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Bruce has dedicated his financial services practice of over 40 years to working with families with children with special needs. His mission is to help families navigate through the difficult process of accessing resources and valuable government benefits for their children. For the past 15 years, Bruce has sponsored thousands of children, schools, and non-profit organizations to participate in a Special Needs Awareness night at the Phillies. 

In 2005, Bruce won the Advocacy Award from Montgomery County MHMR for Exemplary Service and the Timothy C. Flanagan, CLU, ChFC Stewardship Award for Community Service. He also received the Wendy Cohen Advocacy Award and the Ricky Godorov Key Day Award for his dedication and service to individuals with disabilities through the Association of Adults with Developmental Disabilities. He continues to serve on the Advisory Boards of the Association of Adults with Developmental Disabilities, the Philly Friendship Circle & Access Sports Experiences.

Bruce has appeared as a platform speaker at the World Congress for Individuals with Disabilities, as well as the Williams Syndrome Foundation, Epilepsy Society, and numerous schools, non-profits, and religious institutions.

Bruce participates in panel discussions sponsored by the local Bar Associations, as well as lectures at Nemours Children’s Hospital, the Drexel-LeBow Graduate Center, Penn State Great Valley Graduate Center, University of Pennsylvania Autism Awareness and Research programs, and Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania’s Center for Autism Research.

Bruce and his wife, Hilde, are the founders of the Amanda Sham Resource Center for Children with Special Needs at the Old York Road Temple Beth Am in Abington, PA. This is a nationally acclaimed program that has serviced hundreds of children over the years, regardless of their learning differences or ability to pay