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Give Back Mondays at Ruth's Chris Steak House

Enjoy an evening at Ruth's Chris Steak House while supporting an excellent Indiana charity. Each Monday, you will have the opportunity to purchase one featured menu item (such as lobster voodoo appetizer) and 10% of your purchase will be given to the Indiana Children's Wish Fund....more»

Some Dreams Really Come True

A brief history of Indy's Child

I was in Austin, Texas attending Todd and Linda Lugar's wedding in 1983, when I picked up a copy of Austin's Child at the local airport....more»

Indy Parks

The 100 Year Celebration Continues at Indy Parks

What is your Challenge Update?

It's July and we've reached the halfway mark for summer. If you're running out of the ideas to keep the kids busy with a smile on their faces, don't forget the abundance of fun waiting for you at Indy Parks! At Indy Parks we are continuing our 100 Year Celebration to recognize the vision and history of the George E....more»

Inside the Autism Spectrum

Exploring functionalities

Learning to interact socially is an important journey all children make to integrate into society. With autism, some children have more difficulty learning to socially function than others....more»

Community Spotlight

Local News, Events and More

Indiana Home to One of Nation's Best Children's Hospitals Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health is receiving top honors for its pediatric care....more»

Enjoy Family-Friendly Concerts at the Indianapolis Zoo

Popular music for all ages

Most people associate zoos with animals, or plants, or maybe with fun activities for the kids, like a carousel ride or a face painter....more»

Special Needs Awareness

July 2011 Special Needs Calendar

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

Special Needs

Top 10 Books on Bullying

Bullying is a pervasive problem that effects kids from grade school through high school and unfortunately beyond....more»

Birthday Parties in Indianapolis

Hosting a successful bash

It is bittersweet to watch our children grow, year after year. Therefore the celebration of birthdays are an important staple in every child's life. Parents try to make the occasion special for their child's day, hoping to ensure an unique and memorable experience for their child and their guests....more»

Baby on Board

Mommy and baby activities in Indy

A baby's brain undergoes amazing development during the first couple of years. Therefore, keeping your baby stimulated and active during the first years can help him or her become a better student in the future....more»

Summer Tutoring

Avoiding the brain drain

All through the school year, students around the country look forward to the lazy days of summer, but our long summer vacation may be leaving our kids behind in the global marketplace....more»

Preparing for Back to School

Helpful tips for parents and kids

Get in your last summer hoorahs! The next school year is just around the corner. Check these items off your back-to-school to-do list, and your kid's first day will go as smoothly as their slip 'n slide....more»

Keeping in Touch with Your Camper

The "do's" and "don'ts" for families

Camp is a special time for children and youth. Through a positive camp experience, campers develop self-esteem, ward off summer learning loss, and develop a sense of independence....more»

Mommy Magic

Mommy Magic

Don't be afraid to say 'Yes'

I recently was on an airplane by myself (which almost never happens) and had an opportunity to read a book (which also almost never happens)....more»

Museum Note

Summer Fun for Families at The Children's Museum

Summer is the time when families get to unwind, relax and enjoy each other's company by spending lazy days together washing the dog, splashing in the pool, planting flowers, taking walks or going on awesome vacations and adventures....more»

Pediatric Health

Teens and Tanning Beds: A Toxic Mix

Pediatricians' call for ban puts increased heat on industry

Don't do it. That's my simple advice for patients, and their parents, when they ask me what I think about indoor tanning....more»

Dear Teacher

Summer Social Studies Activities for Your Children

Parents: Believe it or not, children actually like to do some schoolwork during their summer vacation....more»
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