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A Special Day of Giving for Kids and Adults with Disabilities

A joyous day of giving came early for many special children and adults!  Special Kids Special Families, a local nonprofit organization providing programs for individuals with disabilities, held their annual Christmas party at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker’s Local Union #113 facility…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on December 7, 2017 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Laughter is the BEST Medicine at Comedy Event to Support Children with Disabilities

Colorado Springs – They say laughter is the best medicine and is infectious when shared with others.  Local nonprofit organization, Special Kids Special Families along with Presenting Sponsor, AspenPointe, invites the public to SKSF’s 6th Annual Night of Comedy signature event to…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on September 19, 2017 at 12:21pm — No Comments

KXRM Fox21 Volunteers celebrate Founders Day to help Special Kids Special Families!

Pictured L-R; Sarah Ferguson, Amber Hope, Jeff Womack, Brian Buck, Linda Ellegard, Paula Buck, Marcus Jones, Keijalah Crawford, Katrina Crawford and Tiffany Tran-Ozura.

 

KXRM FOX 21 volunteers celebrated their Founder's Day, the 21st birthday of their corporate owner Nexstar, by sending a crew out to Special Kids Special Families Administration offices at 424 W Pikes Peak Avenue.  Volunteers worked hard painting the wheelchair ramp, porches, shed and fence.…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on June 22, 2017 at 8:52am — No Comments

Puppets Coming to Life for Disability Awareness

The PACER Center COUNT ME IN® puppets are designed to help children and adults learn about disabilities and chronic illnesses in an effort to bridge the gap between typical students and those with disabilities. This program, originated…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on May 30, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments

The Network: Understanding Medicaid Benefits for your Disabled Child

Families raising children with special needs repeatedly express frustration about not having the resources they require to not only meet their personal needs but those of their children. These requests led Special Kids Special Families to create a forum where families can learn about resources in the…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on May 10, 2017 at 10:36am — No Comments

SPECIAL VOLUNTEERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR SPECIAL NONPROFIT

April is National Volunteer Month and our community is reaching out generously giving their time and resources. Through volunteering, people can take positive action to make a difference to a cause they care about.

 

Special Kids Special Families (SKSF), a local nonprofit providing…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on April 18, 2017 at 2:45pm — No Comments

MAKING A “SWEET” DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY & “TREATING” THOSE WHO DO

MAKING A “SWEET” DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY & “TREATING” THOSE WHO DO

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on March 29, 2017 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Volunteer Committee Members Needed for upcoming events

Do you have a gift for thinking outside the box?  Special Kids Special Families (SKSF), a local Colorado Springs non-profit organization that provides programs for children and adults with disabilities, is seeking volunteers to assist on their fundraising committees.

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on March 28, 2017 at 10:46am — No Comments

A gift of Positive Inspiration from Liberty Heights to Zach’s Place center for kids with disabilities

A gift of Positive Inspiration from Liberty Heights to Zach’s Place center for kids…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on March 6, 2017 at 10:47am — No Comments

SKSF's 8th Annual Bowl for the Green Bowlathon

BOWL FOR THE GREEN at the 8th Annual Bowl-a-Thon Benefiting SKSF programming for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families

 

Special Kids Special Families will hold its 8th annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser from 2-5pm on Saturday, March 18th at…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on February 21, 2017 at 2:44pm — No Comments

Santa makes an early visit to children with disabilities at Zach’s Place

December 10, 2016: The big man in red made an early stop in Colorado Springs Friday at a very special organization called Zach’s Place, a respite center for children with disabilities.  They held their annual holiday party Friday featuring Santa, food and fun – all donated from local organizations. Every…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on December 13, 2016 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Laugh for a Great Cause at Night of Comedy Event to Support Local Non-Profit and Children with Disabilities

Laughing and humor is infectious and when shared, binds people together and increases joy and intimacy especially when it’s for a good cause!  As Presenting Sponsor and continued supporter of local non-profit Special Kids Special Families (SKSF), Peoples Bank invites you to the 5th Annual Night of Comedy signature event to help raise funds for Zach’s Place at the Laurie Hillyard Family Center, SKSF’s founding program.  Zach’s Place is one of only two licensed, day-care…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on September 15, 2016 at 11:45am — No Comments

Zach’s Place and Special Olympics, a Winning Team!

August was a busy month for Olympians of all types – those who were in Rio and those who stayed at home – reaching out to others in their community. Two local organizations – Special Kids Special Families and Special Olympics of Colorado – teamed up this past month to introduce the youngsters attending Zach’s…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on August 22, 2016 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Fall BBQ, Blues & Brews Festival Raises Funds for Children with Disabilities Program

Special Kids Special Families will once again host their BBQ, Blues and Brews Festival to raise funds and awareness for Zach’s Place at the Laurie Hillyard Family Center, the organization’s premier respite program for children with…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on August 4, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Together We Rise Donates over 30 Bicycles to Foster Care Program

Special Kids Special Families (SKSF) would like to thank the nonprofit organization, Together We Rise for the donation of over 30 bicycles to their Foster Care Program.  With the help of Wesley Wallace, a Cummins Rocky Mountain (Henderson, Colorado) employee who…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on June 27, 2016 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Graduation Day Accomplishment for Special Local Student

Transitions are a part of everyone’s life.  The more significant ones occur when a young adult graduates from high school and are even more remarkable when that student is autistic, blind and non-verbal.  Theresa Jordan is extremely proud of her son, Trenton, as he graduates from Falcon High School this month. …

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on May 31, 2016 at 2:50pm — No Comments

WORKSHOP DESIGNED JUST FOR SIBLINGS OF KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

“None of my friends had a brother with disabilities…I always felt different,” is a common quote among this group of kids.  Few siblings of children with special needs ever have a chance to talk about their issues with others who "get it", until now.  Special Kids Special…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on May 2, 2016 at 12:45pm — No Comments

The Fine Art of Giving: Private Art Event Raises Funds for Local Respite Care Center

(Shown in photo: Susan Saksa, SKSF Donor Development & Chuck Murphy)

Colorado Springs, CO - April 28, 2016:  Over 60 guests attended an invitation only special event at The Mezzanine in downtown Colorado Springs, hosted by…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on April 28, 2016 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Zach's Place FUN Nights for kids with disabilities & their siblings

Parents raising a child with a disability can find it difficult to find child care.  Just to escape for a “date night” or trying to run a few errands can be nearly impossible!  If you are looking for a safe, fun activity for your child or teen with disabilities look no further!…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on March 4, 2016 at 3:18pm — No Comments

The Network Meetings: Support for Families caring for individuals with disabilities

Reliable information and healthy emotional support are essential tools to families raising children with special needs. No one can offer the understanding, advice, and information as well as other parents who share similar situations. Support groups allow parents to discuss disability related challenges,…

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Added by Special Kids Special Families on February 24, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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