December 2022 Newsletter

Downtown Lafayette Christmas Parade

No one does Christmas quite like Lafayette, with the largest holiday parade in Indiana! Swing by downtown Lafayette on Saturday, December 3rd, and enjoy live bands, parade floats, fire trucks, and the one-and-only Santa! Visit the event page here to learn more!

Avon Tree Lighting

Oh, Avon Christmas tree, oh Avon Christmas tree, how lovely are your glimmering lights! The Avon Town Hall Park is excited to brighten the night sky with its large and festive Christmas tree on Saturday, December 3rd from 3 pm – 6 pm. Please stop by for an evening of food trucks, free crafts, carolers, and Santa Clause himself! Be sure to visit the event page here for more information about this magical event.

Greenwood Lighted Trail

Starting Sunday, December 4th, all are welcome to take a walk through the Greenwood Amphitheater Park to enjoy thousands of holiday lights. The lights will be on from dusk till dawn all month long. For more information, visit the event page here!

The trail will feature:

85 Trees of lights
18 Standing Figures of Various Sizes
5 Arches
12 Arch Candy Cane Tunnel
2- 7ft Candy Canes
3,600 Lights on the Bridge
10 Light Poles

TOTALLING 42,840 Lights

Santa Claus Is Coming To Columbus!

The Columbus Parks and Recreation are proud to host the big man, Santa Clause, at The Commons on Saturday, December 3rd, from 9 am – 1 pm. Have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy a day of festive cheer. Check out more on the event page here!

Rhyan Walden

ABA Therapist

Who or what inspires you?

The kids are the ones who inspire me the most. They teach me & push me to become a better therapist every day!

What dreams or goals have you accomplished since coming to Cornerstone?

Before coming to Cornerstone, I was still determining what I wanted to do as a career. Now, I want to become a BCBA and continue to work at Cornerstone.

Do you have a favorite quote?

My favorite quote is, “If they can’t learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn.” – Ignacio Estrada

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

Embracing Those Who Love and Fulfilling Those Who Serve.

Newfields Art Museum in downtown Indianapolis is hosting a special Sensory Friendly Morning this Saturday, December 3rd! Stop by the museum, where sound and light adjustments have been made, and enjoy some incredible works of art with the whole family!

For more information, check out the Newfields website here!

Holiday Handbook Blog

Between families, traveling, gifts and gatherings, the holidays can be stressful and challenging for everybody. Knowing this, we have created a Holiday Handbook to help parents and caregivers navigate through this time of year!

Click the link here to read our Holiday Handbook blog!

The Perfect Tree

Snuggle up with your little one and enjoy this remarkable story about a bunny rabbit on the search for the perfect Christmas tree. Visit the YouTube link here to listen to this story and many more to help you get into the holiday spirit!

Introducing the NEW Cornerstone Merchandise Online Store!

Our new designs are officially available to purchase! They will be shipped directly to your home and ALL proceeds will be donated to the Cornerstone Autism Foundation. The Foundation provides grants and sponsorships to schools and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, as well as charitable fundraising events that directly serve and benefit children of autism here in Indiana.