April is Autism Awareness Month
April is national Autism Awareness Month and The Arc and The Autism NOW National Autism Resource & Information Center are working to empower people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) with the information and resources they need to live their lives to the fullest potential. We are also working to help others become more accepting of people with ASDs.
With the CDC declaring that 1 in 68 children may be impacted by autism spectrum disorders, it’s a fair bet that each one of us knows someone with autism or someone who has a family member or friend with autism. That’s why it’s important to dispel all of the myths and misinformation to understand and accept what having an ASD really means. And that’s why The Autism NOW Center exists, to weed through the volumes of information out there and provide high-quality, vetted resources and information to people with autism and other developmental disabilities, their family, friends, colleagues, teachers, employers and others.
To promote awareness and acceptance, we invite you to view and share a new video about Autism NOW and learn more. Also, we encourage you to join in the conversation! Throughout April, we will publish the personal stories and perspectives of people with autism on the Autism NOW blog to generate discussion about autism awareness and acceptance. We invite your comments here and on our social media channels using the hashtag #AutismAware.
We are now taking applications for our "Healthy Relationships" class starting in August. See flyer below
FAMILIES IN ACTION
Families of children under 12 with a disability in Larimer, Weld or Boulder counties, who would like to receive advocacy training. We encourage all members of the family to attend the Families in Action Family Retreat.
The Arc of Colorado, The Arc of Larimer County, The Association for Community Living in Boulder County will be hosting a family retreat and advocacy training in Estes Park, Colorado for parents who have children twelve and under with disabilities. We have programming for parents, siblings, and individuals with I/DD. Childcare will be provided for children of all ages and abilities during the advocacy training. Families who apply and are selected will attend the retreat at no charge.
Estes Park, Colorado. We will be staying at the YMCA of The Rockies www.ymcarockies.org
We have rescheduled Families in Action to take place in late June of 2014. Families who were scheduled to attend will be offered first right of refusal.
The Arc of Weld County at (970) 353-5219
"The Arc of Weld County is a grassroots, non-profit organization committed to creating opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities."
Our goals are to ensure the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, to include them as contributing members of the team that develop plans for their lives, and to enhance the overall quality of their lives.
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