Entries by Jill Vaught

The Star – Your Guiding Light for Autism, September Issue

The September issue of our newsletter is now available. This month celebrate with our Waiver Services team as they received the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s Gold Seal of Approval.  You’ll also find information on changes to ABLE accounts, special fall programs and our first mom and female caregiver sip and meet event.  […]

The Star – Your Guiding Light for Autism, August Issue

The August issue of our newsletter is now available. This month you’ll find information about Walmart’s new sensory-friendly store hours, the new music therapy program at LittleStar and the Kennedy Space Center’s new autism certified designation.  There are also back to school tips. The Star August issue can be found here. Sign up to receive […]

The Star – Your Guiding Light for Autism, July Issue

The July issue of our newsletter is now available.  In June the first person diagnosed with autism died at 89.  Read about Donald Triplett in this month’s issue.  Also included is information about a new television series featuring characters with disabilities and grant opportunities for families. The Star July issue can be found here. Sign […]

LittleStar CEO & Advisory Board Member Publish Book

Congratulations to Mary Rosswurm, CEO, and Dennis Reid, LittleStar advisory board member, on the release of their new book.  Written for adult service organizations, the book offers a comprehensive guide on how clinicians, psychologists, and mental health support staff can best assist adults with disabilities in living their desired lifestyle. Promoting Desired Lifestyles Among Adults with Severe […]

The Star – Your Guiding Light for Autism, June Issue

The June issue of our newsletter is now available here.  This month’s issue contains information about upcoming Apple software designed for people with disabilities, water safety tips and an exciting announcement from the CDC. If you’d like to receive this monthly newsletter, you can sign up at this link.

The Star – Your Guiding Light for Autism, May Issue

Click the link below to view the latest issue of The Star.  This month’s issue includes information about new programs coming to LittleStar, Chrysler’s new calm package, Beaches expanded autism services and much more! The Star May Issue

The Star – August Issue

In the August issue of The Star – Your Guiding Light for Autism you’ll find information on an autism friendly airlines, upcoming events and much more.  To read this month’s issue click here  or sign up to receive each monthly issue straight to your inbox here.

Zionsville Dad Wins Important Victory for People with Autism

One of the original LittleStar families in 2002 recently fought Indiana Medicaid all the way to the Indiana Court of Appeals and won! Their victory is paving the way for other adults with autism to receive treatment that is too costly for most families to afford. Tom Blessing and Victoria Blessing-Wade continue to advocate for […]

2022 Big Stars for LittleStar Campaign Kicks Off

Since 2002, LittleStar has impacted the lives of thousands of children, teens, adults and families living with autism. Please join us in April as we celebrate Autism Awareness Month with our Big Stars for LittleStar event. Each LittleStar center will be planting a Star Garden of blue and gold stars to represent the current prevalence […]

The benefits of an early autism diagnosis

By Dr. Breanne Hartley, BCBA-D Senior Clinical Director Children are being diagnosed with autism earlier and earlier. Some children are as young as 18 months when they receive an autism diagnosis. Identifying an autism diagnosis at an early age can result in better future outcomes for a child, that is, if steps are taken to […]