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Abington Journal/Kevin Kearney		 Northeast Pennsylvania's Center for Independent Living (CIL) hosted a fundraiser April 25, at the Scranton Cultural Center to benefit its Young Adults with Autism Program. The fundraiser was aimed at helping local people with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism. The Center hopes to raise $50,000 through various fundraisers to support a matching grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Were all about independent living, leading safe and productive lives, said Tim Moran, executive director. From left: Sue Ellen Stelevich, Moran, and attorney Christopher Arnone. Anyone wishing to become a sponsor or make a donation may call 570.344.7211, ext. 5248.
Abington Journal/Kevin Kearney Northeast Pennsylvania's Center for Independent Living (CIL) hosted a fundraiser April 25, at the Scranton Cultural Center to benefit its Young Adults with Autism Program. The fundraiser was aimed at helping local people with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism. The Center hopes to raise $50,000 through various fundraisers to support a matching grant from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Were all about independent living, leading safe and productive lives, said Tim Moran, executive director. From left: Sue Ellen Stelevich, Moran, and attorney Christopher Arnone. Anyone wishing to become a sponsor or make a donation may call 570.344.7211, ext. 5248.
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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.


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