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After eight years of reaching out to children, teens, and young adults with autism, the Autism Cares Foundation is now starting a new era in its programs and services. The Southampton-based group, that began as a result of the vision of Linda and Frank Kuepper to change their son Michael’s life, has grown into a formidable non-profit organization that has literally changed the lives of hundreds of local families.
Now, the group has become a certified licensed provider for adult services for all special needs at its Autism Cares Foundation Resource Center. The group is gearing up for its Seventh Annual Spring Gala & Auction on Saturday, May 7th, at the Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland.
by Rachel M. Romano
Take 1,000 pounds of colored cornstarch, 125 volunteers and 1,500 runners/walkers. Add crazy costumes, music, vendors and food. Mix it all together with smiles, and you have the recipe for the Second Annual ColorFun 5K Run/Walk set for Sunday, May 22nd at 8:00am at Williamson Park in Morrisville.
The event, organized by Morrisville’s Oakville Girl Scout Unit, is the group’s largest fundraiser for the Girl Scout Global Travel Program, which is sending 70 Girl Scouts and family members on a 15-day service learning trip to Europe this summer.
Impact Thrift Stores has announced an ongoing partnership with Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need (AHTN), a Bucks County interfaith nonprofit that provides year-long access to emergency shelter, food, and other life-sustaining services to the homeless and those in need. Impact Thrift will provide AHTN with regular financial donations and will offer assistance to AHTN’s neediest clients so that they are able to obtain essential clothing items during times of crisis.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists that they can report potholes and other roadway concerns on state roads by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD or visiting www.penndot.gov and clicking on “Submit Roadway Feedback.”
“Late winter and early spring are the peak times for potholes to develop, and PennDOT crews continue to work aggressively to repair potholes in the region,” said PennDOT District Executive Kenneth M. McClain. “We encourage citizens to report pothole locations so our crews can repair them as quickly as possible.”
Lyme disease is an under-diagnosed and serious epidemic with over 300,000 new cases nationwide in 2014. Pennsylvania ranks number one in newly reported cases of Lyme disease with over 50,000 annually, and Bucks County is the fifth most affected county, with numbers rising each year.
With the warm winter, this promises to be a bad year for ticks! Lyme is called the great imitator as its symptoms mimic those of Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, psychiatric problems, Parkinson’s disease and Chronic Fatigue syndrome.
Summer in Philadelphia means it’s time for Phillies baseball, vacation at the shore and, for the 30th year, GSK Science in the Summer™, a free science enrichment program for students entering second through sixth grades. GSK Science in the Summer™ connects students from all backgrounds with free stimulating classes aimed at fostering a love of discovery and learning during the summer and throughout their lives.
The Bucks County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (BCABVI) is expanding its children’s services to include life skill classes, recreational activities and family support groups designed to address the unique needs of blind and visually impaired children and their families. Currently, there are limited services available in Bucks County.
BCABVI is hosting their third Designer Handbag Bingo at 6:00pm on Friday, May 6th. The goal of the event is to raise $10,000 to provide funding for BCABVI’s new children’s programs. This exciting and fun event is being held at the Bucks County Technical High School, located at 610 Wistar Road in Fairless Hills. Duane Dunleavy will be returning to call Bingo and provide entertainment.
submitted by Kevin M. Bradway, Esq. Stark & Stark Attorneys at Law, www.Stark-Stark.com
The Workers’ Compensation Act provides that an employee’s workers’ compensation claim may be resolved, in whole or in part, through a Compromise and Release of the individual’s workers’ compensation benefits. Compromise and Release (“C&R”) is the name given to the settlement documents when an employee settles his or her claim. C&R settlements provide you with a lump sum payment in exchange for some or all of your workers’ compensation benefits.