Autism Events & Training

Neuroscience & Therapeutics Annual Congress Conference

Scott Garner, Founding Member of the Indiana Autism Alliance will be speaking on Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Annual Congress On Neuroscience & Therapeutics in Toronto, Canada on September 24th, 2018. To learn more visit –

Celebrate Autism

Open to the Public

Saturday, April 21st, 2018
12-3 PM
IPFW Walb Classic Ballroom

Performances by the Musical Buddies, Mini Wizard of Oz musical, the Chimers, and adaptive dance classes brought to you by It Is Music Time LLC.

  • Performances by participants from It Is Music Time
  • Displays by local artists
  • Parent and teacher informational sessions
  • Resources
  • Sensory activities for all ages

Co-hosted by: IPFW Special Education Programs
Jane Leatherman,, 260-481-5742

It Is Music Time
Heather Palmer,, 260-437-3083


Wings for Autism

Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Check-in 3 PM
Fort Wayne International Airport

Easterseals Arc, Fort Wayne International Airport, and Allegiant Airline will present Wings for Autism, an airport “rehearsal” designed for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families, on April 28. Participants will practice entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security, and boarding a plane.

This event is free, however, advance registration is required. Seating is limited, so register today!

Register at


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.

  • 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.


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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