1903, 2017

“Be Their Guest” Disney Trip Perspectives from Several Autism Parents

March 19th, 2017|

It’s one of those things that is a dream for every parent–a check mark that most of us feel like we need to have at some point–that Trip to Disney with your child. A few years ago, we almost reluctantly made our own trip with our then 11 year old […]

2802, 2017

Aren’t You the lady that came here dressed as…

February 28th, 2017|

  “Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.” – Kenneth Branagh Okay so that last bit is hard, I’ll admit. I get worked up quite a bit because well that’s my temperament and life in general especially when you have […]

1502, 2017

Unexpected Uses of Snapchat with the “Differently Abled” – or anyone you want to actually connect with.

February 15th, 2017|

How many times growing up did you hate it when an adult told you the phrase “these kids these days?” If you are like me you HATED it! Well a few decades and my own child, quite a few nieces and nephews, cousins and friends’ kids later, and I find […]

1209, 2016

Fall Dad’s Day a Success (except for our scores)

September 12th, 2016|

The Fall 2016 Dad’s Day at High Sportz was pretty amazing, I have to say! We started off with a great BBQ courtesy of Dave, caught up on opening day in the NFL, the new school year for our kids, and then proceeded to hit the racing track. Minus one stalled […]

809, 2016

Join Us To Rediscover The “Forgotten”

September 8th, 2016|

JOIN THE TOMMY FOUNDATION AND JONI AND FRIENDS FOR A GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLD OF DISABILITY ON SATURDAY, OCT. 15TH, 2016. “Bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, the lame…and compel them to come in so that my house will be full.” ~ Luke 14. The quote above is […]

1304, 2016

2016 Spring Newsletter is Out!

April 13th, 2016|

The 2016 spring newsletter is out for the Tommy Foundation. Download it here.

1802, 2015

Magic Display and Superhero Appearance At February’s Support Meeting

February 18th, 2015|

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, […]

1302, 2015

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

February 13th, 2015|

  “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 […]

902, 2015

3 TTF Kiddos Showing Some MTX Heart

February 9th, 2015|

“Sportsmanship is when you walk off the floor and no one can tell if you won or lost, you carry yourself with pride either way.” This is the quote that first greets you when you visit the website for MTX Cheerleading. MTX stands for Manheim Township Competition and for the […]

701, 2015

Fulton Theatre Sensory Friendly Program – The Nutcracker

January 7th, 2015|

Many families in Lancaster got a chance to enjoy a sensory friendly production of the holiday favorite “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015. For many of them, this experience was the first time their loved one was able to attend a theater performance. Many of the children there had […]

201, 2015

Autism Community Focus – First of 2015

January 2nd, 2015|

Happy New Year! One of our goals in 2015 is to bring our community more stories about families within our community and things that are important to them.  Our first story of the new year is a deeply personal one for us because it involves two girls that we have […]

2312, 2014

Tommy Foundation Support in 2014

December 23rd, 2014|

The following organizations received TTF support for families to attend their programs this year: Aaron’s Acres Alyssa’s Bedtime Stories Encore Dance Center (Autism Movement Therapy) Schreiber Pediatrics Rehabilitation Center Spooky Nook Sports United Disability Services (UDS) Training was provided free of charge to 90 students from LINK of Elizabethtown College, […]