Local Resources

Sensory-Friendly Activities in Indianapolis

For families that include children that live with sensory-processing issues, it can be difficult to find entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Certain sounds, smells, textures, or lighting can cause sensory overload, which makes many activities difficult to enjoy. We’ve compiled a few sensory-friendly activities in Indianapolis so that everyone can have fun!

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World Braille Day: Indiana’s Talking Book and Braille Library

Tuesday, January 4 is World Braille Day! Braille is an invaluable communication tool for those who are blind or visually impaired, and to celebrate this day, we’re spreading awareness about a local braille resource: Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library – located downtown at the Indiana State Library.

Laura Williams, the Regional Librarian for the Talking Book and Braille Library, answered some questions for us about this valuable resource for today’s blog:

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5 Indiana Nonprofits You Should Know About

Indiana is home to a wide array of nonprofits, both locally based and international. The Joseph Maley Foundation considers itself extraordinarily lucky to be included in a vast, diverse community of fantastic organizations and people accomplishing important work in the state and beyond. For this blog, we wanted to highlight just a small portion of some of the wonderful organizations based here!

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Indianapolis Ballet: a Gift that Keeps Giving

This week, JMF families will kick-off the holiday season with a performance of The Nutcracker, and will do so free of charge, due to the generosity of Indianapolis Ballet. JMF is grateful to share this experience with the children and families that we serve, and asked Indy Ballet to answer some questions about why this type of giving is so important to them.

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Trick-or-Treating for Children of ALL Abilities

We’re creeping closer and closer to Halloween night, and the inevitable trick-or-treating that comes with this spooky holiday. To prepare for a night of fun, the Joseph Maley Foundation has compiled a list of trick-or-treat events that are for children of ALL abilities. Plus, some tricks and tips YOU can use to make your neighborhood’s annual trick-or-treat more inclusive!

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National Braille Literacy Awareness Month: A Look at Local Resources

January is National Braille Literacy Awareness Month, and what better way to celebrate than to help spread awareness about the local braille resources that are available here in Indianapolis. Did you know that the Indiana State Library, located in downtown Indy, houses The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL)?

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