Founded in 1953, Noble is a not-for-profit organization serving nearly 1,600 children and adults with disabilities--primarily those with developmental disabilities such as autism, Down Syndrome and intellectual disabilities--annually. From 4 sites in Central Indiana and one in Eastern Indiana, Noble helps improve the quality of life for those with disabilities and their families through services designed to meet each individual's unique needs.
For infants and toddlers, we offer First Steps Early Intervention services. Through this, babies and toddlers with or at risk for developmental delays get the speech, physical, occupational, and/or developmental therapies they need in order to catch up to their peers. For youth, we host a variety of day camps, including traditional camps, Spring Break camp, and specialty camps in art, handwriting, career exploration, music & dance, sensory, life skills, and sports & fitness. Noble also offers Autism & Therapy Services featuring Applied Behavior Analysis for children with autism. Teens are served through school-to-work transition programs, including our nationally-recognized Project SEARCH, to better prepare them for competitive employment.
Adults are aided by our Employment Services, which includes Community Employment, Work Crews (3-6 individuals who travel to local businesses to fulfill their needs), Commercial Contract Services and Noble Business Enterprises. Adults who want to live independently are helped by our Community Living Service. Noble also offers Behavioral Therapy, as well as a Community Integration Service, featuring therapeutic art and music & recreational therapies. Through this service, individuals can also become active members of their community.
We also help the families of those we serve by offering Respite Services, hosting the Central Indiana Autism Support Group, serving as The Arc of Greater Indianapolis, and offering networking opportunities and educational workshops through our Center for Family Leadership.