Mini-grants available to support those with autism
HARRISBURG, Pa. — State Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, announced Wednesday the availability of mini-grants to support children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and families that include an individual with an ASD.
The grants are provided by the Bureau of Autism Services within the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.
The maximum mini-grant is $500 and can be used for the following services anytime between March 1 and Aug. 31 for grant applicants of any age:
- Respite care.
- Summer camp programs.
- Autism or advocacy-related conferences, workshops or training opportunities.
- Recreational or community programs.
- Safety modifications or adaptations for home and/or community integration.
For applicants ages 18 and older, grants can be used to help pay for college-level coursework, personal job coaching, and public transportation to support group meetings or organized social activities.
Applicants must be Pennsylvania residents, have an ASD or have a family member with an ASD, and must not be currently receiving or previously received or enrolled in any family support services for the past 12 months.
Applications must be submitted by mail by April 15.
For additional information on the mini-grant program or for an application, visit www.RepRock.com.
Water discoloration possible for Pa. customers
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Some public water customers in the Waynesboro area may notice water discoloration on Tuesday, March 13.
The Borough of Waynesboro will be adjusting the pressure reducing station on Mentzer Gap Road, according to a news release.
S. Leiter Pryor, director of borough utilities, said the borough will do everything it can to minimize discoloration.
Coupon class offered at Greencastle library
GREENCASTLE, Pa. — The Two Coupon Moms will host a class on coupons on March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library, 305 E. Baltimore St.
The class will include an hour of instruction followed by a question-and-answer session, handouts and door prizes, according to a news release.
The instructors will share money-saving techniques for buying groceries and drug-store items.
The class costs $5.
For more information, call 717-597-7920.