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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.

September Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Network

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

It's back to school time! This month our meeting will be an open forum. Join us for discussions on the joys and concerns with raising a child with autism. This is a casual meeting, so feel free to come and go as your schedule allows.

September Down Syndrome Parent Network

September NW SPARK Down Syndrome Parent Group Meeting: "Parent Breakfast"
Saturday, 9/13
9:30 a.m.
Perkins- Elk River
18838 Dodge St NW, Elk River, MN 55330

It's back to school time! In an effort to accommodate extra busy schedules this month on our usual night, we will be switching things up a bit and meeting for breakfast on Saturday morning 9/13 at Perkins in Elk River. This will be a great opportunity to connect over coffee, breakfast and conversation to hear how back to school is going for those of us with kiddos in school, and other current events, joys and concerns. All food and beverages will be on your own. Come and go as your schedule permits.

NW-PACT For Children's Mental Health

Thursday, 9/18
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Handke Family Center, 1170 Main Street, Elk River, MN

This month NAMI will be presenting the workshop "Special Education" for parents. This workshop provides information to parents of school-age children about special education services, the evaluation process, Individualized Education Programs (IEP), 504 plans, accommodations and modifications. Childcare is available. RSVPs for childcare must be in to Sue at smithspan@gmail.com by September 7th 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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