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August 29, 2013
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The 15th Annual Ford Wilson Race of Champions Soap Box Derby will be held on Saturday, September 21. Children with different needs will be partnered with professional race car drivers to experience the Wilbur Shaw Memorial Soap Box Derby Hill, the longest track in the United States. Read more about how to sign up for this event on our blog!
August 28, 2013
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If someone asked your what your passion is, what would you say? What causes are important to you? Read about #PassionProjectIndy and learn how you can get involved with others who have similar passions!
August 25, 2013
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Have you been looking for a resource that is dedicated to helping families with autism connect to the Indianapolis community? The Autism Companion is a new digital and print publication launching this September and Easter Seals Crossroads will be advertising in it!
August 18, 2013
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Many of the local colleges are starting up this week, which means new classes, new teachers and new friends to be met. Easter Seals Crossroads offers a unique volunteering opportunity that is flexible for your busy schedule.

PeerXChange is a college program designed to set up college students on the autism spectrum with a peer mentor (another college student) to assist with the transition to the college. Here are a few highlights we received by several of last years PeerXChange matches!
August 14, 2013
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The Comcast Foundation recently awarded Easter Seals Crossroads a grant to explore online learning methods through our assistive technology department. Read more about how they support Easter Seals nationally and to learn about their Internet Essentials program for low-income households.
August 13, 2013
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The food truck scene in Indianapolis seems to be growing with everything from cupcakes to vegetarian and vegan fare. While many of them venture downtown to Monument Circle for lunch, a few have decided that parking in front of Easter Seals Crossroads is a great way to meet new customers. Read our blog to see who has stopped by for lunch and how you can find out when to bring your food truck by!
August 11, 2013
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very culture has a history, but did you study disability history in school? Read about a new project that aims to bring awareness and knowledge of local people with disabilities and their advocates by preserving their history.
August 7, 2013
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Our recent "I CAN" marketing campaign was dedicated to explaining all of the things that people CAN do thanks to the programs and services at Easter Seals Crossroads. We decided to take that approach at the Get IndyVolved event and ask people to answer the question "I am thankful that I CAN ..." and fill in the blank with what they are thankful for. The responses were everything from quirky and funny to useful and practical. Read the blog to see some of our favorite answers!
August 6, 2013
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At Easter Seals Crossroads, we recognize that each person is an individual and should be treated as such. No one single therapy process is right for everyone, but there are general concepts and statistics about autism that many can relate to. If you take time to understand basic principles of communication and behavior. you'll ensure a better relationship between you and the person with autism.
July 31, 2013
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If you're a college student, you may think that volunteering at a nonprofit would be difficult with your already hectic or sporadic schedule. But if you have a passion for a cause and want to make a difference in someone's life, we have a program you can volunteer for without feeling like you've taken on another class.

PeerXChange is a program that partners with Butler University, University of Indianapolis, IvyTech Community College (Indianapolis Campus), Ball State University and IUPUI to connect college students with autism to a college student on their campus that can be their mentor. The students meet up on campus to discuss time management skills, involvement in social activities, connect to campus resources and transition to the college environment.