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How to identify possible signs of autism

April is Autism Awareness Month, but how do you know if a child should be evaluated for ASD? In a Mom Enough® podcast, St. David's Center occupational therapist Jasmine McGiffert shares what signs parents should look for in their children, and explains what kinds of services exist to help children on the spectrum learn and develop as well as possible.

Full-day summer programming available for teens with special needs

Our Therapeutic Recreation team is now accepting applications for full-day Summer Adventure programming, which runs June 15-Aug. 21 in the Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis and St. Louis Park communities. Adventure gives youth with special needs ages 11 and up the opportunity to participate in group activities in  a fun, structured environment. The program includes "adventures" to various community destinations, like Vertical Endeavors rock climbing, waterparks, Valley Fair, canoeing at Wilderness Inquiry and more. Check out the flyer to learn more about Summer Adventure 2015! 

Parent Tip: How unstructured play outdoors benefits child development

Spring is in the air this April, and it's also Occupational Therapy Month! Our clinical supervisor of occupational therapy, Robin Campbell, shares with Mom Enough ® why unstructured outdoor play is so important for a child's development. Listen to her brief beginning at 21:40 and check out her list of tips for getting your child outdoors.

Magazine picks St. David's Center as one of lake area's best

The editor of Lake Minnetonka Magazine picked St. David's Center as the lake area's Best Nonprofit for Kids and Families. The honor was announced Thursday, Feb. 5 at the magazine's annual Best Of Lake Minnetonka event and is published in its Best Of 2015 issue. 2015 marks the fourth consecutive year St. David's Center has received a Best Of award.  

Partnership with local theater to enhance client development

Beginning in December 2014, children and youth in St. David's Center's Autism Day Treatment, Early Childhood Education, Family Place and Therapeutic Reecreation programs will have the chance to develop their individuality, confidence and friendships through acting, all thanks to a blossoming partnership with Stages Theatre Company. Read more about how St. David's Center families will benefit from the innovative sensory-friendly theater programming.

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