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Our mission is to provide children and their families diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders with education, programs, resources, scholarships and research for integrative therapies.

The Lily Grace Foundation provides services and employ personnel, board of directors, and engages clients, vendors, and volunteers, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or marital status.

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FAMILY SERVICES

Services: All services are provided free of charge to families with children affected by Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

 

Our services include: Advocacy, Autism Awareness and Education, Child Development and Parent Engagement Education, Child Language Intervention, Public School ASD Classroom Yoga Classes, Respite Care, Research, Resources, Scholarships, and Support Groups.

Autism Advocacy, Awareness, and Education: LGF’s advocacy has led to Colorado Proclamations for Autism Awareness Month. Colorado Autism Awareness Month Proclamation was accepted as official State of Colorado Proclamation by Governor Hickenlooper.   Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper authorized flags to be flown in honor of LGF and those affected by autism and neurological disorders. LGF also provides access to a free 30 minute educational course covering, an introduction to the Autism Spectrum, treatment Options, treatment Assistance, and transition to Adulthood. Increasing autism awareness is a key aspect of LGF, one in which our families and volunteers play an invaluable role. 
 

Child Development & Parent Engagement Education: Through our partnership with Bright by Three, (an organization founded in1995 by then-Colorado Governor Roy Romer and former Procter & Gamble Chairman Brad Butler), we connect families with free parent engagement programs and child development programs, with a three step program for newborn- 12 months, 12-24months and 24-36 months.   And free home visits.  These programs address age-appropriate physical activity and talking to and reading, emphasizes speaking to children and exposing them to language to stimulate early literacy, Addresses developmental milestones, language and effective and positive discipline methods. Home visits:  are also available thanks to our partnership with Bright by Three.

Child Language Intervention: We connect families with an intensive language intervention that utilizes the LENA digital language processor device.  thanks to our partnership with Bright by Three and Colorado talks back, parents receive extensive data on participants’ outcomes.  The LENA program enables a family to track their child's language development process and can also be used as a bio-marker for ASD. ​​

Watch the Video: Four time Emmy Award winning producer Jack Maher, reports on The Lily Grace Foundation's Relaxation Station for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Relaxation Station: Public School ASD Classroom yoga program: Our evidenced based integrated approach to yoga as a therapeutic modality for autism spectrum disorders.  Because of the researched benefits of this program, the Relaxation Station has now been implemented in other Colorado Public Schools.  ​The Relaxation Station is designed to help children in the Autism Spectrum acquire self-calming and sensory regulation skills to be successful in transition into general education classes.

Research: Through the partnerships with ImmunoE Pediatric Health and Research Centers and Proactive Wellness of the Rockies to create an unprecedented combination of specialized pediatric care and cutting edge biomedical interventions.   Working collaborative to creative a first of its kind integrative specialty pediatric treatment and research center, LGF’s and ImmunoE’s shared vision inspired them to unify these specialties and provide integrative therapeutic programs, while allowing for unique research opportunities.  In partnership with Lily Grace Foundation, this Center will facilitate the research of new developments and technologies in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Families can apply on our website to see if they qualify for an ASD study.
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Respite Events: Respite plays an important factor in the well-being of caretakers.  Thanks to our partnership with Kroenke Sports Charities, LGF is able to provide respite tickets year round to our children and family clients to sporting events to the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth, and Colorado Rapids and various entertainment events.
 

Autism Resource Library: Whether families are searching for medical or alternative treatments, looking to connect with support groups, or interested in research, browse Autism Speaks' Resource Library.  The Family Services Resource Guide as a service to families as a reference tool.  Users are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with diagnosis or treatment of autism, or the provision of services related to autism.
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Scholarships for ASD Medical and Integrative Therapies: The Lily Grace Foundation provides funding to the Residents of Colorado for the purchase of ASD medical and integrative therapies.  If the application is approved by the Lily Grace Foundation, monies are paid directly to the vendor/provider. Checks are not payable to the applicant. Interested families or individuals may fill out a scholarship application describing the service needed and the funding amount request. Application are reviewed by Board of Directors members on a quarterly basis for selection.   LGF also provides resources so families can search an access additional family autism care grants.

FAMILY SERVICES

Services: All services are provided free of charge to families with children affected by Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Read a letter in support of our services from a parent.

 

Our services include: Advocacy, Autism Awareness and Education, Child Development and Parent Engagement Education, Child Language Intervention, Public School ASD Classroom Yoga Classes, Respite Care, Research, Resources, Scholarships, and Support Groups. 

Autism Advocacy, Awareness, and Education: LGF’s advocacy has led to Colorado Proclamations for Autism Awareness Month. Colorado Autism Awareness Month Proclamation was accepted as official State of Colorado Proclamation by Governor Hickenlooper.   Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper authorized flags to be flown in honor of LGF and those affected by autism and neurological disorders. LGF also provides access to a free 30 minute educational course covering, an introduction to the Autism Spectrum, treatment Options, treatment Assistance, and transition to Adulthood. Increasing autism awareness is a key aspect of LGF, one in which our families and volunteers play an invaluable role. 
 

Child Development & Parent Engagement Education: Through our partnership with Bright by Three, (an organization founded in1995 by then-Colorado Governor Roy Romer and former Procter & Gamble Chairman Brad Butler), we connect families with free parent engagement programs and child development programs, with a three step program for newborn- 12 months, 12-24months and 24-36 months.   And free home visits.  These programs address age-appropriate physical activity and talking to and reading, emphasizes speaking to children and exposing them to language to stimulate early literacy, Addresses developmental milestones, language and effective and positive discipline methods. Home visits:  are also available thanks to our partnership with Bright by Three.

Child Language Intervention: We connect families with an intensive language intervention that utilizes the LENA digital language processor device.  thanks to our partnership with Bright by Three and Colorado talks back, parents receive extensive data on participants’ outcomes.  The LENA program enables a family to track their child's language development process and can also be used as a bio-marker for ASD. ​​

Relaxation Station: Public School ASD Classroom yoga program: Our evidenced based integrated approach to yoga as a therapeutic modality for autism spectrum disorders.  Because of the researched benefits of this program, the Relaxation Station has now been implemented in other Colorado Public Schools.  ​The Relaxation Station is designed to help children in the Autism Spectrum acquire self-calming and sensory regulation skills to be successful in transition into general education classes.

Read the Relaxation Station program's Letters of Support:

Letter from Jeffco Public School Principal  and  Letter from Psychotherapist / Registered Yoga teacher

Watch the Video: Four time Emmy Award winning producer Jack Maher, reports on The Lily Grace Foundation's Relaxation Station for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Research: Through the partnerships with ImmunoE Pediatric Health and Research Centers and Proactive Wellness of the Rockies to create an unprecedented combination of specialized pediatric care and cutting edge biomedical interventions.   Working collaborative to creative a first of its kind integrative specialty pediatric treatment and research center, LGF’s and ImmunoE’s shared vision inspired them to unify these specialties and provide integrative therapeutic programs, while allowing for unique research opportunities.  In partnership with Lily Grace Foundation, this Center will facilitate the research of new developments and technologies in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Families can apply on our website to see if they qualify for an ASD study.

Read MD letter of support of our research partnership.

Read PHD letter of support of our research partnership. 
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Respite Events: Respite plays an important factor in the well-being of caretakers.  Thanks to our partnership with Kroenke Sports Charities, LGF is able to provide respite tickets year round to our children and family clients to sporting events to the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth, and Colorado Rapids and various entertainment events.
 

Resources:  Having knowledge and access to information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps families feel more comfortable as they face new challenges.  We are dedicated to supporting families by making information and resources more readily available.
 

​​​​​Autism 101 Course

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability, typically appearing during childhood and affecting a person's ability to communicate and interact with others.  The free Autism 101 online course provided by the Autism Society will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

 

The course covers the following areas:

  • Introduction to the Autism Spectrum

  • Overview of Treatment Options

  • Treatment Assistance

  • Transition to Adulthood

  • More Information and Resources

Online Library: Whether families are searching for medical or alternative treatments, looking to connect with support groups, or interested in research, browse Autism Speaks' Resource Library.  The Family Services Resource Guide as a service to families as a reference tool.  Users are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with diagnosis or treatment of autism, or the provision of services related to autism.

The Autism Exchange:  Comprehensive free online interactive library, search engine and shopping for all things autism.

MAPS: Medical Academy of Pediatrics Needs.  Professionals who offer a Comprehensive Education & Fellowship to Medical Professionals for the care of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related chronic complex conditions.

Scholarships for ASD Medical and Integrative Therapies: The Lily Grace Foundation provides funding to the Residents of Colorado for the purchase of ASD medical and integrative therapies.  If the application is approved by the Lily Grace Foundation, monies are paid directly to the vendor/provider. Checks are not payable to the applicant. Interested families or individuals may fill out a scholarship application describing the service needed and the funding amount request. Application are reviewed by Board of Directors members on a quarterly basis for selection.   LGF also provides resources so families can search an access additional family autism care grants.

Support Groups:

Learning that your child has a disability can be a traumatic experience. Parents have many questions and concerns in coping with their child’s needs and their own feelings. Personal support from another parent, who has a child with a similar needs, can be helpful in coping with these challenging experiences and feelings.  Support Groups for families with children of neurological disabilities and autism spectrum disorders AND educational classes (autism 101) for parents, teachers, caregivers, families, neighbors.

 

Serving the Denver Metro Area, and led by a MSW facilitator, members are encouraged to talk about their concerns, issues, and feelings, as well as responding to others who share. The MSW facilitator guides the group process including setting ground rules and keeping the conversation balanced and on track, and creating a space where participants feel comfortable and empowered to have authentic feelings and expression in a confidential and safe environment.

 

To connect with additional ASD support groups in other areas, click here.