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March 17, 2020
*Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 virus, Developmental Pathways is monitoring and staying up to date using Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports and State recommendations. Our primary concern is the health and safety of those we serve. We suggest you follow the CDC recommendations for community involvement in order for you and your family to be safe and comfortable. We will continue to update you on Pathway’s events. Be sure to follow up with individual partners on their event status. 
Community Connections

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If you are already enrolled with Developmental Pathways and would like funding or resource assistance, contact your Coordinator or Case Manager. If you live in Arapahoe or Douglas counties, or the City of Aurora and would like more information regarding supports, please call the Community Line at 303-858-2255.

Activities listed below are grouped by ages.
Fun Resources at Home!
Local Corona Virus (COVID19) and Health Updates
  • Stay up to date with COVID 19 and our community from Tri-County Health Department.
  • Guidance on Educating Students with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Outbreak. Click HERE to learn more.
  • Taking care of yourself, your friends, and your family can help you cope with stress. Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger. Strategies to deal with stress can be found HERE.
  • Manage Child and Teen Stress During School Closings. Read more HERE.
  • Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resource.
  • Working from home with your children? Read some parent advise HERE.
 
Technology
  • Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with COVID-19. Click HERE to get free Comcast.
  • Need to ZOOM into work, school, or socialize with others? Use ZOOM as an option for Free!

Education
  • The CECommunity All-Member Forum is an online space for members to ask questions, share resources, and come together to improve their practice. Here are some of the posts our community shared this week: Web- based math for middle school.
  • Entire list of Education Companies offering free subscriptions. Click HERE to read more.
  • Engineering activities for Kids , Click HERE to learn more.
  • Scholastic is offering free online courses so your kids can keep learning while schools are closed. Click HERE to learn more.
  • Free educational websites for all ages. Click HERE to learn more.
  • Home-Schooling Tweens and Teens During Coronavirus Closings. Read HERE.
 
Culture
  • Virtual Field Trips are a great way to learn and spend your time inside! Participate HERE.
  • These 12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch (Video). Click HERE to go.
  • Paris museums put 100,000 images online for unrestricted public use. Click HERE to view.

Physical Activity
  • Home-based sensory strategies by Parallel Play. Click HERE to learn more.
  • Free meals for kids at many school districts. Check out the participating schools HERE.
  • Get outside with your family and enjoy the weather with a bike ride, walk, games and more. Just be sure to stay away from areas with lots of other people.
  • Gym Closed? Here are some free or discounted workouts to do at home. Read HERE.

Activities for Kids 5 & Under
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*Due to the COVID-19 virus please keep in mind that some of these activities/resources below may be cancelled or rescheduled.*
March 18, 12- 1pm Free Webinar, Toilet Training: A Path to Success Using the toilet independently is an important accomplishment for every child. A little advanced preparation, and knowledge of evidence-based techniques, can go a long way in making the process faster and easier for children with special needs. Click HERE to register
Summer Camp Guide 2020 c ompiled by the Community Outreach department for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs. Click HERE to learn more.  
GoldStar Learning Options: Little Learners Geared towards ages 3-6 who benefit from additional structure and support in the early years of learning. Programs provide one-on-one support for each child and focus on developing essential social skills through positive peer interactions, in addition to introducing academic curriculum.
Click HERE to learn more.
Early Start Denver Model A research based model of therapy for children between the ages of 12-48 months with Autism. Therapists teach parents to interact with their child(ren) through play and help them build positive relationships. The techniques can be used in all areas of the child's life. Call Caitlyn Silver at 720-777-6611 or
Click HERE to learn more.
Year Round Respite Guide 2019-2020 c ompiled by the Community Outreach department for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs. 
Click HERE to learn more.
Activities for Kids 6 - 12
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*Due to the COVID-19 virus please keep in mind that some of these activities/resources below may be cancelled or rescheduled.*
Summer Camp Guide 2020 compiled by the Community Outreach department for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs. Click HERE to learn more.  
Scout Troop 5280 Invitation to Learn about Benefits of Scouting Recruiting boys and girls 10.5 years old through 17 with special needs, physical challenges and invisible disabilities. Siblings ages 5-17 welcome too! Meet 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 6:30 pm.
St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9300 E.
Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village.
Troop leader- Juleon Duran: email gjkduran@aol.com , phone: 303- 284-8802 or
Committee Chair- John Peraro email: jjperaro@comcast.net  phone: 303-979-4683.
Year Round Respite Guide 2019-2020 Compiled by the Community Outreach department for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs. 
Click HERE to learn more.
Quarterly Saturdays, Free Low Sensory Mornings at the History Colorado Center!
For multi-generational audiences, the museum captures the pioneering and individualistic spirit of Colorado with exhibitions and programs. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited, and sounds in exhibits turned down. 
To RSVP please email Reservations Coordinator or call 303-866-2394.
The Challenger Division is an adaptive baseball program for players with special needs ages 7 - 15 years old. This is a fun program and is designed to allow special needs players the opportunity to play the game of baseball. Click HERE to read more.
Activities for Kids 13 & Up
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*Due to the COVID-19 virus please keep in mind that some of these activities/ resources below may be cancelled or rescheduled.*
The Challenger Division is an adaptive baseball program for players with special needs ages 7 - 15 years old. This is a fun program and is designed to allow special needs players the opportunity to play the game of baseball. Click HERE to read more.
Summer Camp Guide 2020 compiled by the Community Outreach department for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs. Click HERE to learn more.
Quarterly Saturdays, Free Low Sensory Mornings at the History Colorado Center!
For multi-generational audiences, the museum captures the pioneering and individualistic spirit of Colorado with exhibitions and programs. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited, and sounds in exhibits turned down. 
To RSVP please email Reservations Coordinator or call 303-866-2394.
Year Round Respite Guide 2019-2020 Compiled by the Community Outreach department for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs. 
Click HERE to learn more.
Friday Night Friends, CHOSEN Special needs ministry at Colorado Community Church in Aurora. Come join others ages 14+ for fun, socializing and food! Each month’s event is different but designed so that attendees can enjoy hanging out with others. 
Click HERE to learn more.
Scout Troop 5280 Invitation to Learn about Benefits of Scouting Recruiting boys and girls 10.5 years old through 17 with special needs, physical challenges and invisible disabilities. Siblings ages 5-17 welcome too! Meet 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 6:30 pm.
St. Peter Lutheran Church, 9300 E.
Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village.
Troop leader- Juleon Duran: email gjkduran@aol.com , phone: 303- 284-8802 or
Committee Chair- John Peraro email: jjperaro@comcast.net  phone: 303-979-4683.
Adult Activities/Resources
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*Due to the COVID-19 virus please keep in mind that some of these activities/resources below may be cancelled or rescheduled.*
Summer Camp Guide 2020 compiled by the Community Outreach department for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or special health care needs. Click HERE to learn more. 
Quarterly Saturdays, Free Low Sensory Mornings at the History Colorado Center!
For multi-generational audiences, the museum captures the pioneering and individualistic spirit of Colorado with exhibitions and programs. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited, and sounds in exhibits turned down. 
To RSVP please email Reservations Coordinator or call 303-866-2394.
Friday Night Friends, CHOSEN Special needs ministry at Colorado Community Church in Aurora. Come join others ages 14+ for fun, socializing and food! Each month’s event is different but designed so that attendees can enjoy hanging out with others. 
Click HERE to learn more.
Parent/Caregiver Trainings & Workshops
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*Due to the COVID-19 virus please keep in mind that some of these activities/resources below may be cancelled or rescheduled.*
Principles Meet Practice: An Introduction to High Fidelity Wraparound  Evidence High Fidelity Wraparound is an evidence-informed, team-based planning model for children, youth, and families with complex needs across multiple systems. Click HERE to learn more.
Allies in Leadership, Policy-making, and Systems Change (ALPS) A training series of inclusive leadership for siblings, as well as caregivers  , to acquire the necessary skills to promote change at the local, state, and national level by becoming allies with policymakers and protect the rights of those within the IDD community. There is no cost to attend! Please contact Tiffany Banks for questions.
For session dates, times, and to register, CLICK HERE to learn more.
3 + Transition Developmental Pathways will walk you through the process of transitioning out of Early Intervention services with Developmental Pathways. While Early Intervention services will end at age three, Developmental Pathways and your local school district are here to support you and your child. Click HERE to learn more.
Community Events and Resources
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*Due to the COVID-19 virus please keep in mind that some of these activities/resources below may be cancelled or rescheduled.*
Community Counts! A Diversity Partnership Program Strengthening Our Community to Include People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), funded by Denver Human Services Mill Levy and coordinated by CTAT, LLC, will facilitate inclusive opportunities for Denver residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities through training, outreach, and program consultation for organizations, businesses, and clubs in the Denver Metro area. Click HERE to learn more.
LoneTree Arts Center, Sensory Friendly showings! To see a full calendar of events click HERE .
Autism Community Store Want a chance to win a $50 Autism Community Store gift card AND influence sensory inclusive recreation in Denver? Autism Community store is trying to get a fair amount of feedback to help inform their sensory inclusive grant choices, and wants to hear from you! To take the survey, c lick HERE
May 16-17, 2020 Join Developmental Pathways at the 2020 Colfax Marathon
*Be sure to select DP as your Charity Partner of Choice
Allies in Leadership, Policy-making, and Systems Change (ALPS) A training series of inclusive leadership for siblings, as well as caregivers , to acquire the necessary skills to promote change at the local, state, and national level by becoming allies with policymakers and protect the rights of those within the IDD community. There is no cost to attend! Please contact Tiffany Banks for questions.
For session dates, times, and registration CLICK HERE to learn more.
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