CB: Columbus | GW: Greenwood | WL: West Lafayette
- WL 4/14 8:45 am Breakfast and Behavior: Parent Appreciation! We will be serving breakfast and doing two crafts; one sensory and one for the home.
- WL 4/16 6:30 - 9:30 Hooley For Autism (Cost) This fun, Celtic roots-rock concert will raise Autism Awareness and funds to benefit the Cornerstone Autism Foundation Click here for more information
- GW Saturday 4/18 9 am – 5 pm Biomedical Interventions for Autism Conference. Learn how people with Autism are often affected by nutrient deficiencies and GI health. Open to the public. (Cost) Click here to register! Two Parent Scholarships still available, email Sheila for details.
- GW 4/24 8:45 am Breakfast and Behavior, Guest Speaker Natalie Miller: Life as a Young Adult with Autism Spectrum Disorder Free and open to the public.
- Archers for Autism -- Meets every 2 weeks at the Outdoorsman in Greenwood, Indiana. Fee is $7 per session. Contact Johnny Sons, 317-753-8454 or Jsons77@gmail.com
- Tippy Stars: WL special needs baseball. Players aged 5-18 (we are strict with the bottom age but have some older players than 18--it depends upon the player). Last season, we had six teams of about 8-9 players each. Direct questions to Cari Carpenter <email@example.com> Extremely laid back and have some kids in wheelchairs, walkers, etc. It is highly social also with typical teams coming in to assist and have fun. There is no competition and we play mostly like TeeBall rules.
- 4/4 9 am, I CAN 5K and Autism Walk. Richards Elementary in Columbus. http://www.signmeup.com/106328
- 4/16 Family Bingo Night at the Greenwood Community Center for Johnson County Autism Support Group. 100 Surina Way, 6-7:30pm. Join us for a night of food, games and prizes. Check in and pizza begins at 6:00 followed by Bingo at 6:30pm. This event is free, but you must sign up in advance. firstname.lastname@example.org
- May 20 - 24, Chicago. Autism One National Conference (Cost) AutismOne is a nonprofit, parent-driven organization that provides education and supports advocacy efforts for children and families touched by an autism diagnosis. http://www.autismone.org/
- 5/21 Parent Share, JCASG We will focus our discussion on transitioning to life after high school. Kira Noerr from Franklin College will join us to talk about the INSPIRE program, 6:30-8pm at Mt. Auburn UMC, 3100 W Stones Crossing, Greenwood, 46143. http://jcasg.com/
- 5/30 9 am Walk Now for Autism Speaks / Hayden's Hope If interested in donating, participating in a raffle, or walking please contact Christina 317-670-6733.
- 6/11 7-10 pm, Special Olympics Torch Run. See below for details.
Success Stories: Katarina
When she started therapy, Kat was unable to tell her therapists that she wanted to swing. Kat would make sounds, but could not pair them with desired objects or activities. Her frustration levels were high, and screaming tantrums were a common occurrence. Now, her tantrums have decreased because her ability to vocally communicate has increased! Read her full story and see a video of her progress at this link.
My mom is a special education teacher, so I've always had a soft spot for special needs. I'm having fun learning the process to become a registered behavior technician. I have one son Jack who is 14 months old, and two fur babies, Payton and Hal. Being a mom is pretty much the coolest and most exhausting thing ever. In my free time, I'm a TV junkie, but I also like to craft: tutus, scarves, hats, knitting and sewing. I'm also trying to get our house in order to try to buy a house.
My favorite healthy recipe:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons flour (wheat, rice, potato)
1/2 - 2/3 cup of milk (or non dairy alternative)
1/2 - 1 cup cheese (or non dairy alternative)
Salt and pepper to taste
Rinse quinoa and boil with water for 15 minutes or until fully cooked. In a separate pan melt butter and add flour to make a roux. Slowly add milk until mixture is smooth and desired consistency is achieved. Add cheese to taste and stir until melted. Pour into quinoa and add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 4 servings, or twoish if you love food as much as I do.
Keurig Drawing: Final Month!
Cornerstone families may choose to participate to win a Keurig Coffee Maker and a supply of Keurig samples. In order to be entered in the drawing, you must meet the following requirements between February and April:
- Attend at least one event offered by our Parent Liaison (Support Groups, Biomedical Conference, workshops, etc.) or meet with her individually
- Attend at least one Breakfast & Behavior or meet individually with your center’s training coordinator (Greenwood and Columbus: Bekah Missi, West Lafayette: Meredith Mates)
- Have complete 2015 enrollment packet turned in to your Center Manager (all the start of year forms)
- Must be a current kiddo during month of April to win
We will announce the winning family in May. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Hooley For Autism
This fun, Celtic roots-rock concert and silent auction in West Lafayette will raise Autism Awareness and funds for the Cornerstone Autism Foundation.
Visit https://shamrockerandroll.ticketbud.com/hooley-for-autism-lafayette to register.
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Childcare or Carpooling
Several families have asked about possible child care or carpooling. If anyone is interested or may know of someone outside of Cornerstone who would be interested, please email Sheila! email@example.com
Explore recent research addressing the links between autism and environmental toxins. Click here to learn more.
Epigenetics studies the links between environmental factors and genetic triggers. Explore recent research addressing autism and epigenetics.
Recent research addressing the increasing incidence of autism.
Parent Ratings of Behavioral Effects of Biomedical Interventions: Since 1967 the Autism Research Institute has been collecting parent ratings of the usefulness of the many interventions tried on their autistic children. Click here to see the PDF.
Sleeplessness in Autism: Research is increasingly pointing to underlying medical issues as a significant factor in sleep disruption associated with ASD.
Generation Rescue provides autism treatment support through its Rescue Angels program.
Rescue Angels are parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder who have seen significant improvement or loss of diagnosis through the use of biomedical intervention.
Our Rescue Angels donate their time to answer questions, give guidance and provide resources for families starting out on their biomedical journey.
If you are looking to find a Rescue Angel, you can register to search for the mentor best suited for your family.
Please note that Rescue Angels are not medical doctors. They are mentors who donate their time to helping families in need by sharing their experiences. If you have specific questions about your child’s health, please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional.
To find and connect with a Rescue Angel click here.
Special Olympics Torch Run
Special Olympics promotes equality, respect and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, every day, through the power of sport.
Our Cornerstone Autism Center family would love to have YOUR participation in this once in a lifetime opportunity.
You can join us on Thursday, June 11th as we help deliver the Flame of Hope to Los Angeles for the 2015 World Games and raise money for the Special Olympics movement. Contact Becky firstname.lastname@example.org or Morgan email@example.com to become a torchbearer in the Unified Relay.
You can also participate the day of by lining the streets to cheer the Flame of Hope on. Or you could donate and become a promoter by sharing the link with your friends: ttp://uraa.donordrive.com/team/cornerstone
Help Team Cornerstone raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics movement!
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