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The Heart of Acceptance

DDES Heart of Acceptance 2017

The Dingman Delaware Elementary School  staff and students put their heart into  Autism Acceptance Month this year.

PASS would like to extend their sincere thanks to DDES, especially Autistic Support Teacher  Kelly Adams and her staff for their support and participation .

Two Rivers Grille Supports Pike’s Autism Community

Pictured are Daniel Weber of Two Rivers Grille, Mignon Reisky & Jeannemarie Passaro of PASS)

Pictured are Daniel Weber of Two Rivers Grille,
Mignon Reisky & Jeannemarie
Passaro of PASS

 

Two Rivers Grille supported the local non-profit during April by participating in their Knock It Back Blue Campaign, creating a blue drink and selling shirts.  Owner and Exec. Chef Daniel Weber took it a step further by adding the “Blue Margarita” to their drink menu and donating a $1 of the cost of the drink to PASS.  Come enjoy the delicious appetizers & entrees and  a perfect summer drink! PASS thanks Daniel and his amazing staff for their support!

Challenger Teams Play at Skylands Arena

 

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The good folks at Skylands Stadium, home of the Sussex County Miners CANAM Baseball team in Augusta, NJ welcomed two Pike County Challenger Division Little League Baseball Teams to play on their field. It was a hot
day, but all the players were ready for some baseball and to see themselves up on the jumbo screen. The Challenger division is for individuals with special needs ages 5 and up.  The Challenger Motto is “a chance for kids to come together as a team and be cheered.

“We don’t count outs and we don’t count runs. Everybody plays. Everybody scores. Everybody wins”.

Pike Autism Support Services would like to thank the Pike County Bar Association for sponsoring both Challenger teams and their support.  

Empanadas For Autism Contest

PASS would like to thank all who participated  this “Delicious Fun-raiser”

DDES and DDMS staff who hosted the Empanada Contest and raised $430.00  to support PASS.

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Pictured here from DDES are Stacey Como & Corrine Negron

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Pictured here from DDMS are  Norma Santiago, Mike Paleno & Marianne Baker

Dingman Delaware Middle School Autism Awareness Poster Contest

The students of the Dingman-Delaware Middle School (DDMS) created Autism Posters.

Mrs. Favaro’s and Mr. Batista’s Computer Literacy 7 students volunteered to  created graphic design posters  and participated in the Autism Acceptance Poster Contest sponsored by the Pike Autism Support  Services. The theme this year was “Growing Acceptance”.   Students used Microsoft Publisher to create the posters and apply their own interpretation of the theme. This year’s winners are in 1st Place  Keira Linehan,   2nd  Place Dakota Steele, 3rd Place  Alyssa Purpura, honorable mention, Bridget Gendreau,  Reilly Ziolkowski, Vito Montorio , Stevie Hamilton and Zachary Morgan.  Congratulations, and thank you to all the DDMS students who participated in this year’s poster contest.

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1st Place  Keira Linehan 7th Grade

2nd Dakota Steele 7th Grade

3rd  Alyssa Purpura 7th Grade

HM  Bridget Gendreau 7th Grade

HM  Reilly Ziolkowski 7th Grade

HM  Vito Montorio7th Grade

HM Stevie Hamilton 7th Grade

HM Zachary Morgan 7th Grade

Knock it Back Blue

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Pike County Commissioner’s kicked off the month by granting a resolution,
proclaiming April was Autism Acceptance Month in Pike County.
Local Restaurateurs and Bars joined in the festivities with Pike Autism
Support Services for their annual “Knock it Back Blue” Campaign.
Participating establishments sold t-shirts with the logo and offered a blue
drink with a portion of the proceeds going back to PASS to support their
programs and services. PASS has been serving Pike County families living
with ASD for over twenty years. PASS would like to thank the following
businesses for their support and participation, Two Rivers Grill, The
Apple Grill, The Erie Bar & Hotel, Balches, Jive, The Dimick Inn, Apple
Valley & Failte’s Irish Pub.