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Holiday Shopping Night

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 MUST contact Kathy Seider at UCPS via e-mail or phone to arrange care for the evening: kseiderer@ucpcentralpa.org or 717 737-3477

The scheduled hours for respite care is 5:30pm - 9:30pm.  The staff will provide snacks to the participants but the participants should have dinner before arriving!

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

JFC Bingo Fundraiser


It’s that time again!  Please come out and support the Autism Society, Greater Harrisburg Area and JOEY for a fun night of BINGO.

  • NOVEMBER 20th at 6pm – 9pm

Progress Fire House Association

38 Short Street

Harrisburg PA 17109

Food, drinks, cash prizes and regular prizes

Proceeds will go to the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area.

Last bingo we raised over $3,000, let’s do it again!

Holiday Party DECEMBER 14th, 2014

Please join the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area for our 2014 Holiday Party on December 14. The Party is open to all families with a child or children living with autism and ASD adults.


First Church of God Community Center 201 East Green Street, Mechanicsburg

Crafts, holiday carols, food, DJ will provide music and fun for the whole family. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to distribute the gifts to the children in the order that families arrive at the party. We will have a photo opportunity for children/families (one photo per family) to get pictures taken and printed, free for those who attend the party!

Please Register at: http://asghaholidayparty.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1123854

To participate in the shopping night, you must register for the holiday party by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014. Participants may continue to register to attend the Christmas Party until December 8. Participants will receive a confirmation email after gifts are purchased. If you DO NOT receive the gift purchase confirmation email by December 11, you MUST CONTACT Esther Feirick no later then December 12 at greaterharrisburgas.bod@gmail.com and provide her with the child's name(s) and gift choice(s)

There are Volunteer Opportunites for shopping night and day of party please contact Deb Mehaffie, Event Coordinator, at debm70@hotmail.com or leave a message at (717) 574-2315.

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.