Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania

Autism Society NWPA relies on volunteers in order to offer events, conference, and activities.  Support the Autism Society NWPA by becoming a volunteer.  Thank you for taking the first step in making the difference in the lives of individuals and families living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Sky Lantern Festival

Autism Society NWPA is excited to announce that we will be charity partners this year for the Sky Lantern Festival.  

Lake Erie Speedway Sky Lantern Festival is based around the Chinese Paper Lantern. The locally promoted event will take place on Saturday, August 10th. The gates will open at 5pm with the launch taking place around dusk. Enjoy food, music, princesses, Star Wars Troopers, face painters, s’mores, balloon artists, inflatable bounce houses, and more while relaxing with family and friends!

Volunteers are needed the day of the event: August 10, 2019 to assist in assembling kits, registration, inflatables, merchandise, touch lighting, etc.

Volunteers are also need on August 11, to assist with clean up 

Activity Shifts Start End
Clean Up 1 8/11/2019 8/11/2019
Event Help 1 8/10/2019 8/10/2019
Kit Preparation 1 8/10/2019 8/10/2019

Z. Join A Committee

Autism Society Northwestern Pennsylvania is looking for volunteers with interest to serve on our committees.  We NEED your help to provide continued service to our local area.

Do you have talents that you could offer Autism Society NWPA?  Not a lot of spare time? That's okay!  Just a couple hours each month is needed for one of our committees.  Please help us to continue to grow and better serve individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families.

Questions?  Please contact our Executive Director, Tish Bartlett, at (814) 455-3540 or via email:

Thank you for your consideration!


Activity Shifts Start End
Advocacy (subcommittee of Education & Awareness) 1
Autism in our Community Event (Subcommittee of Education & Awareness) 1
Development Committee 1
Education and Awareness Committee 1
Finance and Budget Committee 1
Friends and Pals (Subcommittee of Recreation & Family Support) 1
Governance Committee 1
Recreation and Family Support Committee 1

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life across the lifespan for persons on the Autism Spectrum and their families through: advocacy, education, service, support, and research.