Mark your Calendars for our next Support & Education Meeting, Thursday, January 9th
Name Change Resolution Vote was unanimous. We are now officially the "Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area."
Our Support & Education Meetings are held at the Capital Area IU, 55 Miller Street, Summerdale. Directions:http://www.caiu.org/about/directions.aspx
December 15th, 2013
First Church of God Community Center
201 East Green Street, Mechanicsburg, 3pm--5 pm.
Party begins at 3:00pm. Crafts, Karaoke carols, food, and fun for the whole family. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to distribute the pre-selected gifts to the children.
DAY OF THE EVENT:
Families will check in at registration table upon arrival, and will sign up to collect gifts for their family. Children will be called by name to come up and receive their gifts from Santa & Mrs. Claus
General registration for the Holiday Party ends Dec. 13.
Gift Registration Our goal is for every child to receive a gift at the party. In order for this to happen, everyone wanting gifts provided for their child who registers after the Nov. Shopping nights must email Esther Feirick before Dec. 13th at firstname.lastname@example.org with your child(ren)'s name(s) and gift choice (up to $20 value).
Please be very specific in your gift choices (e.g. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape Play Set at Wal-Mart; VeggieTales Checkers at Toys R Us) so that we can purchase a gift that your child will enjoy.
Fundraisers for ASGHA
Rayzor Tattoos presents The 5th showing of "Get on Board," a skateboard art show to benefit the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area, featuring one-of-a-kind artwork on skateboard decks form local and nationally renowned Tattoo and Fine Artists. Get on Board will be collaborating with the Modified Dolls local chapter, a non-profit organization that supports a different charity every month. The show will be held Friday, December 20th at Little Amps Coffee Roasters on Green Street in Harrisburg from 6pm - 9pm. The boards will be on display for one month.
All of the proceeds from the art show go directly to the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area.
For more information visit:
Harrisburg Lunatics Roller hockey Fundraiser
Saturday, December 21st, 2013
Susquehanna Sports Center
1001 Bosler Ave in Lemoyne
Game Times: Minors 6:30 pm and 7:15pm,
Pros at 8:00 pm and 8:45 pm
Charity Auction (Silent Auction by The Stadium Studio of Harrisburg) will include: Game worn Lunatic Jerseys (Autism Themed), 8x10 signed Steve Carlton photo, John Elway signed Jersey, Jerome Bettis signed picture, Brian Propp Flyers signed mini helmet, Team plaques from the Ravens, Flyers, Steelers, banners, pennants, legends, and many other items.
T-shirts, raffle prizes, Harrisburg Lunatic items for sale, and the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area will have literature available as well as Autism Awareness items for sale.
TICKETS can be purchased the night of the game. Lunatics team players will be attending our Holiday Party on Dec. 15th, and will have tickets available free of charge.
Affiliated with Professional Inline Hockey Association (PIHA)
Please check back for more fundraisers!
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Michael John Carley was the featured speaker for the 2013 Afternoon of Inspiration. He is the Founder and Executive Director of GRASP, the largest organization comprised of adults on the autism spectrum. He has a BA from Hampshire College and MFA from Columbia University.
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.
There are no meetings currently scheduled.
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To promote opportunities for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to participate in the same valued life experiences as do other citizens, the Autism Society of the Greater Harrisburg Area will:
- Provide the latest information on interventions, services, and research to our membership and the community
- Facilitate access to supports, education, and services needed by individuals with ASD to reach their fullest potential
- Create opportunities for families to network, share information, and offer support
- Advocate for the interests of our members, children and adults with ASD, their family members, and the adults who work with them
- Support the efforts of local and national therapeutic, educational, and research communities
- Solicit and receive funds for the accomplishment of the above purposes