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4th Annual Deaf+Autism Family Day at Happy Dog Ranch

  • Happy Dog Ranch 7811 West Titan Road Littleton, CO, 80125 United States (map)
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Who: Families with children who are dually diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and are deaf/hard of hearing. If you have children who are deaf/hard of hearing, but do not have ASD, or if you have children with ASD who are not deaf/hard of hearing, this event is not for you.

What: Come meet other parents, professional supports, Deaf+Autism role models, 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 September 20th to reserve your spot! There is a cap to how many families can participate.

When: Saturday, September 28th, 2019
9:30am-1:00pm
Please come for the whole day.

Where: Happy Dog Ranch
7811 W. Titan Rd.
Littleton, CO 80125

Why: Equine therapy (along with other animal-assisted and nature-based therapies) 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. Natural Wisdom CounselingHappy Dog RanchColorado Hands & Voices, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind and other professionals and volunteers 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. 

Volunteers and additional sponsors are welcome! Please contact Jess for more information on how to become involved.

With whom: Jessica Dallman, MA LPC; Sara Kennedy; Dr. Deborah Mood and more!

How much: FREE

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