Annual Family Summer Picnic

WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 2017

TIME: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Registration: 1:00 pm
  • Food Served: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Camp Sherwin, 8600 West Lake Road Lake City 16412
BRING: Swimsuits, towels, sand-toys, and your appetite!


  • $3.00 per person (MEMBERS), paid with registration
  • $5.00 per person (NON-MEMBMERS), paid with registration
  • $6.00 per person (MEMBERS/NON-MEMBERS for on-site registration)
Lunch will be catered:
  • Hot Dogs/buns
  • Ox Roast/rolls
  • Baked Beans
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Toss Salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Cookies/Cake
  • Gluten/Dairy Free Cookies/Cupcakes
ACTIVITIES: swimming, fishing, playground, splash pad, basketball….and more! There is also beach access for Lake Erie from Camp Sherwin…although no swim is permitted.

AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL: fishing poles, canoes, and paddle boats

Harrington Hall has been reserved for this event in order to provide everyone a place to get cool. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED INSIDE


Friends & Pals Teen Club | Teens will have their own area outside Harrington Hall. Corn Hole, Life size Jenga, playing cards will be provided.  Please bring camping chairs or beach chairs for the teen game area.

PLEASE NOTE: Harrington Hall will be available from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Families are welcome to stay until Camp Sherwin closes to utilize the pool.


Autism Awareness Day | Erie SeaWolves

Erie SeaWolves vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats

WHEN: Sunday, August 13, 2017
TIME: 1:35 PM Game

Schedule for the Day:
12:30PM –  Pick up tickets at Autism Society NWPA table on the  concourse; Autism Society NWPA Information/Merchandise Table opens
1:00PM – High Five Tunnel – gather your family and meet the group at the Fan Assistance Center (red canopy by main gate)
1:35PM – Game Starts – Enjoy your afternoon!

Autism Awareness at the Ball Park includes:
  • Sensory break area
  • Reduced music levels
  • Awareness facts on the video board
  • Autism resources on the concourse
  • High Five Tunnel
  • Kid Zone
Join the Autism Society NWPA and the Erie SeaWolves
  • For a day of family fun
  • To see tomorrow’s Major League stars
  • To increase awareness
  • To support the Autism Society NWPA
Low cost tickets for individuals and families affected by autism made possible by Panera Bread Pieces of Hope for Autism cookie campaign.


  • Game Ticket only – $2.00
  • Game Ticket & Meal Deal (hot dog, chips, & fountain drink) – $6.00
Additional tickets are available for extended family and friends at a reduced rate:
  • Guest Game Ticket only – $6.00
  • Guest Game Ticket & Meal Deal – $12.00

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

Resources/Information Available

Autism Society NWPA provides information, referrals and resources to help our families get connected to the support(s) that best fit their loved one.  We have recently updated our website Resources/Information. Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania provides information but it does not constitute medical or legal information. Referrals provided are suggestions to organizations that might help, but do not constitute a recommendation.

If you would like to recommend any information and/or resources for our website resources, please contact Janelle, Outreach-Volunteer Coordinator, at

North East Firemen's Cherry Festival

Children with special needs are able to attend on Friday, July 21 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm (free admission).  Additional family members would be $5.00 per person. A letter is required for admission.  If interested, please contact the office at (814) 455-3540 with your email address.  You will need to print and present the letter at the north entrance of the fair grounds. 

4th Annual AXA Advisors Charity Golf Scramble | Benefitting Autism Society NWPA

Grab your golf clubs and join us on Saturday, September 9th at Whispering Woods Golf Course.  For more information or to register contact Bethany at (814) 461-7200 or email:

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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