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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EIN 35-1924804
800-609-8449
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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!

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

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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