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.

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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 rate of autism—1 in 44. Each star honors a Big Star – people with autism, as well as individuals and organizations that support children and families affected by autism.

New this year businesses can show their support of people with autism by planting a Star Garden at their location. Let your employees and customers know that you support individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. LittleStar will supply everything you need and even help you plant your garden!

Did you know that autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States? Your support makes it possible for LittleStar to help individuals with autism reach their goals and dreams. Thank you for being a Big Star for LittleStar!

Purchase your star today! If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Jill Vaught at [email protected].

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Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT)

The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) is a non-profit autism organization that was founded in 1998. Based in Hoboken, New Jersey, their aim is to “promote safe, effective, science-based treatments for people with autism by disseminating accurate, timely, and scientifically sound information”.

Autism Speaks Hails Landmark Federal Decision Calling Key Autism Therapy a ‘Medical’ Service Eligible for Insurance

Autism Speaks Hails Landmark Federal Decision Calling Key Autism Therapy a ‘Medical’ Service Eligible for Insurance, Autism Votes, An Autism Speaks™ Initiative, May 30, 2012

The Economic Impact of Autism on Families

The Economic Impact of Autism on Families, by Laura McKenna, The Atlantic, May 31, 2012

Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA)

The IRCA “conducts training, consultations, engages in research, and disseminates information to build local community capacity to support children and adults on the autism spectrum.” Website resources include articles, visual supports, workshop and event listings, and services available in the state.

Autism Society of Indiana (ASI)

The ASI vision is to be “a leading resource in Indiana for connecting people who live with autism, and those who care about them, with resources, support, advocacy and information tailored to their unique needs. ASI strives to create communities throughout the state in which people on the autism spectrum and their families are empowered, supported and fully embraced by their community.”

Insurance Advocacy Resource Center (IARC)

The Arc Insurance Advocacy Resource Center (IARC) helps “families of a loved one with a developmental disability navigate their private insurance policies and increase knowledge of basic health insurance issues, including the Affordable Care Act,” with a commitment to “all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities realizing their goals of learning, living, working and fully participating in the community.”

About Special Kids (ASK)

ASK is an Indiana-based parent-to-parent organization that works throughout the state to “give support, answer questions and provide information and resources” to families with special-needs children. Their staff parent liaisons, who are parents of special needs children and extensively trained, help families “anticipate child and family needs, identify appropriate resources, and access community systems to help them meet the needs of their children.”