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Merry Christmas from our homes to yours!

Stop on over to Special Kids Special Love's NEW Indoor Sensory Playground...SENSORY WORLD! Sensory World is located in Mason City at the Southbridge Mall across from Subway and is currently open every Saturday from 1-4pm (more days and times coming in the future!). This playground is free and open only to families with special needs children. The sensory playground is also available to ANYONE to rent for special occasions..birthdays, etc. Just send us an email specialkidsspeciallove6@gmail.com with your reservation request!


A wonderful time was had by all!  A BIG thank you to Santa for sharing the 

JOY of Christmas with us! Heart warming.... 


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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  • Study: Autism Therapy Produces Greatest Gains When Started Before Age 2 A new study provides further evidence that earlier intervention for autism increases the likelihood that a child will make significant gains in social and communication skills. The study findings underscore ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2014, 3:15 PM by Victoria Ries
  • 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...http://youtu.be/cBOSr7JK8OA
    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 6:36 PM by Victoria Ries
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Special Events

Reese's Run 5K Lake Mills Community School September 27, 2014 9:30 am 
SKSL Pumpkin Patch Event Diamond Jo Casino, Northwood IA October 18, 2014 Festivities begin at 10:30 
SKSl Brochure Support Meeting Mason City East Park - by Bandshell October 7, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm 
Socially Safe Sensory Friendly Movie! Northwood Community Theatre September 20, 2014 10:30am 
Autism Speaks Walk - Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium October 11, 2014  
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