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Join us...Movie Day!

oin us for a sensory safe, socially friendly movie at the Northwood Community Theatre, Sept. 20th at 10:30am! All are welcome to see Disneys - Pixars Short Films Series! FREE admission and free bottled water and popcorn for everyone! All guests receive a FREE blue carnation in honor of AUTISM AWARENESS! Seating is limited....please RSVP to to guarantee your seats!

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 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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  • 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 ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2014, 7:20 PM by Victoria Ries
  • New digs for MC car dealer! What a great supporter and advocate for Autism and SKSL!!!  Thank you DaLayne!  DaLayne Germundson said his auto sales location is bigger and is in a better location. 9 hours ...
    Posted Aug 10, 2014, 7:37 AM by Victoria Ries
  • Autism program impresses Iowa legislators DesMoines Register - July 20, 2014The simple interaction — cheerful reinforcement of a seemingly normal behavior — is significant for families of autistic children like Sidney. The method, known as Applied Behavior ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2014, 6:38 PM by Victoria Ries
  • We'll Get By (The Autism Song) Johnny Orr Band *Official Video" Beautiful Song...
    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 6:36 PM by Victoria Ries
  • Prevalence of Autism Rises Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 68 children (1 ...
    Posted Mar 28, 2014, 6:50 PM by Victoria Ries
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Special Events

Wisconsin 21st Annual State-Wide Institute on Best Practices in Inclusive Education 2014 Westwood Conference Center, Wausau July 21, 2014 4:00 PM 
Iowa Autism Conference w/Temple Grandin Events Center West, 1701 25th St. in West Des Moine July 18, 2014 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm 
SKSL "Social" Support Meeting 2000 S. McKinley Mason City August 12, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm 
Diamond Jo's Autism Charity of Choice Concert Diamond Jo Casino, Northwood IA July 26, 2014 5:00pm opening band begins 
Family Swim on the Spectrum Forest City Aquatic Center August 10, 2014 6:30pm to 8:00pm 
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