About Erie Gives

Erie Gives will take place on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.    The minimum gift is $25. There is no limit to the amount of money you may give. There is no limit on the number of organizations you can donate to in a transaction.

Support Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania through the 2018 ERIE GIVES day.

Autism Society enables families to find a network of support in their local community.  Autism Society is in the trenches with families providing referrals, mentors, education, and most importantly a community of understanding.

Autism Society helps families and individuals through….

  • Support with information resources
  • Social by creating autism-friendly activities for families to build relationships by including neurotypical sibling and encourage interaction
  • LEGO Social Club to improve social interaction and communication skills
  • Friends & Pals Teen Club to build independent social skills
  • Education by providing resources to navigate services and a conference via the annual Autism in Our Community Event.
  • Autism Society NWPA Scholarship Fund to provide personal and future career benefits
  • Bridge to Success collaboration with Gannon University to offer job prep training for teens and young adults
  • Grants to increase services and resources

Autism by the Numbers…

  • 1 in 59 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • 2,108 individuals in Erie, Crawford, Venango, and Mercer County have been identified with ASD
  • 5,281 adults in Pennsylvania are on the autism spectrum; estimated by 2020 36,000 adults in Pennsylvania

Offering a community of understanding through the Autism Society to families and individuals is vital to their success.  Will you help us continue our efforts by supporting us through Erie Gives on August 8th?