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January 2012 Events Events for Springfield, Branson and surrounding area... Aaron Likens to Speak in and around Springfield Aaron Likens was diagnosed with Aspergerʼs Syndrome (AS) when he was 20 years old. Now author of the book Finding Kansas: Decoding the Enigma of Aspergerʼs Syndrome,” he now is raising awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders through his presentations with TouchPoint Autism Services. Many families have benefitted from hearing Aaronʼs story and have gained an understanding of AS that helps them to support their own family member with the diagnosis. We invite you to come hear Aaronʼs story.

Aaron Likensʼ SW Missouri speaking schedule: Joplin: January 17 – 6-8pm at TouchPoint office, 1211 South Illinois, Joplin. Limited respite available for families referred by the DMH. MUST RSVP for respite at least 48 hours in advance. Springfield: January 19 – 6-8pm at the St. John’s C.H. “Chub” O’Reilly Cancer Center, 2055 South Fremont, Springfield. Limited respite available for families referred by the DMH. MUST RSVP for respite at least 48 hours in advance.

Springfield Basketball through March 3

Swimming Gymnastics & Aquatics Mid-January TBA Boys & Girls Club Musgrave Unit 720 S Park

Clinton: January 23 – 6-8pm at Henry County Library, 123 East Green Street.

Nixa Basketball

Mountain Grove: January 24 – 6-8pm at Days Inn, 300 19th Street/US Hwy-95 & US 60.

through March 3 Nixa Jr. High School

Monett: January 25 – 10am-12pm at ARC, 1010 Old Airport Rd. Lebanon: January 25 – 6-8pm at Laclede County Library, 915 South Jefferson. Branson: January 26 – 6-7:30pm at Developmental Connections, 1533 East State Hwy 76. Presentations are free and open to the public. Please call 1-800-420-7410 to reserve your seat.

Februrary 11, 2012 SWAN Meeting: Navigating the Spectrum of Autism Treatments Dr.Robert Grant, CC Counseling presenting. 1-3pm Wesley United Methodist Church 922 W. Republic Road Childcare provided; for more info, go to

“Learn how to critically evaluate treatment approaches for individual effectiveness.”

Disability Law Social Security “It’s all we do”


Branson Basketball through March 3 Location TBA

Swimming January 17- March 6 Box Car Willie Champion Athletes of the Ozarks mission is to build self-esteem, self-confidence and everyday life skills, enhancing the lives of children and adults with disabilities through education, sports competition and new opportunities.If you are interested in volunteering jontact our office at (417)890-1599. To register an athlete or for more information please call (417)890-1599 or e-mail

PARMELE Law Firm, P.C.

830 E. Primrose St. Dan Parmele Former Senior Staff Attorney Springfield, MO with the Social Security Administration

Mo Supreme Court Rule 4-7.2 The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

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Missouri Autism Report January  
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Missouri Autism Report for January