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In addition to the one time events listed below, please also see our organized events page, where you can view activities and organizations such as sports teams, cultural and amusement groups, that offer inclusion of our special needs kids.

November Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Network

Wednesday, 11/5
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Handke Family Center, Room 210
1170 Main Street, Elk River, MN 55330

Come and support each other through challenges and celebrate successes of raising a child with autism. This month we will have Keri Derauf from Autism Matters in Rogers speaking from 7-8 pm. Autism Matters serves children ages 2-8 in their ABA program, and up to age 18 for their OT and Speech. Following Keriís presentation we will have time to chat with each other as well as discuss what we have planned for the holidays.


November Special Needs Families Support (SNFS) Network

Thursday, 11/6
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Handke Family Center, Room 111
1170 Main Street, Elk River, MN 55330

SNFS is a group to support families who have a child, or children, with special needs. This group is not exclusive towards one diagnosis. These meetings are an open forum for discussion and casual, come and go as your schedule permits.

If you have further questions, please contact the group facilitators: Melissa Powell at melpowell_1981@yahoo.com, or Laura Windgassen at laura.windgassen@gmail.com


November Down Syndrome Parent Network

Parents Night Out
Tuesday, Nov. 11th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
AppleBee's Elk River, 18891 Freeport Street NW, Elk River

Join us for some relaxation and fun! We'll use group funds for some appetizers to share; meals and beverages will be on your own. Please RSVP by 11/10 we how big of a table to get to: woodand132@yahoo.com . Hope you can join us!

NW-PACT For Children's Mental Health

Thursday, 11/20
6:00 Ė 8:00 p.m.
Handke Family Center, 1170 Main Street, Elk River, MN

Sometimes the best resource for parents and caregivers of children with challenging behaviors are other parents and caregivers who are facing the same issues and challenges.
Childcare is available during these meetings. RSVPs for childcare must be in to Sue at smithspan@gmail.com to ensure adequate childcare staff.


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If you know of other one time events that you would like to see listed here, please contact our Web Admin, Christin Mielke at mielkec@hotmail.com



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