RESOURCES

RIGHTS & LAWS

STATE  & NAT'L LEGISLATURES

Autism Coverage Mandate



FEDERAL EDUCATION LAWS

Federal Education Laws & Legislation



INDIANA DISABILITY RIGHTS

www.IndianaDisabilityRights.org

info@IndianaDisabilityRights.org

Phone: 317.722.5555

Toll Free: 800.622.4845

Local TTY: 317.722.5563

Toll Free TTY: 800.383.1131



 INDIANA INSURANCE MANDATE

http://www.aboutspecialkids.org/training/ask-webinars/indiana-s-insurance-mandate-for-autism-what-is-it/

FAMILY LIVING & RESPITE

Barren Heights Family Retreat Center


Camp Courageous


REACH-Kids Monthly Play Group (free to participating families)

  

 

FAMILY LIVING 

& UTILITY SUPPORT PROGRAM

www.arcind.org

Assists families with utility costs, including payment for utility bills, funding to reactivate or prevent disconnection of services, deposit assistance to begin services, and funding to cover back utility debt.





 

GUARDIAN/PLANNING

GUARDIANSHIPS

Nathan B. Masingo, Attorney

224 E. Court Ave

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

(812) 288-6283

www.masingolaw.com




SPECIAL NEEDS PLANNING

Gordon Homes, Financial Advisor


As a Special Care Team Planner, Gordon will work with you and your professional advisors – your banker, accountant or financial planner, lawyer, social workers and health care providers – to review your financial picture and offer options that make sense for your situation.

Westpoint Financial Group

Email: ghomes@financialguide.com

2 Locations: Indianapolis, IN 

& Louisville, KY






FIRST STEPS

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First Steps of Southern Indiana 

is Indiana's early intervention program that provides services to infants and toddlers from birth to third birthday who have developmental delays or disabilities.   Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS)

877-614-0169

Email: ddrs@insource.org 

NUTRITION

NOURISHING HOPE

Food & Nutrition for ADHD, Autism, and Healthy Children

For parents who are new to autism or the science that proves autism symptoms can be dramatically improved through nutrition.   


Click on video links here

RoadMap Class

Bio-Individual Nutrition

Julie Matthews, CNC and CNE Author, Nourishing Hope for Autism  Founder: Nourishing Hope & BioIndividual Nutrition Institute 


INDIANA SUMMER CAMPS

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Complete listing of Indiana Summer Camps & Programs

Click here

RESPITE CARE

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AUTISM DIRECTORY

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The Autism Directory

EARLY SIGNS OF AUTISM

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  1. Avoids or doesn’t like eye contact
  2. Failure to respond when the child’s name is called (the child may initially be suspected to be deaf)
  3. Inability to point at objects or things of interest, or failure to demonstrate interest
  4. Generally wants to be alone
  5. Failure to understand or to acknowledge other people’s feelings, as well as their own
  6. Experiences echolalia or the tendency to repeat words and phrases uttered by other people over and over again
  7. Tends to give unrelated answers to questions asked to them
  8. Obsessive interests
  9. Loves to flap hands, spin in circles, and rock the body
  10. Gets upset by minor changes in daily activities
  11. Exhibits low to zero social skills
  12. Shows unusual reactions like over- or under-sensitivity to the sound, smell, taste, look, and the feel of various things
  13. Tends to reverse the use of pronouns and use “you” instead of “I”
  14. Detests or avoids physical contacts
  15. Demonstrates little attention to safety and greatly unaware of danger

(Source) Autism Parenting Magazine

AUTISM EXPLAINED

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Autism is a neurological condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating & forming relationships with other people & in using language & abstract concepts.  Autism spectrum disorder impacts the nervous system. The range and severity of symptoms can vary widely. Common symptoms include difficulty with communication, difficulty with social interactions, obsessive interests, and repetitive behaviors. 

Early diagnosis leads to early intervention, and early intervention (specifically ABA Therapy) is key to building the brightest future for any child diagnosed on the autism spectrum.  

"Autism is what I have, not what I am." - Matthew A. Brown

Sources: https://www.google.com/#q=what+is+autism

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/data.html

AUTISM STATISTICS

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May 1, 2018

About 1 in 59 children has been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Source: CDC Data & Statistics

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videos

Temple Grandin

Videos

The Unexpected Joys of Raising an Autistic Child

Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max. Her father, author Chuck Colson, joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life.  

Click here to listen Part 1 of 2.

Click here to listen Part 2 of 2.



Understanding the Medicaid Waiver

Financing Special Needs Health Care Needs

4 Tips in Handling Sensory Overload