Therapies & Intervention

    TRE Respite programs with Sarah Nolan

    Sarah Nolan is the Respite Programs Specialist for The Resource Exchange(TRE). We discuss all the respite programs TRE offers for children and adults in El Paso county.

    Reigning Hope

    Randy and Kesti Suggs are the founders of Reigning Hope. Their mission: To provide life changing therapies at our sensory-rich farm clinic. 

    Who we are III

    Why Need Project Is Such a Needed Resource In 2002 the census bureau reported that almost 4 percent of children ages 6 to 14 had a severe disability.

    D11 Unified Sports

    Christopher A. Noll,  MA, CAA Director of Athletics & Activities District 11 schools. We discuss the school district's Unified Sports Program and how D11 students can get involved.

    Team Impact

    Team IMPACT matches children facing serious illness and disability with college sports teams, creating a long-term, life-changing experience for everyone involved. See more at https://teamimpact.org/

    A Special Needs Connection with Michelle Morris-Wright

    Our guests, Michelle Morris-Wright, is the Agency Director for the C-HCBS Medicaid Waiver for A Special Needs Connection and Medicaid Waiver. We discuss Medicaid waivers and eligibility in the state of Colorado.

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado

    Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado offers a warm, safe, clean, and friendly environment for families. It has two kitchens, family-friendly dining and living rooms, laundry facilities, and indoor and outdoor play areas for children.

    Family Voices with Megan Bowser

    Family Voices Colorado is a grassroots organization run by parents of children with special healthcare needs. The support you receive is free of charge and provided by someone who understands the many challenges of having a child with special health care needs in their life.

    YMCA Services with Wendy Brez and Daren Girling

    Our guests are Wendy Brez and Daren Girling with YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region. We discuss how the YMCA supports parent and those with disabilities through their mission of body, mind and spirit.

    Transition to adulthood with Sonya Teigen

    Sonya is the Transition/IEP/Enrich/CDE Data Reporting Coordinator for the Pikes Peak Board of Cooperative Educational Services. We discuss how services look different for adults and the most important things to remember and do as part of your transition.

    Being an IEP Advocate, not an Adversary with Vicki Caruana

    Vicki Caruana is an educator, speaker and author of the book "Standing Up for Your Child: Without Stepping on Toes". Vicki has hosted an education-based blog since 2005. vickicaruana.blogspot.com

    HorsePower Therapeutic Riding Center with Mark Renn

    Colorado HorsePower is a non-profit organization that is designed to meet the needs of our community by providing equine therapy and teaching horsemanship to individuals with special needs. coloradohorsepower.org

    Colorado Autism Center with Carley Starling

    Colorado Autism Center with Carley Starling.Colorado Autism Center is dedicated to the treatment of Autism and related disorders. It is a Colorado company.focused on meeting the needs of children and families in the Colorado Springs Community.

    Sensory Processing Disorder with Dr. Sarah Schoen

    Dr. Sarah Schoen is the Associate Director of the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation. We discuss the work of the foundation and how they help families dealing with SPD. spdfoundation.net

    Sensory Integration Dysfunction with Jennifer Shaw

    Jennifer Shaw is a nationally know speaker, singer, and worship leader. Her son Toby was Diagnosed with Sensory Integration Dysfunction. Jennifer talks to us about how early diagnosis and intervention were keys to Toby's success.

    Resource Exchange of Colorado Springs

    We talk with Mary Pierce and Debbie Swanson about the services offered by The Resource Exchange of Colorado Springs.

    Shriners Hospital with Dr. Armstrong

    Dr. Peter Armstrong is the Chief Medical Officer of the Shriners Hospitals for Children. We discuss the services that the Shriners Hospitals give to children and how they are different from other hospitals.

    Medicaid with Kathy McGee

    Discussion about Colorado's Medicaid program and how families qualify.

    Cerebral Palsy Association of the Pikes Peak Area

    Sara Berge talk to us about the Cerebral Palsy Association of the Pikes Peak area. Understanding what the association does and how they are trying to help Individuals and Families dealing with Cerebral Palsy.

    Randy and Kesti Suggs-Chuckie's Place

    Randy and Kesti Suggs are the founders of "Chuckie's Place". Chuckie’s place is a non-profit committed to providing free weekend retreats at a Colorado mountain lodge for families with special needs.

    IEP with Melissa Horvath

    Melissa Horvath has a masters degree in special education and has taught preschool through 6th grade in a variety of settings including regular classrooms and special schools.

    Special Needs Adoptions with Tom Bushnell (Part II)

    Part II of our interview with Tom Bushnell. Tom talks to us about CHASK, Christian homes and special kids. A great ministry of trying to find homes for every child. Tom shares his story of adoption and bringing of hope in the special needs community.

    Physical Therapy with Lily Frasch

    ily Frasch is a Licensed physical therapist helping us understand what therapy is all about.


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