Sugey Cruz, President of the Tommy Foundation, spoke at the United Nations for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, 2020. During the conference call, she spoke about the needs and concerns of the families we serve during the COVID-19 health crisis, and how we as a world can make […]
The Tommy Foundation is excited to announce it’s first major organizational grant, a $5500 grant to the Bodhana Group for 1 full year of Therapeutic RPG gaming!
Jack Berkenstock from the Bodhana Group was on hand at Six Feet Under Games in New Holland to receive the grant, which will provide […]
On October 12th, the Tommy Foundation got to continue our commitment to the community by working with a new partner committed to embracing everyone in an inclusive manner.
Thank you to Stephanie Collman for representing the Tommy Foundation at the event. Also, thank you to Karina Post […]
Thank you to all our community partners, families, and friends, for making this year the best Edge of Autism Walk and Festival yet! Thankfully, the weather held out once we got started and everyone had an amazing time. Together, we raised nearly $50,000 for autism support in Lancaster County.
A special […]
2017 was an incredible year for programs with families. Our teen program has seen some success as have our connections with programs and schools in the community. We were able to visit schools like New Story, Donegal High School and Salisbury Elementary school in the last few months of the […]
Does your child have Autism or Emotional Support needs? Are you looking for a new school for your child? NHS School Lancaster is now enrolling students ages 5-21 on all levels of the Autistic Spectrum and students that need emotional support. Our school offers highly individualized programming for each student, […]
Meraki Mocha –Inclusivity, Diversity, And A Thriving Wage Goals For The Differently Abled In Lancaster County
A little over a week ago I had the opportunity to hear about a variety of great ideas for our County and ways we can help these ideas thrive and come to fruition at a Crowdfunding event put on by ASSETS, a diverse group of entrepreneurs and business leaders who […]
Join the Lancaster Autism Community for a panel discussion and viewing of the film “Deej” this Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at the Ware Center in Downtown Lancaster. DEEJ is the story of DJ Savarese (“Deej”), a gifted, young writer and an advocate for nonspeaking autistics. As a child, he was […]
“Autism can’t define me. I define Autism.” ~ Kerry Magro This week I had the immense pleasure of being introduced to a young man with Autism, Everett Kasian, a senior at Pequea Valley School District and two wonderful ladies who have played a major part in his accomplishments–Cathy Koenig, […]
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 […]