Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania

The goal of our organization is to share: our contacts, our experiences and our friendships. We will inform you of the many professional agencies that we have in our area. We will notify you of any important news or legislation that could affect your family. We will listen to your concerns, share the fun and laughter at our family gatherings.

We are part of a team that will assist you and your family, as you navigate the world of autism.
No one should ever have the feeling that they are alone.

Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania exists to improve the quality of life across the lifespan of persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families in Erie, Crawford, Venango, and Mercer Counties through:

Advocacy   Education   Service   Support   Research

Our activities are driven by the needs of our families. We promote an awareness of autism and other developmental disorders in the community at large and to that end, educators, social workers, and other professionals are welcome as an integral part of our family.

Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
View our Annual Report.  Please contact the office (814)455-3540 to view a copy of our Form 990


Autism Society NWPA was privileged to receive the Charles H. Bracken Excellence in Nonprofit Governance Award. The award was presented to Autism Society NWPA Executive Director, Tish Bartlett, and Board Secretary, Natalie Braddock, at the 2019 Nonprofit Day by Adam Bratton, Executive Director Nonprofit Partnership.

The award exist to acknowledge exemplary governance in nonprofit organizations. This represents the commitment, conscientious efforts, and engagement of the Autism Society NWPA Board of Directors.

Thank you, Nonprofit Partnership and Bracken family, for this distinction.

JOIN TODAY to enjoy free or discounted family sensory and social opportunities

UPCOMING EVENTS


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Members Appreciation Holiday Party
December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  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). . .

Members Appreciation Holiday Party
December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  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). . .

Erie Playhouse | Elf the Musical
December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00pm

Based on the cherished 2003 film, Elf is a joy for the entire family with a title that has become known the world over. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a. . .

Erie Otters | Sensory Friendly Afternoon
January 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for a fun afternoon at Erie Otters Hockey when they play the Sarnia Sting.  This game will be sensory-friendly and all are welcome. Sensory-friendly hockey game will offer: ~turned down music ~fewer announcements and not as loud ~no goal horn ~no flashing lights ~sensory room available (lights dimmed). . .

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