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AAC Autism Friendly Trunk or Treat Fall Fundraiser Event

When: Saturday, October 29 at 3 PM – 5 PM Where: Interim parking lot, 1901 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909-2229, United States Who we are: Autism & Asperger Connections is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization linking families, individuals, and

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A New Life and A New Journey

By D. Richards I knew that October day would forever be ingrained in my memory.  From the outset, I expected that I’d either be reassured that there was nothing to worry about, or I’d find my greatest fears confirmed. On

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Monica Loves Designing Paper Made Clothes for Her Chipettes to Sing

by Gary Martinez This 9 year old girl loves YouTube videos today, wanna know why? Monica knows all the words to her favorite Chipette song “Wrecking Ball” and can sing to it. Jeanette is her favorite Chipette who wears purple

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Our Story

by Lyz Bryant In light of Autism Awareness month and our recent run in with the skepticism by the current school over our son’s diagnosis, I feel it’s finally time that I share our story with the community here. If

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The Good Thing About Autism

By Kristi Wagner, Parent Contributor I remember bringing home my first born son from the hospital. I was obsessed. Overwhelmed by the staggering responsibility of taking care of this little life. And overwhelmed by the perfect beauty of our precious

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What Should I Feed My Child?

By Becky Mccully We’ve been on the journey of feeling that our child is “different” from other kids for about one and a half years. He’s now seven. As we started reading up on autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD, sensory processing

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Birthday Letter to Daniel – Age 4

  By Emily H.E. Brown   Dear Daniel, Your birthday letter comes late this year. Your parents have been unreasonably busy. Your papa is in massage school and I am building a practice (moving to a new office) and learning

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Water Safety & Your Autistic Child

This week marks the beginning of swimming season, as outdoor pools across Colorado Springs opened on Memorial Day weekend.  Water safety, while a critical life skill for any child, is especially important for kids on the spectrum. Autistic children are

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Autism and Trauma – New Film Featuring Stories of Autistic Adults

In discussions about autism, the stories and experiences of autistic adults are often overlooked. A new film, Autism and Trauma, aims to change that by bringing greater awareness to the issues faced by adults on the spectrum. The Autistic Global

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Support Group for Families with Kids on the Spectrum

Our Family Support Group is starting up again on Saturday, 5/31. This is a support and social group for families with kids on the spectrum, ages 5-12. While the group was on hold these past few months, we solicited feedback from our

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Upcoming Support Group Meetings

all-day AutismOne 2017 Conference @ Hotel Elegante
AutismOne 2017 Conference @ Hotel Elegante
May 24 – May 28 all-day
“Help Autism” will host a group music therapy session/presentation. Presented by NeuroRhythm Music Therapy Services. Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:00pm. Presentation for the parents in the Breckenridge conference room on 2nd floor. Music therapy session for the children in
6:30 PM Mom’s Night Out @ Mimi's Cafe
Mom’s Night Out @ Mimi's Cafe
May 25 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Mom's Night Out @ Mimi's Cafe | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States
  Join us for our monthly Mom’s Night Out! Meet other moms of kids on the autism spectrum, share some laughs, find support, and leave re-energized. Please note that this event is for moms only. Nursing babies are welcome, but please
10:30 AM Family Support & Social Group @ First United Methodist Church
Family Support & Social Group @ First United Methodist Church
May 27 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Family Support & Social Group @ First United Methodist Church | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States
  The Family Support & Social Group is designed for families with children on the spectrum (ages 5-12) to meet other families, find support, have fun, and make new friends!  While the kids play, the parents will have space to
6:30 PM Tween Social Group (Age 8-12) @ Old Colorado City Library Meeting Room
Tween Social Group (Age 8-12) @ Old Colorado City Library Meeting Room
Jun 13 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The Tween Social is a social group designed for tweens age 8-12 to meet other tweens on the autism spectrum and to have fun! When:  meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm Please RSVP to