autism connection

Autism Connection of PA is proud to announce the winner, finalists and nominees of the 2015 Grandin Award!

Among the finalists was our very own Linda Kuepper, Co-Founder and CEO of Autism Cares Foundation.

Linda Kuepper, also a parent of a 16 year old son having autism, was nominated for this prestigious award by people in the community for her dedication to the many families that Autism Cares Foundation serves.

Since 2008, Autism Cares Foundation has grown each year offering additional services, events and activities.  The Foundation’s volunteers work tirelessly to create a range of programs for all ages from children to young adults.

Autism Cares Foundation is currently developing employment and training programs, social skills development and socialization activities for older teens and adults so they can achieve their maximum potential and thrive in their adulthood.

Linda Kuepper’s vision for Autism Cares Foundation is to develop a residential community where opportunities for continued positive life enriching opportunities abound so each individual has the opportunity to reach their full potential.  Life-long care and permanent residency is of primary concern for most parents caring for a person having autism, and Autism Cares Foundation is committed to addressing this ever growing need.

A big congratulations to the 2015 Grandin Award Winner- Dr. Maureen Barber-Carey, Executive Vice President of The Barber National Institute located in Erie, PA.

The other 2015 finalist was, Thomas D. Challman, MD, FAAP, Medical Director of Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute at Geisinger Health System located in Lewisburg, PA.

Autism Connection of PA will be acknowledging all of the nominees who have contributed to maximizing the potential and possibilities of children adolescents and adults having autism in Pennsylvania at their 15th Annual Gala on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh.

Please join us in wishing all of the nominees a big congratulations and much continued success. All of these nominees are doing amazing work in the autism community.

Thank you all for your continued support,

Autism Cares Foundation