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Special Needs

The Strength of a Mom: A Woman I Admire

I met Rebecca early 2008. I don’t remember the details, as we have not become friends till much later on. My memories upon meeting her for the first time are vague, a beautiful, cool, smart and busy businesswoman, about my age, with two (now three) little kids. I knew she had a child with Down […]

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Does my child have developmental delays?

Are you concerned about your toddler’s development? Are you wondering what should a typical 2-year old’s speech look like? What words should they be saying? When should I start to be concerned about my toddler’s speech? If something seems wrong, what should I do? Background on speech delays Speech delays are a common situation that […]

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Not All Deficiencies: One Mom’s Reflections on ADHD

For as long as I can remember, my son has spent his days in school chewing on his sleeves, eating paper, and fidgeting with anything else he can get his hands on. And when he wasn’t chewing on or fiddling with something, he is talking—commenting on whatever was going on, interrupting, yelling, or trying to […]

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8 awesome adventures for kids of all abilities

Everyone deserves the chance to shine and we love that kids of all abilities are given access to so many wonders in Colorado. Below is a sampling of experiences that showcase the state’s adaptive adventures for all abilities. Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte: This therapeutic recreation program operates year-round and offers a range of adaptive […]

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As Autism Rates Rise, A Colorado Mom Seeks Answers

At first, Herminia Garcia just thought she had a bad kid who wouldn’t listen. Then a nurse suggested her son Joaquin be tested for autism which Garcia did through the Jeffco School District. He was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and referred to Firefly Autism in Denver for treatment. Joaquin is Mexican and black, and […]

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