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19th Annual Family "Sensory" Picnic


Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join the Autism community for a wonderful afternoon of fun and food for the whole family!

You must pre-register to attend the Family Sensory Picnic.

Bringing Families, Friends and Communities Together.
Grandparents & Family Members Welcome!

**RAIN OR SHINE** covered pavilions provided. **DIRECTIONS below**

This picnic is FREE for ALL FAMILIES in the Greater Harrisburg Area with family members diagnosed with Sensory Processing Dysfunction and Autism Spectrum Disorder. We ask all families to bring their own drinks and either a side dish or dessert to contribute to the picnic.

The Family Sensory Picnic helps families with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and sensory processing disorders have a fun day out. Families will enjoy “Sensory” Rides like
• Carousel Bounce
• Obstacle Course
• Giant Slide
• Jousting Bounce

We will also have “Sensory” Centers & Games like
• ”Seek & Find” Bin
• Bubbles
• Balloon Animals
• Pony/Horse Ride
• Bingo
• Gentle “Friendship” dogs
• Candy Dash
• Balloon Launch
• Balloon Lady
• Smoothie Bike
• Sensory Crafts

Individuals with autism often struggle with sensory input. Some individuals may not like loud noises, large crowds, or being touched; and some may seek the deep calming effect of jumping, spinning, and swinging. The Sensory Picnic's primary focus is to create a sensory-friendly environment where all those affected with autism feel comfortable and can come together with loved ones to enjoy a day of fun, food, and friendship. And ASGHA looks forward to sharing the day with all of you!

DIRECTIONS - LOOK FOR SIGNS !!!

Address for GPS: 80 Glendale Drive, Mechanicsburg PA 17050

From HARRISBURG: Take 81 South to Mechanicsburg, Exit 57 -Rt. 114. Go to exit light and turn right. Proceed to next light and turn left onto Rt. 944 West/Wertzville Road. Continue for about 1 mile and turn right on Glendale Drive and follow the road all the way back until you see signs for parking.

From CARLISLE: Take 81 North to Mechanicsburg Exit 57, Rt. 114. Go to exit light and turn left. Proceed to 2nd light and turn left onto Rt. 944 West/Wertzville Road. Continue for about 1 mile and turn right on Glendale Drive and follow the road all the way back until you see signs for parking.

From MECHANICSBURG: Take York Street, North (Rt. 114) out to Rt. 11/Carlisle Pike. Go straight and continue over Rt. 81 to and turn left onto Rt. 944 West/Wertzville Road. Continue for about 1 mile and turn right on Glendale Drive and follow the road all the way back until you see signs for parking.
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