Cast your vote for the 2011 Shining Star Award!

By on Mar 21, 2011 in News |

Only one vote will be allowed per IP address.  We will announce our top 3 candidates the first week of April and they will be our guests of honor at the Shining Star Luncheon on May 1, 2011.  Good luck to all! Update: Monday, April 4th:  Voting has ended and our top 3 nominees, in alpha order, are: Maria Janik, VP, NAA-NWI Mandy Nutley, CCC-SLP of Wee Care Wee Care Clinic, Dyer Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations and to the 83 people who voted.  Our top 3 nominees will be our guests of honor at our luncheon on Sunday, May 1st.  The winner will be announced on that...

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2011 Shining Star Nominations

By on Mar 14, 2011 in News |

It’s that time of year again!  NAA-NWI  is ready to accept your nominations for the 2011 Shining Star Award. We started this award last year as a way to honor those who have worked hard to improve the quality of life for individuals on the autism spectrum (and their families) here in Northwest Indiana.  Last year’s recipient, Mary Michael, has served the special needs community for over 30 years.  Many families have been blessed by her compassion, warmth, dedication and intelligence.  These are the qualities we are looking for in the nominations. So tell us who you feel deserves to nominated for the 2011 Shining Star Award.  It can be an individual, group or organization.  Voting will begin on Monday, March 28th and end Friday, April 1st.  We will announce our top 3 finalists, who will all be our guests of honor at the Shining Star Banquet which will be held on Sunday, May 1st. Nominations are now closed.  You can cast your vote here! *The top 3 nominees will be our guests at luncheon.  We will announce who the top 3 finalists are on Friday, April...

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Next Meeting is January 20th

By on Jan 5, 2011 in Events, Meetings, News |

January 20, 2011 Topic:  Toxins and Detox with Far Infrared Saunas Speaker: Jodi Barnett, CN Jodi will be speaking about how toxins from  our environment accumulate in the body and affect the brain. She will also  talk about how far infrared saunas can help eliminate those toxins and restore poorly functioning biochemical pathways in the body. All meetings are held at 7pm at Indiana Wesleyan University, 8415 Georgia Street, Merrillville, IN  46410 (near Outback Steakhouse).  Meetings are always free unless otherwise...

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RSVP for the Fall Party!

By on Sep 23, 2010 in News |

Registration is now open for the Fall Harvest/Halloween Party on Saturday, October 23rd.  This event is FREE but you must register through EventBrite so that we can make sure we have enough food/supplies on hand. Registration is now closed. For more information on this party, please see our event...

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Tickets Now Available for August 28th Bike Run & Fundraiser!

By on Jul 14, 2010 in News |

Tickets are now available for our Bike Run/Fundraiser on Saturday, August 28th! Location: White Rhino Bar & Grill, 101 East Joliet Street, Dyer Prices are $20 per person or $30 per couple (Bike Run & Fundraiser) $15 per person or $25 per couple (Fundraiser Only) The bike run kicks off at 11:30am with stops throughout Northwest Indiana with plenty of food and entertainment!  You can bring the whole family to the fundraiser at White Rhino Bar & Grill from 4-8pm for 50/50 raffles & prizes, food and draft beer (cash bar for anything else).  Plus – the kids get to jump right next door at FunFlatables! To purchase tickets, please contact Liane Adduci at...

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Deadline for Helping Hand Grant Apps is May 31st

By on May 3, 2010 in News |

The 2010 Helping Hand Grant program is coming to an end soon! We gave away $4,000 in 2009 to families in Lake and Porter counties who needed helping paying for therapy, therapeutic horseback riding lessons, doctor visits, supplements, social skills groups, and tuition. We have been busy holding fundraisers so that we can continue to provide much needed financial assistance to local families in a time when the state of Indiana is cutting Waiver programs and insurance companies are denying coverage for basic testing & therapies. What we ask of you is that you help us spread to your friends and family whenever we hold a fundraising event. The application must be postmarked by May 31st to be considered. Don’t forget to fill the application out completely and thoroughly and include all supporting documentation. Read the GRANT FAQ page before downloading the...

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