Welcome to About Special Kids! We are the place for families and professionals in Indiana to go to “ASK” questions about children with special needs and to access information and resources about a variety of topics such as health insurance, special education, community resources and medical homes. ASK is your connection to family support in the state of Indiana!
Lilly Endowment Awards Capacity-Building Grant
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN: Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $150,000 capacity-building grant to About Special Kids (ASK), a statewide non-profit organization that helps children with special needs live better lives by educating, empowering and connecting their families. The Endowment’s grant is the largest non-governmental grant in ASK’s 26-year history.
“The Endowment’s grant is a game-changer,” said Joe Brubaker, ASK Executive Director. “It will enable ASK to strengthen and expand its statewide capabilities to serve families and to attract a new funding base to expand its statewide services, programs, and support to families of children with special needs.”
The grant will be used to fund a newly created development and marketing manager staff position and to strengthen development-related activities. Funds also will be used to upgrade technology and enhance the ASK website, which serves as a primary channel by which many ASK services are provided.
“ASK is an important statewide resource for families of children with special needs,” said Ace Yakey, the Endowment’s vice president for community development. “The Endowment is pleased to support ASK’s efforts to help Indiana families access programs and develop comprehensive care plans for their children.”
ASK staff are parents and family members of children with special needs who help other parents of children with special needs and the professionals who work with them by providing answers to questions, conducting trainings, connecting parents to other parents, and introducing families to resources, networks, and information. ASK staff use their knowledge and personal experience with health and education systems and resources available for children with special healthcare needs to help families understand and navigate complex systems. ASK helps families make informed decisions about healthcare, treatment, and related services to achieve cost-effective support, improved health and social outcomes, and better lives for their children with special needs.
Latest ASK Webinar
ASK and accessABILITY present this joint webinar in Spanish / ASK y accessABILITY presentan este taller de capacitación en Español
TRANSITION TO ADULTHOOD FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS / TRANSICION A LA VIDA ADULTA PARA INDIVIDUOS CON DISCAPACIDADES
General Topics / Temas Generales que se van a discutir
Future Planning/ Planeando El Futuro
Post Secondary Education vs. Vocational Training / Educación Post-Secundaria o Entrenamiento Vocacional
Healthcare Financing / Opciones para seguro de salud
Services provided by accessABILITY / Servicios proveídos por accessABILITY
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2014 ASK Golf Tournament
Mark your calendar for the 2014 ASK Golf Tournament. The event will be held at Hickory Stick Golf Course in Greenwood on May 30, 2014.
More information coming soon.
All proceeds from this event will go to ASK to help support families of children with special needs.
Walking for Dreams
Mark your calendar for the 2014 Walking for Dreams. ASK will be participating in the 2014 Walking for Dreams Family and Pet Walk, scheduled for May 18, 2014.
More information coming soon.
We are a Parent led and staffed organization and we look forward to helping you!