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Zoha's Story Our daughter, Zoha Aziz, began her martial arts journey three years ago at Jerry Hansman's Okinawan Karate. She is currently a 1st Kyu/Brown Belt and her next belt promotion will be to 1st degree Black Belt! It has been wonderful to see her grow into a confident young woman through these years and we feel that karate has played a major role in this transformation. Karate has taught her many important qualities such as respect, discipline, focus, and self-defense. Zoha has always been a hard worker and will not give up easily, which is why karate was perfect for her! Zoha continues to work hard and her goal now is to be able to say “I’m a Black Belt too!” She has made many close friends within the Dojo, both younger and older! Now that she is a Brown Belt working towards her Black Belt she is learning leadership skills by leading and helping classes. Zoha really enjoys teaching and helping the younger students and junior belt ranks.

As a martial artist, Zoha has learned what it is like to be still, challenged, and focused. One of the main principles at Jerry Hansman’s Okinawan Karate is discipline. Kids also learn what it is like to take a hit, whether that hit is a literal punch or kick in sparring or a disappointment like failing a test. The key is in learning how best to take that hit and get back up. Zoha has become a fast thinker, both in martial arts and day to day experiences. She solves conflict quickly and easily now. Karate is also a great way to get fit, build muscle, balance, and agility. Kids of all ages improve their balance, coordination and motor skills. Zoha has improved her flexibility, strength and endurance, skills that help her in other sports and they make kids more confident in their abilities. After watching Zoha in her karate classes, both of her younger brothers, Zayaan and Uzair have also started training as well They’ve also had great experiences and we can’t wait to become a family of Black Belts!

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Your Child’s Emotional Love Tank We live in a world where children are expected to excel at school, church, and in their athletics. It's interesting because there are many kids who believe in their own talents. They may even see themselves as having more abilities then you give them credit. And yet there is another type of kid who appears to be under so much pressure today to perform academically and athletically. He doesn’t know his selfworth and constantly doubts himself. If he doesn't excel in either of those ways, he won’t feel good enough and won’t believe he measures up by today's standards. As the parent, you know that each child possesses individual and unique gifts and yet conveying that to your child may be difficult. If you have a child who seems to get lost among the masses and does not necessarily have good self-esteem, it will be important to remind your child of his/her uniqueness. This of course means that you have to invest in your child's emotional love tank. And you can do this in a variety of ways on a daily basis. If you have ever read Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages for Children, you know that children feel accepted by one of five ways: physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, and acts of service. As you think about your children and what they seem to crave from you is it more often: cuddling, praise, spending time with you, what you buy them or what you can do for them? Recognizing what the primary love language is can assist you in validating selfworth. This is one of the many ways that you can invest in their emotional love tank. Another simple way of improving children’s self-esteem involves creating a list of about 25 adjectives that describe their uniqueness. Maybe they are caring, loving, compassionate, bright, intelligent, determined, persistent, loyal, generous,

passionate, patient, gentle, accepting, or creative. Take five seconds out of your day and comment when you find an opportunity to point out one of their personality strengths. It reminds them of one of the Carol Juergensen Sheets personality gifts that they possess that has nothing to do with their abilities but in essence has to do with their personhood. Kids that do not know their self worth tend to measure their life based on what they can do. The third thing you can do to reinforce their specialness is to notice the effort that they put into their own personal situations. This means you have to notice the progress a child is making in his or her own life. So many kids have difficulty making friends so when you note that they are talking to somebody on the bus stop, you reflect back to them that you noticed it. If your child would benefit from organization and spent some time in the room picking up his clothes, you let him know that you appreciated the time he spent on decluttering the room. If your child spends all of his time gaming and he comes out to join you while you're making dinner, tell him how much you appreciated his company. Noticing the effort helps to reinforce positive behaviors that you want to see in your child. A child will actually develop more confidence and clarity as a result. As a parent you can't do the hard work for them but you can reinforce those qualities that will contribute to a better sense of selfesteem and confidence in the future.

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 or call her at 317-218-3479. 4

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Main Event Geist Location Monday through Thursday 5 to 8 Free kids meal with paid adult meal 317 336-3500 Jim Dandy Family Restaurant Kids’ 5 and under eat free 2301 Conner St.773-3288 Noblesville PaPa Roux 8950 E. 10th Indy 603-9861 Nightly after 4 Perkins 250 Noble Creek Dr. Noblesville Monday Thru Wednesday 4 to close 776-2800 Barley Island Brewing Co. 630 Conner St.Noblesville 770-5280 Tuesday and Wednesday Quizno’s 14300 Mundy Dr Noblesville 7 days a week 4 to close dine in only 773-7041 The Original Pancake House 3 Free Pancakes for children 7 and under with adult entrée purchase Monday through Sunday at Noblesville, Fishers, and Indianaopolis locations Tucanos Brazilian Grill Noblesville Kids 7 and younger eat free everyday. Chef Mikes Charcoal Grill 102 Woodland Dr Indy Kids 5 and Younger eat for 99 cents Wuzzlers Grill and Spoon Greenwood 884-9468 Kids eat free w. adult meal Monday-Friday


Chick Fil-A 3360 W. 86th St. The Pyramids, Indy 871-5330 Mexico City Grill Emerson Ave Indy and Fishers In. Free kids meal with adult meal. Roscoe’s Taco’s Greenwood Kids meal free with Minimum $6 adult meal. Mexico City Grill Fishers 11653 Fishers Station Rd 577-1900 Mexican City Grill Indy 8028 S. Emerson Ave 884-4901 Castlers Kitchen and Bar 11501 Geist Pavilion Dr. 596-9810 Fishers 5-9 Texas Road House Fishers 12950 Publishers Dr. 585-5020 Family Night 1.99 Kid’s Meal Culvers Kids NightFishers 96th St Every Monday, 5:30-8:30 pm and Indy 71st and Georgetown – Every Monday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

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All area Fazoli’s 99cent Kids meals Tuesday evenings 5-8 call for details. MacKenzie River Pizza Carmel and 82nd St Castleton 564-4211 and 288-0609 Scotty’s Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 CR Heroes 10570 E. 96th St. Fishers 576-1070 5-p Face Painting & Balloon Animals Cancun 6714 E 82nd St, Indianapolis 578-7054 Chick Fil A Noblesville Family Night First Tuesday of each Month from 5-8pm 773-4100 Chick Fil A Carmel 14647 US 31 North Family Night each Tuesday from 5-8pm 815-9465 Chick Fil A Avon 10791 E Us Highway 36 Christmas Spectacular Chick Fil A December Event 5 PM - 8 PM Tuesday December 20th Hellas Café 8501 Westfield Blvd 257-6211 Indy Bob Evans’ Family Night from DJ 6-8pm One kid eats free with adult meal purchase. Greenwood In Joe’s Shelby St. Diner Indy 783-9590 10-01 Food & Drink Broadripple Kids Eat Free Tuesday with purcahse of adult meal. Call for Details 6

ily Tuesday Con't. Fam ht Cheese Burger In Paradise South Indy 883-4386 Nig & ree Patriot Grill Restaurant 1265 N. Madison Greenwood 851-8252 Kid’s Eat Free and Magician at F E Teddy’s Burger Joint 222W.Southport Rd Indy 893-2791 s Kid Con’t. Thr3e Wise Men Brewery 1021 Broad Ripple Ave Indy 255-5151 Max and Erma’s Carmel and Greenwood 705-3988 and 882-4477 Max and Erma’s Carmel Free Kids Meal with adult meal. Panda Express 17055 Geist Pavilion Dr. Fishers 5-9, 770-9684 Bob Evans all area locations. Kid’s meal free with adult meal. Teddy’s Burger Joint Southport Rd. Free kids meal w/ adult meal 5 to 9 evening. Chili’s Grill and Bar Greenwood & E 82nd St. Two free kid’s meal with each adult meal. Joe’s Shelby St Diner 783-9590 One kids meal free with adult purchase 5 to close. Thr3e Wise Men Brewery Broad Ripple Kids eat free on Tuesday with VIP Club Membership. Detour American Grill Fishers In. Kids Eat Free with adult Meal Tuesday and Thursday.


Michaelangelo’s 550 Westfield Rd. Noblesville Kids Eat Free 773-6066 Johnny Rockets Greenwood Mall and Castleton Mall 881-6240 and 578-8015 5 to 9 Barley Island Brewing Co. Noblesville In Free Kids Meal with Adult meal Wednesday and Thursday Johnny Rockets Castleton Mall Kids meal free with each adult meal 5 to 9 Books and Brews 9402 Upton Dr Suite 1400 Free Kids meal w/ Adult Purchase Continued Page 8

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ily Fam ht Thursday Nig Johnny Carino’s Greenwood 885-5735 & ree F Barley Island Brewing Co. Noblesville Free Kids Meal with Adult meal Wednesday & Thursday Eat Detour American Grill Fishers In Kids Eat Free with adult Meal Tuesday & Thursday. Kids Con’t. Johnny Carinos Greenwood Kids meal free with adult meal. Culvers Kids Night Noblesville – Every Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

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Illinois Street Food Emporium Indy Free kids meal with each adult meal 4 to close Skyline Chili Indy Locations Kids meal 99 cents 5 to close.


Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations Indianapolis Indianas Victory Field Kids Eat Free with at least an $8 purchase.


Michaelangelo’s 550 Westfield Rd. Noblesville Kids Eat Free 773-6066 Scotty’s Brewhouse 3905 E. 96th Street Indianapolis, IN & 1 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204 Granite City Food and Brewery 150 W. 96th St Carmel 218-7185 5-9 Magician 5-8 Grindstone Charley’s Rockville Rd and Crawfordsville Rd’s Indy 243-8760 and 481-1870 Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations Rock Star Pizza 922 E. Main St. Brownsburg 858-1188 all day dine in Only Indianapolis Indians Kids Eat Free Sundays: Children 14 & under receive a voucher good for a hot dog, bag of chips & bottle of water with price of admission. Books and Brews 9402 Upton Dr Suite 1400 Free Kids meal w/ Adult Purchase Grand Junction Brewing Westfield Free kids Meal with Adult Meal (Please call ahead to verify details)


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ABC Proudly Offers In-House Training and Certification for All New Staff Do you have a heart for children and teens with special needs? Are you looking for a career that allows you to truly make a difference every day? At The Applied Behavior Center for Autism, we pride ourselves on our extensive in-house training and certification programs that allow our new employees to grow and excel within this exciting and growing field. If you have the heart for this industry, we have the ability to train you and teach you to work in this field.

Making a Difference Every Day At ABC, our employees find more than a career; they find a calling. Each day, our staff works hard to make a tangible difference in the lives of children and teens with special needs. Our therapists form a strong bond with our patients and together, we work toward and celebrate milestones in the lives of our patients. “This job is unlike anything else in the world,” said Sara Clark, BCaBA. “You might feel like you have a tough day one day and then the very next day, you meet with parents and they tell you that their child gave them a hug for the very first time or they responded when their sibling said their name for the first time. It’s moments like that that make this job special. When you work here, things are constantly being put into perspective for you. You are constantly reminded why you are here and why what you are doing really and truly matters.”

New Training Program ABC is proud to offer our newest program which is an in-house training that prepares our therapy staff to receive the credential of Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). This is the newest credential offered by The Behavior Analyst Certification Board's (BACB). The training for this certification is provided free-of-charge to all incoming employees. RBTs are trained and qualified paraprofessionals that are responsible for the direct implementation of behavior analytic programs and interventions written

by Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and/or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs). To become an RBT, the individual must complete 40 hours of training in behavior analysis. Then they must pass both a practical Competency Assessment with a BCBA or BCaBA and a written test maintained by the BACB. After obtaining their credential as an RBT, the RBT may only practice under the direct supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA. The BACB outlines several supervision standards and requirements for RBTs to ensure that consumers receive quality services. The Applied Behavior Center for Autism values this newest credential offered by the BACB and recognizes that it provides more credibility and strength to the services that we provide. The RBT credential gives our patients a way of knowing that their direct care staff - typically referred to as ABA therapists - have received adequate training in our field and are qualified to deliver our services correctly and effectively.

Position Requirements To be considered for the new RBT position, applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma. College degrees and previous experience with children are preferred but not required. Applicants must have a positive attitude and strong communication skills. After being hired, employees must be First Aide trained and CPR certified. (We provide these trainings).

How to Apply Are you interested in a career that changes lives? To apply today, applicants can email resumes to employment@ or visit our website to fill out our online job application (

The Applied Behavior Center for Autism: Find a Career. Change a Life. Discover Your Purpose.

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December 2016 November 18 – December 31 Lights at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is bringing new levels of cheer to this holiday season with a spectacular Lights at the Brickyard seasonal event. Attendees will experience more than 2 million lights in 400 displays across 40 scenes along a 1.7-mile driving experience, which includes crossing the famous "Yard of Bricks." This extravaganza will be a truly unique experience during the holiday season, combining world class lighting installations with a world-class driving experience through portions of our iconic racetrack. In addition to the Lights at the Brickyard driving experience, other out-of-car holiday festivities and attractions will be offered for families to complete their adventure at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. November 19 – December 24 A Christmas Carol at Indiana Repertory Theater.Magic happens on a snow-covered stage. The family's favorite holiday tradition comes gift-wrapped with fresh IRT surprises! The classic story of greed and redemption comes to life with Scrooge, Cratchit and, of course, Tiny Tim. Come and be visited by the spirits of holiday joy. November 19 – January 8 Christmas at Lily House. Share the season at the IMA! On the short walk to OldfieldsLilly House from the main Museum building, you will be greeted by a lit path of holiday lights. Upon entering the mansion, discover a surprising array of winter bulbs and holiday floral arrangements. The house will come alive with flowers including stunning displays of poinsettias, amaryllises, cyclamens, and paperwhites. Your olfactory senses will be awakened with the scents of pines, cedar, and spruce that waft from room to room. Lit branches will make the house dance with light, while each room will offer a unique visual experience–from spiraling vertical gardens climbing up the grand staircase to expertly landscaped herbs in the kitchen. November 22 – January 1 Reynolds Farm Equipment: John Deere Free Christmas Lights Drive through the display 24/7 to see thousands of twinkling lights and catch some holiday spirit! 12501 Reynolds Dr., Fishers, IN 46038


November 25 – December 23 Beef & Boards presents “Christmas” Beef & Boards celebrates in style with its annual crowd pleaser. A glittering array of music and dance numbers, presented in a variety show format, create the perfect holiday tradition. Bring a group, bring the family, just don't miss it! November 25 – December 30 Christmas at the Zoo Every Wednesday through Sunday, surround yourself with the magic and beauty of the holiday season as the Indianapolis Zoo hosts its 48th year of Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union, with an extra weekend of fun added this year! The Zoo is open from noon to 9 p.m., with event activities starting at 5 p.m. Come out early to grab a great parking spot, see some animals and watch as the lights come on to transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. November 25 – January 1 Celebration Crossing at The Indiana State Museum. This year’s Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of bands, bell and vocal choirs and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will entertain visitors in their cozy home now on Level 1 of the museum through Dec. 24. Early risers may join Mrs. Claus, Snowflake Sam and Raggedy Ann for breakfast and late sleepers may join Santa for lunch or supper. Children of all ages may ride on the Santa Claus Express, make crafts to take home, take advantage of a playground for pre-school and primary elementary aged children in Imagination Playground and enjoy our indoor curling court. Take a trip back in time by and gazing into the recreated L.S. Ayres store windows rekindling Christmases November 26 – December 18 Breakfast with Santa at Conner Prairie. Have breakfast, decorate cookies and visit Santa. New this year, join Santa in song and listen to his beloved rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Make a day of it and head outdoors for Holiday Adventures where you’ll find Prairietown preparing for the holidays. Non-members save $3 on admission to Holiday Adventures with your Breakfast with Santa tickets.

Fun Events Now – January 22 The Children’s Museum: Doc McStuffins Exhibit Experience the first-ever children's museum exhibit based on Disney Junior's award-winning series, Doc McStuffins! Join the magical storytelling of Doc McStuffins through imaginative play and hands-on activities that impart life-lessons about health and wellness. And, the exhibit will keep you up to date with Doc’s latest adventures, as it is set in the new McStuffins Toy Hospital, which will be featured on the new season of Doc McStuffins premiering in summer 2016! www. Thursday, December 1, 4:00pm Holiday Hullabaloo at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Shop for cozy scarves, one-of-a-kind jewelry, elegant home décor and hand-blown glass ornaments during Holiday Hullabaloo, featuring discounts at the Museum Store and Lilly House Christmas Shop. Enjoy live music, luminaries, and complimentary gift wrapping during this festive shopping experience—not to be missed! Saturday, December 3, 9:00 – 11:00am Breakfast with Santa at The Brickyard Crossing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Featuring breakfast buffet with a waffle station catered by Ruth’s Chris. Saturday, December 3, 3:00pm Broad Ripple Lights Up! Parade & Festival on Guilford Ave. The whole family is invited to attend the city's only twilight parade! This free event will feature a kids’ wonderland activity area, live entertainment, and the lighting of the 21’ tall tree and holiday light display at Indianapolis Fire Station #32 (6330 Guilford Avenue). Thursday, December 15, 6:30pm Holiday Cheers at Conner Prairie. Enjoy an adults-only evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine, craft beer and spirits hosted by Conner Prairie Horizon’s Council as you take a candlelight stroll through 1836 Prairietown. Participate in historical sausage-making demonstrations, visit Dr. Campbell’s soiree, sample a historic German Glühwein and explore multicultural 19th-century holiday traditions. Vendors include Tinker Coffee, Sunrise Baker, Cardinal Spirits, Scarlet Lane Brewery, Taxman Brewing Co., McClure’s Orchard and Smoking Goose. All ticket levels include entry into Conner Prairie, hors d’oeuvres, tastings from all brewers, wineries and distilleries, and a commemorative glass.

December 16 – December 18 The Nutcracker with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Old National Centre. For the first time in its history, the Indianapolis School of Ballet (ISB), a program of the Indianapolis Ballet, Inc., will perform with the world-renowned Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) when it presents its tenthanniversary production of The Nutcracker. December 30 – December 31 PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue at Old National Centre. It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to help. The pups share many lessons for all ages as they make heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Saturday, December 31, 6:00pm New Year’s Eve – A Gatsby Affair Indy's Newest and biggest New Year's Eve Party is here! An NYE Saturday, December 31, 5:00pm – 12:30am Family New Year’s Eve at the Indiana State Museum. End the year with a bang with a family-friendly alcohol-free celebration in the Governor Frank O'Bannon Great Hall. Face painting, stilt walkers, clowns and music will highlight the evening. A balloon drop at 8 pm allows the little ones to celebrate the New Year in style. Saturday, December 31, 9:00pm New Year’s Eve – A Gatsby Affair Indy's Newest and biggest New Year's Eve Party is here! An NYE Gatsby Affair at the Pavilion will be a one of kind New Year's Eve experience at Indy's newest event venue! With music from Sinclair Wheeler, Slater Hogan and a special performance by Kayla Noel, this event will have you dancing into 2017 with over 1,000 other partygoers! Featuring: premium open bar, midnight champagne toast, DJs and live performances, silk aerialists, party favors, photo booth, appetizers, desserts, balloon drop, dance performance by Flapper Girls, live streaming of downtown Indy New Year's Eve on Georgia Street, and more!

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