Frequently Asked Questions About Child Therapy

It’s often hard to know what is going on in our children’s minds. Or maybe they’re acting out suddenly, or self-isolating. Talking with a...

Skills on Wheels

If you have a child in a manual wheelchair, you may have wondered how they will learn the skills needed to help them successfully...

Independence Park in Greenwood

The greater Indianapolis area has a plethora of amazing parks. And on the south side of Indy, visitors can find another great one! Independence...

A Truly Inclusive Vacation

It’s the time of year for all-things summer. And that means pool parties, popsicles on a hot day, chasing fireflies at night and taking...

Accessibility and Fun for All at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

One of the most important things visitors to any museum or attraction can do is to prepare for a visit ahead of time by...

4 Big Benefits of Summer Camp for Kids with Special Needs

Going to summer camp — whether to a day camp or an overnight camp — can be an enriching and positive experience. Camp is...

Talking to Kids About Disabilities

As parents, we have the opportunity to engage our children in their many curiosities. While there’s no doubt some of our kids’ questions will...

Sensory-friendly and Inclusive Experiences around Indianapolis

More and more places around central Indiana are realizing the importance of making everyone feel welcome. And that includes people with autism and special...

Program to assist those with learning disabilities makes national debut in Indiana

CanAdvance, based in New York and recently launched in Indiana, is the Exclusive U.S. Distributor for ReadLS, an option for children struggling with reading...

Special Needs Summer Camp Options around Indiana

What are some of the words that come to mind when you think of summer camp? Making crafts? Meeting new friends? Making incredible memories...

Take the Polar Plunge Challenge and Raise Funds for Special Olympics 

The Special Olympics' Polar Plunge is a fun and cool way to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities —...

Adaptive Winter Activities Around Indy

Just because it's winter doesn't mean we have to sit indoors day after day! There are  plenty of inclusive activities and special winter events...

High-tech Help for All Learners 

The benefits of modern technology reach far and wide, and this includes educational benefits for students both in and out of the classroom. From...

Sensory-friendly Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

It’s been called the most wonderful time of the year and the happiest season of all, and we have to agree! But not only...

Keeping Kids with Disabilities Safe 

Anybody who has ever cared for a child knows that keeping them safe is a top priority. We all want our children to be...

Understanding Dyslexia

Dyslexia is more common and more complex than people might think, and the signs can be different for each kid. Bill Herman, CEO of...

Autism-friendly Trick-or-Treat Tips

Dressing up. Going door to door. Counting candy. There is no other holiday quite like Halloween, but for families of children on the autism...

Project Lifesaver Helps to Find Missing Loved Ones

It’s not uncommon for elderly individuals or people with cognitive disabilities to wander off or get lost due to confusion. When the person can’t...

How to Help Kids with Autism Make Friends

Relationships and friendships are important, and parents of children on the autism spectrum know that making friends isn’t always easy for some children on...

Indy Autism Project

In December 2020, Indianapolis city-county council member, Ali Brown, launched the Indy Autism Project, a project to increase community awareness in Indy's neurodiverse community. Brown has...

The Arc of Indiana Offers Programs for Children and Adults with Disabilities

Since 1956, The Arc of Indiana has been working to empower children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. There are 43 chapters in...

Neurodiversity 101

During the Autistic Rights Movement of the 1990s, a new term was coined to describe the brains of people with neurological differences. First used...

Rethinking the Words We Use

Most of us have probably heard the phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Anyone who has...

Special Needs Sports Opportunities in Indy

Participating in sports can play an important role in the development of a child. Sports teach coordination and help with physical development, and also...

Indiana Family Supports HCBS Waiver

The Indiana Family Supports HCBS Waiver is available to individuals and families who qualify, and can be a wonderful support, both with care and...

Local Spotlight: Sensory Play Date

Kate Broyles wanted to create a store where everyone is welcome. So she opened Sensory Play Date in Carmel, a specialty toy store focused...

Accessible and Inclusive Playgrounds in Indianapolis

With warmer weather right around the corner, it’s time to get out and enjoy some fresh air. Thankfully, there are plenty of options for...

How to Explain Autism to Children

Big Bird was confused. The new, orange-haired girl playing on Sesame Street seemed like she didn’t want to talk to him or give him...

Disability Awareness Month at The Children’s Museum

Each March, Disability Awareness Month is recognized throughout Indiana. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis continues to provide valuable experiences and an inclusive environment for...

Special Occasions and Special Needs Kids

When you think of the holidays, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s decorating cookies, gathering around the table with loved ones, or singing your...

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