Autism Events & Training

Informational Workshop about SSI in Indiana

ICAN & Paytons Place, ARC of Indiana and the Autism Society of Indiana are collaborating to bring to the public a unique workshop about SSI in Indiana.

We recognize that the process for obtaining SSI can be a very confusing process for many and the rules have changed in recent years.

This workshop, provided by Karly Sciortino-Poulter of ARC of Indiana is open to the public. Karly will be giving an overview of SSI, what the process looks like, what the roadblocks are, and how to deal with those roadblocks. She will also be discussing how best to present your case for application for SSI. We encourage everyone who is working with or caring for someone with a disability to attend, especially those individuals who will be turning 18 soon, as that is a critical time in this process.

Please feel free to share with any interested parties.

Date & Time:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 6 P.M.

ICAN & Paytons Place
409 East Cook Road, Suite 100
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

If you have any questions about this workshop please contact Kelly Pence.

Kelly Pence
800-609-8449 Ext 303

Support Groups

Boundaries Crossed: Asperger’s Youth Group
Application required before attending meetings
(See Flyer for details)

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 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.

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – closed to the public
  • Sunday, May 28, 2017 – open to the public
  • 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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