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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J. Autism in Our Community Event (A.C.E.) | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Autism in Our Community Event (A.C.E.)

WHEN:   Saturday, October 27, 2018
LOCATION:  Penn State Erie - The Behrend College |Burke Center

It is often difficult for families to navigate the system of services and therapies in our community. The timeliness of any and all information regarding Autism Spectrum Disorders is especially pertinent to many consumers, their families, educators, healthcare professionals, and/or legal professionals with the alarming rise in autism related diagnosis in the last two decades.  Autism in Our Community Event provides information about the goods and services available to families influenced by and managing autism in their lives.  

We depend 100% on volunteers in run the conference in order to keep the admission at a nominal fee to cover lunch and free child care, making the event available to all families living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Date Time Volunteer Assignments
Friday, October 26 5:00pm to 7:00pm Unload supplies and set up 
Saturday, October 27 7:00am to 8:00am Set up for conference
  8:00am to 9:15am Registration/Check-in 
  8:00am to 9:30am Greeters/Ushers 
  9:30am to 11:00am Miscellaneous- clean up coffee/snack area; set up tables for lunch services
  7:30am to 1:30pm Autism Society NWPA Information/Merchandise 
  11:30am to 1:15pm Lunch Service and clean up
  3:00pm to complete Clean up, pack cars, return items to Autism Society NWPA office
Activity Shifts Start End
2. Set Up | Saturday (6) 1 10/27/2018 10/27/2018
3. Greeters (2) 1 10/27/2018 10/27/2018
5. Registration/Check-In (6) 1 10/27/2018 10/27/2018
6. Information/Merchandise Table (2) 5 10/27/2018 10/27/2018
7. Mid-Morning: clean up coffee snacks, set up tables for lunch service and condiments. (2) 0 10/27/2018 10/27/2018
8. Lunch Service/Clean Up (6) 1 10/27/2018 10/27/2018
9. Clean Up of Event (6) 1 10/27/2018 10/27/2018
Child Care Registration/Check-in 1 10/27/2018 10/27/2018
Friday Set Up 0 10/26/2018 10/26/2018

L. Holiday Party - Sunday, December 2, 2018

We offer a Sensory Friendly Holiday Party for our families.  We depend 100% on volunteers to help set up, run, and clean up for the party.

Activity Shifts Start End
B. Registration/Check-in (2) - (5:15pm to 6:30pm) 1 12/2/2018 12/2/2018
C. Food Volunteer (3) - (5:00pm to 8:00pm) 1 12/2/2018 12/2/2018
D. Roaming Greeter (1) - (5:15pm to 7:30pm) 0 12/2/2018 12/2/2018

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.