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Jane Grimes: Autism Advocate
Jane Grimes, married to husband George for 7 years and has two daughters, Ally age 12, who attends Noblesville Schools and Taylor age 13 who attends a private school in Carmel,lives in Noblesville, IN. Her family has two dogs and two cats....the newest addition is Buckey their full-breed basset hound! Jane graduated from The Ohio State University in 1988 with a B.S. in Education and a minor in Pyschology. Jane spent several years in the education field and then moved into sales and marketing in the IT industry working for companies like Monster.com and CapGemini. She now works in the autism field as her older daughter was diagnosed with autism when she was six years old. Jane has written many articles about parent advocacy, trainings for parents, supporting families to include siblings, grandparents, neighbors and schools on autism. She has had a very successful career in starting the Hamilton County Autism Support Group as a non-profit organization and recently moving this to a state level non-profit now called the Indiana Autism Scholarship Foundation. Jane currently works fulltime as the Enrollment Director at the Applied Behavior Center for Autism and loves her job. "Seeing the progess of so many children diagnosed with autism at so many different levels, yet knowing they all have a place in our world to make a positive difference continues to motivate me to do more in our community."

Introducing Autism Advocate, Jane Grimes

April 20, 2012 | 08:58 AM

Autism! Well, thought I would start my first blog with what typically is an often topic of discussion both personally and professionally! Let's just keep this simple for right now....going into April and knowing it is Autism Awareness Month I thought I would bring everyone up to speed on the rates here in Indiana....1 in 83, yes, that is right. Higher than the national rate.....anyone care to chime in on why?? I would really like to hear your thoughts on this. As I continue to blog, much will be about autism. I am a mom to two beautiful daughters ages 12 and 13 of which one has autism, I have a wonderful husband of 7 years who when we married, we did not know much at all about autism....except we had heard of the word, then 6 months later came the diagnosis. Yes, I poured my life into it as I was determined to know what to do, when to do it and how to do it. Reality is....I am still learning what to do during certain times, when and how! It is my hope, that through this blog I can not only provide some knowledge but share some real autism moments! I look forward to our conversations! Oh, and did I tell you that we have 2 cats and 2 dogs....

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