Monthly Support & Education Meetings

April 13, 2017 ASGHA Monthly Support and Education Meeting

Please join us for our April meeting.  Guest Speaker to be announced.

At all meetings (except July and August), a Light Supper is provided at 6:30pm, and the Meeting begins at 7:00pm.  Teen Social Group and Childcare provided free of charge - (7:00 pm to 8:30 pm) 

RSVP to Bobbi Roach-Hummel at sunshineroachasa@yahoo.com.  

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: http://www.caiu.org/about/directions.aspx  


12th Annual Logan's Run & Walk for Autism 2017

ASGHA's 12th Annual Logan's Run and Walk for Autism will be held April 22, 2017

Registration is NOW OPEN for the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area's 12th Annual Logan's Run & Walk for Autism (Saturday, April 22, 2017 on City Island and Riverfront Park in Harrisburg). 

The 5K Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. (check-in and registration begins at 9:00 a.m.). The Family Fun Walk for Acceptance begins at 12:00 noon (check-in and on-site registration at 11:00 a.m.). 

For more information and registration details, visit: http://bit.ly/2017Logans5k

For general questions or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, email:Rosemary Byrne, Event Director-autismwalk@autismharrisburg.com 

For vendor opportunities, email: Delilah Wilcox, Vendor Coordinator- logansrunvendors@autismharrisburg.com 



Save The Date! May 7, 2017 Sensory Picnic

ASGHA's Annual Sensory Picnic will be held May 7, 2017

More details to follow.

ASGHA is a volunteer-run, locally funded, grassroots organization that serves 13 counties across South Central PA. We depend upon community sponsors and dedicated volunteers like you to make each of our events successfully fun for our local families! If you would like to learn more about how you can help support this event,

please contact our Event Coordinator: Shawandalynn Chubb, sensorypicnic@autismharrisburg.com



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


Community Fundraisers for ASGHA

Special thanks to Leiby 119 Racing and Lincoln Speedway on their continued support and generous donation from the Sept 5, 2016 proceeds of the 50/50 raffle. 

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 hosted for us the month of April!  

We are grateful for 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

Thank you Funds For Friends Event at  Arooga's- ALL PA locations!