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Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free from the kids menu - 2301 Conner St, Noblesville, IN 46060 CC Pizza all Indy locations 3 and under eat free Chick Fil-A 3360 W. 86th St. The Pyramids Indy

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Scotty’s Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 CR Heroes 10570 E. 96th St. Fishers, IN 46037 - Cancun - 6714 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free from the kids menu - 2301 Conner St. Noblesville, IN 46060 Massey’s Pizza Kids’ eat free w/ adult from pizza buffet - 172 Melody Ave Greenwood In CC Pizza all Indy locations 3 and under eat free Chick-fil-A Southport Rd. Indy Kids eat free Tuesday Evenings Chick-fil-A 6020 E. 82nd Castleton Mall Kids’ Eat Free Tuesday’s 4 to 8 Chick-fil-A Noblesville Buy one Get one Free Tuesday 5-9 Chick Fil A Carmel 14647 US 31 North Family Night each Tuesday from 5 till 8 Hellas Café 8501 Westfield Blvd Indy Champps Indy Northside 8711 N. River Crossing Blvd. 2 children eat free with 1 adult meal all day Tuesday Bob Evans’ Family Night Free kids meal with each adult entrée purchase. Every Tuesday from 4- 9 91 Byrd Way, Greenwood in 46143

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CC Pizza all Indy locations 3 and under eat free Michaelangelo’s 550 Westfield Rd, Noblesville, IN Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free from the kids menu 2301 Conner St, Noblesville, IN 46060 Chick-fil-A 3802 E. 82nd Indy at the Crossing Indy Kids’ Eat Free Wednesday’s 4 to 8 Cooking Greek 12955 Old Meridian Rd Carmel free childs meal 6 and under with an adult meal purchase

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Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free from the kids menu 2301 Conner St, Noblesville, IN 46060 CC Pizza all Indy locations 3 and under eat free

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Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free from the kids menu 2301 Conner St, Noblesville, IN 46060 Cooking Greek 12955 Old Meridian Rd Carmel free childs meal 6 and under with an adult meal purchase CC Pizza all Indy locations 3 and under eat free

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Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free from the kids menu 2301 Conner St, Noblesville, IN 46060 Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations CC Pizza all Indy locations 3 and under eat free September 14: Daddy/Daughter Date night! Chick-fil-A Avon 10791 East US Highway 36

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Scotty’s Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free from the kids menu 2301 Conner St, Noblesville, IN 46060 Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations CC Pizza all Indy locations 3 and under eat free Please call ahead to verify details) 6

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Autism Consultation

Mika L. Adams, consultant

“Every child can learn.”

“I believe that our responsibility as adults, care givers, and educators is to provide the most effective methods of instruction and support that encourages each child to reach Mika Adams his/her full potential. Progress results from the consistant application of these individualized strategies. When this occurs a child can flourish.”

( Mika makes house calls. ) 29 Sorrell Court, Zionsville, IN 46077 office: 317.733.0593 • cell: 317.750.0343 • email: mikaadams@sbcglobal.net

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EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION If you have a child who you think might have a developmental delay, and if your child is ages three to five and not yet eligible for kindergarten, your public school system can help you. The first step you will take is to call the local school, the one your children will attend based on geography. Ask about their Early Childhood Special Education program (may also be called preschool special education). You will be put in contact with the school personnel who are responsible for testing and placing children in this program.

Education Plan.

You will be asked to complete a referral packet which includes information about your child’s development and your concerns regarding his/her developmental skills. The referral will be processed and you will be contacted to set up evaluation appointments.

The IEP is written to describe the types of services, including the length and durations of instructional sessions. You will be an integral part of the team making the plan that will be followed for the upcoming year. You will be asked to sign if you agree with the plan as developed. You will have the opportunity to take this document home to review, if you prefer.

The type of testing that will be done will depend on the delays that are of concern. Your child may be tested for the following; cognitive skills, speech and language skills, gross and fine motor skills, and skills of daily living. The individuals who will conduct the assessment are all trained and qualified to conduct the evaluations and interpret the results. If your child is taking more than one kind of test, you may be asked to come in a second time for the additional testing session. Once the testing is completed, the results will be assessed and reports will be written. You will be contacted to set a date and time to review the results of the evaluations. You will be given copies of the evaluation reports for your review prior to the school meeting. If it is determined that your child will benefit from services through the Early Childhood Special Education program, a plan will be developed to specify the services that will be provided. This plan is called an IEP, Individual

It might be recommended that your child take part in out-patient types of therapy. This is most common if a child has a speech or language issue. Some children have delays that qualify them for the Early Childhood Special Education classroom. The days and times for the classroom experience will be determined based on your child’s needs. Any specialized therapies that are required by your child will likely be provided during the class time.

The IEP is considered to be a legal document, but it can be reviewed and revised at any time. If you have a question or concern regarding the program that your child is receiving contacting the teacher and requesting an appointment for a meeting is the best course of action. Early Childhood Special Education can be very effective in remediating the delays that your child might be facing. Most teachers will agree that their goal is to help the child to progress so that he/she might be successful in a general education kindergarten program.

Mika Adams

Autism Consultation, LLC

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Business SPOTLIGHT

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Overwhelmed to Answers by Janine Shapiro, SLP-CCC, BCBA

Autism Spectrum Disorder now affects one in 88 children — and one in 54 boys — and its prevalence is growing. ASD is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the United States. With an increased awareness of ASD and more diagnosis of it, more parents are faced with the question, “What now?” The uncertainty of the unknown is replaced with overwhelming feelings of not knowing where to turn for help. The Applied Behavior Center for Autism’s founder, Sherry Quinn, understands firsthand the emotional roller coaster of raising a child with autism. In 1995, Sherry learned that her 2-year-old son, Michael, had autism. At the time, autism was a rare diagnosis; in fact, Michael would later become the first child to be diagnosed with autism in his school district. Determined to help her son, Sherry searched for information about autism and was drawn to the evidence-based treatment options that applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy offered. At the time, there were no ABA therapy centers in Indiana, so Sherry successfully lobbied with other parents for the passage of the Indiana Autism Mandate, which mandated health insurance coverage for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Not long after, The Applied Behavior Center for Autism opened its doors and her son became its first client. So what is behavior analysis? Behavior analysis is a scientific approach to understanding how the environment influences behavior. The term “behavior” refers to all types of performance, not only inappropriate or undesirable actions. Speech, language, social, learning, daily living, leisure and vocational skills all are behaviors. ABA focuses on using proven procedures to increase desired behaviors and decrease unwanted behaviors. These techniques can be used in structured settings (e.g., classrooms and therapy clinics) and more natural settings (e.g., playgrounds and restaurants). ABA has

been used successfully with people of all ages, with and without disabilities, in a variety of settings to promote independence, quality of life and happiness. Joohee, mother of 5-year-old Adam who has ASD, testifies to the success of ABA therapy, which has made a positive change in her family’s life. “From a child who was only able to identify objects, Adam is now speaking and using phrases like ‘You’re welcome,’ ‘Bless you mommy’ and ‘Are you OK?’ in appropriate settings, and those are just a few examples,” Joohee said. “He was also potty trained through The Applied Behavior Center’s potty training program, which was a huge feat.” Joohee said Adam is also adapting well to receiving haircuts thanks to the center’s hair cutting program. He would scream and cry during an entire hair cut prior to the program. “I cannot give enough examples of how much our child has progressed through his therapy at The Applied Behavior Center. We are very pleased with the results of the ABA therapy and look forward to the progress that our child will yet make,” said Joohee. Once a child receives the diagnosis of ASD, it important to get him or her into a therapy program, and ABA therapy has the best track record of scientifically demonstrating effective treatments. Through individualized plans for each child and tracking daily progress at The Applied Behavior Center, we see the quality of life improve not only for the child but for the whole family.

To learn more about how The Applied Behavior Center for Autism improves language and social skills and decreases problem behaviors, contact Jenny Lanham, Director of Business Development at 317-849-5437, ext. 112.

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September Calendar of Events Wednesday, August 28 – Monday, September 2 NHRA Chevrolet Performance US Nationals - Each Labor Day weekend, NHRA racers and fans descend on Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis for the biggest, oldest, richest drag race in the world. Already the most prestigious event in drag racing, the 2013 edition of the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals promises to be one of the most memorable events in NHRA history. For the third year in a row, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals serves as the final race to determine the field for the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship. http://nhra.com. Sunday, September 1, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm White River Festival Community Fun Day - This free event at the Indiana State Museum in White River State Park to kick off the 2nd Annual White River Festival! We‛ll celebrate the river (It‛s our Water!) and explore this year‛s Festival theme - the White River as an important drinking water source for Indianapolis. The Community Fun Day features art creations to make and take, science activities, and other hands-on activities that show off the White River! Come see how it‛s your Water! Friday, September 6, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Colts Kickoff Concert: Gin Blossoms The Colts host their first ever Kickoff Concert featuring multiplatinum recording artist Gin Blossoms, performers of the smash hits “Hey Jealousy,” “Found Out About You,” “Allison Road,” “Until I Fall Away,” “Til I Hear It From You,” and “Follow You Down.” The Dane Clark Band will open the show. www.colts.com. Saturday, September 7, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm The Penrod Arts Fair - held on the beautiful grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Organized and presented by the Penrod Society, the event includes more than 330 artists, live entertainment, children‛s activities and more. This is a family-friendly event where you can do a little dance, make a little art and have fun. Parking will be available at Crown Hill Cemetery, Clowes Hall, Bertha Ross Park and Major Taylor Velodrome. www.penrod.org. 18

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Sunday, September 8, 11:00 am Susan G. Komen Pink Ribbon Celebration - A luncheon for breast cancer survivors and co-survivors, presented by Community Surgery Centers at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, IN. There will be lunch, shopping, prizes, spa services and guest speaker/survivor Heidi Marble. www.komenindy.org/pinkribbon-celebration. Thursday, September 12, 6:00 pm Susan G. Komen Project Pink Fashion Show - A Fashion show of Race for the Cure apparel, repurposed by Beau Monde Madam fashion students at The Art Institute of Indianapolis. There will be a Fashion show, appetizers, gift bags, auction, celebrity judging panel and models, live entertainment and cash bar. www.komenindy.org/project-pink. Saturday, September 21 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes benefits the American Diabetes Association and is the signature oneday, fundraising and awareness walk taking place in 121 cities across the United States. Participants join the Stop Diabetes® movement by registering and recruiting co-workers, friends and family members to walk and raise money for our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. www.diabetes.org. Saturday, September 21 St. Vincent Cancer Walk - Join the walk at the Lions Club Park in Zionsville, Indiana, for the 2013 St.Vincent Cancer Walk. 100% of the funds raised at the Walk support programs, services, technology, equipment and research that help St.Vincent Hospital provide patients with the most personal, effective, holistic care from diagnosis through treatment. www.stvincentcancerwalk.org.

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How Should You Lead As a Parent? Parenting is so tough because kids are always sending you double messages. Younger school age kids typically want you to do things for them while the older kids act as if they want nothing to do with you. It is a delicate balancing act to know when to assist and when to back off. My advice to parents is too let the child attempt the project/activity or task to develop the interdependence to learn not only the skills to accomplish the goal but to learn how to begin to rely on their own abilities toward mastery. The tricky part is not to do it for them and not to intervene when they look like they are becoming dependent on you to get by in life. As a parent you want them to develop interdependence which is that healthy balance of needing you and not being overly dependent on you. When faced with this problem it is always helpful to: Offer choices If your child wants you to help him tie his shoes, ask him to do it first. If he becomes frustrated, ask him which part does he want to try so he becomes a part of the equation. If your adolescent does not want you to attend the Friday night football games, ask her would she prefer you to sit at the top of the grandstand or at the bottom so that she has a choice but you teach her that as the parent you ultimately get to decide the level of participation.

so it is important that you feel a sense of confidence and you don’t allow yourself to be pushed around by your child Learn When To Let Go It is difficult no matter what age your child is to let go and let them Carol Juergensen Sheets struggle or even fail. As a parent you may be inclined to take the reins when it looks like your child is going to give up or fail but this is absolutely the time to allow the natural consequences of life to take over and be the ultimate teacher for your child. You may ask yourself, how can I possibly let my child fail that homework assignment, or get cut by the coach but often this is a time when you must keep the faith and know that life has a lesson to teach. I often see parents who stay up late at night doing their child’s homework or selling those last 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies because they want their child to succeed. Not only does this deprive your child of the experience of “feeling the pain of her decisions” but it sends your child messages that she is not capable of doing it herself.

It is never good to overly indulge your child!

Maintain Control

Parenting is a colossal job that requires a lot of self discipline and faith in yourself.

It is important for kids to learn that they should not over control you. When kids make too many decisions their ego starts to feel over inflated and you may notice a tendency for them to start dictating what they are going to do and what you should do. Children at all ages need to know that you are in charge

Remember these guidelines and stay true to them and they will be a guide to good parenting. You are critical to your child’s development. Kids will always need your time, attention and validation. When they get those 3 ingredients, they develop the character strength of self-assuredness.

Carol Juergensen Sheets LCSW PCC is a psychotherapist and personal life coach. She does motivational speaking and empowerment trainings locally and nationally. To find out more about her services--contact her at www. carolthecoach.com or call her at 317 218-3479. Please say “I found it in the IndyKids’Directory!” Thanks!

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Applied Behavior Center for Autism See pgs. 3, 14, 15 www.appliedbehaviorcenter.org Locations in Greenwood, Indy West, and Fishers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) focuses on using proven procedures to increase desired behaviors and decrease unwanted behaviors. Brain Balance See pg 22 www.brainbalanceindy.com 317.843.9200 9510 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis Brain Balance’s Program has changed the lives of kids suffering with ADHD, learning disorders and behavioral issues. Our Program provides lasting results because we don’t just work with your child’s strengths or compensate for a weakness, we tackle the issue head on, by addressing the root cause at the most fundamental level. We integrate cognitive, sensory-motor and nutritional training into a highly effective, drug-free program that targets your child’s specific challenges. Children’s Dentistry of Indianapolis See pg. 4 www.indychildrensdentist.com 317.580.9199 9240 N. Meridian St., Suite 120, Indianapolis Infants, Children, Teens, Special Needs Children.

Proud Sponsors of Resources for Special Needs Children Integrity Behavioral Solutions See pg. 20 www.integritybehavioralsolutions.com 317.514.0442 Home based ABA therapy. Medley Portraits Photographers See pg. 4 www.medleyportraits.com 317.509.3296 Certified Photographer of children with special needs. Mika L. Adams See pgs. 10, 11 Autism Consultation, LLC 866.968.3698 I develop strategies to help families with children on the autism spectrum. The strategies address the following areas of concern; academic, behavioral, social, and sensory problems. The Verbal Behavior Center for Autism See pg. 28 www.vbca.org 317- 848- 4774 9830 Bauer Drive Indpls., IN 46280 The Verbal Behavior Center for Autism provides year- round services offering one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to children with autism ages 2 - 12. All programs are overseen by Board Certified Behavioral Consultants who together have a combined 45 years of experience. Tour our center, call us or view our website today!

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