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Walk for Education Raises Over $25,000 for The Vista School and CoVE Autism Support Classrooms

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On Friday, October 21st, Vista Autism Services held its 15th Annual Walk for Education to support The Vista School® and Vista’s district-based autism support classrooms. This year’s theme, Made to Fly, celebrated the soaring successes Vista students can achieve in their educational and behavioral development.

Leading up to the event, we invited students, staff, family, and friends to register as walk participants and join a fundraising team. The funds raised, totaling more than $25,000, will go toward enhancing student spaces on campus at The Vista School in Hershey and at our Consortium Vista Education (CoVE) autism support classrooms in Carlisle. Vista would like to thank our sponsors for this year’s walk: Delta Dental, Highmark|Penn State Health; UPMC; PerformCare, PA; Eastern Alliance Insurance Group; Hershey Entertainment and Resorts; Heck Construction Company, Inc.; K&L Gates LLP; Kearns & Ashby Pediatric Dentistry; David Miller/Associates, Inc.; Keystone Insurers Group; and Hershey Italian Lodge.

This year’s Walk for Education was combined with Vista’s Community Helper Day where we invited community organizations such as local law enforcement, fire and rescue, EMS, etc. to visit with our students, staff, and families. We truly thank them for helping to make the day amazing for our students and guests.

About Vista Autism Services

Vista Autism Services is a leading expert focused on data-driven approaches to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families, from the time of their diagnosis through adulthood. Since it was founded in 2002 by a group of innovative parents and professionals, the organization has led the industry in establishing standards of excellence for autism services. Our team of specialists uses personalized plans to integrate educational, behavioral health, and other support services to help individuals reach their unique potential.

Headquartered in Hershey, PA, Vista provides an array of specialized services to clients living in Central Pennsylvania through 11 different programs and services. Our flagship program, The Vista School, is a licensed Approved Private School providing Educationally Integrated Behavioral Services to students ages 5 -21, and Transition Services to students nearing graduation. Additional programs for early childhood and school-aged individuals include Early Intervention, ABA Services, Outreach Services, and Consortium Vista Education (CoVE) Autism Support Classrooms. Vista’s Adult Services programs include Behavior Support Services, Employment Services, Day Services, and Intensive In-Home and Community Services. Visit www.vistaautismservices.org to learn more.