Updated: Aug 22, 2021
Pictured left to right –McKinley Weaver son of board members of Autism Tough Foundation Jon and Holly Weaver and Mary Leigh Courson owner of Leighs Cones.
Mary Leigh Courson, owner of Leigh’s Cones in Emlenton ran a fundraiser the last two weeks of the season for the Autism Tough Foundation. Over $400 was raised and donated to the foundation. Autism Tough Foundation helps local families in Venango and Clarion counties that need assistance in order to provided items for children or adults who have been diagnosed with Autism or any other special needs.
During the COVID 19 school shut down, Autism Tough provided numerous local students with sensory bins that included a variety of sensory items to help the students with their sensory needs at home. Each bin was tailored to each child’s specific needs. Autism Tough Foundation has also provided local fire departments back packs filled with items to carry with them on their trucks. These backpacks help those who have been diagnosed with Autism in an emergency situation. They have provided the fire departments with training on how to identify someone with special needs and how to approach, communicate and help that individual.
Autism Tough Foundation is a nonprofit group who raises money for individuals in their local area. If you would like donate please send your donations to: Autism Tough Foundation, 305 Sunset Lane, Knox PA 16232. Autism Tough is a 501c3 group and all donations are tax deductible.