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Is a Support Group Right For You?

An Overview of Support Groups A support group is a group of people who come together that share a common concern or interest. Support groups can be formed by a person with a condition, or even a non-profit organization, advocacy organization, or mental health clinic. These groups usually have a specific focus like a situation, condition, addiction, or even long-term caregiving, and can be attended in a variety of formats such as in person, on the Internet, or over the phone. No matter the format you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to meet people with similar experiences as you. At meetings, group members typically share their experiences and offer support to one another. They may also offer advice and tips...

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The Cool C.A.T.S

    The Cool C.A.T.S (Children of All Types Succeeding) is a community that encourages kids of all abilities to get involved and participate in events and activities. They are partners with The Arc Pikes Peak Region, one of the hundreds of chapters of The Arc, the nation’s largest volunteer organization that advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization strives to be a resource for individuals and their families and provide them access to information, advocacy, and the necessary skills to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lives.     The Cool C.A.T.S is hosting a number of events every other Saturday throughout the Summer under its Chillin’ with the Cats Inclusive...

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What is Cerebral Palsy?

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affects a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. The condition is caused by damage that occurs to the brain as it is still developing, most often before birth. In the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, a group of programs that estimates the number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities in the U.S., it is estimated that about 1 in 345 children has CP. Although the condition is lifelong, there are numerous interventions that can help reduce its impact on the individual and improve their quality of life. According to the CDC, Cerebral...

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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Its Rocky Mountain Chapter

  Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. The lungs have large airways called bronchi and small airways called bronchioles. A typical bronchiole has thin layers of fluid and mucus which filter the air we breathe. Small hair-like structures within the bronchioles called cilia push the mucus and germs it has collected out of the lungs. However, in CF, the mucus is too thick for the cilia to push out of the lungs, and over time, this causes mucus, germs, and bacteria within the lungs to build up and block the airways. This can lead to symptoms which include increased coughing, mucus production, and shortness of breath....

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Meet Our Partner - Autism Vision of Colorado

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined as a complex developmental condition that involves persistent challenges in social interaction, speech and nonverbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. Autism Vision of Colorado is a non-profit organization comprised of a team of compassionate volunteers. The organization was founded in June 2018 with the aim of educating the community on autism and creating a safe place for individuals on the spectrum and their families to meet and support one another and advocate within the community. Autism Vision of Colorado serves as a resource to empower families and connect them with services within the community. The organization believes that every voice matters and should be heard and respected and welcomes all ideas....

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