FAMILY FRIDAY: Mother from Elkhart Calls on Holcomb Administration to Protect Autism Funding; Highlights Impact of ABA Therapy
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FAMILY FRIDAY: Mother from Elkhart Calls on Holcomb Administration to Protect Autism Funding; Highlights Impact of ABA Therapy

Today, the Indiana ACT for Families coalition’s Family Friday spotlight is Amber Redinger from Elkhart, Indiana. Amber’s son was six years old when he was diagnosed with  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Amber’s Story Similar to many parents of children with autism, Amber had a challenging path to her son receiving an autism diagnosis. Like so…

40 Years of Evidence: ABA Therapy is Scientifically Proven to Help Children with Autism
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40 Years of Evidence: ABA Therapy is Scientifically Proven to Help Children with Autism

There are strong concerns from families and providers of autism therapy that the Holcomb administration is considering a substantial funding cut for Medicaid reimbursement of ABA therapy. ABA therapy is the most scientifically backed therapy for autism. There are concerns that Indiana regulators may call into question the efficacy of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy…

FAMILY FRIDAY: Mishawaka, IN Mother Urges State Senate To Delay Autism Cuts; Describes Effectiveness of ABA Therapy
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FAMILY FRIDAY: Mishawaka, IN Mother Urges State Senate To Delay Autism Cuts; Describes Effectiveness of ABA Therapy

Today, the Indiana ACT for Families coalition’s Family Friday spotlight is Shaunna Thompson, a mother from Mishawaka, Indiana, who has a 2-year-old daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Shaunna’s Story When Shaunna’s daughter was diagnosed with autism at the age of two years old, she knew she had to find a way to help her….

Is Funding for Autism on the Holcomb Administration’s Medicaid Chopping Block?
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Is Funding for Autism on the Holcomb Administration’s Medicaid Chopping Block?

Indiana is a national leader in autism care, providing lifechanging access to diagnostic and therapeutic care for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). But families and providers are getting concerned that the Holcomb administration may soon cut Medicaid funding for ABA therapy – the most scientifically validated therapy for people with autism – as part…

FAMILY FRIDAY: Mother of Four from Hammond, IN Stresses Impact of a Funding Cut
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FAMILY FRIDAY: Mother of Four from Hammond, IN Stresses Impact of a Funding Cut

Today, the Indiana ACT for Families coalition’s Family Friday spotlight is Rashaundra Sutton, a mother of four from Hammond, Indiana, with two sons who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Rashaundra’s Story Rashaundra’s sons were each diagnosed with ASD at the age of two years old. At first, she didn’t know where to turn, and looked…

FAMILY FRIDAY: Indianapolis Mom, Special Needs Advocate Highlights Limited Autism Resources
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FAMILY FRIDAY: Indianapolis Mom, Special Needs Advocate Highlights Limited Autism Resources

Today, the Indiana ACT for Families coalition’s Family Friday spotlight is Jamie McCabe, a mother of a son with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and publisher of Special Needs Living Indy Magazine from Indianapolis, Indiana. Jamie’s Story Jamie’s son was diagnosed with ASD at the age of four, but his path beforehand was not smooth sailing. First, he…

FAMILY FRIDAY: Delphi, IN Mother Highlights Impact of ABA Therapy Wait Times
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FAMILY FRIDAY: Delphi, IN Mother Highlights Impact of ABA Therapy Wait Times

Today, the Indiana ACT for Families coalition’s Family Friday spotlight is Amanda Leonard from Delphi, Indiana. Her son’s experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ABA therapy inspired her to pursue her masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy at Purdue University. Amanda’s Story Amanda’s son was diagnosed with autism around the age of two….

FAMILY FRIDAY: Long-Time ABA Therapist Talks About Impact and Outcomes
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FAMILY FRIDAY: Long-Time ABA Therapist Talks About Impact and Outcomes

Today, the Indiana ACT for Families coalition’s Family Friday spotlight is Justin Bowen, an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapist from Cicero, Indiana. Justin’s Story Justin has been working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for roughly 18 years. He graduated from Ball State University with a double major in Elementary Education and Special Education,…

FAMILY FRIDAY: Anderson Mom Speaks About Importance of Access
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FAMILY FRIDAY: Anderson Mom Speaks About Importance of Access

Today, the Indiana ACT for Families coalition’s Family Friday spotlight is India Allen, a mother of a son with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Anderson, Indiana. India’s Story India is a full-time caregiver for her 14-year-old son who has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Ever since her son was diagnosed with ASD, around the age of…

FAMILY FRIDAY: A South Bend Mother Shares Family’s Autism Story
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FAMILY FRIDAY: A South Bend Mother Shares Family’s Autism Story

Today, the Indiana ACT for Families coalition’s Family Friday spotlight is Donna Cox, a realtor from South Bend and mother to six children, including a daughter and son who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Donna’s Story Donna has seen firsthand how important early intervention therapy is for children with autism. Today, her children are adults…

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