Community Fundraisers for ASGHA

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 hosting for us the month of April!  For more information or to place an order, contact or visit the following link: item number C1016 and party number 90520.

We are grateful for the support of LIDS during April’s Autism Awareness Month. All U.S. Lids retail stores will be collecting your donations at the register. Please help out however you can. All proceeds will be distributed to local Autism Society affiliates to help locally within your community

May 10th- Funds For Friends Event  Arooga's- ALL PA locations  please check back to website or the list serve postings for the coupon

*Please make sure everyone hands the coupon voucher to their server or bartender so it can be attached to their receipt for proper credit. Your organization will receive 15% of your parties’ total sales. Unfortunately, these vouchers are ineligible for use toward any daily food specials.

Thank You to everyone that attended the 

11th Annual Logan's Run & Walk for Autism 

Donate online at and click on give. 

Race Results:

Monthly Support & Education Meetings

Upcoming Monthly Support & Education meeting

Thursday, June 9, 2016 6:30 PM -  Letter writing Campaign.  Help us get the word out to our elected representatives about the need to continue to provide BHRS services across the Lifespan of our ASD children into adulthood.  ASGHA will provide talking points and examples of letter ideas and will send out the finished letters.  We hope to see you there. 

Thursday, July 14th, & Thursday, August 11, 2016 - SUMMER SOCIALS: 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  Enjoy the chance to meet other parents of ASD children and to chat about issues that interest you.  Join us as we share our triumphs, struggles, questions, suggestions, tips, techniques and ideas .  Childcare and Teen social group will still be provided as usual.  Refreshments will be served instead of a light supper during these two summer meetings. 

Thursday, September  8, 2016 - Dealing with Grief: tips for parents helping their chilldren deal with grief.  

At all meetings (except July & Aug), 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 or 921-2993. 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:

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 and click on give. 

Race Results:

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

Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures

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 PowerPoint presentation