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Special Needs Awareness


April 2011 Special Needs Calendar



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

What: Behavior Analysis Center for Autism (BACA) - Open House

When: Sat., April 2, 11am - 2pm

Where: 9929 E. 126th St., Fishers IN 46038

Cost: Free

Contact: 317-288-5232 or www.thebaca.com

What: Your Dependent with Special Needs. Making their Future More Secure, lecture by Gordon F. Homes, Jr., CFP

When: Mon., April 4, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Reach High Consulting, 2100 South Liberty Dr., Ste. 102, Bloomington

Cost: Free

Contact: Mary Alter at 317-712-5041 or malter1@metlife.com

What: Your Dependent with Special Needs. Making their Future More Secure, lecture by Gordon F. Homes, Jr., CFP

When: Thurs., April 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Where: Cornerstone Autism Center, 360 Polk St., Greenwood

Cost: Free

Contact: Mary Alter at 317-712-5041 or malter1@metlife.com

What: Movie Night with the Autism Society of Indiana and Noble of Indiana

When: Thurs., April 7, 4 - 6 p.m.

Where: Cinema Grill, Indianapolis

Cost: $6.50, includes soda and popcorn

Contact: Call 317-375-4256 or email Molly.Lang@nobleofindiana.org or Dana@inautism.org

What: Public Health Insurance: What You Don't Know Can Cost You

When: Fri., April 8, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Hobart Police South Station in the Westfield Shopping Center, Merrillville

Cost: $40 for family members, $75 for professionals

Contact: asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org or visit www.aboutspecialkids.org

What: Your Dependent with Special Needs. Making their Future More Secure, lecture by Gordon F. Homes, Jr., CFP

When: Fri., April 8, 11 a.m. - noon

Where: Northside Christian Church, New Albany

Cost: Free

Contact: Mary Alter at 317-712-5041 or malter1@metlife.com

What: Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Karaoke Night

When: Fri., April 8, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center, Program Room A

Cost: $6

Contact: Brooke Taflinger at 317-573-5245, btaflinger@carmelclayparks.com

What: Your Dependent with Special Needs. Making their Future More Secure, lecture by Gordon F. Homes, Jr., CFP

When: Tues., April 12, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Where: George's Neighborhood Grill, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Mary Alter at 317-712-5041 or malter1@metlife.com

What: Brain Balance Parent Lecture

When: Tues., April 12, 7 p.m.

Where: Brain Balance Achievement Center, 9510 N. Meridian St., Ste. D, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Julie Peterson at 317-843-9200, jpeterson@brainbalancecenters.com

What: My Child Has Special Needs: Now What?

When: Fri., April 15, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: St. Joseph Hospital & Health, Kokomo

Cost: Free

Contact: asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org or visit www.aboutspecialkids.org

What: Temple Grandin film screening

When: Fri., April 15, 7 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: Free

Contact: Call 317-375-4256 or email Molly.Lang@nobleofindiana.org or Dana@inautism.org

What: Your Dependent with Special Needs. Making their Future More Secure, lecture by Gordon F. Homes, Jr., CFP

When: Sat., April 16, 9 a.m.

Where: The Indianapolis Children's Museum, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Mary Alter at 317-712-5041 or malter1@metlife.com

What: 2011 Zionsville Little League Challenger Team

When: Opening game: Sat., April 16, 10 a.m.

Where: Lions Park Field #3, Zionsville

Cost: $125 registration fee

Contact: John Chamberlain at johnh_chamberlain@earthlink.net

What: Third Annual Voices of the Spectrum

When: Sat., April 16, 4-6 p.m.

Where: East Street Studios, Westfield

Cost: Free

Contact: Jane Grimes at janegrimes@hcasg.org

What: Best Buddies Indiana Friendship Walk

When: Sun., April 17, 7:30 a.m. registration and packet pick-up

Where: White River State Park Canal, Indianapolis

Cost: $17 pre-registration fee for 5K competitive run and walk, $15 pre-registration non-competitive walk, $25 race-day registration fee

Contact: Kristen Moreland at ksmoreland@gmail.com or at 317-506-5099

What: Your Dependent with Special Needs. Making their Future More Secure, lecture by Gordon F. Homes, Jr., CFP

When: Thurs, April 21, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Carey Services, Marion

Cost: Free

Contact: Mary Alter at 317-712-5041 or malter1@metlife.com

What: Drawing a Blank: Improving Reading Comprehension for Good Decoders with Autism Spectrum Disorders

When: Thurs., April 21, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Noblesville Intermediate School, Noblesville

Cost: $90

Contact: Visit www.iidc.indiana.edu/irca to register

What: Public Health Insurance: What You Don't Know Can Cost You

When: Fri., April 22, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Easter Seals ARC, Fort Wayne

Cost: $40 for family members, $75 for professionals

Contact: asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org or visit www.aboutspecialkids.org

What: Brain Balance Open House

When: Sat., April 23, noon - 2 p.m.

Where: Brain Balance Achievement Center, 9510 N. Meridian St., Ste. D, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Julie Peterson at 317-843-9200, jpeterson@brainbalancecenters.com

What: How Br'er Rabbit Outsmarts the Frogs 30-minute Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra performance

When: Sat., April 23, 2 p.m. for autism friendly performance

Where: Central Library Auditorium, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Call 317-375-4256 or email Molly.Lang@nobleofindiana.org or Dana@inautism.org

What: Your Dependent with Special Needs. Making their Future More Secure, lecture by Gordon F. Homes, Jr., CFP

When: Mon., April 26, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Greenwood

Cost: Free

Contact: Mary Alter at 317-712-5041 or malter1@metlife.com

What: Your Dependent with Special Needs. Making their Future More Secure, lecture by Gordon F. Homes, Jr., CFP

When: Thurs., April 28, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Where: Warsaw Community Schools, Warsaw

Cost: Free

Contact: Mary Alter at 317-712-5041 or malter1@metlife.com

What: Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation Game Night

When: Tuesdays, April 5 - 26, 6-7 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center, Program Room C

Cost: $20

Contact: Brooke Taflinger at 317-573-5245, btaflinger@carmelclayparks.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

What: Applied Behavior Center for Autism Book Drive

When: Month of April

Where: Applied Behavior Center for Autism centers in Indianapolis and Greenwood

Cost: New or gently used books

Contact: Jane Grimes at jane@appliedbehaviorcenter.org or 317-849-5437 x112

What: Hamilton County Autism Support Group

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

Where: White River Christian Church, Noblesville

Cost: Free

Contact: Jane Grimes at janegrimes@hcasg.org or 317-403-6705

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

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Carrie Bishop is a freelance writer and mother of two young sons whose daily antics inspire her work and life. Contact her at freelancewritercarrie@gmail.com.

Tags: In This Issue, Parenting, Special Needs

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