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Monthly Support Meeting – March 2017

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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, Room 109.

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.

Skateboarding Clinic — this Event is full

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Get On Board is a skateboard program targeted at teaching children with special needs the joys and benefits of skateboarding.

Aaron’s Acres Resource Fair

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Aaron’s Acres would like to invite you to our Resource Fair this summer, being held at our camp carnival in Lancaster!

Autism Friendly Bowling — Lebanon County

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Join us for our first autism bowling day in Palmyra! There will be lanes set aside for our families use, and you will be able to meet and have fun with other parents, autistics and families in the area. Please RSVP with Sugey with expected attendees for this event.

Monthly Support Meeting – August 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 – July 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 – 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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