10/24/12 The Autism Society of Indiana is hosting an Autism Expo FREE of charge for attendees.  The Expo will feature information on resources and services available in northern Indiana.  The Northern Indiana Autism Expo will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2012, from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. at Christos Banquet Hall in Plymouth.  The Autism Society of Indiana has previously held expos in Carmel and Evansville and is pleased to bring this event to the northern third of the state.  Hundreds of families are expected to come to receive information about services, resources, events, programs and organizations from the dozens of different exhibitors.

The Autism Expo is an opportunity for individuals, families, educators, and other professionals who are affected by autism to gather together in one place at one time and not only obtain information and resources but also find support and encouragement.  There will be a wide variety of things to see, do and buy.  You are invited to experience the 2012 Northern Indiana Autism Expo!

CONTACT: For more information on the Northern Indiana Autism Expo please contact Dena Deal, District 2 Ally, ddeal@inautism.org or Beth Schweigel, Administrative Ally, beth@inautism.org also available at 800-609-8449. For more information about Autism Society of Indiana, please contact Dana Renay, Executive Director, at 317-658-2973 or dana@inautism.org.

ABOUT AUTISM: Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental disability that typically appears during the first two to three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness, education and funding can help families today.  The CDC reports from earlier in 2012 show that the incidence of individuals affected by an autism spectrum disorder is now 1 in 88.

ABOUT THE AUTISM SOCIETY: The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy. The Autism Society of Indiana provides support, services, and information to all people affected by Autism around the state of Indiana. For more information about the Autism Society of Indiana or the Ally program, visit www.inautism.org.