Pizza Making Classes

Join us for a

Pizza Making Class



On the Carlisle Pike in Mechanicsburg


October 20th 2014

Choose    4pm      5:30pm (filled)      7pm class

October 29th, 2014

Choose    4pm      5:30pm (filled)      7pm class

Each class will last approximately 1 hour

Wendy can take registration for today until 12pm and for October 29th until Friday.  4pm and 7pm are available both days. 

Register to make a full size pizza, with your choice of two toppings, and do some fun activities.  This is a family event (children on the spectrum and siblings included) and is first come/first registered.


This is an Autism Society  Greater Harrisburg Area sponsored event


To register, e-mail with the names of the persons you are registering, time preference, a contact phone number and topping choices.  You will receive a response e-mail to confirm your registration.


Topping choices:

Extra Cheese          Pepperoni       Sausage

Mushroom       Sweet Peppers       Onions


Special requests may be made but aren’t guaranteed


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Get On Board Special Needs Skateboard Indoor Instructional Event

On November 15, 2014 from 9am-3pm, Get On Board and the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area are happy to present a Special Needs Skateboard Indoor Instruction Event at The Cornerstone Youth Center, 95 S. Wilson Ave., Elizabethtown, PA 17022.

The skateboarding event will be offering one on one instruction to special needs children/teens via 30 minute time slots. All time slots are first come first serve and rain or shine. The event will be taking place indoors with ramps!

To register, please email with your name, your child's name & age, and a contact number where you may be reached

Click here for more info!

Holiday Shopping Night

Holiday Party December 14th, 2014

More information to come!

Shopping Night for parents to shop for their child's present for the holiday party:

Nov. 20th, 5:00PM - 8:30PM
Toys R Us
6391 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, Pa

FREE RESPITE CARE for holiday shopping night

Families can contact Kathy Seider at UCPS via e-mail or phone to arrange care for the evening: or 717 737-3477
This will not count as one of your 12 respite evenings paid by ASGHA

Limit for the child's gift is $20.00 per child

Holiday Party DECEMBER 14th, 2014

The Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area will be hosting the annual Holiday Party December 14th 2014.

The time of the party this year is 3 pm - 5 pm.

The location is the same as last year:

First Church of God Community Center

201 E Green St

Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Mr and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to pass out the gifts to the children.  There will also be crafts and other fun events for the whole family.

Registation will be on the website soon, please check back.


Holiday Shopping Night – 11/20/14 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

This will give parents a chance to shop for their children(s) for the gift from the ASGHA to be presented at the party.

It will be at:      Toys R Us

                        6391 Carlisle Pike

                        Mechanicsburg, Pa

Respite Care will be provided in the Mechanicsburg location for the children and paid for by ASGHA.

Families MUST contact Kathy Seider at UCPS via e-mail or phone to arrange the respite care for this evening.   or 717 737-3477 – will not count as one of 12 for the ASGHA paid evenings.


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

The New Look: Old Ways of Looking at Autism vs. New Ways of Looking at Autism.

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.

View the slides from his presentation.