Events

master-training-group-panorama-1240x200Throughout the year, Saved By Typing provides information about autism and Supported Typing-related events in the local Central Indiana region and across the country.

Events include those we hold or sponsor, such as our monthly Celebrations of Communication, online Typer Hangouts, periodic training workshops for typers and their families, coaches, and trainers, and SBT fundraisers.

We also provide information about a variety of national and regional autism-related programs, conferences, fundraisers, and family events for the ASD community. These include major autism and Supported Typing (aka Facilitated Communication) conferences and training workshops, Fun Runs, and Summer programs for the whole family.

UPDATE: Joey Tharp Completes Ironman Triathalon to Honor His Nonverbal Autistic Brother and Support Saved By Typing

October 20, 2017

Over the last few months, we have been writing about Joey Tharp’s plans to run the grueling IRONMAN Louisville Triathalon in honor of his brother Clayton, who, for 27 years, was unable to tell his brother that he loved him because Clayton has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that made him unable to speak or…

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Facilitated Communication Training Program, Part 5: Skill Building II – Rescheduled to Saturday, November 4, 2017

October 17, 2017

Facilitated Communication Training Program, Part 5: Skill Building II – Saturday, October 21 November 4, 2017 IMPORTANT UPDATE: DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE OCTOBER 21st SKILL BUILDING TRAINING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 4th AT 9 AM. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE. Program | Registration Information | Location   Our ongoing Training…

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SBT’s Next Celebration of Communication is Saturday October 21, 2017

September 19, 2017

REGISTER for Our Next Celebration of Communication on Saturday, October 21, 2017   We are pleased to announce that our next Celebration of Communication which will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Please join us on the 3rd Saturday of every month for our Celebration of Communication. These informal gatherings provide…

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ICI 2-Day Workshop: Supporting Communication – Developing Frameworks for Support and Learning to be a Facilitator, October 5-6

July 25, 2017

  The Institute on Communication and Inclusion (ICI) at Syracuse University will conduct a 2-day introductory workshop on supporting communication for nonverbal autistics. Facilitated Communication is one method used in accessing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) equipment. This two-day workshop provides the opportunity to learn the techniques of facilitated communication within the context of the…

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2017 Midwest Autism Summer Institute: Advocating for Access – June 22 and 23

April 5, 2017

For many of us, Summer Vacation includes a trip East to attend the Syracuse University Institute on Communication & Inclusion‘s Autism Summer Institute. This year, however, the ICI will not be hosting a conference on the East Coast. Instead, they will join forces with the University of Northern Iowa for the 2017 Midwest Summer Institute:…

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Nonverbal Autistic’s Brother Shows Support by “Racing for a Voice”

March 3, 2017

Joey and Clayton Tharpe are loving brothers. Unfortunately, as much as he wanted to, for 27 years Clayton was unable to tell his brother that he loved him. The reason for this is that Clayton has an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that made him unable to speak or communicate in any effective way with his…

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3rd Annual Rethinking Autism Conference Returns April 20-21, 2017

March 2, 2017

Click to Scroll Down to Event & Registration Details   After last years highly successful event, Optimal Rhythms, Inc. / ACCESS Academy will host the 3rd Annual Rethinking Autism Conference this April, which is National Autism Awareness Month, an initiative created to “promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person…

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March Supported Typing Coaching Workshop & Typers’ Training Cancelled

February 21, 2017

The Coaching Workshop & Typers’ Training on March 3 – 5 Has Been Cancelled Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have cancelled the Supported Typing Coaching Workshop & Typers’ Training scheduled for March 3 – 5, 2017. If you registered with a credit card, refunds will automatically be made to your card in the next few…

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Institute on Communication & Inclusion 2017 Events Update

February 6, 2017

For many of us, Summer Vacation includes a trip East to attend the Syracuse University Institute on Communication & Inclusion‘s Autism Summer Institute. This year, however, the ICI will not be hosting a conference on the East Coast. Instead, they will join forces with the University of Northern Iowa for the 2017 Midwest Summer Institute:…

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Svetlana Masgutova

Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Tactile Integration Training Course Comes to Carmel, IN, September 16-17, 2016

August 23, 2016

This past April, Saved By Typing was pleased to host a visit from Svetlana Masgutova, Ph.D., founder of the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute (SMEI,) when she brought her Masgutova Method®, a comprehensive set of programs that focus on motor reflex and sensory system integration, to Central Indiana. The weekend included 30-minute individual assessments by Dr.…

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“Life, Animated” – A Remarkable Story About Alternative Communication Comes to the Big Screen in Indianapolis

July 7, 2016

As the ABC News story, ‘Life, Animated’ Parents Describe How Animated Characters Helped Son With Autism Connect (Jun 29, 2016) reports, “Owen Suskind’s world came to a halt in 1993. The toddler stopped talking, showing affection and engaging in the world around him.” When his parents Ron and Cornelia took him to a doctor, they…

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How are You Spending Your Summer Vacation?

June 29, 2016

Summer is here, a time to spend quality time with your family, relax, get a tan, go to an amusement park, or maybe take that long dreamed-of trip of a lifetime. We hope your having a great vacation so far. For many SBT members and families, as well as trainers, facilitators, and other professionals, it…

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