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YOU HELPED CHANGE THE ODDS | Walk for Autism

SAVE THE DATE – Autism Society NWPA Flagship Event!
Saturday, April 26, 2025

We Appreciate YOU!

We want to extend our sincere gratitude to all of you for your incredible support and dedication at the 23rd Annual Walk for Autism. Despite the challenging weather conditions, your enthusiasm and positivity made the day truly amazing.

Your presence and participation not only showcased your commitment to our cause but also highlighted the strength of our Erie community. Together, we are fostering understanding, and providing vital therapeutic programs, education, and unwavering support to individuals and families living with Autism.

Thank you for being a part of this journey and for your continued support of our signature event. Your contributions are making a profound difference in the lives of many.

With heartfelt appreciation,
Autism Society NWPA Board of Directors, Staff, and Walk Directors & Team Leaders.

Autism Society NWPA Offers Monthly Family Sensory and Social Opportunities for Families To Get Together.

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.

As you gain knowledge and try to make sense of this disorder, please know that many of the people here have probably experience some or all of the emotions you may be going through at this time. We want to help!

If you would like to be linked with a parent who may have a child close in age to yours or who might have specific information about a therapy or particular topic of interest, please contact our office at (814) 455-3540. We will be happy to find someone for you to speak with who can be of assistance. Often times, just talking to someone who has “been there” can really help.

Our WarriOR Champion

Meaningfully participating in community outings is one of the most important areas that we can help address with our families. Experiences provide opportunities to work on social skills, following instructions, transitioning appropriately, and otherwise learning how to just be around other people.

Thank you, Warrior Champion -Wm. T. Spaeder Company, for your 2024 triumph! Your strength inspires us all.

Calendar

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Jul.
14
Summer Family Picnic | Sunview Miniature Golf | Sunview Miniature Golf

Families will enjoy a light lunch of hot dog, chips and a fountain drink, along with 1 round of mini golf! Bumper boat tickets may be purchased on-site from the venue at a discounted rate of $4.00 per ride, Go Cart Tickets – $8.00. WHEN: Sunday, July 14,2024 WHERE: Sunview Miniature …

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Registration
Aug.
03
Movie Night at UPMC Park – Wonka | UPMC Ball Park

Children ages three and younger receive free admission and do not need a ticket. Tickets can be purchased in advance at SeaWolves.com or the UPMC Park ticket office at 831 French Street. Audio will be VERY loud in the stadium seating bowl and concourses. For the best viewing experience, seating …

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Registration
Aug.
17
You’re Invited! OPEN HOUSE | Autism Society NWPA Family Center

Join us on Saturday, August 17 to discover how the Autism Society NWPA can assist you, your loved ones, and your family, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED The Recreation & Family Support Committee is hosting an OPEN HOUSE to share… Program stations – come learn about our different therapeutic programs for ages …

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Aug.
31
On Board with Autism | Erie International Airport

Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania is excited to offer On Board with Autism in collaboration with Erie Regional Airport Authority, American Airlines, and the Transportation Security Administration. On Board with Autism will include learning and experiencing the various processes of navigating an airport including ticketing/boarding pass, baggage check, security screening, walking through the …

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Registration
Sep.
08
Scallywags Pirate Family Fun Cruise | Scallywags

Join the crew of Scallywags for a fun family adventure. Your adventure begins with dressing as a pirate, hoisting the colors. Once underway, our pirate crew will teach you how to talk, sing and dance like a pirate. They will share the tales of Lake Erie and explain how the …

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Registration
Oct.
03
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 2,2024

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Oct.
19
Sensory Friendly Family Photos | Autism Society Family Center

            Where:  Autism Family Center 3308 State St Erie, PA  16508 When:  Saturday , October 19th | Beginning at 10:00 AM -3:00 – 1:00 PM Cost:  $60.00 per session Details:  Jessie B Photography   Family Photos – Holiday & Regular Backgrounds 15-minute session Up to 5 images …

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Registration
Nov.
03
Splash Lagoon | Splash Lagoon

Join us for an afternoon of water fun! Splash Fun:  2:30 pm to 6:30 pm; Check-in opens at 2:15 Pm.  In addition to the waterpark,  admission will also include the Tree Tops Ropes course. Ropes course participants are harnessed and connected to a rail above to prevent falls and climb to higher levels. …

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Registration
Dec.
08
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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Registration
Apr.
26
YOU HELPED CHANGE THE ODDS | Walk for Autism | Lake Erie Speedway

We extend our deepest gratitude to the Parsons, our 2024 Walk Chair family, for generously sharing their story with us. Your courage and openness have touched hearts and inspired our community in profound ways.   Our Annual Walk for Autism would not be possible without our spectacular benefactors!     …

Read More…

Calendar

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Calendar

A (+) icon, next to an event’s date, indicates that the event spans multiple dates. Click “Read more” on the event to view details about the specific dates for the event.
Jul.
14
Summer Family Picnic | Sunview Miniature Golf | Sunview Miniature Golf

Families will enjoy a light lunch of hot dog, chips and a fountain drink, along with 1 round of mini golf! Bumper boat tickets may be purchased on-site from the venue at a discounted rate of $4.00 per ride, Go Cart Tickets – $8.00. WHEN: Sunday, July 14,2024 WHERE: Sunview Miniature …

Read More…
Registration
Aug.
03
Movie Night at UPMC Park – Wonka | UPMC Ball Park

Children ages three and younger receive free admission and do not need a ticket. Tickets can be purchased in advance at SeaWolves.com or the UPMC Park ticket office at 831 French Street. Audio will be VERY loud in the stadium seating bowl and concourses. For the best viewing experience, seating …

Read More…
Registration
Aug.
17
You’re Invited! OPEN HOUSE | Autism Society NWPA Family Center

Join us on Saturday, August 17 to discover how the Autism Society NWPA can assist you, your loved ones, and your family, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED The Recreation & Family Support Committee is hosting an OPEN HOUSE to share… Program stations – come learn about our different therapeutic programs for ages …

Read More…
Aug.
31
On Board with Autism | Erie International Airport

Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania is excited to offer On Board with Autism in collaboration with Erie Regional Airport Authority, American Airlines, and the Transportation Security Administration. On Board with Autism will include learning and experiencing the various processes of navigating an airport including ticketing/boarding pass, baggage check, security screening, walking through the …

Read More…
Registration
Sep.
08
Scallywags Pirate Family Fun Cruise | Scallywags

Join the crew of Scallywags for a fun family adventure. Your adventure begins with dressing as a pirate, hoisting the colors. Once underway, our pirate crew will teach you how to talk, sing and dance like a pirate. They will share the tales of Lake Erie and explain how the …

Read More…
Registration
Oct.
03
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 2,2024

Read More…
Registration
Oct.
19
Sensory Friendly Family Photos | Autism Society Family Center

            Where:  Autism Family Center 3308 State St Erie, PA  16508 When:  Saturday , October 19th | Beginning at 10:00 AM -3:00 – 1:00 PM Cost:  $60.00 per session Details:  Jessie B Photography   Family Photos – Holiday & Regular Backgrounds 15-minute session Up to 5 images …

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Registration
Nov.
03
Splash Lagoon | Splash Lagoon

Join us for an afternoon of water fun! Splash Fun:  2:30 pm to 6:30 pm; Check-in opens at 2:15 Pm.  In addition to the waterpark,  admission will also include the Tree Tops Ropes course. Ropes course participants are harnessed and connected to a rail above to prevent falls and climb to higher levels. …

Read More…
Registration
Dec.
08
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) …

Read More…
Registration
Apr.
26
YOU HELPED CHANGE THE ODDS | Walk for Autism | Lake Erie Speedway

We extend our deepest gratitude to the Parsons, our 2024 Walk Chair family, for generously sharing their story with us. Your courage and openness have touched hearts and inspired our community in profound ways.   Our Annual Walk for Autism would not be possible without our spectacular benefactors!     …

Read More…