The mission of the Johnson County Autism Support Group, Inc. is to provide support to area families affected by autism.
A small group of parents held the first JCASG meeting in February 2005. The group originally formed to provide a resource for families affected by autism and financially assist children needing therapy. The group continues to do these things today, but have expanded efforts to include social events for families and funding of community programs. For more information, contact Sheila Benham at (317) 691-1196.
JCASG AND DANCING WITH THE JOHNSON COUNTY STARS
JCASG is excited to be participating in Dancing with the Johnson County Stars. Mike Wood of Bailey & Wood Financial Group will be representing us in the fundraising event to be held on September 10.
This is a great opportunity for JCASG. Dancing with the Johnson County Stars is a county wide dance competition and fundraiser that benefits eight area non-profit agencies. The coveted mirror ball trophy is awarded to the dancer and agency that raise the most money. JCASG has set a goal of $25,000 and is counting on you to help us win. There are many levels of sponsorship opportunities available. DWTJCS_Sponsor2016.
For tickets, email Sheila.
September Parent Share Meeting – Different Not Less
Natalie Miller was diagnosed with autism at the age of four and has been an advocate since she was seventeen. A lifelong resident of Johnson County, she earned her Bachelor’s from Franklin College in 2014 and completed her Paralegal Studies certificate at IUPUI in May 2016. In addition to speaking about her experiences, she is an education consultant, aspiring author and advocates online with her username, NatKat921. Since April 2016, Natalie has been employed at the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, where she is a Major Felony Secretary and absolutely loves her job. She is also advocating through MCPO as co-founder of the DifferentNotLess initiative with Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry. The DifferentNotLess initiative focuses on providing employment opportunities for individuals with autism and other disabilities. Having spent two years job-searching herself, Natalie wants companies to be more open-minded in hiring such individuals and says the necessary mindset is reflected in the project’s name. Marion County Prosecutor’s Office took on the initiative in August 2016 with the aim to set an example for other government agencies and businesses while expanding their outreach to those in Marion County and beyond.
Schedule & Location:
Thursday, September 15, 2016 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, 3100 W. Stones Crossing, Greenwood (Enter through door #4)
RSVP for this FREE event by emailing Sheila at: email@example.com.
Please indicate how many children will require childcare when you RSVP.
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