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Special Needs Awareness


February 2011 Special Needs Calendar


What's Going on in Indy!



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February 01, 2011
Check out what's happening in Indianapolis this month for the Special Needs community...

What: Spanish-Speaking Support Group sponsored by the Autism Society of America-Indiana Chapter

When: Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Easter Seals Crossroads, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Dana Renay at 317-658-2973

What: When Actions Speak Louder Than Words, a workshop by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism

When: Feb. 3, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Tecumseh Junior High School, Lafayette

Cost: $125, advance registration required

Contact: Visit http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/styles/iidc/defiles/IRCA/Feb_&_March_When_brochure.pdf

What: My Child Has Special Needs: Now What?, a workshop by About Special Kids

When: Feb. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: St. Joseph Hospital & Health, Kokomo

Cost: Free

Contact: Visit www.aboutspecialkids.org or email asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org

What: Autism Family Resource Center Grandparents' Support Group

When: Feb. 9, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Where: Easter Seals Crossroads, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Diane Quillico at 317-882-1914 or Linda Knoderer at 317-816-1381

What: Roadmap to Special Education: Laws and Process, a workshop by About Special Kids

When: Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Bloomington

Cost: $40 for families, $75 for professionals

Contact: Visit www.aboutspecialkids.org or email asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org

What: Karaoke Night, ages 13+

When: Feb. 11, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $6

Contact: Brooke Taflinger at btaflinger@carmelclayparks.com

What: Roadmap to Special Education: Laws and Process, a workshop by About Special Kids

When: Feb. 12, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: St. Mary's Center for Children, Evansville

Cost: $40 for families, $75 for professionals

Contact: Visit www.aboutspecialkids.org or email asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org

What: Planning for Your Dependent with Special Needs: Making Their Future More Secure, a workshop hosted by Hamilton County Autism Support Group

When: Feb. 12, 9 - 10 a.m.

Where: White River Christian Church, Noblesville

Cost: Free

Contact: Beth Schweigel at bkschweigel@aol.com

What: Valentine's Day dance, ages 13+

When: Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $10

Contact: Brooke Taflinger at btaflinger@carmelclayparks.com

What: Autism Family Resource Center Parents' Support Group

When: Feb. 16, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Where: Easter Seals Crossroads, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Erica O'Neil or Katy Messuri at 317-466-1000

What: Public Health Insurance: What You Don't Know Can Cost You, a workshop by About Special Kids

When: Feb. 18,

Where: East 91st Street Christian Church, Indianapolis

Cost: $40 for families, $75 for professionals

Contact: Visit www.aboutspecialkids.org or email asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org

What: Roadmap to Special Education, a workshop by About Special Kids

When: Feb. 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: South Bend Chocolate Cafe, South Bend

Cost: $40 for families, $75 for professionals

Contact: Visit www.aboutspecialkids.org or email asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org

What: The Arc of Indiana's 4th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Tournament

When: Feb. 20, registration begins at noon, Shuffle Up and Deal commences at 1:30 p.m.

Where: The Rathskeller, Indianapolis

Cost: $100 initial buy-in, one-time add-ons $25

Contact: Visit www.arcind.org/forum-event

What: Teen Night Out

When: Feb. 25, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: Free

Contact: Brooke Taflinger at btaflinger@carmelclayparks.com

What: Young Athletes, ages 2-7

When: Mondays, Feb. 7 - Mar. 28, 6-6:45 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: Free

Contact: Brooke Taflinger at btaflinger@carmelclayparks.com

What: Icky, Gooey, Slimy!, ages 3-10

When: Tuesdays, Feb. 1-22, 4-5 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $20

Contact: Brooke Taflinger at btaflinger@carmelclayparks.com

What: Yoga, ages 15+

When: Tuesdays, Feb. 1-22, 4-5 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $25

Contact: Brooke Taflinger at btaflinger@carmelclayparks.com

What: TRY-A-Thon, ages 13+

When: Wednesdays, Feb. 2-23, 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: $25

Contact: Brooke Taflinger at btaflinger@carmelclayparks.com

What: Social Etiquette for ages 6-12

When: Thursdays, Feb. 3 - 24, 6-7 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: $20

Contact: Brooke Taflinger at btaflinger@carmelclayparks.com

What: Hamilton County Autism Support Group monthly meetings

When: 2nd Saturday of each month, 9-11 a.m.

Where: White River Christian Church, Noblesville

Cost: Free

Contact: Beth Schweigel at bkschweigel@aol.com

What: Easter Seals Crossroads Parents' Night Out, East

When: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Easter Seals Crossroads, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Anna Marie House at 317-466-2006

What: Easter Seals Crossroads Parents' Night Out, South

When: 1st Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Indian Creek Christian Church, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Anna Marie House at 317-466-2006

What: Easter Seals Crossroads Parents' Night Out, North

When: 3rd Friday of every month, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Trinity Wesleyan Church (Kids Kastle), Fishers

Cost: Free

Contact: Anna Marie House at 317-466-2006

What: Easter Seals Crossroads Parents' Night Out, West

When: 4th Friday of every month

Where: Speedway United Methodist Church, Speedway

Cost: Free

Contact: Anna Marie House at 317-466-2006

Know of an upcoming event benefitting Indianapolis' special needs community? Email Carrie Bishop at freelancewritercarrie@gmail.com.

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