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.

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Parent Share

Join us on Thursday, March 19 at Mt Auburn from 6:30-8:30pm. My Child has Autism. What do we do now?

Presentation Description
There is an overwhelming amount of information and opinions to sift through once you learn your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Amy Moore Gaffney will offer some guidance to help families answer the question…What do we do now?  Topics that will be discussed include therapy options, educational options, activities to do at home, resources for families, and looking toward the future. 
 
Amy Moore Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP is an Autism Consultant & Speech-Language Pathologist.  She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Kansas through the Communication and Autism Project.  Over the last 15 years, Amy has worked with children with Autism and their families in public schools, private schools, out-patient clinics, and in-home settings.  She has presented at local parent support groups and national conferences, including the National Chromosome 18 Conference,  OCALICON, and the Autism Society of America.  She currently works for Southside Special Services of Marion County in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Franklin College Exercise Science students will be on hand to get the kids up and active.  RSVP now.

 

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Family Bingo Night

Mark your calendars for April 16 when we will host Family Bingo Night at the Greenwood Community Center, 6:00-8:00 pm.  This event is free, but you must RSVP by April 10 in order to attend.

Camp Can Do registration is now open!

 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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