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  • 7.14 – Play group, 4 p.m. @ the Homecroft Elementary park in Greenwood
  • 7.19 – Lights Up Sound Down Sensory Friendly Film. Airplanes: Fire and Rescue @ Eastside 9 Lafayette at 10 a.m. Register here.
  • 7.19 – AAI Autism Bike Ride. Click here for information.
  • 7.24 – Breakfast & Behavior @ Greenwood: Understanding Monthly Reports
  • 7.21 – Becky Cash, Nutritionist and Autism Mom: Supplements for Autism 6-7 p.m. in West Lafayette
  • 7.23 to 7.26 – Autism Society National Conference: Temple Grandin, Keynote

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  • 8.14 – Greenwood. National Speaker Dr. Devin Houston, Ph.D of Houston Enzymes: Enzymes for Autism. 9- 10 a.m.
  • 8.14 – West Lafayette. National Speaker Dr. Devin Houston, Ph.D of Houston Enzymes: Enzymes for Autism. 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • 8.23 to 8.24 – Gluten-Free Fest. State Fair Grounds. $15 Adult, $5 Children 5 or older. Saturday from 10-5 p.m., Sunday from 10-4 p.m.
  • Be on the lookout for more events in our August newsletter!
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Ethan

Ethan is using his words to ask for items and activities! He also is appropriately playing with friends. We are so proud of all of his accomplishments. Awesome job, Ethan!

Abby McCarthy, Therapist, West Lafayette

My name is Abby McCarthy, and I love being here at Cornerstone. I grew up in Lafayette and moved away to earn my Bachelors in Youth Ministry and Bible with a behavioral science minor at Grace College. There, I also met my husband. I was married and moved home in the summer of 2013. Part of the reason that I decided I wanted to work with children with autism was because of a special family member and the amazing family and amount of faith surrounding him. I have so much fun coming to work everyday, and I love to interact with every child. It is amazing to see the passion in each child. When I am not at Cornerstone, I focus my time on being a better wife, sister, daughter and friend. I love to be with my family, friends, cook and go antiquing. I believe that I am very blessed with the life that I have been given.

 

Isaiah

Isaiah is staying dry all day at Cornerstone after one week of toilet training! He is proud of his accomplishment and is excited to earn Cars stickers when he's dry. Isaiah's success inspired another kiddo to ask to go to the bathroom for the first time. Double success!

Alyssa Miller, Therapist, Greenwood

My degree is from Indiana University. I received a bachelor of science in Special Education and Elementary Education. Right now, I am currently seeking my masters in Special Education from Ball State University. I do not have a personal connection to Autism. From the time I was young, I always naturally had a passion for working with children, especially children with different abilities. I have a dog named Rocket who is my baby. He is 6-years-old and is a black lab. He is the best dog in the world! I am extremely close to my family. I have 2 older brothers and a sister-in-law. Our family owns a lake house that the entire family goes to every weekend during the nice weather months, so we are constantly together. I also have a nine-year-old nephew who I spoil like crazy! In my free time, I love to go to our lake house with my family. We fish, play cornhole, hike and go out on the boat. I also greatly enjoy baking! Anytime I am at home and am able to, I find an excuse to bake some type of tasty treat. I also love to play golf whenever I can. I played all through school. It started off something to do to spend time with my father and grandfather. Now it is my stress reliever. Any day is a great day when you are on the course!

 

  


 

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 Read a blog from our Sign Language Coordinator, Stephanie Dille, by clicking this link!


 

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99 Cents: Sago Mini Pet Cafe

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Feed the pets to learn about counting, colors and shapes.

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Free App: Breathe, Think, Do With Sesame

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Help a Sesame Street friend calm down and problem-solve everyday challenges. Both English and Spanish.

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82 Summer Activities For Families

with Special Needs

Click on the photo to go to the link.

 

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Healthy, Kid-Friendly Summer Snacks

Click on the photo to go to the link.

 


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Our lending library is available to ALL parents at ALL three of our centers!

To check out a book: 
1. Click this link to browse the books available. You can click the link at the far right of each title to read the Amazon review of the book.
2. Email Sheila Carney or Meredith Mates and let us know which book you'd like to borrow. 
3. We will send the book home with your kiddo! Allow a few days travel time to your center depending on the location of the book. 
4. Please return the book to your center with your kiddo within 2 weeks of receiving it.

Recently donated books from CAC parents include: 
"1,001 Tips for the Parents of Autistic Boys", 
"Raising a Sensory Smart Child", & 
"Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes"

If you don't have a Google account, click here for the list of titles.


 

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September 20, 2014 marks our 2nd Annual Make It Happen David Ide Memorial Run in Purdue Research Park. All of the funds raised from the event will go directly to the Cornerstone Autism Foundation. If you are interested in registering for our 5k or 1-mile walk/run, visit this online registration link. Also be sure to "like" our facebook page.

See you at the finish line!

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