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Social Injustice Statement

It is Time for Action As we have all watched the news across the country over the past several weeks, the social injustice that continues to take place in our country can no longer be denied. It is wrong, it is heart breaking, it is frustrating, and it is terrifying.  For anyone in America to…

In honor of Jackie Robinson and Carl Erskine

Jackie and Jimmy – my two best buddies – live out a simple truth that we are all equal and that the dignity of the individual is paramount in a healthy world. – Carl Erskine Very powerful words from a smart, accomplished, kind, and generous man. We know him as Carl Erskine, friend of The…

Indiana Stay-At-Home Order FAQ

March 23, 2020   Indiana Stay-At-Home Order FAQ INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address Monday to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. Click here to see the executive…

An Open Thank You Letter to My Mom

“I realized when you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know.”  Mitch Albom Dear Mom, With my recent job change in the field of disability, I have found myself pondering more intensely your journey as a mother to a son who happens to have a disability. Your…

Imagine – A Gift of Grace

Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine. The movie The Imitation Game shares the story of mathematician Alan Turing, who works to break the German’s enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. Turning is portrayed as an individual who may be on…

ABA Therapy Coverage, Medicaid and the “1634 Transition”

To: Parents of Children with Autism Receiving Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy Services From: Your Indiana Family Advocacy Organizations – About Special Kids (ASK), The Autism Society of Indiana (ASI), The Arc of Indiana, Covering Kids and Families (CKF), Family Voices, The Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (INAAP), and The Indiana Resource Center…

Walking for My Niece, Nephew and All Impacted by Autism

by Katie Batagianis Recently, while my husband and I were watching a basketball game on television, I noticed that one of the coaches was wearing a lapel pin in the shape of a puzzle piece, the nationally recognized symbol for Autism Spectrum Disorder.  I looked up the coach, Jason Kidd of the Brooklyn Nets, and…