Kelli Higgins, State Outreach Manager
Hello! I am excited to be your State Outreach Manager for the Autism Society of Indiana! I grew up in Columbus, IN and graduated from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology along with minors in Biology and Music. I met my husband, during college and we have two beautiful little girls. Both of my daughters have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Having two children with autism comes with many joys along with a lot of challenges. It is amazing to see how the girls are so similar but their sensory needs are completely opposite. My oldest daughter is hypersensitive and high functioning while my youngest daughter is hyposensitive and non-verbal. So I have experience with both ends of the spectrum!
The past several years I have been a stay at home mother. During this time, I have gained a lot of knowledge in learning about autism and how to be an advocate for my girls. I have done several speaking events about autism to several different groups, which is a passion I have to spread autism awareness by helping others learn to be more understanding and accepting of those with autism.
At the Autism Society of Indiana, we are here to help anyone who needs support, guidance, and shoulder to cry on or to help you find some local resources about autism!