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Special Needs

Colorado family camp for children with serious illnesses

Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean the magic of camp has to end! While there are year-round camps, most aren’t an option when you have a child with a serious illness like cancer, sickle cell disease or chronic GI or neurological conditions. Typical family camps can’t accommodate regimented medication routines, fix full meals […]

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Water World's Sensory-friendly Accomodations

Did you know: Since being awarded the Certified Autism Center accolade in 2020, Hyland Hills Water World has expanded its accessibility efforts to ensure all guests can enjoy the water park? Recently the team completed the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) Certified Autism CenterTM recertification process which requires 80% or more […]

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The challenge with this rideshare for Colorado's disabled kids

HopSkipDrive provided the solution when Jerene Petersen was struggling to find rides for foster youth who had been placed in homes far from their regular schools. At the time, she was the deputy executive director for the Colorado Department of Human Services. She knew that getting students back to their home schools would increase their chances […]

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