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Shop ’til you drop at LOGAN Holiday Bazaar

Find unique gifts, cards and more   Artists in The Studios Adult Day Services at LOGAN are on a deadline. They’re putting the finishing touches on their projects for the fourth annual Holiday Bazaar. From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Saturday, November 4, the public is invited to LOGAN Center to walk our gallery and browse through the artwork. Everything on display will be available for purchase or special order. All proceeds benefit the artists and The Studios program. Don’t miss your chance to buy truly beautiful items handmade by participants of The Studios Adult Day Services at LOGAN....

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Autism social skills groups starting soon

Three new, age-specific, social skills groups will be offered this fall at the LOGAN Autism Learning Center – Southwest Michigan. The groups will meet one day a week for a total of six weeks at the center, 1651 E. Nickerson Avenue, Benton Harbor The cost is $10 per session or $55 for the six-week series. Two separate groups for adolescents Two of the groups will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning September 12. Additional dates for these two groups will be September 19, 26; October 3, 11 and 17. The intermediate group will be geared for children in late elementary and early...

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150 families needed for new research project

Want to be part of a research project designed to improve programs for all LOGAN families? Now’s your chance. We’re looking for 150 families in the greater Michiana area, including southwest Michigan, northern Indiana and even Fort Wayne, to participate in the Supporting Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Communication project. The study will evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention program for families with an individual with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Over the course of several months, families will receive information about communication, conflict resolution...

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NIH awards $3.5 million to Shaw Center for Children and Families

By Brittany Collins Kaufman University of Notre Dame The National Institutes of Health awarded a new $3.5 million grant to the University of Notre Dame’s William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families in support of a project for families that include a child with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The project is a collaboration out of the Shaw Center between Mark Cummings, Notre Dame Endowed Chair in Psychology, and Joshua John Diehl, chief strategy officer for autism services at LOGAN Community Resources Inc. in South Bend. The new Supporting Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Communication...

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INvestABLE Indiana gives families the ability to save

LOGAN had the honor August 22 to be a host launch site for INvestABLE, the Indiana ABLE Act savings plan for Hoosiers with disabilities. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) allows individuals with disabilities and their families to save for many daily, disability-related expenses on a tax-deferred basis. Most important, these savings do not limit their ability to benefit from Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and other federal programs. A summary of the plan highlights follows: Tax advantages Earnings may compound federally on a tax-deferred basis Withdrawals are tax-free,...

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Planning ahead brings parents “peace of mind”

Emily and Josh Carroll know firsthand how vigilant parents must be to secure the best future possible for their children. Their youngest child, Asher Reed,  was born with a chromosome deletion causing multiple medical and developmental issues, including hearing loss and autism. Asher attends LOGAN’s Sonya Ansari Autism Learning Center at Granger, where he has surpassed every goal set for him so far. “He is working hard day after day towards the best life possible for himself; you better bet I plan to also do the same for him,” Emily said. Emily reviewed the INvestABLE Indiana...

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Dr. Todd Graham will be missed

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA (July 26, 2017) – Matt Harrington, President and CEO of LOGAN, issued the following statement regarding the tragic death today of Dr. Todd Graham, a longtime LOGAN supporter, volunteer and donor: The LOGAN family is very saddened by the passing of Dr. Todd Graham. He was an active and generous supporter of LOGAN and a strong advocate for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, particularly children with autism. Dr. Graham will certainly be missed. Matt Harrington LOGAN President/CEO   MEDIA CONTACT Nancy Miller Director of Marketing and Communications LOGAN 574-289-4831 nmiller@logancenter.org

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Sonya Ansari Center for Autism opens in new location

Please join us as we celebrate the opening of the Sonya Ansari Center for Autism at its new location on the north edge of the LOGAN Center campus. Wednesday, April 19 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend The address hasn’t changed, but the Center now occupies its own building, with plenty of room for growth and expansion of services. The renovated facility also includes a center-based Applied Behavior Analysis program for children and adolescents ages 8-18. Come and see for yourself a center that opens up the world for those with autism! Tours begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by...

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LOGAN marks Autism Awareness Month

Community givebacks, an open house and a bowling event top the list of activities LOGAN has planned for April to raise awareness about autism and the challenges it brings to children, adults and families. Patrick Roemer, LOGAN director of development for Michigan, joined Joel Porter on WNDU 16 Saturday morning April 1 to talk about LOGAN Autism Services and highlight our April  events. Click here to watch his interview. And here’s what’s happening for Autism Awareness month: Community Pint Night Thursday, April 13 5 to 8 p.m. The Livery 190 5th Street, Benton Harbor, Michigan Autism...

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Nose-On speaker has a sib story

Joshua John Diehl, Chief Strategy Officer for LOGAN Autism Services, shares his personal connection with Elena Delle Donne, basketball phenom and speaker for the 2017 Nose-On Luncheon.  I first became interested in Elena Delle Donne’s story in my first semester on faculty at Notre Dame.  At the time, the person who had been called the “Female LeBron” was giving up basketball at powerhouse UConn and returning home.  I discussed her story in my Introduction to Psychology class on motivation. In that class, we had a vigorous discussion on what might lead someone to lose their motivation for...

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