Meaningful Day Services

Meaningful Day Services


Today our isMaddie Cable. Maddie will be an intern Meaningful Day Services in Indianapolis, IN. “I’m excited about this internship because it is with a population that I have not yet worked with but have been so interested in.” She will be working with clients with intellectual developmental disabilities. Congratulations Maddie! 🎉🎸
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In Jeffersonville, OT, Speech, Music, ABA, especially Hannah Sauber, are awesome!
PA Spring Kickball game was a success! We had a great turnout and our clients had a lot of fun. The Girls vs. Boys game was the highlight of the day with the Girls team winning 16-14 (I see a rematch in our future). We also had a great turnout in providers. Thanks to all that helped participate to make this event happen. Thanks to FLOW Recreation LLC, Leisure 4 Life, Ferraro Behavior Services, North Node Wellness, Inc., Meaningful Day Services, Beyond Recreation and Spiece Fitness for letting us use their facility!
Jie Chen is an Indiana State University alum, a former intern at Meaningful Day Services and an Intern of the Year nominee!

Head over to the blog to read more about her experience.
Welcome New Chamber Member:
Meaningful Day Services
Just wanted to give praise to the group that was at Atlantis Water Park today. I sat next to a few of the kiddos and their caretakers. I was very impressed with the attention and care that was given to the kids. My nephew is special needs, so I probably paid more attention to them than I should have. It was nice to see the kids being treated with love and care. Kuddos to the group of young ladies that was with these sweet kids today. Especially Sam, even tho he shook his head no when asked if he had fun. The smiles on his face told a different story ;)
Wanted to be sure everyone knows about this!
Another business that recognizes those with special needs.

Lunch with this guy!

We offer an array of unique and individual services for children and adults with disabilities in Ind

Established in 1996, we provide an array of services for children and adults with disabilities in the State of Indiana. Those services include Applied Behavior Analysis, Adult Day Services, Behavior Management, Counseling, Music therapy, Recreation Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Residential services, Community Habilitation, and Respite Services.


Our January news is here! Read about our Employment services, our Meaningful Training Institute, and more!


⚠️ Due to impending weather across Indianapolis, Adult Day Services-Indianapolis Lawrenceburg clinic, and After-School program-Brownsburg are closed Wednesday, January 25th⚠️

Our Jeffersonville clinic is OPEN today.

Should Telehealth services be an option, your service provider will reach out to you.

SLP & OT Employment 01/24/2023

SLP & OT Employment

We are seeking Speech Language Pathologists for our Indianapolis and Lawrenceburg clinics.

If you are looking for rewarding work, a supportive environment, and a strong culture; MDS is the place you want to be!

Qualified applicants will have an Indiana speech license. Clinical fellows are welcome to apply.

Hear from of our current speech language pathologists regarding what they like at MDS!

SLP & OT Employment


Did you know that Meaningful Day Services can provide Occupational Therapy to individuals across the state through telehealth?

Using this virtual modality, our OTs have observed excellent goal attainment and carryover of therapy techniques similar to when clients are seen in person. Telehealth allows individuals and their caregivers to implement therapy techniques in their natural environment.

If you are looking for a way to ignite independence in daily activities, please reach out to our team! Occupational Therapy completed via telehealth is covered by most insurance and Medicaid plans. Our team will help determine if this modality is a good fit for you and your family.


Please help us recognize the dedicated work of board certified behavior analyst, Tabitha Renn, M.ED.,BCBA

Tabitha started at MDS as a registered behavior technician, became a BCBA and is doing and INCREDIBLE job supporting clients and their families!

Tabitha is an especially talented trainer. She always manages to provide exactly what her clients need.

One families take - "We love Tabitha!" says it all!


We are hiring direct support professionals (DSP) for our community supports team. Here are times and schedules that we have openings:

Residential (Indpls) -part-time weekends, full-time Monday-Friday (second shift, 3-11)

Adult Day Services (SW Indpls)- full-time

After- School Program (Indpls)-part-time

Employment Consultant-(Brownsburg)-full-time

Join our team of caring service providers working with individuals to support them in their daily lives.
Apply today!


Please help us welcome Cooper Reed to our music therapy internship program. Cooper is a Indiana Wesleyan University graduate who will be completing a 6 month internship with us.

Hear Cooper’s thoughts on what “A Meaningful day..” is.

Employment Services at MDS 01/17/2023

Employment Services at MDS

Check out this short video describing our Employment Services program! If you are interested in these services, please call our office at 317-858-8630 or submit a referral online using the following link:

Employment Services at MDS Details about our services to aid with obtaining and maintaining employment and related skills.


EGTI is currently taking applications for Training Session 2, 2023, which will run April 17 - June 23.

Applications can be found here:


Today celebrates Martin Luther King Jr's persistent fight for his dream of equality for all people and commemorates the substantial impact of that dream on the civil and human rights movements. What is a dream of yours?


‼️Job posting: Behavioral Supports‼️
Jeffersonville, Indiana
North Vernon, Indiana

We are seeking a master’s level clinician to work with individuals in home and community based settings supporting behavioral needs. Master’s degree in social work, counseling, special education, or other related health field required.
We offer a supportive team environment, robust benefits package, flexible hours, and a competitive salary.

Find meaningful work in joining our team! Apply today!


Please help us welcome McKenna Laabs to MDS as a music therapy intern.

McKenna is a University of Evansville graduate who will be completing her 6 month internship with us before sitting for the national board exam.


FREE Family Support Webinar

We hope you can join us on January 30, 2023 at 6:30 P.M. (EST) for our next FREE Family Support Webinar - "Building Executive Functioning Skills: Flexible Thinking and Emotional Regulation."

This webinar will teach you strategies to use at home to support your child with the development of flexible thinking and emotional regulation skills.

No cost, but registration is required.

For more information and registration details, please visit:


We would like to take a moment to highlight the staff members of the Employment Services Department that have shown exemplary skills as role models and staff members. These individuals embody the values of Meaningful Day Services.

We are grateful for Autumn Shea and Rhonda Blane!

Autumn is the facilitator of the PreVoc program and an Employment Consultant to many of our VR clients. Rhonda is an Employment Consultant and serves participants that are working through the VR process. Both of these staff members bring their creativity, passion to serve and motivation to encourage individuals with disabilities to their work at MDS. We are so grateful for them!

Pictured left to right: Autumn, Rhonda


- Are you a high school teacher or Pre-ETS staff working to increase student independence?

- Are you a parent wanting to identify skills that may need to be made a priority this year?

- Are you a DSP working with individuals in their home or community and need to intentionally focus on skills to make your client more independent?

If so, EGTI's prerequisite document is for you! Download the PDF here:


The National Autism Association 's Big Red Safety Box is a free-of-charge safety toolkit for autism families in need of wandering-prevention tools. Click the link to find out how to register to get your free kit.

Photos from Conner Prairie's post 01/09/2023

Photos from Conner Prairie's post

ABA Employment at MDS 01/05/2023

ABA Employment at MDS

We are seeking registered behavior techs (RBT) for our Jeffersonville and Lawrenceburg clinics. Come join our team of skilled individuals in a nurturing atmosphere that promotes positive outcomes! Apply today!

Hear from our ABA team about what they enjoy most at MDS!

ABA Employment at MDS


Our Employment Services assists clients in two capacities, through Pre-Vocational (Pre-Voc) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR).
Both of these programs are designed to help individuals build skills that are driven toward employment goals and employment placement as the outcome.

Pre-Voc starts with the foundational fundamentals like workplace communication and attire as well as job roles and responsibilities in different employment settings like, clerical, retail, and restaurants.

Our VR clients benefit from community-based services that engage them in the VR processes that start in Discovery where they learn who they see themselves as an employee along with the strengths and interests they have to offer to an employer.

The VR journey can look different for each participant but the integrity of the process is one that the Employment Service department respects and knows the value of.

From Discovery to Stabilization the Employment Consultants guide the engagement of each participant as they learn and build their employment skill-set; help to them to identify employment goals; find their employment placement; and eventually reach their highest level of employment independence.


Happy New Year all! We wish you a year of joy and growth! 🥳🎊🎆

What are some of your New Year resolutions for 2023? #2023


Today we would like to recognize the work of occupational therapist, Jenna K. OTD, OTR/L

A family shared the following,
“She is very friendly. She works well with my son, keeps me well informed of his progress. She is always asking about different things to help her help him. She is very knowledgeable. He is a very picky person but has taken to her very well”


Please help us celebrate the dedicated work of music therapist, Becca W. MT-BC.

Becca is a valuable resource to the music therapy dept. through her monthly repertoire building classes, creative ideas shared in brainstorm groups, and mentoring of students and interns.

A family shared this,
“Becca's flexibility is amazing. She can ebb and flow with how my son's attitude is that day. She is always willing to take on a challenge to help his other therapy disciplines in reaching goals (sequencing, comprehension, projection)”


We would like to recognize the dedicated work of counselor, Andy H., MSW, LSW.

A stakeholder shared this,
“Andy is always on time for session whether it is virtual or in person, he's very knowledgeable on the subjects I present to him, if he doesn't have a answer to a question right at that moment he will work to find the answer for me. I've also had a few of my family members and friends pass away while I've been receiving services and Andy is always very helpful, understanding and resourceful. You can tell he is very dedicated to helping people work through the things they are going through or experiences. He is always in a great mood and very friendly. He has a very calming demeanor. I've seen multiple therapist and mental health professionals and coming to Meaningful Days and receiving services has been life changing in so many ways all for the better.”


Today we would like to highlight the work of recreational therapist, Jenna A. CTRS.

A family shared this,
“Jenna is amazing!!! She not only teaches our son important things, but always gives him chances to pick what they do during therapy, which makes him feel important. She is always flexible when I am absent minded and we have to change things last minute. My son is always so upset if we have to cancel for any reason at all. That's how you know he loves her! She is family.”


Please help us celebrate the work of music therapist, Allie C. MT-BC.

Allie recently celebrated 5 years as a board certified music therapist! She completed her internship w/ MDS and has been a valuable team member who now mentors students and interns.

A family said this,
“Allie is an incredible therapist. I'm so grateful to have her on my child's team. She is knowledgeable, kind, and flexible. She is creative with her interventions, always incorporating things that really engage my child in each session. Allie is so compassionate, and has formed an authentic therapist/client relationship with my child that he values and has built his trust. His time with Allie absolutely improves the quality of his life and is something he looks forward to every single week. Thank you Allie and MDS!”


Our leadership team celebrated the wrap up of the 2022 in true MDS fashion with a lot of fun, laughter, and minute-to-win-it games during our first in person meeting with our new team members. We want to take a moment and express gratitude to the directors’ and leadership team for their continued commitment and dedication. The future looks bright and we are really looking forward to all that 2023 holds.

(Pictured left to right: Robin, Sandi, Stacey, Hannah, Shelby, Jordyn, and Amber)


Please help us celebrate the work of occupational therapist, Lexi F. OTD, OTR.

Families who work with Lexi have described her as patient, empathetic, supportive, creative, open minded, observant, enthusiastic and genuine.

What wonderful attributes she displays in her work!


View our 2022 Stakeholder Survey results, meet the MDS Admin staff, and more in our December News. Link in bio.


View our 2022 Stakeholder Survey results, meet the MDS Admin staff, and more in our December News. #2022


We are pleased to highlight the work of speech language pathologist, Rachel P., M.S. CCC-SLP

A stakeholder said this about Rachel,
“Always patient and willing to readjust her agenda when needed.”

Photos from Meaningful Day Services's post 12/21/2022

Our winter break program has kicked off to a great start! Special thanks to the The Well Community Church for use of the space!


Please help us recognize the work of board certified behavior analyst, Katie M., M.S., BCBA.

A family recently shared this,
“Katie is so very helpful and a great listener. She has helped us so much and we are so grateful for her!”


Our organization would like to take a moment to introduce and thank each member of our administrative, directors, and leadership teams for their hard work and commitment. These dedicated professionals ensure that MDS can meet our mission of providing quality, hands-on services that enhance and improve the independence of each unique individual.


We are celebrating the work of behavior consultant, Brittany R. MA, BCBA.
Brittany is nearing 2 years of employment with MDS. Families that work with Brittany describe her as consistent, responsive, and timely.

Thank you, Brittany, for striving for excellence!

2022 Recreational Therapy Virtual Art Show 12/19/2022

2022 Recreational Therapy Virtual Art Show

Please enjoy the 2022 Recreational Therapy Virtual Art Show. 🎨🖌️🖼️

2022 Recreational Therapy Virtual Art Show


Today’s highlight is of music therapist, Amelia H., MT-BC.

Please enjoy the great feedback received from a family she works with.

“Amelia is very knowledgeable, friendly, and flexible. She is understanding and a great problem solver. We are very pleased with her and how well she listens, takes notes, and applies it to the next session.”


We are singing the high praises of Regional Music Therapy supervisor, Amanda S., MA, MT-BC.

Here are just a few of the many wonderful comments stakeholders gave about Amanda’s work:

“Amanda is great in getting my son to enjoy learning concepts (phone number, ordering food, colors, kinds of food, etc,...) through music. She is also effective in motivating him when he isn't feeling like doing anything.”

“Adapting services to accommodate my son’s various behaviors. She can always get him to "buy in" and completely turn-around his sometime unwilling attitude. She's amazing!!”

“She earnestly and completely loves what she is doing and cares about our daughter.”

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