SPRING, 2014


It’s spring time, and this year it means the “Season of Change” for Yampa Valley Autism Program and Community Cultivation! We have many changes, from administration and staff changes, to growth within our programming and Community Cultivation. Our wonderful Executive Director of seven years, LuEtta Loeber, is shifting roles. She is an amazing leader, and we are so grateful for all that she has done for this organization. She will continue to contribute as Board Treasurer and we are still counting on her knowledge and expertise. As the new Executive Director, Lisa Lorenz, I am so excited to embrace this new role. There is much to learn and so very much to do to help our clients and families!

Other news for spring, April is Autism Awareness Month, and April 2nd is National Autism Awareness Day! It is tagged “LIGHT IT UP BLUE” for Autism Day and we have some very special events.

Save up your grocery shopping list for April 2nd, because Natural Grocers of Steamboat is donating 5% of it’s TOTAL sales that day to YVAP! Tell all your friends, co-workers and neighbors.

We have a “Meet and Greet” event happening that evening at Bud Werner’s Library Hall from 5:30-7:30 that evening with delicious snacks and beverages. This is a great chance to get to know each other and the agencies that are service providers in the community, so please plan to attend with your family and friends.

Light It Up Blue For Autism Flyer

Board of Directors

Tom Gangel, Board Chair
Susan Mizen, Secretary
LuEtta Loeber, Treasurer
Holly Nelson, Fund Development
Steve Ivancie
Christine McKelvie
Jack Dysart

Make a donation through PayPal

Learn more about Community Cultivation »
Autism News from Medical News Today
Peers with strong language skills help preschoolers with special needs

The guiding philosophy for educating children with disabilities has been to integrate them as much as possible into a normal classroom environment, with the hope that peers' skills will help bring...

Read more »

Research suggests early warning sign for babies at risk of autism

Some babies are at risk for autism because they have an older sibling that has the disorder.

Read more »

Protein once seen as a promising anti-cancer compound helps to stabilize neural circuits

Researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered that endostatin, a protein that once aroused intense interest as a possible cancer treatment, plays a key role in the stable functioning of the...

Read more »