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Autism Cares Foundation gears up for major expansion

Monumental times are ahead for Autism Cares Foundation, (ACF), a non-profit based in Southampton.

The organization plans to extend its programs and services throughout the Tri-State area as it develops chapters to continue to spread its positive message of acceptance, kindness, and inclusion.

Founded by parents of a son with autism, Linda and Frank Kuepper, their vision of providing social programs and events for individuals with autism, and other special needs, has positively impacted the lives of thousands of individuals in our area.

To date, ACF has provided more than 1,200 outings, spanning various age groups and interests. Recently, the Adult Services Division was developed to offer services to special needs adults over 21.

The current offerings include: Day Habilitation, Home and Community, Employment Support, and soon, pre-vocational training. The programs have met with such success that expansion plans are already underway.

CEO of Adult Services, Jennifer Semeraro, is embracing the challenge of expanding operations to multiple facilities to address the enormous need for adult services.

Co-Founder and CEO Linda Kuepper was asked to reflect upon ACF’s impact during the past 10 years. “We are thrilled that Autism Cares Foundation has touched so many lives,” she said. “It brings us great joy to see ‘the miles of smiles’ at our events and the opportunities that we are able to offer.”

“We continue to strive to do more,” she added, “and can only do so with the continued financial support from the people and businesses in our communities.”

For information go to http://www.autismcaresfoundation.org/ or call 215-942-2273.