo Contestants and will move through various stations on the rodeo floor. The dirt will be packed in a way that can accommodate any mobile concerns. There are no age restrictions, adults are welcome to participate as well! This is going to be a fun event and is open to ANY individuals with special needs. 

To participate, we do ask that you sign up via the following the link so the rodeo can prepare. The event can accommodate up to 100 participants. Individuals that sign up will receive more information as the event draws closer. If you have more than one family member with special needs in your household, we simply ask you to fill out an additional form.

If you have specific questions regarding the event, you may email Leora Appleby, president@autismharrisburg.com


Monthly Support & Education Meetings

Our Support and Education Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of Each Month (except June, July, December).

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 to our Administrative Assitant by the 2nd Monday of each month, 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


2018 S&E Calendar 

January 11th

February 8th

March 8th

April 12th

May 10th - General Membership Meeting

August 9th

September 13th

October 11th

November 8th


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


We will announce our 2018 5K Run date on January 5, 2018 after we have received it from the CIty of Harrisburg. 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!!!



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

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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!