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, the 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 support 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.

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Members Appreciation Holiday Party | ExpERIEnce Childrens Museum

  Invitations will be mailed in mid-November to all current Autism Society NWPA members. Sensory-Friendly Santa visits and photos.  If you would like your child to receive a gift from Santa, please bring a small wrapped $10/$15 gift with your child’s FIRST & LAST name on it. Desserts (including gluten/casein-free) …

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Mom’s “Whine” & Cheese – Holiday Brunch | Autism Society Family Center

  Mom’s Whine & Cheese will happen 4 times a year for moms to relax and enjoy fellowship with other moms with children on the Autism spectrum. Our fourth event will be a Holiday Brunch at the Autism Society Family Center.  Please bring a brunch item to share.  A Mimosa Bar …

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Caregiver Lunch Bunch | Autism Society

New to 2024. Caregiver Lunch Bunch will meet 3 times a year.  Bring your brown bag lunch for an hour of sharing, learning, and support. Join us!”  

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Snow Tubing…fun for the family! | Mt Pleasant of Edinboro

WHEN:   Sunday, January 21,2024 WHERE:  Mount Pleasant of Edinboro – 14510 Mt Pleasant Road Cambridge Springs PA 16403 SHIFTS: (must be selected when registering) 3:00 Pm – 5:00 Pm (Second session will only be opened once the first session is filled) 5:30 Pm – 7:30 Pm Registration closes January 19,2024

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