Our Annual Pitchfork to Plate is set for November 12! 
•    Appetizers and desserts created by area chefs from locally sourced foods
•    Wood fired pizza 
•    Entertainment, raffle and attendance prizes
•    Boatyard Brewing beer will be featured
•    $45 includes food, drink, photo, and souvenir

5 to 8:30 p.m.
Girl Scouts of Kalamazoo 
601 W. Maple St. at Crosstown Pkwy.

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4TH ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT FOR CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL/INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES 

Click the image to download the flyer. AACORN will be there!

 

 

 

 

Financial Planning Tool Kit
Autism Speaks announces the launch their latest tool kit that provides you with essential information and guidance to develop a plan for your child’s financial future!

Click here to download your copy.

GREAT READS

  • Quaint, colorful and secluded on 56 acres of semi-wooded prime real estate on Lake Crago in north Lakeland, the residential community for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities is unique for Polk County and a rarity throughout the nation.

  • Physicians were asked about their ability to recognize autism, their knowledge of the disorder, their comfort level in treating those with the condition and their need for training and resources.

  • In what may be the first project of its kind in the nation, local developers are building an apartment complex that will house adults with autism alongside typically-developing residents.

  • Being listed in the "Time 100" of the most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category, is just one of the many awards received by Temple Grandin. Diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Temple overcame many obstacles and earned a doctoral degree in animal science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a professor at Colorado State University. Dr, Grandin is recognized as an expert in animal behavior and one of the leading advocates for the rights of autistic persons.

 

 

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