to provide families and professionals opportunities to network with the support of local resources while fostering awareness of individuals with autism throughout the Susquehanna Valley
ASC was founded by Jim Bouder in 2004. Today, Liz Carotto servers as President of the organization with Christy Foote, Deb Brown, Val Brosey, Mary Antes, Shelly Koch, Cindy Waeltermann, Rich Everts and Sugey Cruz-Everts on the Board. Formerly known as LCCARE (Lancaster County Center for Autism Resources and Education), it changed it's name in 2007 to better serve the community.
Below are some of the programs operating under ASC:
~Autism Stand at Saturday's Market:
Located in Middletown, PA at the largest flea market in Pennsylvania, Saturday's Market, We are there for the community every Saturday of the year. Stop by if you are in the area! We have awareness items, information and resources galoree on autism can be found in the stand. Please contact us if you would like to send us information or resources about autism to have available to the community.
~Annual Networking Picnic
Every year organizations and families from around Central PA come out to network, play games, and get to know each other. Organizations that have participated include:
CSG (community services group)
Daniel's Den Playground
KPETS Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy
Parent Education Network
LINK connecting college students to the autism community
Team Care Behavioural Services
The Tommy Foundation
Youth Advocate Programs (YAP)
and many more!
~YAP Autism Trainings
Free interactive workshops for parents, students, and professionals on methods for working with children affected by autism. Individuals can receive certifications and it is held in partnership with The Tommy Foundation. Next event is April 25th
1. Autism is a neurobiological condition that now affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys in the US alone.
2. Our focus in on creating opportunities to connect groups and individuals affected by autism in the community.
3. We do not advocate any particular therapy or treatment plan.