Mark Your Calendars
2020 Upcoming Events
Bi-Annual Winter Getaway (Member Event): March 7-8, 2020 - Registration CLOSED!
Annual Logan's Run and Walk and Duck Derby: April 25, 2020
Annual Sensory Picnic: May 17, 2020
Plus, save the date:
Annual Holiday Party (Member Event): TENTATIVE December 6, 2020
2020 S&E Calendar
January 9th - Speaker
February 13th - Speaker
March 12th - IEP Workshop
April 9th - Speaker
May 14th - Speaker
June, July, August - Social Events to be Announced, No Meetings
September 10th - General Meeting
October 8th - Speaker
November 12th - Speaker
December - Holiday Party, No Meeting
At each meeting a light refreshment and/or supper is provided at 6:30pm, followed by our meeting at 7:00pm. Teen Social Group and Childcare are provided free of charge from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (each require RSVP via form: http://bit.ly/ASGHAregistrarionSE, by the 2nd Monday of each month. Questions regarding the meeting may be directed to: email@example.com)
Our Support & Education Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Capital Area IU located at 55 Miller Street, Summerdale.
Logan’s 5K Run and Walk for Autism
ASGHA's 15th Annual Logan's 5K Run and Walk for Autism - Saturday, April 25, 2020
New for 2020: Duck Derby with top prize of $1,000!
Registration for the walk, 5k, and duck derby
And a very big thank you to our many amazing vendors for helping make the day so very fun for our families:
American Marketing Co., Inc.
Central PA Ghostbusters
Falcon Race Timing
Marisco's Food Truck
Paramount Sports Complex
Three Monkeys Inflatables
Be sure to visit and like our Logan's Run Facebook page for the most up to date information regarding our Walk and RUN as well as photo albums for the day.
Locator Device Grant - History and Information
In 2005 Georgia Rackley came to the Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area 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.
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 in 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.
For more information or questions regarding this grant opportunity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 CDC Autism Incident Rate - Statement from the Autism Society
Today (April 26, 2018), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated the incidence rate of autism among eight year olds in the United States.
This updated report occurs every two years. The incidence rate released in April 2016 showed that 1 out of 68 children were living with an autism diagnosis. Today’s incidence rate show the rate has increased to 1 out of 59 eight year olds.
For those involved in supporting the needs of individuals living with autism and their families, this increase is not surprising. Providers of services know that they are getting more calls for help than ever before. Unfortunately, the demands for help far exceed the available resources to assist an individual or his/her family.
When asked about the increased incidence rate, Scott Badesch, President/CEO of the Autism Society of America, stated, “Today’s announcement by the CDC of the increase of the incidence of autism is not surprising to the Autism Society. We are constantly seeing increased requests and need for services. What is surprising to us is that, despite the increase in the number of people with an autism diagnosis, we still are a nation that appears to accept that 70% of autistic adults are unemployed or underemployed and that as many are forced to live on below poverty income. We wrongly accept that over 50% of students with an autism diagnosis do not graduate high school on time or do not graduate at all. Autism remains a have and have not disorder; those with money are often able to get needed services, while those with limited resources are often denied services and put on waiting lists for up to eight or more years for government supported services. If, like me, you are concerned about today’s incidence rate announcement, commit to calling your elected officials and ask that they do way more than is now being done to help all impacted by autism have the highest quality of life possible."
For additional information on the announcement of the CDC, go to www.autism-society.org. If you want to talk with someone about autism or to help find a resource for a person living with autism, call the Autism Society of America’s professionally staffed Autism Source Contact Center at 1-800-3-AUTISM.
The Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area remains committed to helping provide supports to EVERY individual living with autism. For more information on our local Affiliate, please bookmark our webpage or visit us on Facebook. You may also email email@example.com
Community Fundraisers for ASGHA
Become one of our 2019 Sponsors or create a Fundraiser for ASGHA and have your donation recognized HERE!
To Learn More, Contact: Leora Appleby, President@autismharrisburg.com