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Lancaster Shop for a Cause 2016

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“Shop for a Cause” EXPO is an initiative of Lancaster Hempfield Rotary Club in conjunction with Park City Center. The EXPO will be held at Park City Center on Saturday, April 16th, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. A large portion of the proceeds from the expo will be shared with non-profit agencies exhibiting their services at the EXPO. The agency receiving the most votes on the day of the EXPO will receive $3000, second place $2500, third place $2000, fourth place $1500. Two additional agencies will be randomly selected to receive $500 each.

8th Annual Edge of Autism Festival

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Join us at the 2015 Edge of Autism Festival now in it’s 8th year!

For more information, go to http://www.edgeofautism.com/

Sensory Friendly Performance by Musician Tom Chapin

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The Tommy Foundation Partners with Ware Center

Tom Chapin in Concert – Called “the best family artist around” by Billboard, Grammy Award-winning Tom Chapin charms audiences of all ages. His remarkable musicianship, great songwriting and personal warmth shine through in his live concerts. This performance will be hosted by WXPN Kids Corner’s Kathy O’Connell. Starting one hour before each performance, children are welcome to participate in creative, hands-on activities. After the show we’ll offer a chance to meet the artists and enjoy a delicious, nutritious snack. (Sensory Friendly).

Tom Chapin in Concert – Saturday April 18, 2015 @ 11AM
(Sensory-Friendly performance.) The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street Lancaster, PA

Adult Tickets $8; Child tickets $5
Buy Tickets Here

Infinitely Awesome Sponsors Three Years In A Row To Get Special Recognition

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“We Rise By Lifting Others” ~ Robert Ingresol

New Story (Salisbury Behavioral Health), PerformCare and Murry Communities will be recognized at this year’s Edge of Autism Walk & Festival, to be held at Buchanan Park on April 25th, 2015, for their outstanding contributions to the community over the last three years having donated at the “Infinitely Awesome” level or above during that time. It takes a lot to build programs and to have the capitol to make those programs run and flourish so it is extremely humbling to have three groups that so believe in the work you do that they support your efforts at the top levels for three years or more in a row.

New Story  Since New Story’s inception in 1997, their team of highly-skilled educators and therapists has been working with children and their families to provide personalized education and support to help them overcome challenges and achieve success. Each staff member and student has the opportunity to create individual new stories. Collectively, they create a much larger “New Story.” With many schools and service programs throughout Pennsylvania, they are continuing to expand offerings and locations to meet the growing needs of children and their families.

PerformCare-LogoPerformCare was founded in 1994 by a group of leading behavioral health organizations, including providers and related associations. They are a full-service managed behavioral health care organization that supports members and providers and offer specialized behavioral health and human services programs in both the public and private sectors. Originally known as the Community Behavioral HealthCare Network of Pennsylvania (CBHNP), PerformCare became a member of the AmeriHealth Caritas family of companies in 2008. Together with AmeriHealth Caritas, they are proud to be leaders in Medicaid managed care and behavioral health care. Today, they remain committed to a “mission-driven philosophy of care – providing quality, reliable, and cost-effective behavioral health management services to members across the Commonwealth.”

Murry Living WorkingspacesFinally, Murry Communities is one that on paper looks like there is less of an immediate connection to the ‘autism cause’ as their would be for the other two leaders herein presented given that Murry Communities largely deals with comprehensive real estate property management services. However, the real reason for the collaboration of this wonderful organization with the community comes in the form of a giving and generous spirit behind the scenes, Susan Murry, who as a mother herself who at times has had a difficult road understands the needs of our families and just wants to help anyway that she can.

We are so excited to share these wonderful groups and individuals with you and can’t wait to have them say a few words and receive the recognition they so rightly deserve at our ‘family reunion’ (The Edge of Autism Walk & Festival) this April.

Don’t forget that to register for the Walk, create a team or donate to a team that already exists you can visit http://www.edgeofautism.com.

Thank You to Our 2014 Edge of Autism Sponsors!

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This year’s 2014 Edge of Autism event was a smashing success in no small part to all our wonderful donors out there! The Lancaster County community and those involved in autism around the country came together to help over 650 individuals and families affected by autism have a nearly perfect day! We thank each and every one of them, and hope you’ll join us in counting to support them in their businesses so we can continue to support each other as well.

Thank you!

$1000 or More – Infinitely Awesome Sponsor
(in alphabetical order)

Age of Autism

Clark and Associates

Lancaster Toyota Mazda Scion

Murry Family

PerformCare

Tobias Frogg

 

$500 or More – Acceptance Sponsor
(in alphabetical order)

Julie Abel

AERI

Balunguy

Lashonda Black

Family Behavioral Resource Services

Diane Hill

Life Changes Realty

Naomi Fredlund

 

MassMutual Eastern PA (Special Care Planning Team)

MassMutual Eastern PA (Special Care Planning Team)

* plus a number of donors that choose to remain anonymous

 

$250 or More – Action Sponsor

The Vista School

Therapy Resource Center

National Penn Bank

URS Corporation

JD Pazzo’s Pizza

Donna Frankfort

Lives in Balance Gym

Stauffers of Kissel Hill

Matthew McMahon

Leisa Nelson

Nicole Nikolaus

Patricia Sobaru

PNC Bank, Willowstreet

 

$100 or More – Awareness Sponsor

Emily and Len Pinder

The Schlamm Family

Refreshingly Clean

Waddell & Reed, Inc.

Spooky Nook Sports

Heather March-Engle and Family

Agape Care

Joe & Shannon Cicero

Dr. Ann Lee, Health for Life Clinic

The Evans Family

Chiropractic 1st

Irv & Danita Martin

Tonya Robinson

Sarah Hurley

Erin Watson

Karen Kerper

Kountry Kraft, Inc.

Mamata Patel

Energy Sherlock

Robert D. Johnson

Behavior Interventions, Inc.

Tangled Manes

Raymond Baldwin

Bill Broam

Chris Broam

Kathleen Byrne

Randy Crispino

Darrenkamp’s Market

Autism Cares Foundation

Weis Grocery Stores

Micheal Gruber

Mary Hershey

Giant Food Stores

Hursh Painting Co, Inc.

John Ibberson

HA Boyd. Inc.

Constance Johnson

Jill Joseph

Rod & Sue Keller

Renee Linney

Carol Lownes

Catherine Mangan

Joan McMahon

William McGrorty

Maria Meliton

Sarah Olsavsky

Dr. Larry Oxenberg

Red Robin, Hershey

Kate Root

Eileen M. Sapovchak

Ralph Scott

Amit Sinha

Robert Smith

Jacquelyn Smith

Lisa Smith

Barbara Stank

Louise Stewart

William Stockwell

Matthew Tyson

Harry Ulrich

Debbie Walmer

Kari Woler

Micah Wyatt

7th Annual Edge of Autism Festival

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Join us at the 2014 Edge of Autism Festival now in it’s 7th year!

For more information, go to http://www.edgeofautism.com/

Infinitely Awesome Art Exhibit

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Join us on April’s First Friday at the Lancaster Public Library for a free art exhibit of work created by local autism individuals and their families.