Friends & Pals Teen Club (age 13 – 21) provides an opportunity for friendship, conversation, and FUN!  Teenagers need more independent social skills once they leave school for college or the job market. Our group gives teens on the autism spectrum an opportunity to utilize their social skills and practice them in a comfortable environment.

The club will be meeting on a monthly basis with our facilitator, Warren Levy.  Our Teen Club Outings will continue in addition to the monthly club gatherings.

Monthly Club Gatherings – will resume on Thursday, September 7 at 6:00pm

A Parent Mingle area will be provided from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Occasionally, topics of interest will be presented to parents during the mingle time.

PARENTS –  We are working on the list of topics for our 2017 – 2018 monthly Teen Club Gatherings.   We are interested in your input.  Please let us know your preferred topics of interest.  Email:  autismsociety@nwpaasa.org


Summer Opportunities

Putt Putt Outing | Sunday, June 25

Join us for mini-golf with your Teen Club Friends.  Additional activities including batting cages, bumper boats, driving range, and arcade games are available for purchase on-site at the group rate.

WHEN:  Sunday, June 25, 2017

TIME:  11:00am

WHERE:  Sunview Golf at Nick’s Place | 12246 Edinboro Rd – Edinboro, PA 16412

COST:   Members: Free; Non-Members:  $4.50 per person

RESERVATIONS: REQUIRED by Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We are requesting parent volunteers to accompany our groups of 4 on the Putt Putt course as well as assist with check-in.


Summer Picnic | Sunday, July 23
Friends & Pals Teen Club |   Teens will have their own area outside Harrington Hall.  Corn Hole, Life size Jenga, playing cards will be provided.

WHEN:    Sunday, July 23, 2017

TIME:      1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Registration:  1:00 pm;   Food Served:  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

LOCATION:  Camp Sherwin, 8600 West Lake Road Lake City 16412

BRING:   Swimsuits, towels, sand-toys, and your appetite!

COST:   $3.00 per person (MEMBERS), paid with registration
$5.00 per person (NON-MEMBMERS), paid with registration
$5.00 per person (MEMBERS/NON-MEMBERS for on-site registration)

Lunch will be catered

  • Hot dogs
  • Ox Roast/rolls
  • Baked Beans
  • Cheesy Potatoes
  • Tossed salad
  • Pasta Salad
  • Cake/Cookies
  • Gluten/Dairy free cookies/cupcakes

ACTIVITIES:  swimming, fishing, playground, splash pad, basketball….and more!  There is also beach access for Lake Erie from Camp Sherwin…although no swim is permitted.

AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL:   fishing poles, canoes, and paddle boats

Harrington Hall has been reserved for this event in order to provide everyone a place to get cool.  LUNCH WILL BE SERVED INSIDE 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY JULY 17, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:  Harrington Hall will be available from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Families are welcome to stay until Camp Sherwin closed to utilize the pool.


Autism Day at the Erie SeaWolves | Sunday, August 13th

Erie SeaWolves vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats

WHEN:    Sunday, August 13, 2017

TIME:   1:35 PM Game

Autism Awareness at  the Ball Park includes:

  • Sensory break area
  • Reduced music levels
  • Awareness facts on the video board
  • Autism resources on the concourse
  • High Five Tunnel
  • Kid Zone

Join the Autism Society NWPA and the Erie SeaWolves

  • For a day of family fun
  • To see tomorrow’s Major League stars
  • To increase awareness
  • To support the Autism Society NWPA

Low cost tickets for individuals and families affected by autism made possible by Panera Bread Pieces of Hope for Autism cookie campaign.

TICKET OPTIONS:

  • Game Ticket only – $2.00
  • Game Ticket & Meal Deal (hot dog, chips, & fountain drink) – $6.00

Additional tickets are available for extended family and friends at a reduced rate:

  • Guest Game Ticket only – $6.00
  • Guest Game Ticket & Meal Deal – $12.00

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED by Wednesday, August 9th       (Please make sure to include your teen’s age so we can make sure our Friends & Pals Teen Club families are sitting in the same area)


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If your teen has not previously attended, please download and complete the Friends & Pals Registration & Release Form