Our Mission…

The mission of the Johnson County Autism Support Group, Inc. is to provide support to area families affected by autism.

A small group of parents held the first JCASG meeting in February 2005. The group originally formed to provide a resource for families affected by autism and financially assist children needing therapy. The group continues to do these things today, but have expanded efforts to include social events for families and funding of community programs. For more information, contact Sheila Benham at (317) 691-1196.



Next Event:


Halloween Event: Sensory Friendly Film at Artcraft Theater

Mark your calendar for our Halloween social event.  On October 31 at 10:30 am, the Historic Artcraft Theater will show Casper with the sound down and the lights low.  Admission is just $5 per person and includes ticket, small popcorn and small drink.  Costumes optional!


Other News:

JCASG is sponsoring two educational/parent share meetings in November. Join us for one or both of these!

Parent Share Meeting: Puberty & Sexual Health

JCASG and Special Services of Johnson County are co-sponsoring the our first parent share meeting of the month.  Catherine Davies, Indiana Resource Center for Autism, will present on “Puberty & Sexual Health in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders”.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 18th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location:  Earlywood Education Center, 500 Earlywoood Drive,  Franklin, IN 46131

For additional information, contact: Kris Baker,  Kbaker@nullssjcs.k12.in.us   or  Sheila Benham,  Sheila@nulljcasg.com


Parent Share Meeting: Making the Holidays Less Stressful!

The HolidaPeanuts christmasys are often a challenge for our children and families.  Our second meeting is designed for parents to share their helpful tips of getting through the holidays.

Date/Time:  Thursday,  November 19th,  6:30-8pm

Location:  Mt. Auburn UMC, 3100 W Stones Crossing, Greenwood, IN (Enter through door #4)

The Franklin College Exercise Students will be on hand to help keep the kids entertained during our discussion.  Please RSVP to Sheila@nulljcasg.org and include the number of children attending.



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