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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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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

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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

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Upcoming Support Group Meetings

May
24
Wed
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
May
25
Thu
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
May
27
Sat
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
Jun
13
Tue
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 info@autismaspergerconnections.org