November 2021 Newsletter

Nov 25-26 | Cornerstone Closed

Our centers will be closed for Thanksgiving on these dates. We hope everyone enjoys the extra time spent with loved ones!

Happy Holidays: Tips for the Season

The holiday season can sometimes be overwhelming and bring unique challenges for our families. Join us to talk about strategies to set our children up for a successful season and enjoy time with family and friends.

  • November 9th – West Lafayette & Greenwood Polk, 8:45-9:45 am
  • November 11th – Avon & Edinburgh, 8:45-9:45am
  • November 16th – Online, 12-1pm & 8-9pm
    RSVP to Phillipe at

New Art Room

We believe in the quote by Pablo Picasso, “Every child is an artist.” This is why we transformed our art room at Polk into a colorful, exciting place where our clients can explore their creative side. From painting a masterpiece to tracing shapes on the light box, our clients have many options to choose from within this space. We want to thank Regional Center Manager Rachelle Vaughn, BCBA Victoria Oliver and Team Lead Kathleen Leahy for designing the room and bringing it to life over the past few weeks. It is now one of the most popular rooms in the center!


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

Kayla Nuckles, ABA Therapist In my free time, I love doing things with my husband, Gregg, and my four year old daughter, Lilly. We love going to the park and the zoo. I also love to read and be at the barn with our two horses, Gus and Dazzle. We also enjoy watching movies, especially Marvel, Disney and scary movies.

A huge dream of mine was to find a career where I could work with kids and make a difference, but also be able to be home on the weekends and evenings with my daughter. It has been such a dream come true! A current dream I am working on is to go back to school.

Working with children who have autism is the most rewarding job! I love watching them achieve new skills. I absolutely love all my co-workers at Cornerstone. Everyone is so supportive and wants to see you succeed!

I am passionate about United Through Reading. This organization allows service members to record themselves reading a book for their children and families while they are deployed. My husband is military, and I know how hard it can be. Being able to still hear his voice every night makes it easier.

My nana inspires me more than anyone! She is the most selfless woman I know and is so caring. She is always supportive and takes care of everyone else. I wish I could buy her a mansion!

Jackie Mitchel, ABA Therapist Since starting at Cornerstone, I have accomplished many dream manager goals including getting married and graduating with a bachelor’s in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

I am currently working on my master’s degree in ABA. 

In my free time, you can find me crafting, watching tv, shopping and hanging out with my family and friends.

My favorite place in the world is anywhere with a beach. My favorite thing about working with children with autism is immersing myself in their world and also seeing their progress.

I love celebrating the small and the big victories! 


Fall Sensory Fun 

Dive into the Fall season with some fun activities you can do with your family at home!

This article includes 6 Fall Sensory Fun Activities:

  • Corn on the Cob Painting
  • Fall Sensory Table
  • Corn Kernel Craft
  • Fall Play Doh
  • Corn Squish Bag
  • Fall Music Shakers

Read the full article to find out how you can incorporate these ideas at home! Click here to read the article by Autism Adventures.

Holiday Handbook

Do you and your child feel stressed during holiday gatherings? Read our blog by BCBA and Quality Assurance Director Angie Robbins, which discusses this topic in full detail to help you make this holiday season easier for your family. Read the blog here.

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