January 2023 Newsletter

January Parent Training

Functional Communication Training

Functional Communication Training (FCT) is one of the most researched and successful techniques in addressing challenging behavior. Join us in discussing how we can use this evidence based practice to help our children communicate and get their wants and needs met in better ways.

Please RSVP through email to psallade@cornerstoneautismcenter.com or by returning the sign-up slips sent home in your child’s backpack.


Thursday, January 26th 8:45 am – 9:45 am
7517 Beechwood Centre Road Suite 200
Avon, Indiana 46123


Tuesday, January 24th 8:45 am – 9:45 am
3258 West Market Place Drive
Edinburgh, Indiana 46124

West Lafayette

Friday, January 27th 8:45 am – 9:45am
3482 McClure Avenue
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

Greenwood Madison and Polk

Friday, January 27th 8:45 am – 9:45 am
380 Polk Street
Greenwood, Indiana 46143

Virtual Meetings

Thursday, January 26th 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Afternoon Session)
Thursday, January 26th 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm  (Evening Session)
Link sent after RSVP is received

Dejah Riley

ABA Therapist

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

One of my biggest dreams/goals was to find a job that doesn’t feel like a job every day, and I’ve found that here at Cornerstone.

Do you have a favorite quote?

My favorite quote is actually song lyrics of my favorite artist, “Why aren’t you smiling,” which is also sort of advice in a way because I’ve learned that even when I’m dealing with something that’s difficult or uncomfortable, I still have so much to be grateful for and reasons to smile.

What’s your favorite thing about working with children with autism?

What I love most is building genuine connections with my clients and those I get the chance to float on and learn about each of them and what makes them happy.

What’s your favorite memory so far here at Cornerstone?

I’ve made so many amazing memories, but it must be experiencing one of my first-ever clients’ graduates. CeCe had come such a long way when I got to work with her, and it was so cool to have contributed to her success. She’ll always hold such a special place in my life and heart.

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

Embracing Those Who Love and Fulfilling Those Who Serve.

Gus The Graduate!

Let’s start 2023 off right by celebrating one of our latest graduates!
First up is the one and only Gus! This remarkable young man was a part of many of our staff’s lives at Cornerstone. He has grown into an exceptional individual, and we cannot wait to hear about all his successes and triumphs at school!

Read his Success Story here and learn more about Gus and his journey at Cornerstone!

2022 A Year In Review

In our latest blog, let us lead you through some of our most memorable achievements that shaped the year into one we will never forget and the individuals who made it happen. As we begin 2023, join us as we review another year at Cornerstone Autism Center.

Read the blog here!!

Indoor Activities For The Whole Family!

Don’t get bogged down with the winter blues this January! Below are several places you and the entire family can go to get out of the house and out of the cold. Not only are these locations entertaining for all, but several also offer sensory-friendly activities so everyone can have fun this winter!

Sensory Friendly Films at AMC – All AMC locations

Inclusive Gymnastics Open Gym – Columbus, Indiana

Oasis Park – Lafayette, Indiana

Visit each of their websites by clicking the links above to learn more!

Pete the Cat Snow Daze

Pete the Cat is at it again! This time he is experiencing one of life’s extraordinary wonders, a snow day! See what kind of shenanigans Pete is up to during his snow day with this fun animated read-aloud book.

Watch the video on YouTube by visiting this link!

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.