Upcoming Events

Virtual Harvest Party

When: October 9, 2021

Where: Zoom

Register Here

Join the Autism Society of Indiana’s Virtual Harvest Party via Zoom on October 9, 2021 from noon – 1pm. The first 30 families in the Indianapolis area will receive a free pumpkin, craft kit, and fall fun items. The first 20 families in Indiana that register will be mailed a craft kit and fun fall items. 

Download the event flyer here


Annual Summit on Autism Expo

When: July 20 – 22, 2022

Where: London, UK and via Zoom

Purchase Tickets Here

Founder of the Indiana Autism Alliance and Special Needs Advocate, Scott Garner, will be speaking at the 2022 Annual Summit on Autism Expo. Date and time TBD.

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Mainstay Client Concert

When: September 25, 2021

Where: Sweetwater Sound – 5501 US 30 W Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Mainstay is excited to announce a new annual tradition for our Mainstay clients! Many of you have been working hard to prepare a musical piece to share with us, and we are very excited to watch each and every performance! Sweetwater has graciously donated the use of their Performance Theatre for our use throughout this music-filled day. Please feel free to send forward this invitation to friends and family who would enjoy coming to support you!

**masks and distancing will be requested in the audience, performers may remove their mask during their performance**


Community Inclusive Expo

When: October 10, 2021

Where: Park Foundation Pavilion Promenade Park

Community Inclusive Expo Sunday October 10, 1:00-5:00 p.m. Park Foundation Pavilion Promenade Park, 202 W. Superior St Fort Wayne, IN: Come play with Three Rivers Visiting therapy dogs, interact with our bubble light machine and sensory toys, make a sensory toy (while supplies last), and play sensory interactive games. Hear from speakers on topics such as gaining employment while having a disability. Visit booths from businesses and organizations that offer services and products to those who have special or adaptive needs. This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to be involved in the event or would like more information, email Stephanie.Bagley@cityoffortwayne.org.


Heart to Heart Conference

When: September 30, 2021

Where: Online

Our exhibitor rates are $75 (non-profit), and $150 (business/for-profit). This year’s free, virtual format is accessible to families all around the state, and ASL and Spanish session interpretation will be available. We are pleased that even more Indiana families and professionals will benefit from the connections and knowledge found at Heart to Heart.

If you would like to register as an exhibitor, please complete this form with your organization’s information.

Any questions? Please contact us at conference@fvindiana.org.


“The Child Behind the Symptoms” Conference

When: August 21, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Where: AWS Community Room | 5323 W. Jefferson Fort Wayne, IN

Online: Zoom Link to Join Live 

View More Details Here

Sponsored by Cats in a Dogs World, The MINDCAP Center, and Indiana Autism Alliance comes “The Child Behind the Symptoms” Conference.

There is a beautiful child hidden behind the symptoms we call autism. This is a limited seating ticketed event with free entry. Practitioners, parents, and supporters are invited to meet, by Zoom, Dr. Shoshana Levin Fox from the Feuerstein Institute in Israel. The book by Dr Levin Fox, “An Autism Casebook for Parents and Practitioners: The Child Behind the Symptoms” will be available to purchase for $30.

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact any of the following:


ASK 2021 Founders Breakfast

When: October 14, 2021 from 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Learn More Information: https://www.aboutspecialkids.org/events/ask-founders-kitchen-table-breakfast/

ASK and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis have recently entered into a partnership with the desire to work collaboratively to serve families raising children with special needs who would benefit from increased accessibility or additional accommodations while visiting the museum. Although the main goal of the collaboration is to ensure museum exhibits are accessible for all families, the partnership is also in place to support each other’s critical work.


Make It – Take It (MITI)

When: Thursdays from 3 – 5:00 pm

Where: Online

Register Here: https://handsinautism.iupui.edu/services/workshops/miti/

This workshop series is designed to educate participants about evidence-based strategies, learn how to use these strategies with individuals with ASD across settings, as well as to discuss and plan various materials tailored for the individual(s) you know.


Three Rivers Festival

When: Friday, July 16, 2021 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Where: 102 Three Rivers North, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

More Information Here: https://www.threeriversfestival.org/

Three Rivers Festival will be hosting a Sensory Friendly Midway. This event is open to anyone with sensory challenges and their families.



2021 Indiana Adult Guardianship Virtual Symposium

When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 9:15 am to 5:00 pm ET

Where: Online

Buy Tickets Here: (Free) https://www.crowdcast.io/e/IN_Adult_Guardianship/register

Registration is now open for the “2021 Indiana Adult Guardianship Virtual Symposium—Casting a Safety Net for Indiana’s Vulnerable Adults”! Please join us on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, from 9:15 am to 5:00 pm ET, as we provide a forum for education and advocacy on adult guardianship issues in Indiana. There will be several amazing presentations and speakers, including Attorney and National Speaker, Terry Hammond, presenting on “The Guardianship of Rosa Parks.” Please see the attached agenda for further information about this event.



Sensory Friendly at Sky Zone

When: First Sunday of the Month

Where: Sky Zone Fort Wayne – 401 Fernhill Ave Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Buy Tickets Here: https://skyzonefortwayne.centeredgeonline.com/areas/areas

Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory Friendly hours provide a quieter, more relaxed jumping experience. Just a chance to jump and smile! Sky Zone will turn off the music & dial down the distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. We welcome children & adults with special needs and their siblings, family & friends to enjoy the park just like every other jumper.