A Center for Independent Living fundraiser to benefit Young Adults with Autism was hosted April 25 at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton.
The Young Adults with Autism Program, operated in partnership with the University of Scranton, received a matching grant of $50,000 from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to support the program. The Center for Independent Living is one of the few organizations in Northeastern Pa. to offer a support program to assist the growing population of high school students with high-functioning autism successfully move into a higher education or workplace setting.
Sponsors of the event included American HomeCare, Fidelity Bank, First National Bank, O’Malley, Harris, Durkin & Perry, Penn Security Bank, The C3 Group, The Margaret Briggs Foundation and the Weinberg Foundation.
Catering was by Carl Von Luger’s Steak and Seafood and entertainment by Matt Bennick and the Blues Mine.