A Hamilton County-based center that provides therapy for children, teens and adults with autism has opened its third location in the state. Little Star Center employs more than 130 workers in Lafayette, Carmel and now Bloomington. July 24, 2014

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Little Star Center, a non-profit therapeutic applied behavior analysis center currently serving children, teens and young adults with autism, officially opens its third Indiana facility in Bloomington today, Thursday, July 24, at 2 p.m., at Westbury Village, 3101 N. Canterbury Court. Little Star, which opened in 2002, is Indiana’s first ABA center, with locations in Carmel and Lafayette.

Business and community leaders in Monroe County are anticipated to attend the grand opening, which includes a ribbon cutting ceremony and center tour.

“We are proud to open this new center in Bloomington providing support to families affected by autism,” said Mary Rosswurm, executive director of Little Star. “As Indiana’s leading ABA center, we bring more than 10 years of proven success in helping children, teens and young adults with autism lead productive lives. Our experienced team of professionals welcomes the opportunity to not only work with families enrolled in our facility, but community groups in the Bloomington area that are committed to increasing awareness about autism. “

Since 2002, Little Star has impacted the lives of hundreds of learners with autism. Little Star has grown from one center in Carmel to three, including Lafayette and Bloomington. Services have expanded to meet growing needs and now include in-home therapy and community-based programs.

Little Star Center, with centers currently serving families in Carmel, Lafayette and now Bloomington is Indiana’s first applied behavior analysis center founded in 2002 and is focused on providing a place where kids with autism learn to live in the world and parents learn they are not alone. Little Star provides in-home and center-based ABA therapy, along with transition to school and community-based programs for children and families. Statistics show autism is one of the most rapidly growing developmental disabilities in the United States with one in 68 children diagnosed each year. To learn more about the non-profit organization visit www.LittleStarCenter.org.

Source: Little Star Center

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