HighPoint Funds Autism Respite Care Program into Its 4th Year

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – May 24, 2017 – HighPoint Global®, the citizen experience companyTM, announced today that it has donated over $125,000 to support the Autism Society of Indiana’s (ASI) respite care program for the fourth year in a row. To date, HighPoint has donated over a half a million dollars to the program, which supports more than 60 families. Since the program launched in 2014, HighPoint has been the sole sponsor of the program.

The respite program provides a way for caregivers to get a needed break from their day-to-day duties and provide a safe and nurturing environment for those with autism. The program has been successful at providing essential care to children with autism through proper caregiver pairing but has also been an avenue for families to connect through numerous playdates and outings. The program recently began providing respite care through the Indiana Medicaid Waiver and Caregiver Supports and looks to expand to various Indiana counties.

“When we started supporting ASI, our goal was to help a few families affected by autism,” said CEO Ben Lanius. “Now, four years later, we see how the program has grown and how many families are touched by the organization’s services and outreach. I am inspired everyday by the impact of ASI’s programs and glad that HighPoint can play a small part in its success.”

“It is humbling to be able to provide respite care to families who are otherwise unable to receive these services due to lack of funding or other resources,” said Dana Renay, Chief Executive Ally of the Autism Society of Indiana.  “We know these families and we can see the relief they get knowing there is someone who understands how to care for a child with autism. They can truly get a break and recharge.”

About HighPoint Global

As the citizen experience companyTM, HighPoint Global helps government agencies elevate the citizen experienceTM. With training, contact center optimization, IT and quality assurance services, we help the government more effectively communicate with citizens. HighPoint is a privately held company founded in 2006 and headquartered in Indianapolis with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Reston, Virginia. HighPoint has been recognized by Inc. Magazine Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Forbes Most Promising Companies, and The Washington Technology Magazine Fast 50. For additional information about HighPoint, visit www.highpointglobal.com.

About the Autism Society of Indiana

ASI is the leading resource in Indiana for connecting people who live with autism, and those who care about them, with resources, support, advocacy and information tailored to their unique needs.  ASI provides peer-to-peer support to those affected by autism, as well as employment support, direct care, and transition to independence programs.  ASI strives to create communities throughout the state in which people on the autism spectrum and their families are empowered, supported and fully embraced by their community. For additional information about the Autism Society of Indiana visit www.inautism.org or call 800-609-8449.