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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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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

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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