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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.

October Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Network

Wednesday, 10/1
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Handke Family Center, Room 210
1170 Main Street, Elk River, MN 55330

Join us this month for an open discussion regarding raising children with ASD. We will also be discussion how we manage our children and all the chaos around Halloween, as well as what fall activities you enjoy with your family.


October Special Needs Families Support (SNFS) Network

Tuesday, 10/7
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Handke Family Center, Room 111
1170 Main Street, Elk River, MN 55330

We are excited to announce the launch of a new support group as a part of NW SPARK - Special Needs Family Support (SNFS). 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


October Down Syndrome Parent Network

To Be Announced


NW-PACT For Children's Mental Health


Thursday, 10/16
6:00 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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