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Another Family's Success Story The birth of a child is such an exciting time – there are no limits for the future! But for some families, the dream is suddenly limited when their baby does not pass their newborn hearing screening. For Ian Lawrence’s parents, the news was not concerning, but they agreed to come in for further testing. The diagnosis was difficult to process. Ian had significant hearing loss in both ears. The Lawrence family considered pursuing American Sign Language, but for many reasons they wanted to try spoken language first. However, if they wanted the best opportunity, they needed to get hearing aids quickly, and work with a therapist to use them appropriately. Ian had his first set of tiny hearing aids when he was only two months old, and the Lawrence family found a specialized therapist through

St. Joseph Institute. By the time Ian was one, he was making good progress – babbling and responding to sound, but he needed stronger amplification. They made the decision to pursue cochlear implants. Ian recovered from the surgery quickly, and was wrestling with dad the next day. Therapy was not simple, but the results were remarkable. By the time Ian was two, he was speaking in phrases of two or more words. At three, Ian’s communication skills were close to other children his age, and after preschool at St. Joseph he will soon enter Kindergarten at his local school. He loves to talk about dinosaurs and rockets. There are no limits to his future!

Teri Ouellette, MS Ed, LSLS Cert AVEd, President St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf

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Monday Thru Sunday Multiple Days Steak N Shake all Indianapolis locations Kids 12 and under Eat Free Saturday and Sunday for dine-in customers with every $9 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.


Tuesday Con't. Joe’s Shelby St. Diner Indy 783-9590 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 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

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May Saturday May 4th and 5th 2019 2019 REV at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Join us to kick off the greatest month in racing at Rev, presented by Fifth Third Bank, and hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Guests will dine on driver-inspired cuisine prepared by Indy’s top chefs and enjoy a variety of music and entertainment while mingling with IndyCar drivers and racing legends. Experience a behind-the-scenes look at the Yard of Bricks, the acclaimed Borg-Warner trophy, Victory Podium and enjoy photo opportunities with Indianapolis’s finest vintage cars. Funds raised support Indiana University Health statewide trauma and critical care programs. These funds provide care for drivers and patrons at the Indiana University Health Emergency Medical Center located at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and for patients across Indiana in need of critical care. Saturday May 4th 2019 at 7:00 am Indy Mini Marathon As an organization providing multiple events and programs, many of which are free to attend and impact over 500,000 people annually, our mission to enrich lives and positively impact our community is wholly inclusive and applies to anyone. Whether attending the IPL 500 Festival Parade, participating in the Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day, running in the OneAmerica 500 Festival MiniMarathon or serving as a 500 Festival volunteer, the 500 Festival welcomes participation from everyone and we’re confident that our participants will continue to experience the Hoosier hospitality that we pride ourselves on. Saturday May 4th 2019 The Great Amazing Race Indianapolis at 3:00 pm Northwestway Park Visit home page for race video & details: Inspired by the popular TV show "THE AMAZING RACE", get ready to enjoy america's most exciting family-friendly adventure race. Teams compete against other similar age teams completing a cross country course speckled with a variety of fun mental & physical challenges. 1. Ages: open for ages 4 to 84 ...


walkers, joggers or runners. 2. Teams: 2 person teams ... adult/adult, adult/kid or kid/kid. 3. Length: 1.5 miles with up to 8 challenge stations 4. Levels: Recreation (for leisure pace teams) / Competitive (for physically active teams). 5. Weather: race happens rain or shine ... excessive conditions may cause modifications. 6. Plan on 60 minutes to complete course. Saturday May 4th 201910:00 am to 3:00 pm May the Fourth at the Chilidrens Museum Calling all Jedi, Jawas, Ewoks, and fans of Star Wars! We will be celebrating all things Star Wars with activities throughout the museum! Sunday May 5, 2019 IndyStar Sports Awards at Clowes Memorial Hall The IndyStar Sports Awards recognizes and honors the top athletic accomplishments in Indiana High School Sports. This event is hosted by the IndyStar and will feature award presentations, contests and an on-stage Q&A with former IndyCar and NASCAR driver, Danica Patrick. The red carpet will open at 6 p.m. and the awards show begins promptly at 7 p.m. No food will be served during the show, however soft drinks, water, and snacks will be available for purchase. Visit for more information. Saturday May 11th 2019 12:00PM to 4:00PM Salesforce and JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day The Salesforce & JPMorgan Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day is Indiana’s largest free outdoor festival just for kids! On the second Saturday of May, kids take over Monument Circle for a Month of May celebration that’s sized for them. With interactive, educational displays in a carnival-like atmosphere, Kids’ Day gives children the opportunity to stretch their minds and their muscles. May 11th 2019 2:30 & 7:00 pm Take Root and Grow with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir Two amazing concerts to be given with music our singers will be taking on tour. TWO CONCERTS

2019 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church Saturday, May 11 | 2:30 p.m. Performing Choirs: Cantantes Angeli, Bel Canto, Lyric, Chamber, Boone County, Boone Prep, Hendricks County, Hendricks Prep, Johnson County, Johnson Prep, Neighborhood Choir Academy Saturday, May 11 | 7 p.m. Performing Choirs: Cantantes Angeli, Bel Canto, Kantorei, Octavo, Butler Prep, Carmel, Carmel Prep, Fishers, Fishers Prep, Jubilate May 12th 2019 11:00 to 2:00 Mother’s Day Brunch at Conner Prairie. Enjoy our brunch buffet between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. You may come just for brunch, or purchase admission and stay for a while. Venture outside and enjoy springtime! Non-members save $3 per person on the price of admission by showing their brunch buffet ticket. Members can access the grounds for free. It’s a great time to purchase a membership! Seating available starting at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday May 17th 2019 @ 10:00 am Childwatch. Parent’s Day Out Saturday May 18th 2019 Lemonade Day at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 10:00 to 3:00 This nationwide event teaches kids the skills they will need to be successful in business and in life. Purchase a glass of lemonade from our stand in the Sunburst Atrium created by the students in the museum’s After-School Explorers program! Saturday May 18th 2019 Water Lantern Festival, Historic Military Park Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience. Each Adult Ticket comes with the following: entry into the festival area, floating Lantern, Commemorative drawstring bag, marker, wristband. In addition, the

price covers the cost of collecting and removing the lanterns from the water following the event as well as cleaning up any drash that may have been previously been in or around the water Saturday May 25th 2019 IPL Festival Parade One of the original 500 Festival events, the IPL 500 Festival Parade is one of the nation’s largest, most respected parades, consistently earning national acclaim alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. More than 300,000 people will line the streets of downtown Indianapolis to experience the larger-than-life floats, giant helium balloons, celebrities and dignitaries, award-winning bands, and all 33 drivers competing in the Indy 500. The IPL 500 Festival Parade features sections along the route to help enhance and enrich the experience for spectators and visitors. Sections 23 through 26 will serve as bilingual sections, delivering the public address and Parade presentation in both English and Spanish. Sections 29 through 34 will serve as Value Sections for families and large groups to utilize the best pricing options along the route. Value Section seats start as low as $10. Sunday May 26th 2019 Indy 500 The biggest spectacle in racing returns and we've got Indy 500 tickets that will let you bear witness to the best drivers in open-wheel racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. At Benjamin Harrison YMCA starting at $20.00 Saturday June 3, 2019 8:00 am to noon. 16th Annual Eagle Creek Park Foundation Kids Fishing Derby At Eagle Creek Park Lilly Lake. All participants receive goody bags, live bail and Cookout lunch. Space is limited! Pre registration required open May 1 – June 1. For registration and more info, visit required! If you would like your event included in our monthly calendars, submit it by going to

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& Access Behavioral Solutions Clinic 317.802.7447

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

Applied Behavior Center for Autism Pgs 12, 13 & 24

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. info@ 317-849-5437

Proud Sponsors of Resources for Special Needs Natural Valley Ranch Pg 6 317-509-3577 Birthday Parties, Trail Rides, Lessons, Petting Zoo Hayride/Bonfire, Therapeutic Riding

Phoenix Karate 317-228-1872

Martial arts are great for children! A psychological study found that children in martial arts have an increased sense of responsibility, a decrease in the willingness to take foolish risks, and a higher sense of self-esteem.

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf Pg 7 317.471.8560 Leaders in Listening and Spoken Language.

Supervision Infrared Sauna 317-849-8446 For treatment of autism.

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Parental Burnout Can Be Prevented Parenting is a demanding job because you’re always on duty 24/7. Regardless of whether you are a stay at home parent, or you work outside of the home you may experience periods of “parental burnout.” Parental burnout occurs when you no longer feel that you can manage your household duties, your childrearing, and the other expectations of your life. You typically feel bad about your decisions which effects your confidence as a parent. If you are a single parent, you may be more prone to burnout because your stressors oftentimes double and more is expected of you. In today’s society, parents can experience much isolation. You may have the inclination to do everything by yourself and you may resist asking others for help. This may leave you feeling that there is never enough time to handle all of the responsibilities. Parental burnout can lead to some serious complications. You can experience a variety of physical problems when burnout occurs. Mental health issues such as depression, increased anxiety, and physical ailments like heart disease, obesity, and diabetes also increase as a result of burnout. You may ask yourself, what can I do to prevent burnout? There are many things that you can do to assess your life and determine what you may need to add or delete from it. As you look at your schedule, do you make time to take care of your own needs? Intentional self-care is essential when balancing the needs of your family with your own. Are you able to ask people for help? It takes a village to raise children and therefore, you need to strategize with other parents how you can work together, to give each other time off.

If you’re in a committed relationship, it’s important to have date nights so that you can focus on the relationship without talking about the kids. It’s often helpful to “physicalize” the stress of burnout, which means creating a regularly Carol Juergensen Sheets scheduled time to improve your fitness regime and adhere to it. Exercise will offset burnout because it will allow you an opportunity to de-stress and focus on building your physical, emotional and mental acuity. These sorts of tools can be very helpful in self-care so that you can balance your work and your family life. Homework assignment: What is one thing that you enjoy doing that you have put on the back burner because your life seems too hectic? Give yourself an opportunity to fit that into a weekly schedule. It can be very helpful to write it down on the calendar and find a time when it is least likely to be interrupted. This may look like going for a run in the morning before the kids are up or getting a babysitter and doing a “wine and canvas” party with your girlfriends, or scheduling basketball with the guys on Sunday morning before church. When people burnout, they oftentimes fear that they’ll never find the energy to take care of themselves again. In reality, when you systemize your life to include more self-care you decrease the amount of burnout that you feel. It is so important to organize your time so that you take better care of yourself. It shows the kids that you matter too, and that you have a life that includes them and also is separate from them. There is only one of you, so you need to conserve your precious energy. Make sure that you treat yourself as healthily as you can.

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!



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