THE FIREFLY FLYER
October 2021
FROM OUR INTERIM DIRECTOR
Travis Plakke
I am beyond honored to support the Firefly Autism team as the interim Executive Director. It was an absolute no-brainer when I was asked to step in as interim ED to support this world class organization, especially knowing I have the backing of our amazing collection of board members.. Firefly Autism changes lives and that privilege falls squarely on the Firefly team who continues to blow my mind with their class, professionalism but mostly for their love of what they do and who they do it for. On behalf of the board, we are here to support and to ensure Firefly's continued level of excellence during this transition period.
FREE COVID-19 VACCINES
DANIEL'S FUND GRANT
On September 27 2021, Firefly Autism honored Bill Daniels and the Daniels Fund by dedicating a plaque in our front lobby for their support of our new facility. The dedication plaque reads “Renovations to this facility were made possible by a generous grant from the Daniels Fund”
We were honored to host from the Daniels Fund; Hanna Skandera - CEO, Peter Droege - Grants Program Officer, Bruce Wilmsen - VP Media & Communications, Luke Ragland - Senior Vice President, Grants Program. The dedication included a flag retirement and raising of a new American flag symbolizing the next year of our shared visions together. Thank you for the incredible support by the Daniels Fund!
NOW HIRING
Behavior Technician
Work with Kids!
Get your foot in the door with Firefly Autism. We are looking for a part-time behavior technician to join our dynamic, impressive team of passionate people.
What does a behavior technician do?
Home and Community Based Behavior Technicians work in homes - supported by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst - with families to improve a child's life through skill acquisition and increasing appropriate behaviors. Technicians support the child, family, and team members delivering interventions designed specifically for each unique individual.
If you or someone you know might be interesting in applying, please direct them to our website at www.fireflyautism.org/careers or:
READY TO GROW!
The time is now to begin your journey with FIrefly Autism. Providing ABA therapy from Evergreen to Aurora, Longmont to Castle Rock, and plus with our office in Colorado Springs, Firefly Autism serves a population area of over 3 million people!
We are currently accepting new clients to all of our programs. Our expansions have allowed more service options and our clinical offerings are available. If you or a friend have wanted to begin your journey with FIrefly Autism, NOW IS THE TIME! From diagnosis to adult programs, get started with Firefly now!
COLORADO GIVES DAY
Colorado Gives Day is an annual day of giving back to your favorite Colorado nonprofit organizations. Started in 2010 by the Community First Foundation, the 24 Hour local philanthropy drive has become an important part of the annual budget cycle for many organizations, including Firefly.
The reason for the added impact of this event? All donations made to Firefly during the day are augmented by a $1.6 million dollar incentive fund. In 2020 we had $40,000 dollars of donations!

This year Colorado Gives Day is set for Tuesday, December 7th. As you are planning your year-end giving, please remember Colorado Gives Day and your donation on December 7th can provide the most value to Firefly. To learn more about this day visit our page at: coloradogives.org/fireflyautism/overview
You can pre-schedule your donation starting on November 1. Thanks, as always, for your support of Firefly Autism.
LAUGH YOURSELF BLUE
This year’s Laugh Yourself Blue will be elevated to new heights by our chairs Jesse Ogas, past Executive Director of Firefly and Larry and Mary Kay Mueller, founders of Cuvee, ‘Flight to Luxury’, and the Pivot Foundation and honorary chairs Travis Plakke, Leigh Sullivan and Marco Fields.

Our 2022 event is sure to remain Denver’s premier comedy fundraising gala and a night not to be missed. This magical evening includes incredible celebrity guests, an unprecedented line up of featured entertainment, auctions, one of a kind VIP experience, and a full comedy set by a world-famous comedian.
DONATE NOW
If you can help support the work that Firefly Autism is doing in the lives near and far, please consider a quick, tax-deductible donation?

Your gift could also qualify you for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit... doing us both some good!

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Questions? Email Tobin for more.