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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."

Full Moon

May 08, 2012 | 03:20 PM

This past week was quite a week with not only my own daughter with autism but so many people I know who have children with autism. Was it the full moon? I wonder! I have received more calls and emails from parents about their child's behavior in the past week then I have in the past 2 months. Inability to sleep well, more agressive behaviors, more meltdowns, etc..... Just interested to hear from you if you have experienced the same thing and if so, any triggers or perhaps this FULL MOON syndrome may be the underlying challenge. I have to say the calls have stopped, the behaviors are calmer....anyone have a similiar story? Whatever it was....I'm glad its subdued itself....well for now!

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