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Deaf+Autism Family Day

Who: Families with children who are dually diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and are deaf/hard of hearing.
What: Come meet other parents, professional supports, and the animals on the ranch! We will enjoy a picnic lunch and water while playing games, feeding alpacas, and getting a demo of equine therapy. You will also learn a little more about why/how equine therapy is becoming popular for supporting children with ASD. Make sure to RSVP by 4:00pm on August 17th to reserve your spot!
When: Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Where: Happy Dog Ranch
7811 W. Titan Rd.
Littleton, CO 80125
Why: Equine therapy (along with other animal-assisted and nature-based therapy) is becoming prominent in the field of Autism. However, deaf and hard of hearing children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis may not qualify for the current research studies and programs due to linguistic accessibility. Happy Dog Ranch, CO Hands & Voices, and Natural Wisdom Counseling are teaming together to make an accessible, introductory day at the ranch for families with children who are both deaf/hard of hearing and have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
With whom: Jessica Dallman, MA LPCC; Sara Kennedy; Dr. Deborah Mood
How much: FREE

Note: In case of inclement weather and/or cancellation, information will be posted on Facebook and on the Natural Wisdom Counseling website.

Earlier Event: August 14
Diversity and Allyship with Nature
Later Event: September 16
Hands & Voices Leadership Conference