Autism - Community Organizations

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ABLES (Autism/Aspergers Better Living Empowerment Society)


ABLES is a social support group for adults (age 18+) on the autism spectrum. This support group does not "teach" social skills, just provides a non-judgemental group for socialization. The group meets monthly for meals and conversation on the first Wednesday of the month at the College Mall Food Court at 5:30 pm. We also have activities monthly, chosen by members, such as visits to museums, attending sporting events, fishing, swimming, bowling, cookouts, and holiday parties. Communication with members is via e-mail.

ContactSusan Gray
skgray [at]
Year Established2000
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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Autism Society of America

AddressBethesda, MD

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The Autism Society, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

ContactJody Goddard
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Foundation for Autism Resources

AddressPO Box 141
Smithville, IN 47458

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In brief FAR's purpose is to

- Connect families with limited means to the resources that will provide their children on the autism spectrum the ability to attain their fullest potential.

- Provide funding to qualifying families to access ABA therapy and other relevant services for children on the autism spectrum.

- Connect new families to families with more experience.

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Indiana Resource Center for Autism, IRCA

AddressIndiana Institute on Disability and the Community
2853 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47408-2601

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IRCA staff work with family members & agencies throughout the state to support their efforts on behalf of individuals with autism. IRCA staff participates in research, development, and dissemination of information. They also conduct various training events and provide individual consultations.

ContactCathy Pratt (Director)
prattc [at]
Additional Contact 1-800-825-4733
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Little Star Center

Address3109 Canterbury Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404

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The mission of Little Star Center, Inc. is to provide a structured, sensory-friendly facility where children with autism receive individualized therapeutic intervention. Based on the fundamental principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), Little Star provides an atmosphere where children, therapists, and families can interact, support each other and receive on-going training so that each child can reach their full potential at home and in a variety of settings outside of therapy.

Contactinfo [at]
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