Berne, Ind. — DRG, a company specializing in the craft and nostalgia markets, is partnering in the treatment and research of autism through proceeds from the sale of one of its popular children's kit clubs—Young Woodworkers.
Beginning in January 2011, DRG is setting aside a share of the payments from each Young Woodworkers Kit Club kit shipment for the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center, earmarked for autism research.
Located in Riley Hospital for Children on the Indianapolis campus of the Indiana University-Purdue University School of Medicine, the center deals with research and education and is one of only two academic and research programs on autism in the state of Indiana—actively treating over 600 children.
Riley Hospital and the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center are members of the Clarian Health Partnership, serving as one of only three sites in the country involved in a project funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The project focuses on medication treatment and parent management training development for individuals with autism.
DRG is an active supporter of health-related research and awareness initiatives, partnering with agencies and organizations on the state and local level to promote wellness and quality of life. The company has an ongoing partnership with the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, supporting the ongoing effort to promote breast cancer awareness through the Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.