March 2023 Newsletter

March Parent Training

Natural Environment Training (NET)

Join us during the month of March to discuss NET and how this evidence based practice uses the child’s motivation and daily routines to develop skills that are impactful for the entire family!

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


Thursday, March 23rd 8:45 am – 9:45 am
7517 Beechwood Centre Road Suite 200
Avon, Indiana 46123


Tuesday, March 21st 8:45 am – 9:45 am
3258 West Market Place Drive
Edinburgh, Indiana 46124

West Lafayette

Friday, March 24th 8:45 am – 9:45 am
3482 McClure Avenue
West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

Greenwood Madison and Polk

Friday, March 24th 8:45 am – 9:45 am
380 Polk Street
Greenwood, Indiana 46143

Virtual Meetings

Thursday, March 23rd 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Afternoon Session)
Thursday, March 23rd 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Evening Session)
Link sent after RSVP is received

Adrian Alvarez

ABA Therapist

Who or what inspires you? And why?

Being a child of immigrants, I will always say my family inspires me the most. My parents work hard to provide for five boys while always supporting us. My family has been my rock and has pushed me to try new things and be the best person I can be.

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

My goal since coming to Cornerstone has been to learn and gain a new perspective. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by so many knowledgeable people who continue to support me.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

The best advice I’ve ever gotten was from my mom, “Si vas hacer algo, hazlo bien,” which translates to, “If you are going to do something, do it well.” This philosophy has pushed me to take pride in my work and continue putting my best foot forward.

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

My favorite part about working with children with autism is building that relationship and watching them grow. We work very closely with the kids, and we see all their progress and how hard they work. I love watching them get through the hurdles and seeing the pride on their faces when they accomplish something new.

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

I haven’t been at Cornerstone for too long, but my favorite memory has to be meeting all my incredible coworkers. They were so welcoming and helpful when I started, making me feel like a part of the team.

Thank you to our staff for Maximizing Those Who Struggle,

Embracing Those Who Love and Fulfilling Those Who Serve.

It’s March Mand-ness!

Have you heard the news?! It’s time to celebrate March Mand-ness!! Cornerstone is seeking to increase the number of mands (requests, demands, commands) produced by each of our learners across all centers. Mands are foundational to the development of communication and positive behavior change. Follow us all month long with updates on this fun and exciting campaign!

What is exactly is manding? Great question! Be sure to check out our training video on our YouTube page here to learn all about manding and its importance to the work we do every day.

Celebrating Success!

Recent Cornerstone graduates, Zaylie, Ana, and Maelyn, have worked hard and achieved something to be proud of. Celebrate their success with us, and get inspired by reading their stories. Check out what amazing things our grads have made possible!

Read their stories here!

Second Annual Pioneer Passion Project Carnival

Presented by Mooresville High School and Key Club’s Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy with over 20 disability-related organizations on site.  Activities include bounce houses, mini golf, face painting, photo booth, sensory table, concession stand, carnival games and prizes, Dixie the praying dog, character appearances and crafts. Visit their website here to learn more!

Get ready to kick up the fun!

League of Miracles has now opened up registration for its Adaptive Kickball League. Games will be held every Saturday in April in Camby, Indiana. Registration is $30, and the sign-up deadline is March 17th. Take advantage of this fun springtime opportunity for your child!

Register on their website here!

Marching Into Fun with St. Patrick’s Day Nursery Rhymes!

Get up off your feet and dance to the beat with a fun St. Patrick’s Day nursery rhyme! We can’t wait to celebrate the luckiest day of the year this March, and to help; we found this adorable nursery rhyme you can sing and dance to with your young one. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Watch the video here!

Cornerstone Merchandise Online Store!

Check out our online swag store to find specialty Cornerstone gear! Items 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, and charitable fundraising events that directly serve and benefit children of autism here in Indiana.