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Sibshops Workshops: Egg & Magic Scavenger Hunt & More!! at SKSF Adult Services facility

April 26, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
Sibshops, are fun workshops that provide support and guidance to siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs.  Kids will meet other sibs, have fun, laugh, play some great games and talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib that needs special care. These workshops are offered by Special Kids Special Families and sponsored by The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region.  The next workshop, EGG & MAGIC SCAVENGER HUNT, is scheduled for Saturday, March 26th from 2-4pm…See More
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Parents Raising Kids with Disabilities - YOU DESERVE A NIGHT OUT!

Parents raising a child with a disability can find it difficult to find child care.  Just to escape for a “date night” or trying to run a few errands can be nearly impossible!  If you are looking for a safe, fun activity for your child with disabilities look no further! Zach's Place hosts Fun Night the 2nd Friday…See More
Apr 2
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The Network: Uniting Families Raising Children with Special Needs

 The Network: Uniting Families Raising Children with Special Needs “Raising a son with Autism can be an exhausting and isolating experience.  I didn’t know where to turn or if there was any help for me and my family. Then I found Zach’s Place and the Network group.  I like learning about services that can help and talking…See More
Mar 31
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SIBSHOPS: Be Adventurous with UpaDowna at CITY ROCK!

2014 UPCOMING SIBSHOPS @ CITY ROCK!!Saturday, 2-4pm | MARCH 15thTheme: BE ADVENTUROUS! Come join us at City Rock for some wall climbing!  UpaDowna, a non-profit group in Colorado Springs, will be joining us to teach us how to use the equipment and how to climb! Sibshops provides opportunities for brothers and…See More
Mar 9
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THE NETWORK: A Forum for Families Raising Youth with Disabilities

A new parents group, The Network, a support/educational forum for families caring for children with special needs is meeting on Friday March 14, 2014 from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  The Network meets at the Special Kids Special Families Adult Services Building at 3450 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. The topic for the March…See More
Mar 1
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SKSF 5th Annual Bowlathon at King Pin Lanes

March 16, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
Special Kids Special Families 5th Annual Bowlathon is here!  Come join the fun Sunday 3/16 1-4pm at King Pin Lanes, 3410 N Academy Blvd!  This fundraiser benefits SKSF programs supporting youth and adults with disabilities. Cost FREE with $50 in pledges or $30 includes 3 games, shoes, 1 free raffle ticket. Contest prizes awarded throughout event.  Don’t miss our raffle drawing with tickets only $3 each!  For more info, to sponsor the event or provide a prize for our raffle drawing visit…See More
Feb 25
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Bowl for the Green at the 5th Annual Bowl-a-Thon Benefiting Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

Special Kids Special Families will hold its 5th annual Bowl-a-Thon from 1-4pm on Sunday, March 16th at King Pin Lanes on 3410 N Academy Blvd. in Colorado Springs.  This St. Patrick’s Day themed Bowl-a-Thon has become an annual tradition involving the Colorado Springs community, SKSF staff, and local businesses raising funds…See More
Feb 24
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Sibshops: Be Creative at Sksf Adult Services

February 22, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm
2014 UPCOMING SIBSHOPSSaturday, 2-4pm | February 22ndTheme:  BE CREATIVE!  Come join us in a creative journey and participate in a variety of hands-on art projects and art creations!Sibshop is a dynamic program based on the award winning program developed by Don Meyer. We focus on the siblings of persons diagnosed with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Our objective is to provide opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and…See More
Feb 11
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Complimentary Post Adoption Services Available through Special Kids Special Families

Making the decision to make a child a part of your family, taking them into your home and caring for them through adoption is a very rewarding and challenging process.  Some children face a variety of physical and emotional special needs and disabilities. Parents need information and local services that will strengthen their…See More
Jan 31
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Christmas angels fulfill wishes to low income families

Many hard working low-income families, struggling just to put food on the table, find this time of year difficult.  Finding the extra money to afford gifts for their children is a struggle.  Thanks to local businessman, Michael Morrow of Summit Financial Network, for being the “glue” by connecting SKSF to the GRASP team.  After…See More
Dec 23, 2013
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Giving the Gift of Dance

What made the adult clients at Special Kids Special Families be silent and awe-struck for over an hour?  It was the beautifully mesmerizing performance of Ballet Emmanuel, headed by Director, Erin Benson, “We loved performing for everyone and they were a very fun audience!”  Erin along with Melanie Dexter, Alyssa Schneider and…See More
Dec 20, 2013
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An Inspiring Parent's Story: Raising a Child with Disabilities

Families in our community are faced with extraordinary obstacles when raising a child with disabilities.  An example is single mother, Michelle Stahl who desperately needs the services that Zach’s Place provides. “My daughter Rebecca is 20 years old now.  She has several rare genetic  disorders which cause her to be non-verbal,…See More
Dec 2, 2013
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An Inspiring Parent's Story: Raising a Child with Disabilities

Families in our community are faced with extraordinary obstacles when raising a child with disabilities.  An example is single mother, Michelle Stahl who desperately needs the services that Zach’s Place provides. “My daughter Rebecca is 20 years old now.  She has several rare genetic  disorders which cause her to be non-verbal,…See More
Dec 2, 2013
Gregory Doan commented on Special Kids Special Families's blog post 'A New Program Just for SIBLINGS of Kids with Special Needs'
"This is a GREAT opportunity for siblings of a child with disabilities.  Julie and Linda have extensive backgrounds in working with children and adults with disabilities and bring that "personal perspective" to the workshop.  Give…"
Jan 16, 2013
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A New Program Just for SIBLINGS of Kids with Special Needs

Introducing a New Program Just for Sibs of Kids with Special NeedsBrothers and sisters will have the longest-lasting relationship with a sibling who has a disability - one that can easily exceed 65 years.  During their lives, they will experience most of the unique concerns and joys their parents do.  But few siblings of…See More
Jan 15, 2013
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Lowe's HEROES Tranform Zach's Place Center

“By working together, we can build something better…transforming lives one community at a time,” is Lowe’s motto and mission.  The deck and fence at Zach’s Place,…See More
Nov 27, 2012

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Parents Raising Kids with Disabilities - YOU DESERVE A NIGHT OUT!

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Parents raising a child with a disability can find it difficult to find child care.  Just to escape for a “date night” or trying to run a few errands can be nearly impossible!  If you are looking for a safe, fun activity for your child with disabilities look no further! Zach's Place…

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The Network: Uniting Families Raising Children with Special Needs

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The Network: Uniting Families Raising Children with Special Needs

 

“Raising a son with Autism can be an exhausting and isolating experience.  I didn’t know where to turn or if there was any help for me and my family. Then I found Zach’s…

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SIBSHOPS: Be Adventurous with UpaDowna at CITY ROCK!

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2014 UPCOMING SIBSHOPS @ CITY ROCK!!

Saturday, 2-4pm | MARCH 15th

Theme: BE ADVENTUROUS! Come join us at City Rock for some wall climbing!  UpaDowna, a non-profit group in Colorado Springs, will be joining us to teach us how to use the equipment and how to…

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THE NETWORK: A Forum for Families Raising Youth with Disabilities

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 4:17pm 0 Comments

A new parents group, The Network, a support/educational forum for families caring for children with special needs is meeting on Friday March 14, 2014 from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  The Network meets at the Special Kids Special Families Adult Services Building at 3450 N. Nevada, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. The…

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