News

Walk Sponsors Still Needed!

Our 2015 Walk for Autism and 5K takes place on April 18th, and we are still in need of  corporate sponsors.  The submission deadline for sponsors has been extended to February 25th.  Also, we will honor all of our $250 sponsors with their company logo (not just the name) on the back of the shirt.  Please help us by sharing sponsor information with friends, family and coworkers.  Thank you!  For more information on sponsor levels, follow this link:

IASF 2015 Sponsorship Form

IASF Nominated for Celebration of Leadership

The Celebration of Leadership is a process and an annual event whereby Leadership Evansville publicly seeks out and honors individuals, organizations, projects, and businesses who make significant, collaborative contributions to our community.  Inspiring Autism Spectrum Families is honored to be nominated to be included in this celebration which will take place on March 12th, 2015 at the Old National Events Plaza at 5:30 PM.  For more information, please visit the Leadership Evansville website at http://leadershipevansville.org/programs/celebration-of-leadership

 

First Phase of IASF Voucher Program Begins

IASF is pleased to announce the first phase of our voucher program is now operating!

Families with children affected by ASD are often referred to specialists at the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center in Indianapolis.  The cost of transportation, medical bills and other expenses can be challenging.  Adding financial cost to the emotional and mental costs that some experience and the feelings that result can be overwhelming.  One goal of our voucher program is to help alleviate some of the financial burden associated with these visits by providing a voucher for a $50.00 gift card.

The referral to Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center is commonly made by either St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children or the Deaconess Riley Children’s Specialty Center.  These two providers have been given vouchers that will be distributed once a referral has been made.  The voucher will then be presented upon check-in at the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center and the presenter will receive the gift card.

We are very excited that our first phase is now up and running and are looking forward to rolling out phase two in the next 4-6 weeks.  Phase two involves partnerships between IASF and local providers that treat children affected by ASD.     The vouchers will provide financial support for treatment and necessary goods to help each child reach their full potential.  More information will be coming soon!

Have you met our Board of Directors?

Our board of directors and other volunteers oversee and administer all programs.  Through partnerships with service providers, schools, and the local community, we carry out our mission.  It’s a big job and we’d love you to meet the group essential for carrying out this mission.  Click here to see their bios.

Shop Amazon.com and Support IASF!

Did you know that IASF is an Amazon Associate?  This means that every time you shop on amazon.com  through the search box on our homepage, we will receive a percentage of your purchase from Amazon as a donation (at no cost to you).  You can also link your purchase to us on the smile.amazon.com website.  Either way, it couldn’t be any easier to give.  Tell your family and friends…and happy shopping!

Family Fun Night Pictures

Pictures from Family Fun Night 8.23.13 are now available for viewing at:

https://www.facebook.com/NeeleyPhotography/photos_stream

Thank you to Neeley Photography for capturing some very special moments!

Lifesong Academy offering Fall Fitness Classes

Our friends at Lifesong Academy are happy to announce their Fall Fitness classes will be starting in September. They will be offering 4 classes all with a different emphasis in each class for ages 5-18. The class for the younger kids will be focusing on learning basic soccer skill, promoting fitness, fine and gross motor through stretching and exercise. The older kids will learn the importance of practice and staying in shape, working as a recreational team, focusing on strength and living a healthy lifestyle. The classes will last for 7 weeks and meet once a week.
Please contact Brock Quinton,  Business Development Manager at 812-490-2826 if you have any questions.

IASF is Growing!

IASF is growing, and we are looking for people who would be interested in helping us carry out our mission by serving on the board of directors.  Please complete the application and submit it by mail to IASF, PO Box 173, Newburgh, IN 47629-0173 by August 30th. You may also scan the completed application and email it to us at iasf4u@gmail.com.  An informational meeting will be held on September 5th at 6:00 PM in Browning Room A of Evansville’s Central Library.  RSVP required by September 3rd to 812-202-9405 or iasf4u@gmail.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Board of Directors Application

Southern Indiana Regional Conference for Mental Health Professionals

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Indiana Psychological Association is proud to introduce a workshop to Southern Indiana. This workshop will address a two issues impacting clinical practice for mental health professionals.
The first presentation will provide a big picture overview of the changes to the DSM-5. This will include broad changes to the manual itself, highlighting major changes to existing disorders and the addition of new disorders.
The second presentation will provide empirical evidence and ethics related to violence risk as-sessment, as well as risk factors for violence, appraisal instruments, and an integrated-actuarial approach to risk assessment and management.

The workshop will take place Friday, August 2nd from 8:30AM-4:00PM at the University Center at USI.

For more information and to register, please see this detailed flier:  Evansville conference flier 2013

Holiday World

Each year, SMILE on Down Syndrome arranges for group rate tickets to Holiday World for our families, and this year, they would like to extend the invitation to IASF. What they do is order the tickets in advance, and meet you at the gate the day of the event, so that you can pick up your tickets. Each family is welcome to come and go as they please, but it’s nice to have a lot of friends at the park at one time!

Reservation/Payment due by MON 7/22
Holiday World Trip- MON 8/5.

Please click on this link for additional information: https://autismevansville.org/event/holiday-world/