Families together at Happy Dog Ranch

Two children feed goats, through a wooden fence. Young boy hold reins, while leading a horse in the corral.Families, who have children who are dually diagnosed as deaf and having autism spectrum disorder, came together, at Happy Dog Ranch, in Littleton, CO. This event was co-sponsored by CSDB, Hands and Voices, Natural Wisdom Counseling and Dr Debbie Mood. The day was filled with feeding alpacas and goats, brushing the steer, sensory activities, scavenger hunts, story time, and horse riding. While the children were busy on the farm, the parents spent time together in rich discussion and shared experiences. Families and role models were able to mingle, during a lunch provided by Santiagos, in Castle Rock. Kids, parents, and more than 30 volunteers left feeling satisfied and exhausted!
Lady tells a story, using ASL, to families