July 2019 Newsletter


Several of our staff members recently passed the BCBA exam!

Congratulations to Ellen Brooks, Ali Funkhouser, Sarah Harris, Tesa Hickman and Drew Young! (Pictured at right, Ellen Brooks and Tesa Hickman)



Thank you to these staff members for Maximizing Those Who Struggle, Embracing Those Who Love and Fulfilling Those Who Serve

 Kirsten, ABA Therapist

I am most inspired by my mom. She found her passion later in life and has shown me it is never too late to work on your dreams. She also beat breast cancer and was a champion her whole fight.

A Dream Manager goal I have accomplished since starting at Cornerstone is that I have built up a vocal studio and currently teach 15 students.

My favorite quote is by Dolly Parton: “Don’t get too busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”

I love being a part of my client’s journey from day one. There is nothing better than seeing a client independently display a skill we have been working on, and seeing pure joy on their face!

Noah, ABA Therapist

Since coming to Cornerstone, I have accomplished my dream of becoming a homeowner! We are currently in the process of moving.

My most memorable recent vacation was last year when my wife and I visited Niagara Falls with my wife’s family. We got our passports and visited the Canadian side as well. It was beautiful.

My favorite thing about working with children with autism is how much I learn from them! I also love being able to bring my clients joy every day!

My clients inspire me, my dad inspires me, and other Godly people. I like to surround myself with positive people who inspire me!

Courtney, ABA Therapist

My biggest Dream Manager goal when I started at Cornerstone was to start my family. I now have an 18 month old daughter and a little boy due in September.

In my free time I really enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. I also have started becoming more crafty and using my Cricut to make decor around the house. I’m really active in my church. I help teach Children’s Church and Sunday School, and help in other programs throughout the year as well.

I really enjoy seeing all the progress my current and past clients have made at Cornerstone. It’s so rewarding being a part of a client’s growth while they are with us. They all are seriously so special and amazing in their own ways!


The Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP) was created to serve nutritious meals to children when National School Lunch and Breakfast Program meals are not available. Children 18 and younger may receive free meals and snacks through SFSP. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.

To find SFSP sites in your county, click this link  or text “food” to 877877.


50+ Picnic Ideas for Kids


July 17th, 5:30 pm | 380 Polk Street, Greenwood

Special Needs Financial Planning Workshop

Financial Planner Gordon Homes will present on special needs trusts and financial information for families of a child with special needs. A light dinner will be provided. Free and open to the public. RSVP is required to Sheila at
sedwards@cornerstoneautismcenter.com or 317-888-1557.

July 18th, 8:45 am | 3258 W. Market Place Drive, Edinburgh

Parent Workshop: Siblings

Often, siblings of children with autism have their own journey and needs relating to their brother or sister.  This workshop is designed to offer ideas and tips to help support the siblings of those with autism. RSVP to Sheila at sedwards@cornerstoneautismcenter.com or 317-888-1557.

All centers will be closed July 4th and 5th for Independence Day. We hope you have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

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