Entries by Chris Kirk

A learner’s journey to the barber shop – Little Star Center-Bloomington

One of our learners at Little Star Center-Bloomington has been working on hair cutting desensitization with his therapist. Getting to the stage where he is comfortable sitting for a haircut has been a gradual process which included allowing the therapist to touch his hair, sitting in the waiting area and touching the styling chair. The […]

Little Star Center supports local families in need for Thanksgiving

Little Star Center is collecting non-perishable items this month for our annual Thanksgiving food drive. All three locations are collecting items now through Friday, Nov. 13, for the following food pantries: Officer David S. Moore Food Pantry – Indianapolis Faith Church – Lafayette Hoosier Hills Food Bank – Bloomington For more information about the food […]

Fun, wacky & tasty spirit week at Little Star Center-Lafayette

  Learners and staff at Little Star Center-Lafayette celebrated spirit week with five fun-filled days of activities. The event gave learners and staff an opportunity to express their individual style each day. Among the week’s themes were Throwback Thursday, Wacky Wednesday, When I Grow Up and Superhero/Villain Day – a staff favorite!

Middle Star learners get fit at Little Star Center in Carmel

Fitness group at Little Star Center in Carmel is a great opportunity for Middle Star learners to  establish healthy habits. Fitness group meets once a week for a variety of activities, including   stretching, group movement games such as relay races or tag and ball activities. Learners also practice using fitness/cardio equipment. Additionally, there are […]

Staff Spotlight: Whitney Hancock, team leader, Little Star Center-Carmel

Whitney has worked at Little Star Center for seven years. As team leader, she is responsible for testing, collecting data and staff support. Here’s more information about Whitney: What do you enjoy most about your job at Little Star Center?  Working with the kids, seeing them succeed, grow and learn. What’s the best advice you’ve […]

Staff Spotlight: Lauren Fairclough, group coordinator, Little Star Center Bloomington

Lauren has worked at the Little Star Center in Bloomington since 2014. As group coordinator, she organizes opportunities for learners to build social skills and to prepare them for a classroom environment. Lauren also plans outings in the community to help learners increase generalization of their individual goals. What do you most enjoy about your job at […]

Little Star Center Raising Awareness: Two federal initiatives to support in 2015

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”…African Proverb Liz Feld, President of Autism Speaks, shared the quote above, during the recent Autism Speaks Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.  Leadership from Little Star Center was among 200 professionals nationwide invited to attend. She shared this quote in […]

Governor Appoints Little Star Center Builder to Commission

Little Star congratulates Patrick Richard who was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels before he left office as a member of the Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission. Patrick is working with Little Star – Lafayette on renovating several areas including the playground. He is a residential and commercial builder in Lafayette and a member […]

Traveling Decorating Contest Trophy

Little Star Center has started a new tradition, presenting a traveling trophy to the therapists who best decorate their area for the holiday season, as determined by volunteer judges.  Middle Star Center won the 2012 Decorating Contest award for their Dr. Seuss’ Grinch Who Stole Christmas theme.  Congratulations to everyone for their hard work and […]

Parents concerned about autism funding for adults

Story you may have missed on WTHR, Channel 13… Autism is a topic that garners a great deal of attention these days, both for the alarming number of children diagnosed with the condition to the research and funding targeted on finding a cause. While the Federal government mandates educational services for children, that help disappears […]