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Monthly Support Meeting – August 2016

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Come out for the monthly support meeting for members of the autism community. The event takes place at The Tommy Foundation office, and will be our last one of the summer there. There is no childcare available during the summer months.

Monthly Support Meeting – May 2015

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Come out for the monthly support meeting for members of the autism community.

The meeting takes place at the Tommy Foundation office. Please note that it is the building on the right when you enter the driveway.

Please also note we are unable to provide child area in the summer months since Students for Autism that helps as buddies during the year will be on School vacation.

Monthly Support Meeting – March 2015

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Come out for the monthly support meeting for members of the autism community.

The event takes place at Franklin and Marshall College, Stager Hall, 1st Floor.

Childhood may be provided with prior arrangements. Please contact us before March 7th.

Magic Display and Superhero Appearance At February’s Support Meeting

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On Monday, February 16th, 2015, The Tommy Foundation hosted Dave and Angela Kot, creators of Face Value Comics and founders of Autism at Face Value, a non-profit that uses facial feature recognition to reinforce emotional expression. The organizations mission states: “We believe all children have the right to feel safe, wanted, and successful in their homes, schools, and communities. Understanding their own and others’ emotions boosts confidences needed for improved social behaviors. FVC reinforces these beliefs by telling a social story using a comic book for children.”

Dave Kot, who is on the Autism Spectrum himself, was there to perform for a magic show for our families who were in attendance at our monthly support group. The kids were in awe and many were chosen to participate as assistants in some of the magic tricks. After the show, the Zephyr, the world’s first autistic comic hero, was in attendance to pose for pictures with the kids.

Dave gave families a bit more insight into their comic books as well and had copies of both the first and second issue. In the comics, children see characters’ faces drawn on the page to learn about a universal emotion. Speech bubbles give language and vocabulary to match the expressed feelings. Captions and the story help place the emotion in context. Then, we weave an interesting science fiction story appropriate for middle-school aged children and their families. This work literally changes the FACE of Autism. We believe heroes do the right thing because of who they are, not because they have any unique powers. We believe people’s ABILITIES, not (dis)abilities, make them heroes!

To order comics direct, Email: Angie@facevalue.us or wherever comics are sold. Digital copies can be found here.

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Monthly Support Meeting – February 2015

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Come out for the monthly support meeting for members of the autism community.

This month we will have Dave Kot, the world-renowned comic book writer from Face Value Comics who developed the first autism comic book in the world, in attendance. He and his wife Angie will be performing a magic show and answering questions. It is an amazing opportunity!

The event takes place at Franklin and Marshall College, Stager Hall, 1st Floor.

Childhood may be provided with prior arrangements. Please contact us before February 14th.

Monthly Support Meeting – August 2014

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Come out for the monthly support meeting for members of the autism community.

Over two hours, families can discuss anything they want for support in the area. The event takes place at Landisville Mennonite Church, 3320 Bowman Rd, Landisville, PA 17538.

Childcare will not be provided for this event.

Monthly Support Meeting – July 2014

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Come out for the monthly support meeting for members of the autism community.

Over two hours, families can discuss anything they want for support in the area. The event takes place at Landisville Mennonite Church, 3320 Bowman Rd, Landisville, PA 17538.

Childcare will not be provided for this event.

Monthly Support Meeting – June 2014

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Come out for the monthly support meeting for members of the autism community.

Over two hours, families can discuss anything they want for support in the area. The event takes place at Landisville Mennonite Church, 3320 Bowman Rd, Landisville, PA 17538.

Childcare will not be provided for this event.

Monthly Support Meeting – March 2014

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Come out for the monthly support meeting for members of the autism community.

Over two hours, families can discuss anything they want for support in the area. The event takes place at Franklin and Marshall College, Stager Hall, 1st Floor.

Childhood may be provided with prior arrangements. Please fill out this childcare form before March 21st.