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Happy Easter from SKSL!!

EXPANDED Days/Hours for...SENSORY WORLD! Join Us!
We are happy to announce that Sensory World is extending their days/hours! Due to the great need for some fun time... Sensory World will now be open every Saturday AND Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm! A big THANK YOU to our many volunteers for making this possible! See you there!!

See our recent acticles in the Globe Gazette about Sensory World!

Watch a  sneak peek into Sensory World from Autism Speaks! 

SKSL Walking for Autism Speaks in Kansas City

From Lacey, Co-President of SKSL...Today I walk for Jack. The challenges - the rewards of autism. The little milestones that scream big progress. I join a community of families who start as strangers yet instantaneously bond due to this unique connection. I walk thinking of the therapists and teachers who have abecome like family. Each one has walked a portion of this road with us and hold a special place in my heart as they work tirelessly to help Jack reach goals that seem so distant. I walk being grateful for @SKSL for being a continued support network and unbreakable friendship. Autism has taught me unspeakable patience and unconditional love. It has given me strength to advocate without fear. But mostly, the art of functioning on minimal sleep and knowing that God's mercies are sometimes disguised.


KIMT reports on FDA ruling on Autism!!

Great news on KIMT! FDA ruling to help crack down on those trying to give substandard care for families desperate for help. There isn't a quick cure but there are ways to help. The only therapy that is scientifically proven to be effective at addressing the needs of an individual with autism spectrum disorder continues to be ABA directed by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Visit the Board Analyst Certification Board (BACB) at http://www.bacb.com/ to see if there is a quality provider near you!

KIMT News 3- The Food and Drug Administration says they are cracking down on those who say they have a quick cure for Autism.

The disorder now impacts 1 in every 68 children in the U.S. and that number could be growing. Autism is also one of the fastest growing serious developmental disability. We talked to an expert in this field who told us more about the condition. “At this time, unfortunately we do not have a cure. There is no cure for Autism, however there are a number of things that can help, that can help with symptoms,” Therapist and Physiologist Sharon Davern said.

Davern also told us that you need to talk to your doctors before doing any treatments.

A big THANK YOU to our Mason City Walmart for supporting SKSL and for awarding SKSL with a $1500.00 check! This will go a long way in helping us to fulfill our mission of providing advocacy, education, resources, and support to those impacted by autism or special needs!  THANK YOU WALMART!!!

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Study:  1 in 68 Kids has autism! SKSL's Perspective!
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Mission Statement:

To bring parents the support, tools, and resources to not only accept and understand their child’s diagnosis, but to help provide crucial information to allow them to make informed, educated decisions for their child regarding their special needs and the true meaning of advocacy. Throughout this journey we hope to give parents the empowerment of knowledge, confidence, and hope.

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  • Sensory World opens at Southbridge Mall http://kimt.com/2015/01/31/sensory-world-opens-at-southbridge-mall/MASON CITY, Iowa – Saturday marked the grand opening for Sensory World indoor playground at Southbridge Mall in Mason ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2015, 3:41 PM by Victoria Ries
  • Autism Awareness Day at the Capital Join us for Awareness Day at the Capital on Wednesday, January 28th. Don't forget to wear your red! 11am - 1pmRoom 230Meet on the 2nd floor stairs at 12:00pm ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2015, 7:29 AM by Victoria Ries
  • SENSORY WORLD: A Special Place for Special Kids MASON CITY | Sensory World in Southbridge Mall is a place where special kids with special needs get special love at a special place to learn and play.Located across from ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2015, 7:18 AM by Victoria Ries
  • Despite Setbacks, Mall Managers Says It's Moving On! To see full article, click link: http://globegazette.com/news/local/despite-setbacks-mall-manager-says-southbridge-moving-on/article_8fcc89ca-bcf0-5ba8-bf86-90c168593c37.html ~JOHN SKIPPER john.skipper ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2015, 7:17 AM by Victoria Ries
  • Sensory World on Autism Speaks! A Playground Specifically Designed for Kids with Autism. An organization in Iowa is combatting cabin fever and offering kids with autism a space to play in a place called "Sensory ...
    Posted Jan 18, 2015, 7:16 AM by Victoria Ries
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Special Events

Reach for the Stars Gala Historic Park Inn January 30, 2015 6:00pm - 9:30pm 
Sensory World Open House Sensory World - South Bridge Mall January 31, 2015 1:00 pm 
UofI Webinar: Understanding Autism Your home, on your computer! February 4, 2015 6:30pm - 8:00pm 
Autism Awareness Day at the Capital Washington D.C. January 28, 2015 1:00 pm 
SKSL Support Meeting Sensory World - Southbridge Mall February 10, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm 
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