Event Blog

Thank you for visiting our Autism Evansville Blog. Here you will find information and materials related to our Parent Support Groups, Family Fun Night Parent Advisory Group, and our annual Walk & 5K.

Parent Support Group – Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Organization: CAJE

Speakers: (Left to Right) Yvonne Martin, Amy DeVries, Dana Funkhouser, Colleen York

Congregations Acting for Justice and Empowerment, or CAJE, is an organization made up of 22 faith communities. These diverse congregations represent thousands of concerned citizens in Vanderburgh, Warrick and Posey counties in southwestern Indiana. Their mission is to draw together people of faith to act powerfully to address local community issues through processes of relationship building, direct action, and negotiation with decision-makers.

Amy DeVries is currently serving as the organization’s Leading Organizer, and spoke briefly about the history of CAJE and one of the topics that CAJE is looking at today: Mental Health Providers. Amy walked our group through the organization’s ‘Listening’ & ‘Research’ process before handing out CAJE’s Organizational Calendar.

Yvonne Martin told the group her personal story of her son’s experiences that led up to him being admitted to an autism center in St. Louis; Dana Funkhouser spoke about the relationship between public schools and parents with autistic children; Colleen York addressed CAJE membership and what is expected of you if you are a member.

Autism Evansville greatly appreciates these 4 women who took time out to speak to our parents and caregivers. It was a well attended meeting, with lots of great discussion and questions. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about CAJE, please visit their Facebook Page or their website.

CAJE Contact Information:

Office Address:
33 W. Virginia St.
Evansville, Indiana

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 18172
Evansville, IN 47719

Phone: (812) 760-3700 or 812-760-3811

Parent Advisory Group – Monday, January 28th, 2019

Autism Evansville held it’s first meeting at the Life Choices Administration Offices on Saint Joe Avenue in Evansville.

Packets included the meeting Agenda, Parent Support Group Schedule and a year end survey that covers 2018.  We also handed out our new Autism Evansville coasters! (Pictured on left)

We are working on getting a meeting in order for the month of February. Once the date is set, it will be added to our Events Calendar.

If you were unable to make it to our January 28th meeting, please feel free to fill out the survey by clicking on THIS SURVEY link. Your information will be used to help us evaluate our programming.

We look forward to seeing you at our Parent Support Group coming up next month. Anita Lewis from INSource will be speaking about ‘Communication between Parents & Schools.’ Check out our Events Calendar for more information!