Promote, strengthen and support individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers


OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER 2019
PROGRAM NEWS
Danielle Murphy
Passing out items at the market
  Marilyn Megel
Displaying harvested carrots
Ethan Hall
with SKSF Board Member Hal Jordan
WHAT'S NEW AT SKSF
NEW AT ZACH'S PLACE
Teen Nights
If you are looking for safe, fun activities for your TEEN with disabilities look no further! Each themed evening is packed full of fun and engaging activities providing teen interaction with other teens in a supported and supervised environment.

First Friday of Every Month!
Community based activities include: Bowling, Movies, Pizza, Glow Golf.
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NEW AT SKSF
Behavioral Health Services
We are happy to announce that in 2019, we have been approved to offer Behavioral Health Services through the RAE (Regional Accountable Entities). We offer counseling and specialized therapy to change behaviors, thoughts, emotions and how people see and understand situations. Our behavioral health team will consider your physical, behavioral and emotional aspects of your health and help determine a course of action that is best for you. Age specific therapy and evaluation is applied to patients. We offer this service to ages 4 through adulthood.
OUT IN THE COMMUNITY
SKSF was invited to take part in NAMI’s Community Night on Wednesday, October 23 rd . NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It was an opportunity to show off their new office space at 1615 S. Murray Blvd in the Silver Key Complex. Ten local agencies were on hand as visitors enjoyed food, fall festivities and music. A children’s choir from the Harrison High School district entertained guests.
SPONSOR SUPPORT
AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR....

Your child deserves every opportunity to succeed. It is our therapist’s desire here at the Shandy Clinic to guide you towards unlocking that potential. With a team of over 100 qualified therapists, at 11 locations, we’ve helped thousands of families reach their goals, watching children transition from ‘struggling’ to ‘thriving’. We offer *speech* therapy, *occupational* therapy, *physical* therapy, and *ABA* (Applied Behavioral Analysis) services, as well as providing a *multidisciplinary autism team* that performs autism diagnostic evaluations with the highest level of confidence. We come alongside every family we work with equipping the child and family with the tools they need to unlock their fullest potential. 

We are absolutely honored to offer support to Special Kids Special Families in any way we can. One of those opportunities was sponsoring SKSF's Night Of Comedy event. What a fun and beneficial way to support all that SKSF does for the families of our community. Keep up the great work in our community, SKSF! 

If your child is struggling to reach their fullest potential in any aspect of life: learning, behaviors, communicating, moving, interacting with peers, or processing sensory input, help is available. Give us a call at 719-597-0822 to get started today. https://www.shandyclinic.com/
SKSF EVENTS
SKSF held it’s 8th Annual Night of Comedy event on Saturday, October 12th at the Marriott Colorado Springs with featured comedian, Cash Levy. The audience was also entertained by a dance number performed by the Zach’s Place youth to the pop tune  Cant Stop the Music. The event also featured a fantastic silent auction and raise the paddle auction .

Thanks to the generous sponsors, guests, volunteers and silent auction donors for assisting SKSF at raising over $50,000 to support Zach’s Place center for children with disabilities!

Thanks to our sponsors: Platinum sponsors: Colorado Behavior and Learning Group, The Shandy Clinic; Gold sponsors: A Rise Above, Aveanna Healthcare; Silver sponsors: CIA Leavitt Insurance, NuStar Energy, RPS Healthcare; Community sponsors: Adams Bank, The Arc Pikes Peak, CARS, El Pomar Foundation, Ent Credit Union, Fillmore Veterinary Hospital, Kissing Camel Family Dentistry, Koscove Metal, Pentrust Mortgage, Warren Management Group; Patron sponsors: AspenPointe, Biggs Kofford, BM&M Brokerage, CO Springs Commercial, Disability Services of Colorado, Medved Autoplex, Moody Insurance and media sponsor Colorado Springs Gazette.
TUESDAY 11/5/19
5:30pm - 6:30pm
SKSF Child Placement Services
620 Southpointe Court, Suite 155
Colorado Springs

Please join us for the next FREE informational meeting to learn basic information about our Foster Care program. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the need for more foster families, what it takes to become a foster parent, and have all your questions answered. This meeting also serves as our orientation to those who have decided to begin the process of becoming foster parents. 1st Tuesday of every month.

FRIDAY 11/15/19
8:30m - 3:00pm
SKSF Adult Services
3450 N Nevada Avenue, Suite 110
Colorado Springs

SKSF is a Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Approved Training Entity and offers QMAP courses monthly for Support Staff and Host Home Providers caring for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Be sure to SAVE THE DATE & join us at King Pin Lanes next year Saturday, March 7th, 2020 to BOWL FOR THE GREEN! Form your team of 3-5 people and reserve a lane.

Online registration will be open SOON so mark your calendars!

All funds from this event will help support our Adult Services program.
WAYS TO GIVE
Link your KING SOOPERS card to SKSF & we receive a portion as a donation! Click for more info...
When shopping on Amazon.com this holiday season, designate SKSF as your non-profit choice! SKSF receives a portion of all you spend! Click for more info...