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April 28, 2013
by Sara Croft   |   2 Comments
Today's post was written by Lou Fioritto, co-founder of Braille Works, a company with a mission to make the world a more readable place. Lou has been blind since birth, and in this blog he describes how the evolution of Braille technology has changed the way he communicates.
April 23, 2013
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Tap N Run — a ridiculously fun 4K beer race — is being held in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, June 8, 2013 (race course to be determined). Easter Seals Crossroads has been selected as the event partner again this year and that means that a portion of event proceeds will be donated to Easter Seals Crossroads.

We need volunteers to work the beer stations, assist with setting up the race course, help with packet pick-up and more. Read the blog to learn about how you can help!
April 21, 2013
by Sara Croft   |   0 Comments
April is an important month here at Easter Seals Crossroads because it is National Volunteer Month. Throughout this month people are encouraged to volunteer their time and efforts to organizations all around them. This could mean starting a brand new volunteer routine or participating in a one-time activity. Any time given is time appreciated.
April 18, 2013
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Are you a job seeker with a disability? Interesting in finding a job but don't know where to start? Attend our Career Expo and get face-to-face with employers and job opportunities in Central Indiana.
April 16, 2013
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All parents of Indiana’s 164,000 students receiving special education services should receive a paper survey sometime during the second week of April 2013. This survey contains 31 questions designed to measure parent satisfaction with their experience in working with education staff at their children’s school and the special education services their children are receiving during the current 2012-13 school year.
April 14, 2013
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April 14-20 is The Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The purpose is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families. At Easter Seals, we're focused on providing care and support to children with special needs and their families. Did you know? Every year, we fail to identify one million children who are at risk for developmental delays and nearly as many children are eligible for early intervention services but never receive them. Parents can take the Ages and Stages Questionnaire to understand the developmental milestones for their child.

April 11, 2013
by Sara Croft   |   1 Comment
Easter Seals Crossroads recognizes that traditional day camps are not always an option for parents of children with special needs. That is why we offer CampAbility – a summer day camp specifically designed to meet the needs of those families. Interested in volunteering? Read this blog to learn more!
April 9, 2013
by Sara Croft   |   0 Comments
Over business dinner, members of Easter Seals Crossroads were introduced to two remarkable young men, Case and Michael. Case and Michael are power wheelchair users who informed us that they were apart of a power soccer team, The Circle City Rollers. The Circle City Rollers travel around the Midwest region and compete in power soccer matches that later results in a championship game for all the glory.

April 7, 2013
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Easter Seals Crossroads had the pleasure to host a dinner for wheelchair rugby player Nick Springer and para-rower Emma Preuschl the night before the 52nd Annual Easter Seals Crossroads Business Lunch. Here, Chris Elkins writes about the dinner experience meeting our two speakers and also two power soccer players.
April 4, 2013
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On April 6, AMC Theatres (AMC) and the Autism Society are giving families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment with the "Sensory Friendly Films" program.

April 1, 2013
by Sara Croft   |   0 Comments
The sixth annual World Autism Awareness Day is today, April 2. Each day, Easter Seals Crossroads provides support for individual's with autism and special needs and their families. Our Autism services - Autism Diagnostic Clinic, Behavioral Treatment Services and Autism Family Resource Center, exist to aid in overcoming the challenges individual’s with autism face, but today’s blog shares some thoughts about the positive aspects of living with autism.
March 31, 2013
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The Indianapolis Museum of Art is introducing a series of tours in which visitors who are blind are visually impaired are able to be guided by touch and description through the Museum's permanent collection.