Special Needs

FREE Sensory-Friendly Skate Day at the Ice at Center Green

The City of Carmel is hosting two Sensory-Friendly Skate Days on January 27 and February 24 at the Ice at Center Green, 4:00-6:00pm! The city will provide a fun craft alongside the FREE skating for both kids and parents. Enjoy...

The Power of Music Therapy

Music has the power to transform, and this can be especially true for people with special needs.  Catilin Krater, board certified music therapist at Riley Hospital for Children and Indiana University Health, and Dorothy Benz-Buchanan, licensed Kindermusik educator, explain the benefits...

Making a Smooth Transition Back to School

The thought of heading back to school can bring on a lot of emotions for children and parents alike. For some, the transition from summer to school with a new schedule, friends and teacher is exciting. For others, the...

Sensory friendly day at Conner Prairie

On August 24th Conner Prairie will be open one hour early for those with Sensory Differences and their families, from 9 AM - 10 AM! Thanks to generous sponsorship by Anthem, $4 admission will available this day for non-members.   If needed...

Local Spotlight: No Label at The Table Food Company

Shelly Henley needed a plan. Her son, Jacob, was approaching his 18th birthday and he wouldn’t be going to college, nor did he have any job prospects. Jacob, who was diagnosed with autism at 4 years old, had services in...

5 Tips for Connecting with Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Nearly 1 in 59 children have an autism spectrum disorder, meaning there is a good chance that you and your family will meet a child with autism at school or on the playground. While some of the major misconceptions...

Making a Splash on the Spectrum

If you have a young child, you understand the importance of water safety and learning to swim. The moment a child can get out of the water on their own is the moment a parent can begin to take...

Including All in the Fun

We all have different abilities. Too often, focus is placed on what we can’t do. At Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) we believe in shifting the focus to what we can do. By focusing on and celebrating abilities,...

Could your Child Benefit from a Fidget Spinner

These days, you can’t pop into the gas station or stop by a Target without seeing multiple sizes, colors and designs of last year’s “it” toy – fidget spinners. The ball-bearing-powered trinket burst onto the scene last spring and quickly...

2017 Indy’s Special Child Resource Fair

Join us for the Indy’s Special Child Resource Fair, a resource fair devoted to special needs families. Gather valuable information from local vendors, enjoy sensory-friendly entertainment and take part in workshops provided by the Monon Center. When: Saturday, November 18...

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