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Join us for Story Time with the K9to5 Therapy Dogs!

Join us this Saturday, April 12 for a special story time with the K9to5 therapy dogs! When: Saturday, April 12, 1-4pm Where: Penrose Library (Children’s Room), 20 N. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs Cost: FREE! We will have two highly trained and lovable therapy dogs

Autism Awareness – Raising the Bar

April is Autism Awareness Month, and World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2014.  All across the globe, families, individuals, and organizations will commemorate the day and month with events and activities to educate and raise awareness about autism. While awareness

Nominate Your Favorite Autism-Friendly Business!

How often do you find yourself wondering about the best hair stylist, dentist, or eye doctor? And how often do you rave to your friends who are also connected in some way to the autism spectrum about your favorite sensory-friendly

Operation Happy Birthday Colin!

Want to make a difference in this young man’s life? Autism & Asperger Connections (AAC) invites members and friends to join us in making Colin’s 11th birthday a very special one. Colin is a young man who lives in Michigan.

7 Tips for Managing Parenting Stress

Raising a child on the autism spectrum, while rewarding in so many ways, can be very stressful.  You may be pursuing various therapies for your child, spending extra time working with your child’s school to advocate for educational accommodations, juggling special medical

The Gifts of Parenting Your Autism Spectrum Child

As this post hits the presses, the holiday season is in full swing.  At this time of year, a number of blogs feature articles on “how to survive the holidays” with a child on the autism spectrum.  There is plenty

Developmental Disability Definition Change – How Does it Affect You?

In August 2013, a vote by the Colorado Board of Human Services changed the definition of developmental disability (DD) and how this definition is used to determine whether a person is eligible for services through Colorado’s system of Community Centered

Making Halloween Less Scary for Your Autistic Child

Halloween is just around the corner.  While any holiday can be difficult for a child on the autism spectrum, Halloween brings some unique challenges with its costumes, masks, strange social interactions, and potential for sensory overload. If your family celebrates

Your Chance to Be Heard: New Grant-Funded Autism Initiative in Colorado Springs

A new grant-funded group is currently forming in Colorado Springs to address the strategic autism support plan developed by the Colorado Autism Commission. This group is looking for both autistic adults as well as parents of kids on the spectrum

Back-to-School Transition Tips

Summer is winding down and back-to-school season is underway. Transitioning back into a school routine after summer vacation can be especially difficult for a child on the autism spectrum.  Adjusting to multiple changes (new teacher, new room, new schedule, etc.)

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