"The Heatherwood ILC would like to send a big thank you to the ASBC Education Committe for the amazing iPads that we now have in our classroom due to your generous grant. Students are using the iPads in the ILC as well as their general education classrooms to access a wide variety of apps, and have easy access to the Internet for quick information or videos on topics that are being taught. Students are learning to read, write and do math in a very interactive way, and how to regulate their behaviors with Social Stories. Thank you so much for your generous support in helping our amazing students reach their full potential."
- Sylvia Parga-Ray, Heatherwood Elementary, Boulder
ASBC's Family Activities
Bring the entire family out to Airborne Gymnastics for ASBC's Open Gym and let your kids burn off some energy. This event is free and open to kids of all ages who have ASD, as well as their siblings and parents and/or grandparents. We have the gym to ourselves for 90 minutes. For everyone's safety, parents must remain in the gym the entire time to supervise their own children and everyone must abide by the following rules: only one child per trampoline at a time, no adults on the equipment, and no children in restricted areas. Visit http://airbornegym.com for more information about Airborne Gymnastics. Make sure you note which location, Longmont or Frederick, when you rsvp to the open gym at firstname.lastname@example.org
Progresh is an innovative training center dedicated to ski, snowboard, skateboard, BMX and tumbling progression, in a safe and comfortable environment. Their mission is to provide a unique action sports experience, for all skill levels, to Colorado’s Front Range and beyond. This event is open to people of all ages who have ASD, as well as their siblings, friends, and family. Located at 9499 Washington Street, Suite 50, Thornton, CO, Directions and Map. The cost is a $5 optional donation per participant. RSVP to Julie Darrow at email@example.com by the day prior to the event. If you haven't given this activity a try because you feel you or your child needs a more gradual introduction to the facility and the rules, then please contact Julie Darrow at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a 1:1 private session. This is not intended to be a free private lesson to improve skills. It is meant to facilitate a gradual introduction for a person with autism who needs extra support with new environments and sensory stimuli. We have the entire facility to ourselves for the first hour. The second hour they will be open to the public. This is similar to the open gym format, however all participants need to arrive promptly for safety orientation and to sign waivers. Parents or guardians are required to remain at the facility. Progresh coaches will guide us as we explore all Progresh has to offer. This includes trampolines, airbags, tumbling, skateboarding, indoor ski/snowboard and more. Click here to learn more about Progresh
Usually once per year, ASBC invites families and friends to Gateway Park in North Boulder to enjoy a few hours of fun riding go-karts, playing miniature golf, try out the batting cages, and playing video games. It's fun for the whole family!
For the second year, Emmy Conroy and Shelly Brandt organized a family camping and rafting trip near Kremlin, CO. We partner with NCSD to provide a fun and safe rafting experience for anyone who wants to join in.