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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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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Sign up today for September Medicaid Waiver Workshop

Got questions about the Medicaid Waiver? We’ve got answers! Get your questions answered at a Medicaid Waiver Workshop coming up September 4 at LOGAN Center. The workshop, presented by Kacy Hopper, Support Coordinator Autism Society of Indiana, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but you must pre-register. Click here to pre-register. Frequently asked questions What is it? Why do we need it? How will it help my child? How do I get it? Add your questions to the list, and come to the workshop so we can answer them for you. And that’s not all. We’ll also provide...

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LOGAN All-Stars take the field

LOGAN Night at Four Winds Field coming up August 13 It’s time once again for the LOGAN All-Stars to take the field with the South Bend Cubs. On Monday, August 13, join staff and volunteers at 4 p.m. to watch this annual exhibition game. Then, stay to see the South Bend Cubs take on the Lake County Captains. The exhibition game is free, but you must have a ticket for the evening game. Thanks to generous sponsors, LOGAN employees who signed up in advance get free admission to watch the South Bend Cubs play Lake County. Friends and family may purchase tickets at the Box Office. “This is...

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How do parents decide which therapy options to pursue?

Parents needed for new research project studying how they choose A professor at the University of Michigan-Flint seeks parents or primary caregivers of children with autism to participate in a new research project studying the way parents make therapy decisions. “The purpose of the study is to contribute to the understanding of the deliberation processes of parents when selecting among the large number of therapy options available for their child,” said Dr. Jami L. Anderson, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Cognition and Neuroethics at the University of Michigan-Flint....

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