is becoming a “social detective” and uses strategies to help him socialize with his friends, pay attention in class, and stay calm.

struggled with change and following schedules. After using a visual schedule, he will now independently and appropriately play with toys for any amount of time.

would not even touch a piece of chicken this past September.  Now he is eating small pieces of chicken for his food program!


Nov. 11: Gordon Homes, Financial Planning for Special Needs.
Free admission. 1-3 p.m. at Cornerstone West Lafayette

Nov. 13: Cookies and Conversation, Greenwood
5:30-6:30 p.m. Lending library and resource table will be available at this event.

Nov. 20 and 21: Barefoot Books parties at the Columbus Center, 3:30  p.m. on 11/20 and 8:30 a.m. on 11/21. Order books at the party and earn free books for the center.

Nov. 21: Lego Bricks 4 Kids, West Lafayette 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. We will build a Lego spin art machine and then make a paper plate spin art craft. Children may take home their turkey craft but not the Legos. Parent(s) must accompany their child. Siblings welcome. Open to the public. $10 per child. Register online at this link and click on our event.


Dec. 3: Project Lifesaver, West Lafayette
5:30 – 6:30 pm. Sgt. Brian Lowe, Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office. Free and open to the public.

Dec. 6: Lights Up, Sound Down Sensory Film -- Penguins of Madagascar.
Eastside 9 Theater in Lafayette,  10 am.
Free to the first 100 people that RSVP to:

Dec. 12: Make It Happen Day
All Centers Closed

Dec. 22-26:  Winter Break
All Centers Closed

A webinar from ASK (About Special Kids): All about dads. How to be a positive influence in both a child with special needs' life and the child’s mother's life (whether married, living together, divorced or otherwise.). What dads can do to be involved and make a difference. Click this link to learn more.


Hello! My name is Ashley Kahn. I live with my fiancé in West Lafayette, but we are both from Michigan City. I am getting married in November so wedding planning occupies most of my free time right now. It is a busy and exciting time! Besides wedding planning, in my free time I like to find new recipes or crafts on Pinterest, and spend time with family and friends. I would love to have a dog some day, preferably a small one!



Bekah and Meredith will be hosting review sessions at the Greenwood and West Lafayette Centers. Each training is offered at 8:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. on the days listed.


Greenwood trainings:
November 11th: Giving Instructions and Prompting
November 13th: Functions of Behavior
November 18th: Speaker and Listener Skills
November 20th: Behavior Intervention Plans

West Lafayette trainings:
November 11: Behavior and the Environment
November 18: Giving Instructions and Prompting
November 25: Speaker and Listener Skills
and What are Operants?




Click this photo to learn more about Barefoot Books from Cornerstone therapist Suzanne!



Watch this presentation by Dr. Alessio Fasano of the Autism Research Institute on the impact of GI problems in children with ASD.



How to Say: All Done / Finished

This sign is done using ‘5’ hand-shapes with both hands, and twisting the hands from the fronts of the hands facing out to the backs of the hands facing out. Doing it once with emphasis means ‘finished!’, but just twisting both hands back and forth at the wrist several times (which many kids do) just means ‘all done’.






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Curious George game: Apple Picking  




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