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Our Son's Samuel and Joseph’s Story For the past 5 years, I have watched my boys develop and grow at Jerry Hansman's Dojo. Karate has provided a framework of leadership, discipline and most importantly responsibility. On the road to their black belts my children have enjoyed going to karate classes. They enjoy the ability to go all year , not just during a season like other sports. Moreover their classes are staggered at different times every day so that we could always find days to fit our ever-changing schedules. Karate has helped my children outside of the dojo in many ways. Their selfconfidence has greatly improved over the years as they regularly perform in front of a large group during class, at tournaments and at belt ceremonies. This has helped them in school by dramatically decreasing performance 2

anxiety with presentations. Likewise, taking standardized tests like ISTEP are seen merely as another challenge much like learning a new kata or starting a new weapon. It is encouraging that my kids have demonstrated the knowledge and skills to protect themselves should those situations ever occur. Learning karate has also helped my children realize more of their potential, developing a sense of accomplishment along the way. It improved their coordination and balance. It taught them to appreciate constructive criticism and that hard work pays off. They have also learned to work with and learn from others. It has instilling in them a sense of responsibility for their actions and an understanding that actions have consequences, karate has laid a foundation for lifelong development.


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Two Common Misconceptions About ABA Therapy by Angelica N. Gray, MA, BCBA Clinical Director

Many parents have misconceptions about what Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy is and how it is used to treat Autism. The most common misconception is “my child doesn’t have behavior problems, so we don’t need ABA.” Parents are often surprised to learn that ABA is not solely for treating problem behavior! ABA teaches children how to communicate their wants and needs, to label items in their environment, hold conversations, understand sarcasm and jargon, play appropriately with toys, learn the rules of and play board games, put on clothes, brush their teeth – and so much more! Additionally, ABA Therapy can help children who have a fear of dentists, don’t like the buzz of the clippers when getting a haircut, or have difficulty shopping in stores such as Wal-Mart or Meijer.

child is 14 and too old for ABA.” Individuals with Autism have needs that change as they get older. As children get older, parents may want help to teach their child to learn how to form friendships, work within a group, or to learn interviewing and vocational skills. The techniques and procedures used in ABA can help to teach a variety of skills to children of all ages. If you have questions about how we can serve your child’s unique needs, contact us at 317-388-8131.

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Where Should We Turn? When our son Jayce was first diagnosed we weren’t sure where to start. Our 2 year old had gone from grinning and engaging with us to not even acknowledging we were in the same room or even smiling for pictures. We were devastated and had no idea what was going on or that we would ever get to see the boy we knew again. We had heard of the great success stories parents of children on the spectrum were seeing through ABA and knew that was where Jayce belonged, but we didn’t know how to start the process. So I turned to the internet and found The Applied Behavior Center for Autism (ABC) and at that point everything became so easy. We didn’t have to deal with insurance or filling out the tireless repetitive forms. It was a breath of fresh air in a whirlwind of paperwork that I had already been filling out and re-filling out for his other programs. ABC at that time was solely based out of Indianapolis but they traveled to Terre Haute several times to make sure Jayce and I understood the program and felt 100% comfortable before beginning therapy. It wasn’t long after therapy started that Jayce began following

instructions and most importantly he would grin and run to us when we would get home from work. These were some of the most exciting moments, AND THEN he started asking for his cup! He was completely nonverbal when he started the program and now we are up to 2 and 3 words at a time. He surprises us almost every day with something new. I honestly do not know what we would do without ABC and all of his supporters there. The team at ABC hasn’t just helped Jayce they have helped US as a family. We understand more about Jayce and how to incorporate what he is learning in therapy at home. They have even become advocates for me when it comes to school meetings and speaking with his teachers. They are always more than willing to be at those meetings with me and help bridge the gap between school and therapy. All of the therapists at ABC have become our Autism family, and we absolutely couldn’t be more proud of Jayce and his progress. --Jessica, Mother of Jayce

Find us across social @ABCforAutism Interested in learning more about what we can do for your child? Contact Jane Grimes, Enrollment Director, at 317-849-KIDS, Ext. 104. Please say “I found it in the IndyKids’Directory!” Thanks!


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Create A Community by Joining a Parenting Group Parenting is not easy and if there was one thing that I could instill in you as a Family Therapist it would be to really believe in yourself and have confidence in your child rearing abilities. We know this job is tough but if you parent with conviction and stay true to the fact that you absolutely are the one in the family that has the ultimate control, your child will thank you for it later.

healthy values for your children.

I say this because this is a time in your children’s life when they believe they should have more say in their day-to-day functioning than you’re comfortable with and it may feel difficult to know how far you should push them or what the right directives are in managing their care. It is their job to convince you that they know best and yet you are the parent and you absolutely have more wisdom and intuition than they do. You have to trust your gut to do the next hard thing and redirect them into healthier choices.

Families First offers wonderful resources that equips parents with skills to deal with the many challenges of child rearing. They offer classes that will support you and connect you to others who are looking for positive solutions.

The key to doing this is to stay calm, identify their feelings, use reflective listening so that they know that you clearly hear them, and then come up with two additional choices to present to them as alternatives.

You don’t have to do parenting alone. There are many reasonable and free services that are available to increase your parenting tools and resources.

Carol Juergensen Sheets

The Life Recovery Center also offers affordable classes to assist parents in positive discipline, communication and problem solving. Active Parenting offers a 3-session program for parents of children ages 5-12. They also offer programs for tweens and teens, especially for children who have special challenges like mood swings, attention and focus troubles.

Despite the fact that kids want to dictate their choices to you, it is imperative that you stay calm and strong and reinforce that they need to follow your guidelines.

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting is a course that can typically be taught in a one day workshop. There skills better equip you to have more confidence and encourage consistency which is the key to healthy parenting.

This can be particularly tough when your children may be living in 2 households and you don’t necessarily want to be the bad guy but you also know that you are responsible for their guidance. Even if the other parent doesn’t find it necessary to set up a healthy structure, it is a requirement of good parenting and someone has to do it. If you are reading this column, I suspect that you want to do the next right thing and you are willing to sacrifice some peace and quiet to instill

The important thing is that you don’t have to do it alone and there are resources that will assist you in in setting up the proper expectations for healthy relationships in your family. There is no reason to do it alone. It really does take a village to raise a child so why not seek out the experts who can make your life more manageable. Don’t you think that you deserve the support and expertise of others to assist you in the most important job of your life?

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!


December 2017

November 24 – December 23 A Beef & Boards Christmas: 25th

Anniversary Production 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!www.beefandboards.com

November 28 – December 3 A Christmas Story – The Musical

at Old National Centre. Before there was Toy Story, based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, the story takes place in 1940’s Indiana, where a bespectacled boy named Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: an Official Red Ryder CarbineAction 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle! A kooky leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a cranky department store Santa, and a triple dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas dream.

November 30 – December 3 Marvel Universe LIVE! at Old National Centre. Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and many more join forces in a race against time to defeat Loki in his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel's greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains that the universe has to offer.

December 1 – December 23, 8:00pm symFUNy Sunday – IPL Yuletide Celebration Indiana’s best holiday tradition for families returns! The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Jack Everly are joined by the beloved Sandi Patty and Broadway's best singers and dancers to bring the Yuletide magic and music to life on the Hilbert Circle Theatre stage! Plus — don't miss 21-year-old dancing sensation Kyle Van Newkirk, fresh from NBC's hit World of Dance, as he joins the cast to perform holiday favorites.

Friday, December 1 – Saturday, December 2 Big Ten Fan Fest at Indiana Convention

Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. The Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper will feature: Fun games and activities for the whole family, Food and beverage areas, Live Big Ten Network Show, Pep rallies featuring championship game teams marching bands and cheerleaders.


December 2 – December 23 Beef & Boards: A Christmas Carol

From the pages of Dickens comes this delightful musical adaptation of the Yuletide classic with traditional carols. Experience the transformation of the crotchety Scrooge into someone who understands the true meaning of kindness and love, accomplished with the help of three spirits from the past, present and future. This one-hour show is performed without intermission and makes a perfect holiday lunch party for your club or office. www.beefandboards.com

Sunday, December 10, 9:00am Santa Hustle Indy 5K and Half Marathon at Lucas Oil Stadium. It’s not

just a race. It’s a magical experience. If you are a Christmas lover, enjoy overplayed holiday music, devouring candy and cookies, and joining in on an epic after party then grab your favorite friends and family and register for the 2017 Santa Hustle® Indy 5k & Half Marathon! The 2017 Santa Hustle® Swag is bound to make your jingle tingle even brighter with a Santa Hat, Santa Beard, Santa Shirt, Finisher Medal, and NEW! Candy Cane Socks!

Thursday, December 14, 6:30pm Holiday Cheers at Conner Prairie. Enjoy

an adults-only evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine, craft beer, and spirits! Join for a festive experience unlike any other. Start your evening with tasty craft brews and delicious wines, then travel back in time to 1836 to sample historic beverages and food in Prairietown. Enjoy these activities: participate in historical sausage making demonstrations, visit Doctor Campbell’s soiree, sample a historic German Glühwein, and explore multi-cultural 19th-century holiday traditions.

December 15 – December 17 Twas the Night Before… at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Gather your family close and join in creating new holiday memories at a special Candlelight Theatre event! “Twas the Night Before…”, written by James Trofatter, offers a heartwarming interactive theatre experience for all ages in the historic Harrison mansion. Sip on hot cider, enjoy complimentary treats, and be delighted by holiday figures from tradition and folklore, as well as new jolly friends. Audiences will progress from room to room enjoying performances throughout the home of Benjamin Harrison. Each performance lasts approximately 1 hour and guests will view scenes standing. Please plan to arrive early to enjoy hot cider and other holiday goodies prior to your show time. Performances begin every half hour and last approximately 60 minutes.


Fun Events

December 30 – December 31 PAW Patrol Live – The Great Pirate Adventure at Old National

Centre. X barks the spot in the new tour, PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure!” It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay, and Mayor Goodway is getting ready for a big celebration! But first, Ryder and his team of pirate pups must rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern. When they do, they also discover a secret pirate treasure map! The PAW Patrol set out over land and sea to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway’s celebration before Mayor Humdinger finds it first!

Sunday, December 31, 10:00am Downtown Indy Inc’s New Year’s Eve on Georgia Street Georgia

Street is the place to be this New Year’s Eve! Come for an exciting entertainment line-up, stimulating sights, plenty of food and drink and a unique midnight

Sunday, December 31, 8:00pm Countdown to Noon at The Children’s

Museum. Five, four, three, two...NOON! Tucker out the kids way before the last few minutes of 2017 -- at Countdown to Noon! Hear music from Grammy-nominated Zak Morgan before each countdown (noon and 1 pm). Receive festive favors for the

big moment, while supplies last. This allows you and your family to experience the excitement of a countdown at a reasonable hour! Happy New Year's Eve!

Sunday, December 31, 8:30pm Pat McAfee presents A Ridiculous New Year’s Eve at Old National

Centre. Theatre show and midnight ball drop included!

Sunday, December 31 NYE Extravaganza presented by Taft at The Palladium at the Center

for the Performing Arts. Come join us as we ring in 2018 with a Palladium blowout featuring four distinct party zones! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts along with a cash bar, while grooving to the music of, Indy's own, the Bishops on the main stage, a Latin dance band in the Robert Adam Room, the jazz stylings of the Scott Routenberg Trio in the Founders Room, and DJ Futon John in the Shiel Sexton Songbook Lounge. Last year’s event sold out, so get your tickets now! New this year: Complimentary water and soft drinks for designated drivers! If you would like your event included in our monthly calendars,submit it by going to wwwIndyKidsDirectory.com

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