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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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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

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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

Posted in Community, Events, Volunteer

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

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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.

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Upcoming Support Group Meetings

Apr
24
Mon
7:00 PM Autistic Adult Social (Ages 18+) @ East Library Community Room
Autistic Adult Social (Ages 18+) @ East Library Community Room
Apr 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Autistic Adult Social (Ages 18+) @ East Library Community Room | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States
The Autistic Adult Social Group is a group designed for adults on the autism spectrum. The group provides a safe, supportive environment for autistic adults to make friends and explore common interests with others on the spectrum. Participants are encouraged to
7:00 PM Women on the Spectrum Social and... @ East Library Community Room
Women on the Spectrum Social and... @ East Library Community Room
Apr 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Women on the Spectrum Social and Support Group (WOS3) (18+) @ East Library Community Room | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States
This group is designed for women on the spectrum.  The group provides a safe, supportive environment where women on the autism spectrum can make friends, share similar life challenges, and find support. Participants are encouraged to bring light snacks and a
Apr
25
Tue
6:30 PM North Springs Teen Social Group @ Pikes Peak Library 21C
North Springs Teen Social Group @ Pikes Peak Library 21C
Apr 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
North Springs Teen Social Group @ Pikes Peak Library 21C | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States
  We are starting up a second Teen Social on the fourth Tuesday of every month, at the Pikes Peak Library 21C.  We will meet in room B2 for June July and September and room B6 for August October and November.
Apr
27
Thu
6:30 PM Mom’s Night Out @ Mimi's Cafe
Mom’s Night Out @ Mimi's Cafe
Apr 27 @ 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
Apr
29
Sat
10:30 AM Family Support & Social Group @ First United Methodist Church
Family Support & Social Group @ First United Methodist Church
Apr 29 @ 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