Autism Events & Training


Friday August 18, 2017

7-10 pm | Broadmoor Country Club, Indianapolis | 2155 Kessler Boulevard West Drive


  • Tapas menu by Broadmoor’s chef

  • Wine by Manolo’s Wines

  • Jazz by Monika Herzig and Carolyn Dutton

  • Host WFIU’s David Brent Johnson

  • Silent auction

The Foundation for Autism Resources is pleased to announce our signature fundraiser Tapas Wine and Jazz, Friday, August 18, 2017, at the beautiful Broadmoor Country Club in Indianapolis.  FAR’s annual event raises funds to connect local children with autism, and their families, to opportunity by providing access to therapy, support, and resources. Last year FAR provided over 25,000 hours of therapy to Hoosier children and families.

Tapas, Wine & Jazz 2017 will feature jazz artist Monika Herzig and Carolyn Dutton with host David Brent Johnson of WFIU. Fine wines from Manolo’s Wines will accompany an original menu.

There will also be a silent auction and art by children.

Single tickets $50

Tables and Sponsorships Available

Click here to order tickets

Contact Shana at

Autism Evansville Presents – Family Fun Night

Friday, August 18th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
@ The Children’s Museum of Evansville | 22 S.E. 5th St., Evansville

A Free event exclusively for Autism Spectrum Disorder & Down Syndrome families. Learn more at, email or call 812-202-9405.

Click here to download the event flyer.


Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana Presents:
An Evening of Champions

August 9th, 2017 at 5pm.
1027 West Rudisill,
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Our Evening of Champions is taking place on August 9 starting at 5 pm. It will be held at the Lincoln Financial Event Center at Parkview Field. The evening will include heavy appetizers, live and silent auctions, guest speakers, and a performance by Jacob’s Well, a local band whose music focuses on mental health and suicide prevention messaging. Also, as the name suggests, we are recognizing some mental health champions in our community at an award ceremony during our program.

Join us for the Evening of Champions on August 9, 2017 at 5 PM. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Save the Date
Annual Conference featuring Zach Anner
Guest Star of ABC’s hit sitcom Speechless

What? The Arc of Indiana and Self-Advocates of Indiana are partnering for our 2017 Conference, Annual Meeting, and Impact Awards Luncheon featuring Zach Anner, an award-winning comedian, author, and YouTube Star.

The conference is an opportunity for families, people with I/DD, and professionals to share critical information on disability issues and recognize those who are making a significant difference in the lives of people with I/DD.

502 East Event CenterCarmel, IN

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Registration will open on September 20, 20

12th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars

Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Four Seasons Hotel, in Westlake Village, CA

Please join us for ACT Today!’s 12th Annual Denim, Diamonds & Stars, benefiting underserved children with autism, on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Four Seasons Hotel, in Westlake Village, CA.

The gala will feature red carpet arrivals, cocktail reception, live entertainment, silent & live auctions and a seated, 3-course dinner program with special tributes to our 2017 honorees Grammy winner/actress Olivia Newton-John, actress Kimberly Hebert Gregory (HBO’s “Vice Principals”), TV personality/entrepreneur Shervin Roohparvar (Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset”), and dermatologist/dermatological surgeon Dr. Anna Guanche.

For more information and to purchase your ticket and/or table, visit


Autism Speaks was founded on love. The organization was created by grandparents of a child with autism. Their love for their grandson was so great that it became the cornerstone of the world’s leading autism organization…and that love is reflected in the eyes of thousands of volunteers and supporters.

Now it is up to us, the autism community, to keep that love going and growing. And we need everyone to help. You can power the love by fundraising for the Indianapolis Walk.  Please register today.  At Autism Speaks the funds you raise will support our mission to enhance lives today while accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Event Details:
Indianapolis Walk
Date: 09/09/2017
White River State Park – State Museum Lawn
Register Now

Once you sign up, forward this email to your friends and family and invite them to join your fundraising team. All are welcome at the Indianapolis Walk. The more who fundraise, the greater our impact.

Thank you for being an important part of the Autism Speaks community. You are the power behind the love and we can’t wait to see you in 9/9/2017.

Lisa Radtke

P.S. Register today!

Support Groups


Asperger’s Adult Group
This support group is for both individuals with Asperger’s and those caring for them. They meet the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria Lutheran Hospital.

Contact John Graham for more details at

Encourage, Empower and Enjoy the Autism Spectrum
This is a support group for caregivers of people with autism. They meet the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 PM to 8:00

Dupont branch library
536 E Dupont Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

For more information about this support group email Susan Crowell at or call (800) 609 – 8449, ext. 333.

Dekalb County Autism Support Group
This support group will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m at DeKalb Health.

Park in Lot C, Enter Door#61
DeKalb Health Medical Arts East
1314 East 7th Street, Auburn, IN 46706
Conference Room 303B
For more information, call: DeKalb Health Physical and
Occupational Rehabilitation Department


2017 Parent/Caregiver Support Group Schedule

August 10 6:00-8:00 PM at Hacienda Restaurant, 711 N. First Ave., Evansville.  Some appetizers will be provided by Autism Evansville.  There is no speaker scheduled for this meeting.  This will be a time for parents and caregivers to meet and socialize. 

Please note that due to the size of our group, our meeting location has changed to the meeting room at

Oaklyn Library, 3001 Oaklyn Dr., Evansville

September 14 Sandy Stabenfeldt on PATINS and ICAM:  How we can assist your child!

October 12 Karly Sciortino-Poulter from The ARC of Indiana on Navigating the SSI Process

November 9 Jessica Wood, OTD from Forefront Therapy on Sensory Processing Differences – Part 2 (please come even if you missed Part 1 in July!)

*No meeting in December 

Please check the calendar on our website for any last minute changes.

Email, call 812-202-9405, or visit for more information

2017 Science Central Schedule

2017 Science Central will be opening our doors to the Special Abilities community thanks to the generous support of the AWS Foundation. All are welcome, but Pre-registration is required. As a result of increased demand for programming, this year we have Six (6) dates that you/your group/your organization can attend, one or all, dedicated to providing fun science education for people with intellectual, and physical disabilities.

  • Sunday, August 13, 2017 – open to the public
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – closed to the public
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 – open to the public

We will be making modifications to traditional programming.

  • Light and sound reduction in some areas
  • Higher light levels in areas that are usually dark
  • Access to listening devices
  • A less crowded environment free from unnecessary distractions
  • Extra staff on hand
  • Additional demonstrations with extra tactile stimulation

The Indiana Autism Alliance has FREE tickets available. To request tickets, please email Scott Garner at

To learn more and to register for any of the dates visit, or if you want to get on the calendar right away visit this online registration form (preferred recommendation) HERE. Or contact the registrar at 260-424-2400×451.

You/Your group/Your organization can have a wonderful interactive experience at Science Central.


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