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Special Needs Awareness


May 2011 Special Needs Calendar



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May 01, 2011
Check out what's happening in Indianapolis this month for the special needs community...

What: Brain Balance Indianapolis Parent Lecture

When: Tues., May 3, 7 p.m.

Where: Brain Balance Achievement Center Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Julie Peterson at 317-8433-9200 or jpeterson@brainbalancecenters.com

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

When: Tues., May 3, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Where: Special Kids Support Group, Kokomo

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, and Susan Hunter, Attorney at Law

When: Thurs., May 5, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Where: Delaware Township Community Center, Fishers

Cost: Free

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

What: Star Autism Support Training, Two-Day Workshop

When: Thurs., May 5 - Fri., May 6

Where: Central Indiana Educational Services Center, Indianapolis

Cost: $300

Contact: Visit www.iidc.indiana.edu/irca or contact Kim Davis at davisk@indiana.edu at 812-855-6508 for questions about workshop content or Donna Beasley at dbeasley@indiana.edu or 812-855-6508

What: Adaptive Prom

When: Sat., May 7, 6-8 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $10

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

What: Muscle Up

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 10-26, 4-5 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $30

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

What: Job Prep

When: Tuesdays, May 10-31, 6-7 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $20

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

What: Autism Family Resource Center Grandparents' Support Group

When: Wed., May 11, 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: Easter Seals Crossroads, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

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

What: Fantastic Fridays

When: Fri., May 13, 6-8:30 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $10

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

What: Hamilton County Autism Support Group, featuring speaker Angela Bricker on managing behaviors

When: Sat., May 14, 9-11 a.m.

Where: White River Christian Church, Noblesville

Cost: Free with free childcare, RSVP required

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

What: Hamilton County Autism Support Group's Siblings Group

When: Sat., May 14, 9-11 a.m.

Where: White River Christian Church, Noblesville

Cost: Free

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

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

When: Sat., May 14, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Fishers Parks and Recreation Department, Fishers

Cost: Free

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

What: Autism Family Resource Center Parents' Support Group

When: Wed., May 18, 5:30-7 p.m.

Where: Easter Seals Crossroads, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

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

What: Karaoke Night

When: Fri., May 20, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $6

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

What: Parent's Information Clinic

When: Sat., May 21, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $5

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

What: Brain Balance Indianapolis Open House

When: Sat., May 21, noon - 2 p.m.

Where: Brain Balance Achievement Center Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Julie Peterson at 317-8433-9200 or jpeterson@brainbalancecenters.com

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

When: Sat., May 21, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Where: Monon Community Center, Carmel

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: Tues., May 24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Indiana Resource Center for Families with Special Needs, Lafayette

Cost: Free

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

What: Parent's Information Clinic

When: Thurs., May 26, 6:30-8 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center

Cost: $5

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

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

When: Thurs., May 26, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: Free

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

What: Teen Night Out

When: Fri., May 27, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: Free

Contact: Joelle Ogle at 317-466-2001 x2420

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 benefiting 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.
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