by Tom Blessing
Special Education Attorney with Hollingsworth & Zivitz
By far the most common diagnosis I see in my special education practice
is autism, so this wonderful non-profit is especially close to my heart.
Celebrating its 15th year and based right here in Carmel, LittleStar ABA Therapy (formerly
Little Star Center) is Indiana’s groundbreaking private provider
of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism and
developmental disabilities. Founded by parents of a girl with autism,
LittleStar has helped hundreds of families and now operates several centers
in central and southern Indiana. Check out its website at
Studies have shown that ABA is highly effective in treating the debilitating
effects of autism. It has given hope to countless families who’ve
gotten a diagnosis of autism and worried about what the future holds.
LittleStar provides learners with the intensive, one-on-one therapy which
is essential to treat their symptoms. That’s why I felt so privileged
to be one of the parents involved in the launch of LittleStar fifteen
Because ABA is one-on-one and has to be administered by trained therapists
under the supervision of qualified clinical staff, many families who need
this therapy for their children cannot afford it without insurance coverage
or Medicaid. That’s why each year LittleStar hosts a fundraising
breakfast to raise money for deserving families. About 80% of the families
served by LittleStar benefit from this fundraiser, which is being held
Friday, September 22 from 8-9 a.m. at the Ritz Charles in Carmel.
See you there!