Life, Animated Documentary coming to Chicago

LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films.

Life, Animated is coming to Chicago’s Music Box Theater on July 15th!

TEDxPurdueU 2015 – Let’s Talk about Autism

Researchers from the Purdue Autism Cluster and the Autism Society of Indiana gave talks on their various applied research projects. The talks feature topics such as facilitated communication, AAC, animal-assisted therapy, and evidence-based practice. Click here to watch videos of these presentations on YouTube!

Course for Early Intervention Professionals

EIRG’s Dr. Megan Roberts is providing a course for professionals on how to navigate the referral process for an autism diagnosis. The course will take place on June 2nd, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Please register at See flyer below.

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Being a Responsive Communication Partner

  As a parent, you are probably quick to notice any change in your child’s actions, emotions, and communication. You are keenly aware of their favorite toys, foods, and activities. You are responsive to their wants and needs. Your responsiveness may be a positive step in promoting your child’s development. Continue reading

March 2 is National R-word Day of Awareness!

We just took the pledge to end the R-word. Please consider joining us to make the world a more accepting and inclusive place for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Please see to learn more!