The Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania depends 100% on fundraising dollars to provide supports to individuals and families living with an autism spectrum disorder.  We welcome the community’s willingness to help promote autism awareness and funding for our mission.  One of the ways to support the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania is planning and/or sponsoring an event to raise funds for the charity.

We have assembled procedures and guidelines so all interested parties are aware of their role and responsibilities.

Click here to download the 3rd Party Fundraiser Form.

eusgaThank you to EUSGA, INC for supporting the Autism Society NWPA through a Vera Bradley Bingo night!  

Edinboro University’s Exercise Science Club hosted “Vera Bradley Bingo” on April 10, 2014. They raised $1,155.75 for the Autism Society of NWPA. From left: Ashely McCutcheon, Jim Roberts, Dustin Thomas, Julia Burns, Sarah Krolick, Tish Bartlett, Executive Director ASA-NWPA, Garrett Bartlett, Brianna Custer, Carly Smith, Liz Ruzkni, Emma Sullivan, Michael Schultz, Bethanie Horchar, and Giordano Tartaglione.


Cookie proceeds will allow local families affected by Autism to attend the August 10th Erie SeaWolves game for free.

April 17, 2014- In honor of National Autism Awareness month, Panera Bread hosted a “Pieces of Hope” for Autism cookie campaign in all Erie Cafes, April 1st-7th.   During the campaign, each café sold exclusive Puzzle Piece Shortbread Cookies with proceeds benefitting the Autism Society NWPA.  The seven day campaign raised over $6,200 for the charity partner.   Proceeds from the campaign will be used to purchase tickets for local families touched by Autism to attend a special Autism Awareness Day with the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park on Sunday, August 10th.  The proceeds will also enable the Autism Society NWPA to expand their family sensory and social opportunities in the local community.

“We are overwhelmed by the response from the community to the 2014 Pieces of Hope for Autism Puzzle Piece Cookie Campaign,” explains Tish Bartlett, Executive Director of the Autism Society NWPA.   “The success of the campaign will enable the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania to increase the Family Sensory and Social Opportunities throughout the year.  In partnership with Panera Bread and Erie SeaWolves, the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania will be able to provide tickets to families and individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder at the annual Autism Awareness Day at the Ballpark.  We cannot put in words how thankful we are for the support of Panera Bread and the local community.”

Any families interested in attending the Autism Awareness Day are encouraged to visit the Autism Society’s website or call (814) 455-3540 for more information.

The Autism Society NWPA will remain the Operation Dough-Nation partner throughout the end of April in all four Erie Panera Bread bakery-cafes.   Panera Bread and its franchisees support charitable causes through its Operation Dough-Nation program.


About Covelli Enterprises and Panera Bread

Covelli Enterprises operates more than 250 bakery-cafés in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida and Ontario, Canada. Covelli Enterprises is the nation’s largest franchisee of Panera, LLC.

aritsan-fair-4-6-14PACA Artisan Fair

Thank you to the PACA Artisan Fair for supporting the Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania.  PACA Artisan Fair raised over $250!  Thank you for your support.