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1- DONATE...Click the secure above Paypal donation button (or leave donation in envelope or mail donation using stamped envelope in flocking envelope.
2- Write on the envelope or slip enclosed in the flocking envelope, who you would like us to flock next.
3- Put envelope back in the baggie and hang on the blue flamingo!
4- *Optional...enter "Birdies for Love" contest to win a trip for two to Sea Island! Details on brochure enclosed in your          flocking envelope!
 
Generously Sponsored by RSM US LLP and "Birdies for Love"! 

  


Our winner has been chosen for...Our Loving Children's iPad Grant!!

Thank you for submitting your iPad grant application to Our Loving Children. At our meeting, the Board of Directors of The Our Loving Children Non-Profit Organization, carefully considered all requests to be awarded the iPad in our annual iPad Give-Away Grant. Although we would like to respond affirmatively to all requests, we received far more applications than our relatively limited resources will permit.  It is a disappointment to us that we must decline many worthy grant recipients.  We are appreciative of the information forwarded to us and the time and effort expended in preparing the applications. We are very excited to announce that we have awarded one applicant with the iPad! For those of you who we could not help at this time, we would love for you to keep us in mind for any future needed support and resources. 

Family Swim on the Spectrum...CANCELLED!
We are sorry to say that we are canceling our swimming event "Family Swim on the Spectrum" planned for this Saturday, August 20th. We have fielded several concerns about the recent Crypto at the Aquatic Center and the medical fragility of some of our special needs children. Therefore we have decided to cancel this event. Due to this also being the final open weekend of the Aquatic Center, the "Family Swim on the Spectrum" will not be rescheduled until next summer. Please pass the word along with our apologies!!




Join us at our FREE Indoor Sensory Playground for a fun, relaxing afternoon at Our Loving Children...at play! Located at Southbridge Mall in Mason City!


For more details about Our Loving Children...at play, visit https://sites.google.com/a/ourlovingchildren.org/atplay/


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Our Loving Children is now an official 

Thrivent Choice Organization!

If you are considering where to invest your charitable dollars, you can direct your choice dollars to Our Loving Children to help our families with special needs! https://service.thrivent.com/…/publ…/orgDetails/100411217723

Thank you RSM!!

A HUGE thank you to this great group of people at RSM for all of their hard work and dedication to help Our Loving Children support Autism and Special Needs in North Iowa! Our hearts are full!


Thank you CENT Credit Union!!

A HUGE thank you to this great group of people at CENT Credit Union for supporting Our Loving Children, Autism and Special Needs in North Iowa! If you haven't had a chance to "like" their Facebook page, please do! Kudo's to CENT!!!



Our special families enjoying some support and smiles during 

the Harlem Globetrotters!! 

  



See our recent articles in the Globe Gazette about 
Our Loving Children...at play (formerly...Sensory World!)

Watch a  sneak peek into Our Loving Children...
at play from Autism Speaks! 



Our Loving Children Walking for Autism Speaks in Kansas City

From Lacey, Co-President of Our Loving Children...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 become 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 Our Loving Children 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 Our Loving Children and for awarding Our Loving Children 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!!!



Study:  1 in 68 Kids has autism! Our Loving Children'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.


Our Loving Children Rack Card:

Feel free to download and print our "Our Loving Children" brochure and share with others. 

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News



  • Mason City firm raises funds for local Autism group MASON CITY | A local Autism awareness group has received $12,091 raised by a Mason City accounting firm. Special Kids Special Love was presented the check Thursday during a reception ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2016, 8:01 PM by Victoria Ries
  • 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 Mar 12, 2016, 8:01 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 Mar 12, 2016, 8:01 PM 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 Mar 12, 2016, 8:01 PM 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 Mar 12, 2016, 8:01 PM by Victoria Ries
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Special Events



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Feeding Disorders Training DesMoines Iowa April 4, 2015 10:00am - 2:00pm 
Walk with SKSL in Bandfest Parade Your home, on your computer! May 23, 2015 Meet at 9:30 AM Parade starts at 10:00 AM 
Globe Trotters Event Mason City High School April 20, 2015 6:00pm 
SKSL Support Meeting Sensory World - Southbridge Mall May 12, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm 
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