We are proud to introduce our 2017 Walk for Autism Chair Family!

We are the Coleman family and we are honored to be the chair family of Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania’s 16th Annual Walk for Autism on April 22, 2017.

Autism Society NWPA has been a valuable resource for our family since we moved here for Greg to take a position as President of the Erie SeaWolves six years ago.  Before making the decision to move to Erie, it was critical to know that our son Kevin would receive the autism supports he needed.  We called Autism Society NWPA, and the Executive Director shared valuable information about state law, school programs, and social outings.  We were quickly assured that Erie would be a perfect fit for our family.

A few weeks after our arrival, we attended our first monthly social outing.  It was an excellent opportunity to learn more about our new community and meet people in a judgment-free environment.  In the years since, Kevin and his younger sister Maggie have enjoyed the monthly outings and participated in LEGO Social Club.  As parents, we have benefited from Autism Society NWPA’s educational opportunities including the annual Autism in Our Community Event.  Now that Kevin has reached his teen years, Autism Society NWPA is there for our family again with the Friends & Pals Teen Club.  Kevin is making friends while learning important unwritten social rules that will prepare him for adulthood.

The kind of family support we receive from Autism Society NWPA is unlike anything we had before coming to Erie.  This organization is unique and a valuable asset to the entire community.  We hope you will join us in supporting Autism Society NWPA.                                                                      
                 - Greg, Shanda, Kevin, and Maggie Coleman


16th Annual
Walk for Autism

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Presque Isle State Park

Rotary Pavilion

REGISTRATION IS OPEN at www.nwpa-asa.org

NEW WALK ROUTE providing expanded room for our participants!

How Can You Help the Walk?

Donate a themed basket...all baskets should be valued at least $25 and be delivered to the Autism Society NWPA office (1062 Brown Ave Erie PA) no later than Monday, April 10, 2017.

Sponsor of the Walk...we distributed over 1,800 commemorative Walk t-shirts for the 2016 Walk which are seen throughout the local community. Do you know a company that would like to aid autism support in our local community?  Sponsor the Walk at the Bronze level or above to be included on the 16th Annual Walk for Autism commemorative t-shirt. We also offer sponsorship recognition for in-kind donations, i.e. donation of cases of water. Please contact the Autism Society NWPA for more information on in-kind donations (814) 455-3540. Deadline for sponsorship is MARCH 31, 2017. DOWNLOAD FORM

Vendors...We offer vendor space at the Walk to promote and raise awareness of agencies and organizations available to our families.  Visit: www.nwpa-asa.org or  call (814) 455-3540 for more information about vendor tables at the Walk or to register online. MORE INFORMATION

Volunteers at the Walk...our organization depends on our volunteers to make the annual Walk a huge success. We utilize approximately 100 volunteers to set-up, run, and clean-up after the Walk.  Deadline for volunteer registration is APRIL 1, 2017. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Create a Team....a Walk is always more fun with family, friends, and co-workers!  Now creating and fundraising for your team is easy with our custom web pages! Team awards available for Most Creative Fundraiser , Star Team, and Most Funds Raised (3 categories) Set up your team today! For more information on fundraising for your team, check out our Team Packet & Information Guide.

Yahn Planetarium | Penn State Erie

Join us to discover "The World at Night"

WHEN:    Saturday, March 4, 2017

TIME:      11:00 am

WHERE:   Yahn Planetarium at Penn State Erie | The Behrend College

If your plans have changed, please contact the office (814) 455-3540, as the event is sold out.   We have started a wait list for anyone still interested in attending.   www.nwpa-asa.org/events

Annual Household Membership

Children are special gifts. Many of us search for that perfect toy car, doll, video game, or gift card to give a child for birthdays and holidays. At the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania, we have a great gift idea for the growing number of families and professionals helping those with Autism…an annual membership. 

This membership includes the sensory and social family outings for free or at reduced cost to many local sites and events in Erie.  We also offer member-only and member appreciation events. 

The cost for the membership is only $25 per household. 

In addition to the events and great support from other families and children, the benefits of community resources are abundant.  

Don't forget the grandparents!  Memberships are a perfect way to include grandparents all year long.

Contact the office at (814) 455-3540 if you would like to gift a membership for a family.

Not a member and would like to join?  click JOIN NOW

Our New Home!

Autism Society NWPA is settling into our new office space.  Our office is located in the same building at 1062 Brown Avenue.   We are the first floor office with windows on the left side of the building. Stop in the see our new space or wave when driving by!   We appreciate your patience as we unpack.  We will do our best to keep the day-to- day operations running smoothly.

If you would like to make a donation to the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania click on the button to donate online or mail a check to Autism Society NWPA P.O. Box 3923, Erie, PA 16508 

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