Indiana State Senator Randall Head, District 18, recently visited Little Star Center with Dana Renay, Executive Director of Autism Society of Indiana. As part of an informal regional site visit and overview of options available to Hoosier children and families living with autism, the senator visited Little Star Center, a local school, and the Indiana Developmental Training Center.
Senator Head serves on the Indiana Autism Commission (as does Little Star Center Executive Director Mary Rosswurm), which is directed by the Indiana General Assembly to study the service delivery system for individuals and families living with autism. It also studies the need for and effectiveness of available programs and oversees and updates the development of a comprehensive plan for services for individuals of all ages with autism.
Little Star Center was acknowledged during the tour as an exceptional provider for people needing therapeutic intervention services. “I have always been impressed by the dedication and patience of teachers,” said Senator Head, “and today was no exception. Seeing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy first-hand was truly a great experience. Little Star has a lot going for it…(and offers) fine program(ming) for kids on the spectrum.”