January 2020 Community Events & Resources

January 27 – Be Bold, Be Heard – Participate in a Focus Group

Sign up to participate in a focus group to provide the county with information to inform their short & long-term planning around respite, inclusive programming, safety net services, etc. and provide recommendations to improve opportunities for populations who are aging with a disability in Douglas County. Click here to RSVP (dinner provided with reservation).

Animal Assisted Therapy Programs

Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado is one of the first counseling centers in the nation that specifically integrates teams of professional therapists and their therapy animals to facilitate the counseling process. The organization provides complimentary workshops and is located at 7275 Kipling Ranch, Arvada, CO 80005.

Caregiving Across the Continuum

THINK+Change recently published the Caregiving Across the Continuum — a 5-part series that features insightful stories of caregivers who support their loved ones who are adults with disabilities. The series shares the perspectives of an adoptive caregiver, a long-distance caregiver, a biological caregiver, an elder caregiver, and a daughter. Click here to watch.

Sēb’s Recreation Center

Sēb’s Recreation Center was created in Aurora in 2017. Sebian died a year later. His father is dedicated to carrying on his son’s legacy but says it’s a struggle to keep the center in business. Click here to watch and learn more.

Friendship Circle of Colorado

Friendship Circle of Colorado is a unique organization with a refreshing approach to helping individuals with special needs and their families. Their innovative programming and creative activities are designed to cultivate relationships between local teen volunteers and the children, teens or adults.

The Ultimate List of Grants and Resources

Are you a family of a child with special or medical needs? Do you know someone who is? Then this is the must-have resource for grants for medical equipment such as wheelchairs or adaptive bikes, grants to help with medical costs, wish organizations and other ways you can brighten up your child’s day. Here is a robust list of grants and resources for families with special needs.

Autism Community Store

The Autism Community Store hosts regular events, including monthly support groups for parents and siblings, informational workshops, holiday parties, and Colorado’s largest Autism Resource Fair.