Basketball RefereesErie County Basketball Chapter of the PIAA

Auto Racers for Kids Lego Social Club organized and run by the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania would like to thank Erie County Basketball Chapter of the PIAA for supporting our group. We are proud to report 46 youth kindergarten to 8th grade are signed up for the Spring 2015 session. ‪

Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority

Whether it’s to work, to school, to the casino, to the mall or to the heart of downtown Erie, the “e” takes you there. Our region  has so many exciting and diverse destinations for recreation, shopping and fun, and you can get there on the e!The “e” is also complemented by the Bayliner Trolley for downtown travel, the LIFT for those needing mobility assistance. Are you ready to ride?

Phone:     (814)452-3515
Serving:   Erie County 

Mechanical Contractors Association of Northwest PA

Thank you to the Mechanical Contractors Association of Northwest PA for choosing Autism Society NWPA as one of their charities for their 2014 Annual Golf Tournament.   Mechanical Contractors donated $1,000 toward our mission!

 Erie Construction Council

Erie Construction CouncilThank you to the Erie Counstruction Council for choosing Autism Society NWPA as their charity for their 2014 Annual Membership Golf Tournment.  The golf tournament raised $2,500 for our mission!  Pictured: Jim Gornal (Golf Committee), Gena Shingle (Executive Director Erie Construction Council), Tish Bartlett (Executive Director Autism Society NWPA) and Brian Griffith (Golf Committee).

 Covelli Enterprises/Panera Bread


Pieces for Hope Autism Puzzle Piece cookie campaign raised $6,200 from cookie sales and cash register donations.  Thank you, Coveilli Enterprises, for choosing Autism Society NWPA as your partnership for the cookie campaign April 1 – 7, 2014!  We were overwhelmed by the community response and support.

 Autism Farm Fest

autism-farm-fest-groupA group of individuals gather together to support autism in 2009 and formed Autism Farm Fest!  It was a huge success!  The Autism Farm Fest returned for 2013…….Thank you to an amazing group of family and friends the planned, organized and hosted in collaboration with Fuhrman’s Cider Mill….2013 Autism Farm Fest.  The afternoon consisted of music, themed basket auction, games, delicious food from the Cider Mill…..and fellowship!  The event raised $3,151 to support your local Autism Society NWPA.

Erie Construction Council, Inc.

ecc-asanwpa-check-presentation1Thank you to the Erie Counstruction Council for choosing ASA-NWPA as their charity for their 2013 Annual Membership Golf Tournment.  The golf tournament was held on August 8, 2013 and raised $2,295 for our mission!

Giuseppee Mazzini Civic Association – Spring Fling!

spring-fling-check-presentationThank you to the Giuseppe Mazzini Civic Association for hosting the 5th Annual Spring Fling benefiting the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania.  L to R:  Giuseppe Mazzini representatives, Casimir Kwitowski and Anthony Foffi; Tish Bartlett, Executive Director of Autism Society NWPA. The dance raised $2,122!


Erie Horseshoe Club is once again proud to host the Eastern National Horseshoe Tournament.  This tournament has been an annual event since 1951.  Every year, the Erie Horseshoe Club chooses a charity to benefit from the proceeds of the Eastern National Horseshoe Tournament.  For the June 2013 tournament, the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania has been choosen.

Erie Horseshoe Club donated $900 to the Autism Society NWPA.  Thank you for your support!!

Local Dirt Car Driver, Gary Eicher, Raising Awareness of Autism

race-carGary Eicher, driver of EMOD #14, and his dedicated race team are raising awareness of autism in our local community.  As the 2013 race season starts, watch for the #14 racing around at local dirt tracks.

Thank you, Gary & Denise Eicher, for your support!

Edinboro University Chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society ~ Alpha Phi Sigma

edinboro-university---2On October 30-31, 2012, Edinboro University Criminal Justice honor students and several Advanced Criminalistics students ran the first annual Haunted Crime Scene for all members of the Edinboro University community.  Alpha Phi Sigma was proud to donate $200 collected from this event to Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania..

Shown in the photograph (left to right) are student president of the Edinboro University Chapter of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, Alpha Phi Sigma, Robin Winters,  Executive Director of Autism Society NWPA, Tish Bartlett, and Faculty Advisor for Alpha Phi Sigma and EUP Professor of Forensic Science and Criminal Justice, Dr. Ted Yeshion.  Other students, not shown, who helped make this event successful were: Chastity Eichele, Nicholas Insana, Sara Mihelic, Samuel Rosenthal, and Timothy Sherman.


lemonade-stand-2012-cropOn a June afternoon LeeAnn Sullivan and Mary Holody set up a lemonade stand in their neighborhood.  The girls decided that they were going to donate all the money they earned to the Autism Society NWPA!  It was all about having fun and doing something nice for others.  Thank you, LeeAnn & Mary!!


dsc_0998-2On June 16, 2012, Kathy Schreckengost headed to Everett, Washington, to being a “Ride of my Life.”  There, she will put the back tire of her bike into the Pacific Ocean and start pedaling.  Nine weeks later, she plans to be in Gloucester, Massachuetts, setting her front wheel into the Atlantic Ocean.  She will be traveling with a group called “Cycle America”, and will be riding an average of 80 miles a day.  This has been a dream of hers for over 10 years and to make it even more meaningful, she will be dedicating each week to a different charitable organization

Kathy has dedicated week 3 (June 30) to Autism Society NWPA.  Her goal is to raise a dollar for every mile she rides.  If you are interested in donating to Kathy’s Ride of My Life benefiting the Autism Society NWPA, please click here.

Hoops for Hope

hoops-for-hope---harbor-creekKelsey Rogers a senior at Harbor Creek School District included the Autism Society NWPA in her senior project.  In order to raise awareness and support our organization, Kelsey planned and organized “Hoops 4 Hope.”  The event was held during the Harbor Creek home basketball game on February 3, 2012.  Kelsey arranged for t-shirts with the Hoops 4 Hope logo and the puzzle piece ribbon.  Over 90 shirts were sold to support this event!

The group also held a bake sale, 50/50 ticket sale, themed basket auction at the game.  Proceeds from the game ticket sales were donated to the cause.

Thank you, Kelsey Rogers and Harbor Creek School District, for raising awareness and supporting Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania!