TABS (Transitioning to Adulthood and Beyond on the Spectrum), a newly-formed local autism organization, is hosting their first fundraiser on Sunday, March 27, 1 to 4 p.m., at Art Strands Jewelry & Gifts, 5 Park Place. 


TABS (Transitioning to Adulthood and Beyond on the Spectrum), a newly-formed local autism organization, is hosting their first fundraiser on Sunday, March 27, 1 to 4 p.m., at Art Strands Jewelry & Gifts, 5 Park Place. 
TABS members Gloria and John J. Gigliotti, Maryann Colbert, Deborah and Jim Donovan and Kathleen Durkin along with Art Strands owner Donna Zaremba are offering an afternoon of shopping and leisure with refreshments and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.
A percentage of each sale will go to benefit the main goal of TABS to bring autism organizations together, to advance, unify and strengthen autsim resources in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 
"We are focused on setting attainable goals that will steadily help us build momentum," John Gigliotti said. “TABS mission is to create, assist and support people with ASD transitioning out of school and beyond by finding opportunities for independent living, social support and other needs defined by them and their families.”
Autism is a developmental disability with no known cause or cure. It affects one in every 110 children and 1 in every 70 boys in varying degrees. Through TABS partnerships with such organizations as the Greater Carbondale YMCA and businesses like Art Strands Jewelry & Gifts, the goal is to assist transitioning young adults to gain independence for a happy and healthy life. 
For more information you can contact John Gigliotti at johng@echoes.net or call (570) 267-7820