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Camp EAGLE: Summer, Sun, and Social Skills! Angelica N. Gray, MA, BCBA Clinical Director, TIIBA

We are now enrolling for Camp EAGLE. Camp EAGLE is a summer day camp for individuals who are diagnosed with Autism. We provide ABA Therapy in a camp format. Our campers typically have so much fun, that they don’t realize they’re learning new skills! Camp days are filled with opportunities to increase social and communication behaviors. We take advantage of these opportunities in multiple settings within our center–groups, our simulated classroom, and 1:1 work stations. Additionally, we take what we learn in the center and apply it out in the community. There are two weekly outings to places such as local parks, bowling alley, water parks, The Children’s Museum, music centers, Sky Zone, Monkey Joe’s, Conner Prairie, and more! Our summer program is an excellent way to keep your child engaged and learning throughout the summer months. In addition to focusing on social and 4

communication behaviors, we target functional academic skills, daily living behaviors, and work on decreasing maladaptive behaviors. We encourage parent involvement throughout our summer session. Parents are welcome to come and observe their child and meet with the clinical team to learn the strategies and techniques that are utilized within the camp. In addition, we have TIIBA Family Days scheduled for the Indianapolis Zoo and Eagle Creek Park. Our enrollment is limited and open through April 30th. Camp dates are Monday, June 5th through Friday, July 27th. Camp hours are from 8:30a – 4:00p, Monday through Thursday; 8:30a – 12:30p on Friday. Each camper’s schedule may vary between these hours depending on specific needs and recommended number of hours per week. Most major insurance and Medicaid are accepted. Call us at 317-388-8131 to begin your enrollment process!

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Access Behavioral Solutions is making ABA services available by bringing the therapy to you- in your home, in your community, or in the clinic.

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7901 E. 88th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46256 The Applied Behavior Center for Autism is Indiana's longest running ABA provider. With over 20 years of service, ABC is building brighter futures every day. Each of our center offers unique attributes that allows us to provide high quality treatment to children and teens with autism spectrum disorder. With locations in Greenwood, Carmel, Castleton, Terre Haute, Richmond, and West Indianapolis we offer ABA therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, diagnostic testing, special needs swim lessons, and so much more! We are now enrolling for part-time and full-time schedules. Find us on social @ABCforAutism to learn more.

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Natural Valley Ranch Pg 22 317-509-3577 Birthday Parties, Trail Rides, Lessons, Petting Zoo Hayride/Bonfire, Therapeutic Riding

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf Pg 10 317.471.8560 Leaders in Listening and Spoken Language.

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The Indiana Institute for Behavior Analysis is a faith based organization. Founded in 2011, our employees are dedicated professionals and we provide the highest quality of ABA Therapy services.

Business Spotlight Spotlight The Importance of Water Safety

By Andrew Joseph, General Manager, Goldfish Swim As a dad, I know that making sure my kids are happy, comfortable and safe is one of my most important responsibilities in life. It’s something that is on my mind every day. At Goldfish, we know firsthand how important water safety is for kids of all ages and also how crucial it is that children learn to be safer in a nurturing environment. Everything at Goldfish has been designed with kids in mind. Bright colors to stimulate learning and a 90-degree pool to increase comfort. We have private changing rooms, swimsuit dryers and hair drying stations so no one has to go outside cold and wet. We produce our chlorine on-site via a specialty salt water purification system that allows us to keep the pool safe and clean, while being gentle on kids’ skin. We know how important those things are to kids and families.

Teaching kids to be safer in and around the water has always been our number one goal. Here’s a startling fact to consider: According to the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1 to 4. Scary, I know. But these statistics are preventable, and it all starts with swim lessons. The earlier you can start, the better – yes, even infants can take lessons! Goldfish was created by parents, for parents, with the goal of helping kids build essential swim skills to keep them safer in and around the water. But our program does more than that – it gives kids a platform to build life skills that help them make waves in life. We use our research-based philosophy, The Science of SwimPlay®, to teach through guided play in a fun, safe environment. So while we’re focused on the serious stuff, kids are focused on the fun. The water can (and should) be a place for family fun. But keep in mind that accidents can happen quickly. Constant supervision and basic water safety skills will make for a safer experience for everyone.

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Parent with Conviction Parenting is a thankless job. My clients who come in for guidance, frequently need reassurance that they are utilizing the right techniques with their children. They tell me that they wished there was a formula for healthy parenting. They ask if they should spank, or if time outs really work. They of course are looking for the quickest formula to helping their children grow up to be welladjusted adults. They want them to make the right decisions and promote a sense of confidence in their child. The good news is that most children will respond to any type of parenting technique as long as it is delivered with consistency, conviction and confidence. Although it is important to customize the appropriate response in parenting; it is more important to follow the 3 C’s of parenting. As most parents can guess, consistency is the most important factor in getting a child to comply with your wishes. If you ask them to do something and they don’t comply, set up a consequence that matches the misbehavior. Many well-meaning parents will throw up their hands when the child repeatedly ignores their request or breaks the rule again. Parents will think that the consequence didn’t work and they will look for other alternatives to get the child to comply with the rule. Remember it takes 28 days to develop a good habit, so if you give into them will have to start all over with your expectations. The second life skill is conviction. Once you have set forth a rule—don’t waver! If children see you backing off or changing your mind, they will make it their mission to convince you that their way is better. Therefore, it is imperative that once you make a decision— deliver it with conviction! No need to further their hopes by discussing (for the

hundredth time) why you have made your decision. Repeat your explanation one time and then walk away. No matter how loud they get or how much they want to discuss the issue---disengage! The last life skill is Carol Juergensen Sheets to stay confident. Parenting is tough. No two children are the same. I have worked with thousands of families and children and I frequently see parents that don’t know their own value. If I were to ask you to list 25 strengths that you possess as a parent, could you do it? You have to know your own strengths so that you operate from them. Spend a little time and list your positive parenting qualities. Are you loving, caring, determined or encouraging? Keep them close to review them when YOU need a little confidence. If you have a history of giving in intermittently, the child has unconsciously learned that they have the power. This invariably leads to a power struggle, and we know how tiring that can be. Children have WAY more energy to struggle than parents, so it’s important to stay out of the power struggle by disengaging from the child. If you stay connected to your confidence, it will send the child the message that you are in control. Kids need to know that you are in control. It gives them the security to move toward healthier behaviors and decisions. That is why all the parenting books recommend detaching from too much dialogue once you have delivered your request or consequence. No matter how hard they try to manipulate you, remember your formula and stay true to yourself as a parent!

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. Please say “I found it in the IndyKids’Directory!” Thanks!



What are mands and why do we need to teach them? As a parent, has your little bundle of joy ever screamed at the top of their lungs? Have you ever rushed around trying to give them different things, but had real no idea what they really wanted? Have you ever given your kid your phone because the second that you took it away to look up the next ingredient for dinner, your kid started screaming in the middle of the store? Have you ever just given your kid things to keep them happy instead of making them ask for them first? TEACH MANDS! Mands are just requests. It really is that simple. You request to leave uncomfortable situations, you request to have more time with something you are enjoying, you request your favorite type of coffee when you go to the coffee shop, you can request specific information, and so on. You do these things without any thought, but some of our kids have not made the connection that if they ask for things appropriately, then they can get access to them. Many kids throw tantrums instead of asking for more time to enjoy those activities, and many parents give back those items instead of using that moment to teach an appropriate response. Think about it…how frustrating would it be if you know what you want but can’t tell anyone? So, what do we do about it? TEACH MANDS! This is an example of how ABA can help with teaching important skills. It takes a lot of time and consistency, but teaching kids how to request things opens up a whole new world for them. Many behavioral episodes decrease when there is an appropriate mand that is taught in place of those behaviors. Kids on the autism spectrum often have not made the connection that simple words can get them what they desire. It is up to us to teach them those words. It’s important to note that mand training should be done

across all environments (home, school, community, etc.). Mand training should also be done with all caregivers (mom, dad, grandparents, teachers, etc) and expectations should be consistent for the child. At the Applied Behavior Center for Autism, many times the first part of any child’s program is teaching those basic communication requests. When you come in for your initial interview, we can go over that programming and what it would look like. We can work with you to discuss certain things that your child needs help with to develop language. We can teach communication with American Sign Language, vocalizations, or even augmentative communication devices (i.e. using a tablet). It is our job as program coordinators to help program certain targets into your child’s treatment plan so that they learn those skills. The benefits of Mand Training for young children and their families can be life-changing. Once a child learns “I talk, I get,” it is likely their ability to communicate will increase. Communication will start to serve a function for the child. Jen DeRocher, M.A., BCBA Program Director

If your child isn’t currently a patient at the Applied Behavior Center for Autism and you’re interested in finding out more information, contact us today at 317-849-5437 or go to http://appliedbehaviorcenter. org/inquiry-form/.

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Monday Thru Sunday Multiple Days Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations Kid Eats Free with a 9.00 purchase 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 Tuesday 4 to close 776-2800 Barley Island Brewing Co. 630 Conner St. Noblesville 770-5280 Wednesday/Thursday evenings 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 6 and younger eat free everyday. 770-6988 Chef Mikes Charcoal Grill 102 Woodland Dr Indy Kids 5 and Younger eat for 99 cents All Indianapolis area MCL Cafeteria Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday all day 2 kids meals free with adult entre Fresh to Order Saturday and Monday all day Hamilton Town Ct Noblesville and Castleton Indianapolis Free Kids Meal with Adult entre. Monday Chick Fil-A 3360 W. 86th St. The Pyramids, Indy 871-5330 Mexico City Grill Emerson Ave Indy . Free kids meal with adult meal. 884-4901 Roscoe’s Taco’s Greenwood Kids meal free with Minimum $6 adult meal. Castlers Kitchen and Bar 11501 Geist Pavilion Dr. 596-9810 Fishers 5-9 Culvers Kids Night Fishers 96th St Every Monday, 5:30-8:30 pm and Indy 71st and Georgetown – Every Monday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Tuesday 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 Culvers Kids Night Indy 96th Street – Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm and Greenfield – Every Tuesday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Face Painting Balloons and Clowns 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 Hellas Café 8501 Westfield Blvd 317 257-6211 Entertainment by Sunny From Clowns etc. 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 Cheese Burger In Paradise South Indy 883-4386 Aspen Creek Grill 13489 Tegler Dr, Noblesville, IN 46060 Every Tuesday 4-8 Kids Meals 1.99 Balloons and Face Painting 317 5 14

Tuesday Con't. Patriot Grill Restaurant 1265 N. Madison Greenwood 851-8252 Kid’s Eat Free and Magician Teddy’s Burger Joint 222W.Southport Rd Indy 893-2791 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. Wednesday Michaelangelo’s 550 Westfield Rd. Noblesville Kids Eat Free 773-6066 Johnny Rockets Greenwood Mall and Castleton Mall 881-6240 and 578-8015 5-9 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 Thursday Johnny Carino’s Greenwood 885-5735 Barley Island Brewing Co. Noblesville Free Kids Meal with Adult meal Wednesday & Thursday Detour American Grill Fishers In Kids Eat Free with adult Meal Tuesday & Thursday. Johnny Carinos Greenwood Kids meal free with adult meal. Culvers Kids Night Noblesville – Every Thursday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm Face Painting Balloons and Clowns Friday 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. Saturday Indianapolis Indianas Victory Field Kids Eat Free with at least an $8 purchase. Sunday 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 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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March Now until March 17 A Beef & Boards: Cinderella The Prince Street Players Version of CINDERELLA is a magical retelling of this beloved story and a tuneful, fast-paced show, specifically created for young audiences. A godmother, of the fairy tale variety, and her two helpers set out to help Ella, who, after being orphaned, was left in the care of her wicked stepmother and stepsisters. Forced to use the kitchen as a bedroom, Ella can often be found daydreaming among the cinders from the fireplace, inspiring her stepfamily to rename her "Cinderella." Wand in hand, Godmother sets about to change the girl's life. With a dash of belief, a sprinkle of magic and a pinch of true love, Cinderella finds her Prince and has her life changed for good. Now until April 8 A Beef & Boards: Mama Mia! the enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. ABBA’s greatest hits tell the hilarious story of a bride’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise. Now until April 30 Dance! at The Children’s Museum. DANCE! is the first temporary exhibit to be featured in The Galleries for American Arts and Popular Culture. Visitors to this exhibit should be ready to move their feet to the beat and join the fun. This multigenerational exhibit looks at dance styles through the ages and around the world. Families who feel daring may want to put on their dancing shoes and take the stage to showcase their best dance moves. February 27 – March 5 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Over 300 of the very best college football players will 16

be invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp). Top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments, and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, four-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL. Wednesday, February 28, 1:00pm Crazy Quilt Workshop at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum. Do you love to sew? Have you ever wondered how to preserve your keepsake lace, neckties, hankies, buttons, badges and special fabric scraps? Learn to make a base on which to embroider, bead and embellish your cherished mementos. Be inspired by beautiful examples. Basic sewing skills required. Bring your sewing machine or borrow one of ours, scissors and embellishments. We will teach you the basics and some new techniques as well. Saturday, March 3, 10:30am Punch and Judy at Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum. Our guest puppeteer, Guy Thompson, will present this classic hand puppet show with bawdy Punch and his wife Judy. Totally family friendly, and still a perfect example of slapstick humor. One day only! Saturday, March 10 Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium. TechPoint Foundation For Youth will host the inaugural Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium. The competition will be the largest State Championship in the country, gathering 300 elementary, middle and high school teams from across

2018 the state. This event is free to the public and all are welcome. This will be an exciting opportunity for the public to visit Lucas Oil Stadium and experience Indiana's best robots compete for the Indiana State Championship! Tuesday, March 13, 7:45pm WWE Smackdown at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. WWE is back in Indianapolis! Saturday, March 17, 8:00pm Pink Martini at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. For over two decades, this unique ensemble of more than a dozen musicians and vocalists has delighted audiences around the world with its multilingual mix of jazz, classical and old-school pop music. Led by pianist-founder Thomas Lauderdale and vocalist China Forbes, the Portlandbased band has collaborated and performed with artists as diverse as Carol Channing, Rufus Wainwright, filmmaker Gus Van Sant, NPR host Ari Shapiro and the cast of Sesame Street. Pink Martini’s ninth and latest studio album, 2016’s Je dis oui!, features 15 tracks spanning eight languages. Saturday, March 17 – Sunday, March 18, Brickworld Indy LEGO Exposition at Indiana State Fairgrounds. Brickworld is excited to be bringing their premiere LEGO display and exposition to Indianapolis for the 8th consecutive year! Once again, on Saturday and Sunday of the event, the displayers will put their creations on display in 65,000 square feet of space for the public to enjoy. Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun! See spectacular creations all built from LEGO bricks by local LEGO enthusiasts. Enjoy interactive activities, such as the LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, fighting

robots, seek and finds, etc. Buy your favorite LEGO sets, minifigures, and LEGO accessories from various vendors. Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at MedScript Long Term Care Pharmacy. Saturday, March 24, 6:00pm Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Lucas Oil Stadium. Monster Energy Supercross takes place in the premier stadiums in North America. Monster Energy Pit Party The Monster Energy Pit Party is 11:30 am-5:30 pm for fans to see the riders, teams and their bikes up close. Fans need to purchase a Pit Pass for $10 through Ticketmaster. com or the Box Office along with their event ticket for entry. No entry is allowed into the Pit Party without an event ticket plus $10 Pit Pass. Friday, March 30 – Saturday, April 1 Indiana Comic Con at Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Over 400,000 square feet and 150 booths of comics, cosplay, videos, toys, action figures, anime, video games, Star Wars, artwork, trading cards, and fun! Celebrity guests include Sean Astin, Wallace Shawn, Jonathan Frakes, Matthew Lewis, Noah Schnapp, Michael Biehn, Sean Young, William B. Davis, Henry Thomas, and Rodger Bumpass.

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