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April 2013 Issue

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    As you begin to plan for your child with autism, think about what level of independence you expect your child to achieve as an adult. I know it is difficult to have a clear idea of what you can anticipate, but having a general idea regarding how much support you think your child will need can help you when planning for the goals and objectives that are established each year. Aim high! Your child has many surprises in store for you as he/she grows.

    Many children with autism will be able to be completely independent; some will need a moderate level of support while a few will need total supervision and support. While it is important that you set your goals for your child high, you also must take time to re-evaluate and adjust them annually, if needed as your child goes through school.

    As you begin to review the goals that the school staff members are recommending for the upcoming year, keep in mind your long term plans. Do the suggested goals move your child toward the desired outcomes? If not, why not? Consider additional skills,

    beyond academics, that your child will need to develop as they grow up.

    Think of things that you can do at home to help support your childs skill development. Activities such as setting the table, helping with grocery shopping and food preparation are all skills an adult needs to be able to accomplish independently. Providing the opportunity to learn and practice these skills at home will support your childs growth and development.

    Giving your child chores to complete at home are an important part of learning to be more independent. Find a way to acknowledge the completion of the jobs you have assigned. One mother I spoke with gives her son a marble for each chore done. The marbles collect in a jar and when the number reaches a certain level; he can pick a prize of his choice. This gives him a visual reminder of the progress he has made while working toward a selected reward.

    Remember, not all learning takes place in the school.

    Every child can learn.I believe that our responsibility as adults,care givers, and educators is to provide themost effective methods of instruction andsupport that encourages each child to reachhis/her full potential. Progress results fromthe consistant application of these individualized strategies.When this occurs a child can flourish.

    Autism Consultation Mika L. Adams, consultant

    ( Mika makes house calls. )

    29 Sorrell Court, Zionsville, IN 46077office: 317.733.0593 cell: 317.750.0343 email: mikaadams@sbcglobal.net

    www.autismconsultation.net

    Mika Adams

    Long term pLanning

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    March 28 April 28The Sleeping Beauty at Peewinkles Puppet Studio - This classic story is presented on a marionette stage, complete with velvet curtain and vintage marionettes. Ideal for ages 2-10 yrs.Tickets: $10; free for children under two. Optional postshow workshop is $3. Available on Saturdays, Sundays and Noon time shows only. 25 Henry St, Indianapolis, IN.

    March 14 May 14Sallie Mae Fund Young Peoples Discovery Concert - More than 20,000 Central Indiana 3rd-6th grade students will explore this years theme, Dance to the Music. The concert program includes timeless works from West Side Story, The Firebird and more. We welcome Dance Kaleidoscope as a partner with us on performances this year. David Glover, Conductor. Nick Kendall, Violin. Hilbert Circle Theater.

    April 2 April 7Pinewood Derby at the Indiana State MuseumThe Pinewood Derby track will be rigged and ready for action as cars zip down the 125 feet of track headed for the nish line. Alumni derby racers can brush the dust off their own pinewood cars and new racers can ne tune their car creations or borrow one from the museums line-up. Launch your car from the second story start line and experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in the quest to nd car perfection. Racing is open to the public and is included in museum admission.

    Friday, April 12, 7:00 10:00 pmMurat Shrine Circus - 68th Annual Murat Shrine Circus featuring performances from The Flying Pages, The Dabelas, Neechas Performing Dobermans, Our Lovable Genie, Shane Hansen, Our Baby Elephant, Ladies of the Lyra, Miss Mercedes Equestrian Exhibition, Murat Shrine Clowns, Jeurgen {e_description}amp; Judith Nerger, The Globe of Death, and Shrine Circus Elephants. Indiana State Fairgrounds.

    Sunday, April 14Anne Franks Symbol of Peace and Inspiration The Childrens Museum was instrumental in the care and nurturing of the saplings from the 170-year-old horse chestnut tree that bloomed outside Anne Franks window and the one to be planted here is one of just 11 derived. You can learn more

    about it at The Childrens Museum in The Power of Children exhibit, which explores Annes life along with the lives of Ruby Bridges and Ryan White. The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis.

    Saturday, April 20, 2:00 4:00 pmHarvest Girls International presents The Power to Dream Self Esteem Program. Girls ages 9-17. Empowered with self esteem through workshops, facilitators, and activities. Childrens Bureau in Indianapolis.

    Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 8:00 pm2nd Annual Fertility and Family Building Fair - The Fertility and Family Building Fair is the concentrated effort to bring as many local resources together as possible for those working to build their families. The event will feature local REs and physicians, complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, nancial assistance resources, fostering and adoption resources, local organizations dedicated to assisting those on their journey, and several educational presentations (see below for more info). The event is free to the community and takes place during National Infertility Awareness Week. The Fountains in Carmel. www.myic .org.

    Saturday, April 27, 11:00 am 4:00 pmEarth Day Indiana Festival - A free outdoor, family-oriented festival promoting environmental awareness, conservation of natural resources and sustainable living, with more than 130 exhibits, live music, childrens crafts and entertainment, a display of alternative fuel vehicles, food vendors and more. White River State Park.

    Saturday, April 27Naturally Inspired Paint