Autism Events & Training

2018 Science Central Schedule

2018 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.

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
  • Sunday, January 21, 2018
  • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
  • Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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.

March 17, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
Indiana State Fairgrounds – Harvest Pavilion
1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Come join us for the 2018 Central Indiana Autism Expo to learn about the local autism services, programs, support and resources for those affected by autism in and around Indiana. You will meet with local autism providers and exhibitors who have information, tools and other items to share. There will be a wide variety of things to see and buy!


HABA is pleased to host Bob Ryan at the January Quarterly Meeting

January 12th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fishers Branch – Hamilton East Library: 5 Municipal Dr. Fishers, IN 46308

2 CEUs Available

1:00pm – 3:00pm – Precision Teaching: Better Measuring, Better Teaching, Better Learning!

3:00pm – 3:30pm – Q & A with Kim Dodson or Mile Leppert: Licensure for BCBAs in Indiana _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Magic with Cody Clark

Carol Gray Social Stories

Support Groups


Boundaries Crossed Aspergers Youth Group

This is a teen social group for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Meet the 1st Tuesday of every month
Ivy Tech Community College-NW 3500 N. Anthony
6:15 – 7:15 PM

For more information about the group and meeting times and locations email Tommy Guest at or call 260-446-6532

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 at the 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 meets 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 at 260-920-2632


January 26, 2018 Family Fun Night 6-8 PM at Plaza Park International Prep Academy

7301 Lincoln Ave., Evansville. A program for families in our community raising a child on the autism spectrum, or with Down Syndrome. Bring the whole family to enjoy an evening together in a safe, fun environment. Volunteers from around the community oversee activities such as rock wall climbing, mini parachute, Legos, wooden trains, sensory area, face painting, balloon artists, table tennis, music, dancing, games, crafts and more. This is a FREE event. Register at the door.

Parent/Caregiver Support Group Schedule

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 6-7:30 PM

February 8 – Amy Howard from InSource on Special Education 101

March 8 – Susan Turley Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Coordinator at Easterseals on How Can Technology Help My Child Learn Language and Communicate

April 12 – Field Trip to Jacob’s Village We will meet in their community room to learn about their services and go on a tour. Details will be posted on our website calendar and Facebook page as they become available.

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