Autism Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania

We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

For over 25 years, Autism Society NWPA has provided support for individuals and families living with an autism spectrum disorder in Erie, Crawford, Venango, and Mercer Counties.

As a local organization, Autism Society NWPA provides individuals and families with support, referrals, mentors, education, and most importantly a community of understanding. We are continuing to make efforts to increase our supports across the lifespan for individuals and families living with an autism spectrum disorder.

We are creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.

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Leadership Service

Board & Committee Leadership Opportunities

Volunteers are an invaluable part of our team.  Volunteers increase the quality of services and programming that we are able to provide.  By connecting our volunteers’ skills with our community needs, we will ensure we can continue to provide essential support to individuals and families living with an autism spectrum disorder.

Board of Directors Opportunity ~ Autism Society desires individuals who reflect diversity including, but not limited to, age, gender, sexual orientation, geography, economic status, disability, and ethnicity.  Serving on the board is a rewarding experience and an opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Board applications will be kept confidential and on file at the Autism Society NWPA office. Interested in applying:


“Working on the board is rewarding because we are able to transform ideas for meeting our members’ needs into actions by planning and funding programs.”


“As a board member of the Autism Society NWPA, seeing the kids and young adults that benefit from our programs and services is all the reward I could ever ask for. Seeing the parents and caregivers relieved to have a place where their children are welcomed, respected, and cared for is the icing on the cake!”


“When a person very dear to you is on the Autism spectrum, you understand more about the gifts they bring to the world, but also you know more about the challenges they face. I volunteer on the board for Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania because it is important to me that all of the children and families that need services in our community have those programs and services available to them. It’s one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I’m proud to be a part of an organization that is making a difference in the lives of our clients and families.”

About Us

Families recognize us as their trusted resource for therapies, education, and assistance. Families have few options for help. We provide access to the best information and resources available as well as entry into a kindhearted community network of parents, professionals, and educators throughout our service area.

Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Please get in touch with the office (814) 455-3540 to view a copy of our Form 990


Autism Society NWPA offers monthly FAMILY sensory and social opportunities for families to get together. The monthly outings are designed to develop: community awareness and interaction through structured community based experiences; and develop and maintain recreation and leisure skills. The outings are opened to all families living with an autism spectrum disorder.

Rever$e Raffle

SAVE THE DATE – 3rd Annual Reverse Raffle! A raffle in which you do NOT want your number called!!
Sunday, October 22, 2023

Join us for an unforgettable evening of chance and charity! Our Reverse Raffle fundraiser turns the tables on luck – the last ticket standing wins fantastic prizes. But that's not all! Dive into our captivating basket auction, where an array of treasures awaits. A unique blend of excitement and giving back!

$50/ticket includes: Admission for 2; Reverse Raffle; Dinner & Beverages

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Sisson’s Pumpkin Patch | Sisson's Pumpkin Patch

Join us for a variety of fall activities for the whole family! Hayrides, corn maze, slides, pedal karts, hay forts, obstacle course, logic maze, pumpkin slingshots. The concession stand will be open for your convenience. Cost: NWPA Members – $4.00 Non Members | Guest – $8.00 Registration closes October 4th

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Sensory Friendly Family Photos | Autism Society Family Center

            Where:  Autism Family Center 3308 State St Erie, PA  16508 When:  Sunday , October 8th  | Beginning at 11:00 AM -3:00 PM. Cost:  $60.00 per session Details:  Jessie B Photography   Family Photos – Holiday & Regular Backgrounds 15-minute session Up to 5 images Autism Friendly …

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Autism 101 | Family & Caretakers | Autism Society NWPA Family Center

This program offers information, resources, and connection to other parents for information and support. All are welcome whether you are new to the Autism Spectrum or experiencing struggles. Autism 101 will cover communication, sensory, behavioral, and ways to get help. Attendees will receive a Parent Resource kit with a custom …

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Rever$e Raffle | JPT Foundation Event Center

Rever$e Raffle $50 includes admission for 2 Reverse Raffle, Dinner, and Beverages. ONLY 200 TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE! TOTAL PAYOUT $5,000!! TICKETS ON SALE: AUGUST 21, 2023 (21 and older) MORE Games of Chance 2nd Chance Raffle Themed Basket Auction Side Boards Over 35 Raffle opportunities SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE Brought to …

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