August 2022 Newsletter

August Parent Training

 Join us at the end of this month to discuss Planning for the Future: Transition to Adulthood.

There are many steps in the transition to adulthood process. This training will focus on the federal and state agencies that help aid in the healthcare financing aspect as the first steps in planning for your child’s future.

We will be covering:

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Family Support Waiver (FSW)
Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH)
Waiver Participant Assistance and Care (PAC)
Guardianship & Special Needs Trust

You can RSVP by emailing Phillipe Sallade at or by sending the RSVP slip back in from your child’s backpack. We look forward to hearing from you!

Virtual Meetings
(Thursday August 18th)
Afternoon session @12PM
Evening session @8pm
Link sent after RSVP is received

(Friday August 19th @8:45)
7517 Beechwood Centre Rd Suite 200, Avon, IN 46123

(Friday August 19th @8:45)
3258 W Market Place Dr, Edinburgh, IN 46124

Greenwood Madison and Polk
(Friday August 19th @8:45)
380 Polk St, Greenwood, IN 46143

West Lafayette
(Friday August 19th @8:45)
3482 McClure Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906

Thank you to these staff members for Maximizing Those Who Struggle,

Embracing Those Who Love and Fulfilling Those Who Serve.

Hannah Johnson-VanMeter, ABA Therapist

In my free time, I love being with my family and friends, especially my husband Caleb, our dog Rocky and two cats, Ruthie and Remington. I love to be outside, whether hiking, a day at the lake, or taking my dog to the park. I also enjoy browsing local farmer’s markets and antique shops, and I love to crochet and craft. If I’m not out and about, you can find me binging on the newest Netflix show or scrolling on Tiktok.

My current dream is to buy a house with lots of land. Since coming to Cornerstone, I have made strides in saving more money to make this dream a reality one day! I would love to fill my future home with children and more animals, maybe even a small farm.

My favorite part about working at Cornerstone is watching clients meet and exceed their goals after months of hard work. Seeing their faces light up when their therapists and BCBAs cheer them on after mastering a new skill they have been working towards is so rewarding. You build such a special bond with these kiddos. They are all so unique and special. It’s just a joy to be around them every day.

Bringing Loved Ones Home

Project Lifesaver is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure the recovery and safety of those in our community with cognitive disabilities who have a tendency to wander away from their caregivers. This proactive program provides clients with a small radio transmitter worn on the wrist or ankle. Each transmitter has a frequency that is unique to the client, allowing them to be tracked by receiving equipment that is used by our highly trained emergency responders. We are lucky enough to have enough funding from our community partners to provide this service for free to any in-need client within Hendricks County.

If you or anyone you know is interested in more information or to get signed up, please visit our website or contact Program Coordinator Julia Lewis at

We recently sat down with Rhyan, a Cornerstone therapist, and learned all about her incredible friend, Kerissa! Learn more about Kerissa’s journey at Cornerstone and how our staff created programs that were geared specifically to her likes and interests by clicking here.

We are enrolling new clients at all five locations, where our therapists, staff, and programs are all truly one-of-a-kind, just like your child! Learn more about the opportunities that await you and your family by visiting our website today!

The Cornerstone Kitchen – Banana Rollups!

A tasty summer treat is just one click away! Be sure to watch our latest Cornerstone Kitchen episode as we show you how to make a banana rollup. This simple snack is delicious and extremely easy to make. Click on the image above to watch the full video on our YouTube page. Enjoy!

Going, Going, Gone!

Cornerstone Autism Center recently took over the ball diamond for an Indianapolis Indians game to celebrate 12 years of exceptional services! It was a night filled with laughter, celebration, and memories that will last a lifetime. Check out some of the highlights from that night!

Pete The Cate Super Pete | Children’s Read Aloud Story

The infamous Pete The Cat is at it again! This time he is on the streets solving crimes and saving the day as Super Pete. Enjoy this fun and exciting animated read-a-long story with your child today!