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.

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Transition Program

INSPIRE Franklin College is an opportunity for students with intellectual disabilities ages 18-22 to learn vocational and social skills on a college campus. Students in the program participate 1-2 years developing independence with the goal of job attainment. Speakers will discuss the application process, how to determine if this is the right opportunity for your child, and how to prepare your child for the experience.

To learn more, join us on Thursday, May 21 from 6:30-8:00pm at Mt. Auburn UMC, 3100 W. Stones Crossing, Greenwood. Enter through door #4.  Email us to let us know how many will be joining us.

 

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 Camp YES and

An improv summer camp for teens on the spectrum and teachers. During the first week of camp, teachers will learn improv techniques and their application to supporting youth on the spectrum. During the second week, teachers and camp leaders will co-facilitate an improv camp for teens on the spectrum. Camp YES AND is supported by the generous contributions of Answers for Autism.
 
Who:  Teens (13-18) on the autism spectrum with Asperger’s or compatible diagnoses. Teachers, including para-educators, of any discipline working in K-12 public or private, university, and/or community-based settings (e.g. arts organizations).  Certificates of Attendance will be available.
When:  June 22-26 (teachers only) and June 29 – July 3, 2015 (teachers and teens)
Time:  1-5 PM each day
Where:  Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Conference Room B,
1905 North Range Rd., Bloomington, IN 47408-9801.
Cost:  FREE
For more information, contact: Jim Ansaldo at (812) 855-3702 or jansaldo@nullindiana.edu

 

Register for Camp Can Do

 Camp Can Do is a summer day camp for kids on the autism spectrum, ages 10-18.  We offer a two week session in June and another in July.  Our fun filled days help keep kids in a routine that can make the transition back to school much easier. Download your  Camper Application 2015 now.

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Read our May 2015 newsletter.