Welcome to the Team......

The 2015 Walk Committee is hard at work organizing our 14th Annual Walk for Autism.  The committee is pleased to announce and welcome our 

2015 Walk Chair Family: Albert, Rebecca, Victoria, and Chloe Boorady

We are honored to be the Chair Family for the 2015 Walk for Autism.  It is through the Walk, that we were first introduced to the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania.  Since both of our girls were diagnosed, we strived to learn as much as we can about autism and about our children.  It was that focus that brought us to the ASA-NWPA.
The ASA-NWPA welcomed us and invited our family to join them for many fun outings and sensory-friendly events.  Through their website, they keep us informed about news directly related to autism and notify us about local classes and workshops to increase our understanding of autism.  We appreciate that the ASA-NWPA provides opportunities for those with autism and their families to participate in the Erie community.
When our family participated in our first Walk, we came to know an organization that is helping us on our journey to better understand and support those on the spectrum.  Our hope is that this Walk does the same for you.  Thank you for your support,  Albert, Rebecca, Victoria and Chloe Boorady

14th Annual Walk for Autism     


Saturday, April 25, 2015
Registration:  9:30 am to 10:45 am
Pre-walk announcements: 10:45am
Walk:  11:00 am

Want to Help the Walk?

The 2014 Walk for Autism brought in over 2,000 walkers, 70 teams, and 100 volunteers...are you ready to make 2015 even  BETTER?


Donate a themed basket....all baskets should be valued at least $25 and be delivered to the Autism Society NWPA office (1062 Brown Avenue Erie PA) no later than MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015.

Sponsor of the Walk...we distributed over 1,800 commemorative t-shirts for the 2014 Walk which are seen throughout the local community.  Sponsor the Walk at the Bronze level or above and be included on the 14th 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 ASA-NWPA office for more information on in-kind donations (814) 455-3540. Sponsorship forms.  Deadline for sponsorship is MARCH 31, 2015.  

Vendors....the Walk is a perfect time to bring various agencies/organizations together to highlight their services as related to autism, we offer vendor space at the Walk to promote and raise awareness of agencies and organizations available to our families. Click here for more information about vendor tables at the Walk or to register online.

Volunteer 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, 2015.  REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER

Create a team...a Walk is always more fun with friends and family!  Now creating and fundraising for your team is a whole lot easier.  Click here more information about creating a team or helpful fundraiser tips. 

Family Sensory & Social Opportunities

Afternoon of Swimming

WHEN:  Saturday, March 7, 2015

TIME:   3:00 to 5:30 PM

WHERE:  McDowell Intermediate School - 3320 Caughey Rd Erie

Let's escape the winter blues for an afternoon!  Join us for a warm afternoon at the MIHS indoor pool.  Lifeguards will be on duty.  Bring the kiddos and teens to come splash around. Make it a family swim day!


NON-MEMBERS:  $2.00 per person

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED in advance to ensure we have enouogh lifeguards on staff.  Please make your reservations by Wednesday, March 4.

During APRIL - AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH, Autism Society NWPA sponsors events in honor of Autism Awareness.  These events are open and FREE to families and individuals of all ages living with an autism spectrum disorder.


WHEN:  SATURDAY, March 28, 2015

TIME:  2:00 to 4:00 PM

WHERE:  Rolling Meadow Lanes - 3304 Zuck Road Erie PA

Includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental, and pizza lunch.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by March 23

ROLLER SKATING - Sensory Friendly

WHEN:  Sunday, April 12, 2015

TIME:   5:00 to 7:00 PM

WHERE:  Presque Isle Skating & Event Center - 3162 West Lake Rd Erie PA

Join us for an evening of roller skating in a sensory friendly environment with lights on, strobe lights turned off, and music turned down. Parents are welcome to walk around (without skates) to help their children and teens learn to skate.  RESERVATIONS REQUESTED by April 8

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 is a gift to include 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!  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

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 ASA-NWPA P.O. Box 3923, Erie, PA 16508 

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