Blendingin.org
It's all fun and games.

Our Mission

We facilitate positive social time for teens who are high-functioning on the autism spectrum, as well as other teens seeking fun, games and friendships.

Thank you for visiting Blendingin.org.

 Blending In Inc. is a parent-led, non-profit organization with a mission to facilitate positive social experiences for high-functioning teens on the autism spectrum. We welcome all teens who commit to our simples rules; Be Really Nice and Have Fun.

Our philosophy is simple and supported by studies of positive psychology. Happy people perform better in nearly every aspect of life. We started Blending In in 2017 because our unique and gentle children had very limited positive social opportunities. These events bring our children joy, build self-esteem, and can lead to lifetime friendships. In 2018 Blending In is sponsoring the Indy Teens Fun and Games Club, and turning over more decision-making to the teens; we want this to be their club, based on their interests and choices. This is not a support group or adult-supervised recreation program. Parent-Facilitators lead introductions and discussions, monitor activities, lightly moderate interactions, advise club members on rules, and interact with parents as needed or requested. Visitors are welcome to observe or participate in our events; if it feels right for the individual, then a membership enrollment form / club policies agreement should be completed by the participant and a parent or legal guardian. Parents and Club members are responsible for transortation and behavior of the club member at Blending In events; Blending In adult facilitators monitor the club members while they are in the event room, after they sign-in for scheduled events, until they leave at the scheduled end time. Blending In facilitators are not service providers, and assume no responsibility for participants who leave the designated event location at any time.

We are grateful to Abbey Parker, LMHC for allowing us to benchmark the Different Like Me group in Greenwood. Like DLM, our structure is loose & laid-back. As with any endeavor, our organization will evolve. In 2018 we are growing our support teams, starting new clubs, and developing resources for parents and volunteers to sponsor new clubs. 

To learn more about Blending In, the Indy Teens Fun and Games Club, or if you are interested in sponsoring a new club, please email [email protected] or see us at a monthly event. 

More info  can also be found in this flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YWPk4t9ACC8x3gay01QAoSIY8GWo2hPm/view?usp=sharing