AllOne Foundation presented Goodwill Industries of NEPA an award of $150,000 to fund two signature projects through the Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence (ACCE), a nonprofit collaborative effort that works to connect individuals, families, and caregivers to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) care in Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania through partnerships with community
organizations, including Goodwill.  AllOne Foundation supported  The Early Learning Advocacy Project and the Therapeutic Tabletop Role Playing Project to assist children, transitional youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorder.

The Early Learning Advocacy Project develops curriculum for early learning educators to support the inclusion of children with ASD in early childhood education programs and provides training and technical assistance to early learning centers locally.

The Therapeutic Tabletop Role Playing Project is a two-year, research-based therapeutic intervention pilot program designed to support social communication, critical thinking, problem solving and self-regulation skills.

Goodwill Industries of NEPA is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Scranton, PA that serves eleven counties across Northeastern Pennsylvania. The agency provides programs and services to adults, children, and seniors with disabilities and other barriers. Services are specifically designed and developed to meet the direct needs and wants of our clients and their families. Learn more at
goodwillnepa.org.

Photo (From left to right) John Cosgrove, Executive Director AllOne Foundation & Charities; Kate Dempsey Jones, CEO, Goodwill Industries of NEPA; Frank Apostolico, AllOne board member; Ann Gillerlane, Goodwill VP of grants and development.  

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