Autism Society of Indiana

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Disabilities

Location: 13295 Illinois Street suite 213 Carmel IN 46032 USA

Mission: The Autism Society is Indiana's leader in the promotion of awareness and knowledge of autism through education, advocacy, information, and service referrals.
Results: In the first 9 months of 2012, the Allies supported over 533 Families, trained over 1,100 people, and participated in 52 outreach events.
Target demographics: ASI supports individuals of all ages, across the lifespan.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,500
Geographic areas served: ASI serves the entire state of Indiana
Programs: Indiana Allies - one on one individualized support for all people affected by autism by people affected by autism. CareerAlly - employment matching solution for young adults and adults with high-functioning autism in meaningful careers. Autism Expos in Carmel, Evansville, and Plymouth Support Groups / Parent Advisory Councils Teen & Tween Social Groups Project Lifesaver

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Incredible, dynamic organization and leadership. My agency has benefited tremendously from our partnership.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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The cornerstone of ASI - it's most visible, direct way that it helps families -- is the Allies program. As a part-time volunteer, I have seen from the inside how this program works, and how many people ASI helps. There are allies around the state, helping families deal with the diagnosis of a child, a school district, finding a good speech therapist, the right approach to help a child socialize, find employment -- you name it. The Allies program is amazing because each Ally is a parent of a child with autism, so they have been there. But they also must pledge to be neutral, to share advice but to also make families aware of various options for a given type of service or support, even thought they may have their biases. It is these criteria -- that the Allies are parents affected and that they pledge to share unbiased information -- that makes this organization incredible. Oh, and the fact that there is no charge for families!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Our 9 year old daughter has aspergers. With little family to assist us, we looked for others going through what we were, but found no local groups. When ASI assisted in setting up a support group in our county we were excited. This group is what we spent 5 years looking for. It gives the members access to proffessional help and products they need, but just as important , it gives us others to talk to that understand what life with autism is like. In just 6 months ASI has brought 14 families together that otherwise might never have met. I support ASI totally and hope you will too.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am not personally affected by Autism in my life. However, about 5 years ago I met the executive director whom inspired me with her passion and conviction. I strated volunteering and then slowly become more involved. I was asked to be on the board, then treasurer and now serve as the current executive board president. The amount of good this organization does is absoultely amazing. We are very proud that 100% of the funds we raise stay in Indiana to support the local communitites. You can have all the awards and commercials, but nothing is more satisfying then seeing the families say "THANK YOU" to our allies. Keep up the incredible work everyone!!!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started working with this organization several years ago and I have been amazed at how much it has accomplished. This organization helps fill a tremendous need in Indiana's autism community. The staff are hard-working, fantastic people with amazing vision.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

The work that Autism Society of Indiana does is incredible. Hundreds of families receive personal attention every year from the Ally in their area. In addition, ASI also trains over 1000 people per year - parents, professionals, members of the public, and so on - in the basics of autism and how to best communication with people with autism. The Expos are a great way for families to connect with service providers and support groups in their area. And, the Autism Resource Network of Indiana, or ARNI, is a huge online database of events, providers, and other information related to autism.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My grandson has autism. It was caught when he was three. He's now nine. I am certain that without the guidance of the director and staff of the ASI, he would not be as fully functioning as he now is. ASI provided guidance in the areas of methodologies and resources. He's in the fourth grade and performs above grade level.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is amazing! It continues to help families by providing them with information and supports they need to help and make their lives easier.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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