Message from Matt – April 27, 2021

I would like to share an update on our work towards a more Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable and Accessible (I.D.E.A.) application of LOGAN’s mission, vision and values. Last fall we formed the I.D.E.A. Focus and Planning Group which has begun our work to positively effect issues related to culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic status, language and other areas of discrimination. In doing so, we will strive to develop an environment that fosters inclusion, tolerance and respect for diversity in all forms. Thank you Savannah Smith and Danica Keefe for leading the...

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A message from Matt Harrington

LOGAN Staff, We all faced a lot of uncertainty as we began a new time with COIVD-19 in our lives last spring. If we would provide services, how we would provide services and the details of the novel coronavirus were all unknowns for the first few months. We made some difficult decisions to ensure our staff and clients’ health and the sustainability of LOGAN’s services. Looking back, I am proud of what we accomplished. Together we worked through difficult times and circumstances to provide compassionate care for the individuals we serve. Beginning in March, a group of 350 staff, including those...

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AccuPoint Parent Portal

LOGAN Child & Adolescent Services, including LOGAN Autism Services and our outpatient Speech, OT, and PT providers, now offer the AccuPoint Parent Portal. This service will allow parents to access all of their child’s information in one convenient location. This streamlined approach will increase efficiency and the level of care for your child. Click here to access your AccuPoint Parent Portal.

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And the crowd goes wild!

LOGAN and the South Bend Cubs have teamed up to release an exclusive t-shirt that is sure to make fans of both organizations cheer. The design pays tribute to one of the most celebrated times of the year that  unfortunately was cut short this past March, the Great LOGAN Nose-On. T-shirts are available for purchase online starting today, but for a limited time only! And, $5 from each sale will be donated directly to LOGAN. Shipping will be charged on all orders.  Local shoppers may enter the promo code PICKUP at check out to opt for curb side pick-up from the Cubs Den. ...

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Matt Harrington

Update On Re-Opening Suspended Programs

Friends & Family, Over the past two months we have faced many difficult decisions regarding how we best address the issues surrounding COVID-19. During that time we have committed to making data-informed and expert-guided decisions, establishing specific criteria for us to use as we determine what is best for LOGAN and the individuals we serve. I continue to receive data and guidance from local and state officials who are the most knowledgeable in what is still an ever-changing pandemic. Speculation is one thing we will not base decisions upon. Just read the news or look at social media and...

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We need your help – a message from Joshua Diehl

Dear Families,  Autism providers and the families we serve have faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, we have been using every opportunity we find to advocate for support for our loved ones at both federal and state (Indiana and Michigan) levels.  Every once in a while, we will ask you for your support in this process. Michigan families – we need your help at this time. As you are likely aware, the intensive and largely face-to-face nature of ABA has limited our ability to serve clients, despite Michigan’s designation of ABA as an “essential...

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We’ll get through this together – an update from Matt Harrington

Friday, April 10, 2020 Friends & Family, Today I share with you the difficult message that programs currently suspended will remain closed until at least May 3, 2020. Employees currently on temporary layoff will remain during this time. During this time period we will continue to pay both the employees’ portion and LOGAN’s portion of health insurance premiums for employees on temporary layoff. We are also maintaining all other employee benefits.  Thus far we have had 36 people accept re-assignment to our Residential Programs and are encouraging all employees impacted by the temporary...

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Learn to swim with LOGAN

Just in time for spring break, LOGAN Child & Adolescent Services will be offering free group swimming lessons at the YMCA in South Bend for children already enrolled in services. Taught by certified swim instructors, the classes begin Feb. 26 and continue for seven weeks. A staff person from LOGAN will assist with the lessons, and additional lifeguards will be on duty. Two classes will be offered, Swim Starters for 2- and 3-year-olds and Swim Basics for 3- to 12-year-olds. In Swim Starters, toddlers will learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness. A parent must go in the...

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New series of autism Social Skills groups starts in January

Three new, age-specific, social skills groups begin in January 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. Please make checks payable to LOGAN Center. Two separate groups for adolescents Two of the groups will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, beginning January 14, 2020. Additional dates for these two groups will be Jan. 21, 28; and February 2, 11, and 18. The intermediate group will be geared for...

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Adaptive Dance classes offered this fall

Got a dancer in your family? Debbie Werbrouck School of Dance & Music will be offering new Adaptive Dance classes on Saturdays this fall. The classes, geared to students with autism or Down syndrome, will provide such benefits as balance, coordination, rhythm, body awareness, socialization, focus and self-confidence — all through the fun of dance. Antonette Patino will teach the classes. In addition to her dance training, Antonette worked previously in an autism center. She also is working toward a degree in Special Education at IUSB. Dance class details The first session will run for...

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