Source: Indys Child Parenting Magazine

August 2011 Special Needs Calendar

by Carrie Bishop

August 01, 2011

Check out whatís happening in Indianapolis this month for families with special needs...

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

When: Mon., Aug. 1, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Where: Wabash Center, Lafayette

Cost: Free

Contact: Cindy Robinson of About Special Kids, 800-964-4746

What: Get Fit

When: Mondays, Aug. 1 - 29, 7-8 p.m.

Where: The Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: $20

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

What: Game Night

When: Tuesdays, Aug. 2 - 30, 6-7 p.m.

Where: The Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: $20

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

What: † † † † † Free Parent Lecture at Brain Balance Indianapolis

When: † † † † † Tues., August 2, 7 p.m.

Where: † † † † † Brain Balance Achievement Center Indianapolis

Cost: † † † † † Free

Contact: † † † † Julie Peterson, 317-843-9200, indy@brainbalancecenters.com

What: Public Health Insurance:

What You Donít Know Can Cost You

When: Fri., Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Wabash Center, Lafayette

Cost: $40 family members, $75 professionals

Contact: Register at www.aboutspecialkids.org or email asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org

What: Autism Family Resource Centerís Grandparentsí Support Group

When: Wed., Aug. 10

Where: Easter Seals Crossroads, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

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

What: Autism Family Resource Centersí Parentsí Support Group

When: Wed., Aug. 10

Where: Easter Seals Crossroads, Indianapolis

Cost: Free

Contact: Erica OíNeil or Katy Messuri at 317-466-1000

What: Puberty: Letís Talk About It presented by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism

When: Mon., Aug. 15, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Where: Easter Seals ARC, Fort Wayne

Cost: Free

Contact: Susan Crowell at eeeautismspectrum@yahoo.com or 260-637-4409, Lee Ann Synder mdchurch5@frontier.com

What: Karaoke Night

When: Fri., Aug. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

Where: The Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: $6

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

What: † † † † † Open House at Brain Balance Indianapolis

When: † † † † † Sat., August 20, 12 - 2 p.m.

Where: † † † † † Brain Balance Achievement Center Indianapolis

Cost: † † † † † Free

Contact: † † † † Julie Peterson, 317-843-9200, indy@brainbalancecenters.com

What: Autism Family Resource Centersí Teen Night Out

When: Fri., Aug. 26

Where: The Monon Community Center, Carmel

Cost: Free

Contact: Joelle at 317-466-1000 x2420

What: Roadmap to Special Education: Laws and Process

When: Wed., Aug. 31, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Speedway United Methodist Church

Cost: $40 family members, $75 professionals

Contact: Register at or email asktraining@aboutspecialkids.org

What: Easter Seals Crossroads Parentsí Night Out, East

When: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Fridays 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 Parentsí 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 Parentsí 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 Parentsí 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 benefitting those with special needs? Email Carrie Bishop at freelancewritercarrie@gmail.com