Consultants for Children, Inc.

Consultants for Children, Inc. Consultants for Children, Inc. is a unique company striving to meet the individual and varying needs of children with autism and other developmental
disabilities, as well as their families.

Our mission:

Our mission is to provide the best possible treatment plan for children diagnosed with Autism and/or other developmental disabilities by providing comprehensive direct service to the children in the home, in the community, during social skills clubs and by collaborating with schools. Our philosophy:

Our philosophy is based on the belief that children have the capability to function

Our mission:

Our mission is to provide the best possible treatment plan for children diagnosed with Autism and/or other developmental disabilities by providing comprehensive direct service to the children in the home, in the community, during social skills clubs and by collaborating with schools. Our philosophy:

Our philosophy is based on the belief that children have the capability to function

Operating as usual

Today's the day! Come on out to the Autism Resource Fair 2021 at the Autism Community Store in Aurora from 11 a.m. till ...
08/01/2021

Today's the day! Come on out to the Autism Resource Fair 2021 at the Autism Community Store in Aurora from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. We are looking forward to seeing you πŸ˜€

Today's the day! Come on out to the Autism Resource Fair 2021 at the Autism Community Store in Aurora from 11 a.m. till 3 p.m. We are looking forward to seeing you πŸ˜€

The Autism Resource Fair is back!!!!1 day, 70 exhibitors, 1000+ attendees.Don't miss the LARGEST Autism Resource Fair in...
07/27/2021

The Autism Resource Fair is back!!!!

1 day, 70 exhibitors, 1000+ attendees.

Don't miss the LARGEST Autism Resource Fair in Colorado!
Now in its 9th year, the annual Autism Resource Fair is a favorite Colorado autism community tradition. Nowhere else do so many families and individuals on the spectrum come together with the sole purpose of gathering resources and connecting with providers.

The Autism Resource Fair addresses the most fundamental challenges of the autism community: Autism is isolating, resources are scarce, and information is hard to find. With a huge range of service providers and advocacy organizations, burgers and lots of activities for the kids, entire families come to learn and laugh and feel very much part of a supportive community.

We were devastated not to be able to offer the Autism Resource Fair in 2020 and are thrilled to bring it back! While there are no public health restrictions on outdoor gatherings at this time, we are making a few changes this year to keep the event as safe as possible, including placing fewer exhibitor tables in our group tents and bringing an awesome trackless passenger train instead of the bounce house.

The Autism Resource Fair is back!!!!

1 day, 70 exhibitors, 1000+ attendees.

Don't miss the LARGEST Autism Resource Fair in Colorado!
Now in its 9th year, the annual Autism Resource Fair is a favorite Colorado autism community tradition. Nowhere else do so many families and individuals on the spectrum come together with the sole purpose of gathering resources and connecting with providers.

The Autism Resource Fair addresses the most fundamental challenges of the autism community: Autism is isolating, resources are scarce, and information is hard to find. With a huge range of service providers and advocacy organizations, burgers and lots of activities for the kids, entire families come to learn and laugh and feel very much part of a supportive community.

We were devastated not to be able to offer the Autism Resource Fair in 2020 and are thrilled to bring it back! While there are no public health restrictions on outdoor gatherings at this time, we are making a few changes this year to keep the event as safe as possible, including placing fewer exhibitor tables in our group tents and bringing an awesome trackless passenger train instead of the bounce house.

Happy Friday CFCI family!We are out in full force today at City Park in Fort Morgan until 11 A.M. at the Family Resource...
07/16/2021

Happy Friday CFCI family!

We are out in full force today at City Park in Fort Morgan until 11 A.M. at the Family Resource Expo 😎

Stop by and say hello πŸ‘‹

Happy Friday CFCI family!

We are out in full force today at City Park in Fort Morgan until 11 A.M. at the Family Resource Expo 😎

Stop by and say hello πŸ‘‹

Come on out to City Park in Morgan County tomorrow from 9:30 A.M. till 11:00 A.M. to check out the Family Resource Expo!...
07/15/2021

Come on out to City Park in Morgan County tomorrow from 9:30 A.M. till 11:00 A.M. to check out the Family Resource Expo!

We are looking forward to seeing you there 🧐

Come on out to City Park in Morgan County tomorrow from 9:30 A.M. till 11:00 A.M. to check out the Family Resource Expo!

We are looking forward to seeing you there 🧐

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07/13/2021
Consultants for Children, Inc. brings resources for developmentally disabled to Brush

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After being forced to postpone due to the pandemic, Consultants for Children, Inc. (CFCI) was finally able to hold its ribbon cutting ceremony and open house event on Saturday, July 10. Though new …

It's Official! πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—We would like to give a big round of applause for everyone who helped come out and make our Ribbon Cut...
07/12/2021

It's Official! πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—

We would like to give a big round of applause for everyone who helped come out and make our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House at our Center in Brush, CO a huge success! We couldn't have done it without you. πŸ₯³

It's Official! πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—

We would like to give a big round of applause for everyone who helped come out and make our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House at our Center in Brush, CO a huge success! We couldn't have done it without you. πŸ₯³

*IMPORTANT UPDATE*Our ribbon cutting ceremony has gotten pushed forward 1 hour so that it will start at 10 AM rather tha...
07/01/2021

*IMPORTANT UPDATE*

Our ribbon cutting ceremony has gotten pushed forward 1 hour so that it will start at 10 AM rather than 11 AM πŸŽ—

Everyone's still invited and encouraged to come out and see our facility in Brush while partaking in some light hor d'oeuvres and refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!

*IMPORTANT UPDATE*

Our ribbon cutting ceremony has gotten pushed forward 1 hour so that it will start at 10 AM rather than 11 AM πŸŽ—

Everyone's still invited and encouraged to come out and see our facility in Brush while partaking in some light hor d'oeuvres and refreshments.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Don't forget!Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our Brush, Colorado center is only 11 days away πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—and EVERYONE'S invited 🧩...
06/29/2021

Don't forget!

Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our Brush, Colorado center is only 11 days away πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—and EVERYONE'S invited 🧩

Please feel free to reach out to Thompson Blankinship at [email protected] for more information.

See you soon!!!

Don't forget!

Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our Brush, Colorado center is only 11 days away πŸŽ—πŸŽ—πŸŽ—and EVERYONE'S invited 🧩

Please feel free to reach out to Thompson Blankinship at [email protected] for more information.

See you soon!!!

06/10/2021

Tip #10: Plan with balance in mind πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸ§ πŸ§˜

Avoid too much stimulation. Give your kids scheduled down time and limit the thrills and sensory activities, this includes screen time over stimulation! Listen to music or play calm games, read books, color and share stories.

I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Angel Archer, MS, BCBA

06/09/2021

Tip #9: Safety awareness πŸ–πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈβ˜’οΈβ˜£οΈ

Teach your children to wear helmets, use sunscreen, use bug spray to avoid ticks, swim under the supervision of a lifeguard, buckle in the car(seat), and be wary of strangers. Have these conversations with your children before the dangers arise so you can feel confident that your children are safe.

06/08/2021

Tip #8: Plant a garden πŸ₯¦πŸŽπŸ“πŸ…

Watch it grow! Gardens are a wonderful opportunity to teach children about responsibility. With hard work and consistency, they will surely reap the fruits of their labor. Consider planting flowers, vegetables, and even trees!

06/07/2021

Tip #7: Plan playdates with friends πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ

Children develop critical social and peer interaction skills by playing with friends. Make play dates that work ...for kids and parents alike! Go to the park, plan a community outing or simply visit another’s home.

06/04/2021

Tip #6: Take advantage of the extra time β°βŒ›οΈβ±

With typically more time available in the summer, take advantage of targeting or expanding on acquisition skills that take time and attention to master. Whether that means daily living skills, personal hygiene or pragmatic cognitive development, now is the time to be able to brush up on those skills or generalize. πŸ€”πŸ€“βœŠ

06/03/2021

Tip #5: Encourage outdoor play πŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸ’

β€œOutdoor play fosters opportunities for creativity, imagination, social connections, and learned behaviors,” says Ashley Parsons in her article entitled Young Children and Nature. Take your kids to the park, ride bikes, play in the sand, and enjoy the water, as research indicates sensory regulatory benefits for dysregulation and simulation. The options are endless!

06/02/2021

Tip #4: Use incentive charts 🎁πŸ₯³

Raise the stakes and offer your children incentives they actually care about such as summer outings or quality time with a parent or grandparent. Charts can encourage and track almost any positive behavior! πŸ“ŠπŸ“ˆπŸ“‰

06/01/2021

Tip #3: Create memorable summer experiences πŸŽŠπŸ“·πŸŽ₯

Take advantage of opportunities around the house to enjoy the time off with your children. Pick a summer project that you can work on with your kiddo throughout the summer like a photo alarm, play board games, craft, bake and decorate cupcakes, discover new talents or hobbies. We have used an idea jar with families in which everyone puts 5-10 ideas/projects/ activities the family can engage in every day. It was reinforcing for everyone to be able to pull a new idea out of the jar each day. Get creative!!!

05/28/2021

Tip #2: Maintain Routine πŸ““β™»οΈπŸ•”

Stick to a schedule, even if it’s different from your year-round routine. Try to keep as much structure as possible. For example, even if bedtime is later, continue your regular bath/bed routine and tuck your kids in at the same time every night. Consider using picture schedules for young children so they can follow your day to day routine. Predictability is a really effective strategy with little ones that present perseverative and anxiety behavior(s).

05/27/2021

~ Ten Tips and Tricks to Keep You Sane This Summer ~

1. Plan ahead. Whether you are sending your children to camp, exploring new activities or planning a vacation, prepare your kids so they know what to expect. Show them pictures of where you’ll be going and what they’ll be doing. Facilitate opportunities for communication, targeting β€˜wh’ social questions and pragmatics while talking to your kids about; how, where, what, who, when, why or how you will get there – are you going on a long car ride or on a plane? – so that the transition and travel time are smooth. πŸ€˜β˜€οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈ

05/26/2021

Summer is here! 🌊πŸͺ‚πŸš£β€β™€οΈ

While the kids enjoy their freedom and fun, parents face new challenges with the lack of routine. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting Ten Tips & Tricks to Keep you Sane to aid you and your children through the transition and the long days of summer
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Stick around 🧐

Save the date 🧐The CFCI team will be out in full force on July 10th at 11 am at our Brush, CO location to show off our a...
05/17/2021

Save the date 🧐

The CFCI team will be out in full force on July 10th at 11 am at our Brush, CO location to show off our amazing facility to the public! 😎

See you then!

Save the date 🧐

The CFCI team will be out in full force on July 10th at 11 am at our Brush, CO location to show off our amazing facility to the public! 😎

See you then!

I am so excited to share that Inovonics recently donated several pieces of furniture for our offices!  We are going to b...
05/14/2021

I am so excited to share that Inovonics recently donated several pieces of furniture for our offices! We are going to be looking really great and with the high quality, they will be able to withstand our whirling and fun :)

#Inovonics

Is it getting warm? β˜€οΈBecause we have a hot deal in our forecast! πŸ”₯Our RBT 2nd Edition Task List 40-Hour Online Course i...
05/13/2021

Is it getting warm? β˜€οΈ

Because we have a hot deal in our forecast! πŸ”₯

Our RBT 2nd Edition Task List 40-Hour Online Course is on sale for 80% OFF!! Simply utilize coupon code "memorial" upon checkout and snag this opportunity for just $50 at www.autismbxtraining.thinkific.com.

Please reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Is it getting warm? β˜€οΈ

Because we have a hot deal in our forecast! πŸ”₯

Our RBT 2nd Edition Task List 40-Hour Online Course is on sale for 80% OFF!! Simply utilize coupon code "memorial" upon checkout and snag this opportunity for just $50 at www.autismbxtraining.thinkific.com.

Please reach out to [email protected] for more information.

04/30/2021

Tip #8: Build "me time" into your summer. Spending quantities of time with an autistic child can be rewarding, but it can also be frustrating and exhausting. To be your child's best advocate, therapist, caregiver, and parent, you need time to step away and recharge. That may mean arranging your time to take advantage of ESY hours, or, if that's not an option, check out your resources with CFCI’s respite, or the β€œparent’s night out” program. Either way, don't allow yourself to become so overwhelmed that you're not able to be fully present for your child.

The most important element for a successful summer with your autistic child is preparation. Plan ahead, prepare your child for new situations and know in advance how you'll manage tricky situations. Once you've lined up your ducks in a row, chances are you'll do just fine.

-Angel Archer, MS, BCBA

04/29/2021

Challenging Vacations βœˆοΈβ›±πŸŽ’πŸš–πŸ—½

Summer vacations are supposed to be a time for relaxation, though many parents find vacations to be stressful. Parents of autistic children can be overwhelmed by the challenges of leaving home with an autistic child, navigating restaurants and hotels, and at the same time finding opportunities for fun with siblings. Add to that the stress of feeling judged by extended family or other vacationers, and you may need a vacation from your vacation.

Tip #7: Become your child's therapist for a few months. While most parents aren't eager to become full-time therapists, there are forms of therapy that parents can take on while also enjoying quality time with their children. Read up and watch videos on play therapy, Floor Time, or the Hanen Speech Method (to name a few options) and learn how to turn ordinary together time into a therapeutic session. Even if your child doesn't have formal therapy over the summer (and he should, through ESY!), he'll learn a lot from his time with you. Remember your ABA team is also there to support, increase hours, set up community outings, play dates and build capacity with parent training. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦

04/28/2021

Stress Related to Childcare πŸ‘ΆπŸ§ƒπŸšΈ

In some families, a parent or other caregiver is able to stay home with the children over the summer. With an autistic child, this can be a very stressful experience. Not only is it often difficult to care for an autistic child and keep him or her occupied, but having an autistic child in the family can make whole-family outings more difficult.

Tip #6: Plan vacations carefully. It's tempting to just "go on vacation," intending to discover and explore new destinations as you go. But if you have an autistic child coming along, a spontaneous vacation can be challenging. Sure, you can have downtime (in fact, you'll certainly need it) but even on a beach vacation, most kids with autism need a clear schedule and plan. This goes double for vacations that include extended family who are not already very familiar with and comfortable with your autistic child. Know exactly what will happen each day, and have alternate plans already in mind in case of an autistic meltdown or unexpected setback. πŸ§³πŸŒ‚πŸ•Ά

High Costs Associated With Appropriate Programs πŸ’΅πŸ’°πŸ’³Even if you do find a summer camp or program for your child, chances ...
04/27/2021

High Costs Associated With Appropriate Programs πŸ’΅πŸ’°πŸ’³

Even if you do find a summer camp or program for your child, chances are the costs will be much higher than they would be for a typical child. That's because autistic children often need much higher counselor: camper ratios, and may also require specialized care. Another alternative, sending a child to a typical program with an aide, may cost you almost as much as "special needs" camp.

Tip #5: Consider camp options. Please check out Consultant’s For Children Inc. Spark Summer Camp ! πŸ₯³πŸ€©πŸ˜Ž

High Costs Associated With Appropriate Programs πŸ’΅πŸ’°πŸ’³

Even if you do find a summer camp or program for your child, chances are the costs will be much higher than they would be for a typical child. That's because autistic children often need much higher counselor: camper ratios, and may also require specialized care. Another alternative, sending a child to a typical program with an aide, may cost you almost as much as "special needs" camp.

Tip #5: Consider camp options. Please check out Consultant’s For Children Inc. Spark Summer Camp ! πŸ₯³πŸ€©πŸ˜Ž

04/26/2021

Difficulty With Finding Appropriate Programs πŸ˜₯🀭🧠

School districts are required by law to provide extended school year (ESY) programs during the summer to students who might regress without them. These programs, however, are rarely full-time and are unlikely to include all the elements of a school year program. Meanwhile, typical summer camps are unlikely to say "yes" to including a child with more than a very mild version of autism spectrum disorder. Special needs camps and programs are increasingly available in some areas, but they are not available everywhere and may not be appropriate for your child's needs. Have you checked out CFCI’s Spark Summer Camp yet?!

Tip #4: Find, create, or pay for support. Parents with autistic and typically developing children have a unique challenge in the summer: how do you provide your typical child with ordinary summer fun while also supporting an autistic sibling? The obvious answer is "divide and conquer," meaning splitting the children up and having one parent take each child. Sometimes, however, that simply isn't feasible. Another option is finding a friend or relative interested in spending time with your typically developing child (it can be wonderful for a typically developing child to get special time with Grandma, for example). If you have the money or funding, you can also hire a student or even a teacher to spend time with your autistic child while you enjoy some much-needed respite. πŸ”’πŸ”‘β°πŸ 

04/23/2021

Loss of Therapies and Supports βš οΈπŸ“‰

Most children with autism have in-school programs or therapies that are paid for by the school district. These may include intensive or modified applied behavioral analysis (ABA), speech therapy, occupational therapy, and/or social skills therapy. Children may also have 1:1 aides in school who are able to manage difficult behaviors. At the end of the school year, these supports and therapies may disappear (though some families are able to continue to access some therapies throughout the calendar year).

Tip #3: Build a summer routine. If you have a child with autism, you may need to forgo summer spontaneityβ€”at least for a few years, until your child is able to go with the flow. Rather than making plans day by day, know what you'll be doing every day and every week. Mark plans on a calendar (or use a visual daily chart) and go over tomorrow's plans with your child. If you're doing something unusual, use pictures and social stories to help your child prepare. If your activity is weather-dependent, have an alternative in mind and share it with your child ahead of time (if it's sunny we'll go to the pool; if it's rainy we'll go to the library). πŸŽ’πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¬

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265 S Harlan St
Lakewood, CO
80226

General information

We are a Program Approved Service Agency (PASA). We have been in business since 2002. We offer in home ABA therapy, Individual and Family therapy, Weekly Social Skills Groups, and extended spring, summer, and winter clubs. Visit us at www.consultantsforchildren.com or our meet up page for groups http://www.meetup.com/assgdenver/

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(720) 272-1289

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Our Mission: Our mission is to provide the best possible treatment plan for children diagnosed with Autism and/or other developmental disabilities by providing comprehensive consulting services to both parents and schools. We developed this company in order to educate parents and schools to work effectively with these children, keeping the child's best interest in mind. We strive to put the needs of the individual child and their families first, rather than any particular teaching method or philosophy. We feel that not doing so results in programs that are inadequate and overall, ineffective. With our experience and extensive knowledge of this field and the variety of treatment options available, we believe we can not only help these children progress, but give hope back to their families. Our Philosophy: Our philosophy is that children diagnosed with autism and/or other developmental disabilities have the capability to function independently within their home and school environment. In order to ensure each child’s independence, an effective treatment plan must be established. Consultants for Children, Inc. consults with parents and schools to develop appropriate treatment plans that target the needs of each child. Our services are primarily based upon the foundations of ABA, and we incorporate aspects of Verbal Behavior, Floortime, Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy, TEACCH, RDI, and up to date research findings to make it an overall inclusive plan. We are dedicated in developing effective treatment plans that promote the independence and academic success of each child. We believe that with effective treatment, each child can grow to have a happy and fulfilling life. We accept the following funding sources: Aetna, Anthem-Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA Behavioral Health, Humana(ABA only), Rocky Mountain Health Plans(HIMAT only), United Behavioral Health(ABA only), CES Waiver, CWA Waiver, Early Intervention, Triwest(Autism Demonstration Project), Private Pay, Low Income Support

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