Sonya Ansari Center for Autism

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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Give Local for LOGAN

What a difference a day can make! Join us in finding out just how much by supporting LOGAN on May 9, 2017 during Give Local St. Joseph County. By making a gift on this day, you will be building two important funds for LOGAN— The Dan Ryan Children’s Fund at LOGAN and LOGAN’s Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County. Your gift will give more children access to vital services and lessen the financial burden to families who need our help. LOGAN is excited to be one of 67 local charities participating in Give Local St. Joseph County. That means we’ve got 24 hours...

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icky U. (right), support manager, poses with Katy D., sales associate, jewelry.

Walmart goes green for LOGAN

Ten years ago, Brian Bartlette started a new job. Walmart had opened a new store on Ireland Road in South Bend, and Brian was hired as the store’s Community Welcome Coordinator. His job was to contact local charities and see what Walmart could do for them. He reached out to LOGAN, and found the cause he wanted to support — disability awareness. “LOGAN really affected me,” he said. “I keep asking myself, ‘What can we do to help more?'” He started by helping LOGAN qualify for a Walmart C0mmunity Grant, to help fund the agency’s signature event,...

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Autism Awareness

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 Dr....

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A critical need: LOGAN requests your action today!

The Senate Appropriations Committee will decide tomorrow whether or not House Bill 1001 (HB1001) will include a modest wage increase for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who do so much of the day-to-day work for adults and children with disabilities in our community and across the state. Their work is often emotionally and physically draining. They are the unsung heroes of our organization. Last week, the Indiana House passed HB1001. It’s now in the hands of your Indiana senators. If you support this bill, please let your state senators know today. I have included their contact information...

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WNDU reporter interviews LOGAN receptionist at Nose-On Luncheon

The Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon received lots of media coverage, including live reports on three television stations. In this story from WNDU, multimedia journalist Travis Robinson interviews keynote speaker Elena Delle Donne and also one of the luncheon attendees, Janet Menting, a LOGAN client who works as the receptionist at LOGAN Center. Maureen McFadden, WNDU anchor and host of the luncheon, chats on stage with Elena. Other luncheon highlights mentioned in the report are the presentation of a $150,000 check to LOGAN by Four Winds Casinos and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Click...

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For WNBA star Delle Donne, family comes first

Sports writer Ken Fox interviewed Elena Delle Donne at the Nose-On luncheon March 21 for The Elkhart Truth. We’ve reprinted his story here. By KEN FOX kfox@elkharttruth.com SOUTH BEND — To Elena Delle Donne, family is everything. So when the Logan Center in South Bend contacted her to speak at their fund-raising and awareness-raising event at the Century Center, the WNBA superstar and Olympic gold medalist didn’t hesitate to say yes. “What the Logan Center stands for and does for the community is very close to my heart,” Delle Donne said Tuesday shortly prior to her luncheon...

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2017 Keynote Speaker, Elena Delle Donne

We are pleased to announce our special guest speaker for the 2017 Nose-On luncheon is WNBA basketball phenom Elena Delle Donne. Elena, considered one of the best female basketball players of all time, demands excellence in herself and inspires excellence in others. She draws her own inspiration from someone who is the opposite of her in physical capabilities – her older sister, Lizzie, born blind and deaf with cerebral palsy and autism. “Lizzie has always been my strength,” Elena says. “She gives me perspective. She’s never said a word to me, but Lizzie has taught me more than anyone...

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The 2017 Great LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon

LOGAN’s signature fundraising and awareness raising event, The Great LOGAN Nose-On takes place annually during the month of March. Green dot yard signs, green foam noses and lots of fun events take over our community each year. Thank you to all of you who will be joining us on Tuesday, March 21 for the 2017 Great LOGAN Nose-on Luncheon, hosted by WNDU-TV news anchor, Maureen McFadden. This sold out event is the culmination in LOGAN’s annual month-long campaign to raise awareness for people with disabilities. This year’s keynote speaker is Elena Delle Donne. Date: Tuesday, March 21 Time:...

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Join us for LOGAN’s Holiday Bazaar

All art for sale at annual Holiday Bazaar Excitement is building among artists at The Studios as they prepare for the third annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 19. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the public is invited to LOGAN Center to walk our gallery and browse through the artwork. Everything on display is available for purchase; all proceeds benefit the artist who created it and The Studios program. Don’t miss your chance to buy truly beautiful items handmade by participants of The Studios Adult Day Services. Mixed media canvases, jewelry, greeting cards, ornaments, painted furniture and...

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