What is the ASBC?


The Autism Society of Boulder County (ASBC) helps individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families develop a strong, united community by creating opportunities for people to connect, share experiences and build new relationships. 


Mission

  • Connection

    Connect with other individuals and families living with autism.

  • Support

    Find the support resources you need to thrive.

  • Education

    Learn more about autism and supporting your loved ones.

Farewell Emmy

Farewell Emmy

Posted on Monday, May 02, 2016

If you know anything about ASBC you know Emmy Conroy.  Emmy has been the President of the Autism Society of Boulder County for over four years.  She has been the heart, soul, smile, hugs, brains and grit of ASBC for so long it is hard to imagine the organization without her.  However all good things come to an end and Emmy is retiring from the board and as ASBC president.  Her good bye letter is below.  ASBC and the entire Boulder County Autism community can not begin to describe the depths of our appreciation for all Emmy has done. She has been an amazing leader and will be deeply missed.  While she will no longer be leading our organization she will still be around. If you see her give her a hug and tell her that story about how she changed your life for the better.  We know you have one. 

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Thank You!

Thank You!

Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ASBC is incredibly grateful to the community for making this years Cheers! Wine Tasting our best ever.  We had a ton of fun, met new people, enjoyed some amazing wine and raised more money than we have ever raised before.  We are excited for the year ahead and very much appreciate everyones generosity.  We look forward to supporting our ongoing programs and creating new ones.  We hope to start recreational programs for preschoolers, add to our adult opportunities including a new book club and to increase our partnerships with the community in both education and employment.   

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The 2016 ASBC Wine Tasting!

The 2016 ASBC Wine Tasting!

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Exciting News!! The 2016 ASBC Wine Tasting is almost sold out! 

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Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day

Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday December 8, 2015 

The Autism Society of Boulder County will be participating in Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday December 8, 2015, starting at 12 am. and finishing at 11:59 pm. Colorado Gives Day is a statewide giving opportunity focused on celebrating and increase philanthropy toward local nonprofit organizations in Colorado.

ASBC is aware that you will receive many requests to give to local organizations on CO Gives Day. While we support and sometimes even partner with other nonprofits we ask that you consider how your funds will be used once you donate them. The Autism Society of Boulder County spends approximately .10 of every dollar on operating costs. The other .90$ goes directly to people and families in need. ASBC provides support groups, classes, clinics, social opportunities and education for both families and people on the spectrum. We are very lucky to have all volunteer committees including our education committee, fundraising committee and our employment committee. Our Board of Directors is also made up of volunteers who work hard all year, not only to fund raise but to provide community outreach and support to anyone who contacts us. Volunteers also step up to help us with fund raising events, classes, social outings and operating duties including administrative management. We are lucky to have these people. We are also aware that their generous donation of time and energy gives us the chance to spread our funds around to more and more people every year.

Colorado Gives Day is an example of the kind hearted giving community we live in. Every organization that participates is important. We hope you will consider giving to ASBC and possibly volunteering with us in 2016. As always we are grateful for the generosity of the many people who support us.

To donate on CO Gives Day please go here https://www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday . Please note that you can schedule your donation to ASBC on December 8, 2015 prior to the event. Just click on the link to “schedule your Colorado Gives Day donation in advance now” link and it is easy!

 

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Of Course You Are Welcome Here

Of Course You Are Welcome Here

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

If you have ever been to an ASBC support group you know the feeling. You know what it is like to be accepted for who you are and for where you are at in your life no matter the circumstance. The parent of a child with a new diagnosis is taken in by parents who have walked alternative parenting paths for years when they come to an ASBC support group.  The 50 year old woman with only a checklist from the internet to confirm her suspicion that she is autistic is greeted and introduced to the group when she gets the courage to attend an ASBC adults on the spectrum support group.  Join us, it’s ok, we understand.  This is the little known beauty of the culture of Autism.  It is the beauty of inclusion and true support. 

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With Gratitude from ASBC!

With Gratitude from ASBC!

Posted on Thursday, October 08, 2015

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into home, a stranger into a friend." -Melody Beattie 

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ASBC Free Lecture Series- Parent Forum

ASBC Free Lecture Series- Parent Forum

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015
What: Parent Forum with BVSD Special Education Administration Team
When: Monday, October 5 2015, 6:30-7:30
Where: Louisville Library, First Floor Meeting Space
Cost: Free
Deadline to Submit Questions: September 29, 2015
Due to Limited Space and RSVP is required by October 5, 2015 at secretaryautismboulder@gmail.com

 

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Jack's Benevolent Bash Raffle and Event Tickets on Sale

Jack's Benevolent Bash Raffle and Event Tickets on Sale

Posted on Thursday, July 02, 2015

Who: All are Welcome
What: Jack's Benevolent Bash, Click here to see more event details on our website
When: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 1-4pm
Where: NEW LOCATION!! Koenig Alumni Center at CU (Map)
Cost: $100 per ticket
Hosted by: The Post Brewing Company
Benefits: The Autism Society of Boulder County

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Volunteers Needed for Annual ASBC Wine Tasting

Volunteers Needed for Annual ASBC Wine Tasting

Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2014    The Autism Society of Boulder County is looking for energetic volunteers to join our Fundraising Committee. Although it’s only fall, we are already gearing up for our 12th Annual Wine Tasting, which will be held at the historic Hotel Boulderado on April 18, 2015. 
 
We are looking for volunteers to help us reach out to the greater Boulder business community for sponsorships and donations. Do you know any local businesses that would like to support ASBC programs? We need your help to make this event our most successful ever! No experience necessary.
 
Please contact Hunter Wright at boulderwrights@gmail.com for more information. 

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Sibling Tree Adds New Support Group for High School Students

Sibling Tree Adds New Support Group for High School Students

Posted on Friday, October 03, 2014 ASBC is excited to announce that Sibling Tree, the free monthly support group for kids who have a brother or sister with autism or other special needs, will now offer an additional support group geared specifically toward high school-aged kids who have a sibling on the spectrum.
 
Sandra Tucker, founder of Sibling Tree and the group’s facilitator, is the sister of a young man with autism herself and  

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