Fortune Academy Celebration: Peridot Event
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Fortune Academy Celebration: Peridot Event

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Join us for our annual Celebration Fundraiser on April 21st, 2018 at the 502 East Event Centre in Carmel. This year we celebrate our 16th year and will highlight the anniversary stone Peridot as our theme. Come in something green and enjoy the evening festivities, including live & silent auctions, appetizers, dinner, cash bar, raffles, and live entertainment. 

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Coffee & Conversation
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee & Conversation

Join us on May 11 at 9 am for our Coffee and Conversation on The Forgotten Child. 

About the book: After writing three books on learning disabilities, Anne Ford traveled the country and has been asked numerous times, "How can I balance my attention between my two children, one with LD and one without? The one with the disability requires so much attention." This challenge is faced by many families. Parents need to be aware of this delicate situation (some do not believe there is a problem at all) because if it is not dealt with, it can lead to serious future difficulties, including lingering resentment and hostility. This new book, THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, is co-authored with John-Richard Thompson (who has also collaborated with Anne Ford on her three previous books) helps parents confront this important issue and guide the family onto a better, more loving course.

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TAKE TWO PERFORMANCE: Jack and the Beanstalk
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

TAKE TWO PERFORMANCE: Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk is taking over the Loop this March. Join us for a Fortune Academy original retelling of a classic tale. Performances will be held on March 8th, 9th, 10th. Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss it! 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Did you know that Jack wasn’t the first one to climb the beanstalk? Jack lives in urban Indianapolis, and no he doesn’t own a cow, but a bike. He is intent on winning a bike race to raise money for his brother’s cancer treatments, but he’s got a problem. Bullies! A homeless lady who has been in his shoes, and a wise old clockmaker befriend Jack as he deals with tough circumstances, and YES Jack does climb the beanstalk where he and his brother Emmet hide from the Junk-Food Giant!

Tickets are $5 per seat

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TAKE TWO PERFORMANCE: Jack and the Beanstalk
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

TAKE TWO PERFORMANCE: Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk is taking over the Loop this March. Join us for a Fortune Academy original retelling of a classic tale. Performances will be held on March 8th, 9th, 10th. Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss it! ABOUT THE SHOW:

Did you know that Jack wasn’t the first one to climb the beanstalk? Jack lives in urban Indianapolis, and no he doesn’t own a cow, but a bike. He is intent on winning a bike race to raise money for his brother’s cancer treatments, but he’s got a problem. Bullies! A homeless lady who has been in his shoes, and a wise old clockmaker befriend Jack as he deals with tough circumstances, and YES Jack does climb the beanstalk where he and his brother Emmet hide from the Junk-Food Giant!

Tickets are $5 per seat

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

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TAKE TWO PERFORMANCE: Jack and the Beanstalk
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

TAKE TWO PERFORMANCE: Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk is taking over the Loop this March. Join us for a Fortune Academy original retelling of a classic tale. Performances will be held on March 8th, 9th, 10th. Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss it! 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Did you know that Jack wasn’t the first one to climb the beanstalk? Jack lives in urban Indianapolis, and no he doesn’t own a cow, but a bike. He is intent on winning a bike race to raise money for his brother’s cancer treatments, but he’s got a problem. Bullies! A homeless lady who has been in his shoes, and a wise old clockmaker befriend Jack as he deals with tough circumstances, and YES Jack does climb the beanstalk where he and his brother Emmet hide from the Junk-Food Giant!

Tickets are $5 per seat

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

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Supporting Your Child’s Speech and Language
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Supporting Your Child’s Speech and Language

Do you ever ask you child how their day was and are met with “Fine” or “Good” or “I Don’t know” and can’t get all the details out you’re looking for?  Do you wonder how speech is incorporated into your child’s day and how it works? You’re not alone.  But as frustrating as this may be for parents, it can be equally difficult for your child to pull information from un- organized thoughts.

Our team at Fortune Academy builds speech and language into your child’s day. And now you can learn how to do some of this at home.  

Join Fortune Academy’s very own Speech and Language pathologist Annie Dust and Leann Faust, and Karen Sheehy, OG- Associate Level Educator, as they share the Fortune strategy around speech and language and learn simple helpful strategies you can use at home to boost expressive language, functional memory, recall, organization and social language.

Don’t miss it!

 

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Coffee and Conversation
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Coffee and Conversation

Join us as we discuss our latest book selection, A Special Mother: Getting Through the Early Days of a Child's Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders by Anne Ford. 

Back of the Book:

"Something's Not Quite Right"

All mothers experience worries and fears about their children, but none can compare with the early days when a mother feels something's not quite right. Anne Ford knows the feeling. She's had it herself, having raised a daughter with severe learning disabilities, and has gone on to share experiences with others during her many years as a volunteer with the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

To bring comfort, support, and hard information to mothers—and fathers, too—in the early period surrounding the diagnosis, here is the book that Anne wishes she'd had years ago when she first received the news about her daughter and didn't know where to turn for the practical and emotional help she desperately needed.

Filled with essential advice and the voices of other mothers whose children have LD and related disorders such as Asperger's and ADHD, A Special Mother lets parents know they are not alone and that they can help their child to thrive. This invaluable book addresses such matters as:

  • Understanding Learning Disabilities and Related Disorders
  • What Should You Do First?
  • Interpreting Evaluation Results
  • Resolving Disputes
  • Special Fathers: They Are Out There
  • The Social Side of LD
  • Advocacy vs. Obsession
  • How Are You Doing?: Taking Care of Yourself

Purchase on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/y8zf9q2p

 

 

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