Executive Director Kelsey Schapker spent time over the last three days with all three shifts of the Effingham, Illinois Fire Department, as well as other city leaders, conducting autism training. Autism training is one of Autism Evansville’s four programs offered to the tri-state area. Schapker is pictured below with one of the shifts. Six CAMSE Kits - Cam’s Sensory Equipment tools - were also placed on their fire apparatuses. Schapker developed CAMSE Kit in 2020, before joining our organization. Thank you to the city of Effingham for being so kind and welcoming! ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Mark your calendar 🗓️ for our next Family Fun Event!! 🧡 We can’t wait to see everyone on Dec. 31 from 8am to 10am. 🧡 Socks are $4 & are required. Fill out the waiver online before you go! 🧡Siblings are encouraged to attend. ... See MoreSee Less
Plans for Autism Evansville’s 2023 Walk & 5k “Taking Steps for Autism” are underway & it’s time for early registration! 🧡Now through November 30th, registration is only $25. 🧡For our new families: the Walk & 5k is a day our families come together in a safe space to walk as a group, the kids take part in a kids dash, and our runnners/walkers participate in a 5k. You can enjoy vendors & local sponsors, as well as food trucks. Medals for top 3 age groups are awarded for the 5k, too! 🧡Click this link to register:
11.25.22. SENSORY KITS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:
In the fall of 2020, before our Executive Director Kelsey Schapker joined Autism Evansville, she created her own nonprofit organization - CAMSE Kit. Named after her son, Camden, they are sensory equipment kits designed to keep an individual on the autism spectrum, or anyone with sensory needs, calm in an emergency or stressful situation. Kelsey is the pioneer in the tri-state, and has had endless requests to sell her kits to families. We are proud to partner with Kelsey’s personal mission! A portion of all proceeds from the purchased kits will go back to Autism Evansville. To order, click this link:
11.21.22. Congratulations to the six families that received a voucher! We are thrilled to be able to assist each of you in a unique way. 💙 Applications for 2023 will open in early summer. ... See MoreSee Less
Every year in April, our organization hosts our “Taking Steps for Autism Walk & 5K”. Families across six counties affected by autism come together to walk, run, and socialize in a relaxed, supportive environment. We welcome local vendors and food trucks at our walk – for more information, click here.