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LoveU2Pieces Trivia Night

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LoveU2Pieces Trivia Night

Join us for LoveU2Pieces Trivia Night! Saturday, January 9, 2016 Maryland Heights Community Center 6:00p.m. Doors Open ~ 7:00 p.m. Trivia Begins 50/50 Raffle ~ Heads or Tails ~ Attendance Prizes ~ Basket Raffles Complimentary Beer, Soda and Snacks Teams May Also Bring Food and Drink Click Here to Register!

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LoveU2Pieces Play and Learning Center Dream Becomes a Reality!

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LoveU2Pieces Play and Learning Center Dream Becomes a Reality!

LoveU2Pieces is thrilled to announce that after 5 years, we are opening our first Play and Learning Center! We have designed a gorgeous space for our families to connect, play and learn! The LoveU2Pieces Play and Learning Center is designed to nurture the development and resilience of families living with autism spectrum disorders. More specifically, we specialize in children who are functioning at a high level on the autism spectrum. While these children may excel in the academic realm, we find that social interaction is an ongoing struggle,...

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6th Annual LoveU2Pieces Golf Scramble

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6th Annual LoveU2Pieces Golf Scramble

Join us for the 6th Annual LoveU2Pieces Golf Tournament!   Monday, September 14, 2015   Tapawingo National Golf Course Sunset Hills, MO 10:30 Registration Begins 11:00 Lunch Begins 12:00 noon Shotgun Start Click Here to Register

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LoveU2Pieces Social Connections Summer Groups

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LoveU2Pieces Social Connections Summer Groups

2014 Social Connections Takes on Friendships LoveU2Pieces Social Connections is a program currently serving children age 2-12 in a Peer-to-Peer format. Participants include children with an ASD diagnosis, but also those without a diagnosis who wish to model appropriate social interactions. The program is designed based on the belief that children with and without a diagnosis can learn from and connect with one another. Children appropriate for these groups are average to high functioning individuals. LoveU2Pieces Social Connections Groups are...

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Social Connections Program

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Social Connections Program

The LoveU2Pieces Social ConnectionsSM Program was developed to support our Mission as we seek to provide: ~ Opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to develop skills in the areas of social interaction and leadership. ~ Information and activities for parents of children on the autism spectrum that will support their efforts in raising their children in a strong,  supportive environment. ~ A forum for parents of children on the autism spectrum to connect and share concerns, difficulties, strategies, and triumphs as they move through...

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A Little Rest Goes a Long Way

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res·pite [res-pit] Noun:  A delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief Verb: To relieve temporarily, especially from anything distressing or trying; give an interval of relief from No matter how you say it – stay, hiatus, rest, recess, postpone, suspend – respite is something that all parents need from time to time. It’s especially true of parents who are raising one or more children on the autism spectrum. If this describes you or someone you know, then you’re probably already aware...

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Joy, Happiness and Hard Work – Helping Taylor Reclaim His Voice

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Joy, Happiness and Hard Work – Helping Taylor Reclaim His Voice

It’s an all-too familiar scenario: Family welcomes new baby into the household Baby grows well physically, mentally and emotionally Baby turns into a happy, loving toddler And then, something happens. That “something” is a diagnosis of autism. Then, the world as the family knew it is gone. This is what happened to the Crowe family after son Taylor, a happy, verbal, well-adjusted toddler, began to change into a mostly silent, withdrawn and frequently inconsolable child. After seeing doctor after doctor, they finally received the autism...

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Just 15 Minutes – Taking Time Out only for You

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Women are marvelous jugglers. We raise families, hold full-time jobs or run our own businesses, manage our homes, volunteer, act as chauffeur to our children, are caregivers when someone is sick and, more frequently, care for aging parents. Essentially, it may feel like you’re on the go 25 hours a day (if that were possible). It’s exhausting and dangerous for your physical and mental health. While you’re taking care of everyone else, the one person who needs the most care is ignored – you. If you’ve flown on a plane before, you’ve likely...

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Autism Types Explained

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Autism. For many, this word conjures up images of children either completely out of control or so withdrawn they can barely function. But these images are extreme examples of autism – a complex disorder than manifests in a variety of ways and at different ages. In its mildest form, autism can minimally limit one’s life; in the most severe cases, full-time care may be necessary. An autism diagnosis typically results in understanding where one falls on the Autism Spectrum. Regardless of the diagnosis, those diagnosed tend to display similar...

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