September 2022 – Dr. Locke was an invited speaker at the Colorado Department of Education Kaleidoscope conference 2022. The presentation focused on the identification, diagnosis, and management of central auditory processing disorder.
May 2022 – Learning Differences World invited Dr. Locke to present on central auditory processing disorder and Able Kids Foundation.
April 2022 – Dr. Locke was a featured speaker for the US Autism Seminar: Meltdowns and Neuro-crashes. Many students with autism present with the classic behaviors of central auditory processing disorder. Identifying and supporting their auditory challenges can help them better control the auditory chaos in their environments.
January 2022 – School staff visited with Dr. Hardy to learn more information about central auditory processing disorder and how we can better support students in the classroom with central auditory processing challenges.
November 2021 – Members of the Colorado Royal Arch Masons visited the Foundation, including the Grand High Priest. The Colorado Mason’s change the world for students and adults with CAPD that are seen at the Foundation with their support of our sponsorship assistance program.
October 2021 – Dr. Hardy presented to physical, occupational, and speech therapists and shared information about the Able Kids Foundation and the population that we serve.
March 2020 – Dr. Locke presented to a parent group of gifted children. She shared research and information about how CAPD can impact this population and how we can support gifted students with auditory processing challenges.
March 2020 – Dr. Locke presented to Royal Arch Masons across Colorado via a zoom meeting. The Colorado Masons are positively impacting the lives of individuals with central auditory processing disorder everyday. On behalf of the individuals who have experienced life changing opportunities as a result of the support of the Colorado Masons, we say ‘thank you’.
January 2020 – The Foundation met with the Grand High Priest and Grand High Secretary of the Royal Arch Masons of Colorado. The Colorado Masons anchor the Foundation’s sponsorship assistance program and help offset financial barriers for students and adults with central auditory processing disorder. We are grateful for their continued kindness and generosity towards our families.
April 2019 – Dr. Locke was invited to speak at the Royal Arch Mason assembly in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She will share information about the Able Kids Foundation, the services the Foundation provides, and the sponsorship assistance program that offsets financial barriers to families in need.
February 2019 – Staff at the Able Kids Foundation visited the Hellerstein and Brenner Vision Center in Englewood, Colorado to learn about visual processing challenges.
November 2018 – Patti Wilczek, Head of Helios School in California, visited the Able Kids Foundation. Staff met with Ms. Wilczek and shared information about the Foundation and central auditory processing disorder.
July 2018 – Staff from the Able Kids Foundation met with therapists at Children’s Therapy Services in Fort Collins to share information about central auditory processing disorder. Children’s Therapy Services provides occupational, physical, and speech therapy services to individuals in Northern Colorado.
July 2018 – Dr. Locke was invited to and presented information about central auditory processing disorder and the Able Kids Foundation at the PG Retreat in Colorado Springs. PG Retreat is a community of families with profoundly gifted children and teens.
February 2018 – Ms. Catherine Zakoian visited the Foundation to meet the staff and learn more about central auditory processing disorder and the services that the Foundation provides. Ms. Zakoian provides counseling and educational services to gifted children and their families.
January 2018 – The Able Kids Foundation was invited to spend an evening with Chapter 29 of the Colorado Royal Arch Masons to share information about the Foundation, central auditory processing disorder, and speak on behalf of the families who benefit from their generous spirit. The Colorado Masons anchor the Foundation’s Sponsorship Assistance Program and help provide financial scholarships to children and adults in need of central auditory processing evaluation and management solutions. Dr. Locke also accepted a generous donation on behalf of the Foundation that will provide life-changing opportunities for individuals with central auditory processing challenges.
March 2017 – Staff at the Able Kids Foundation traveled to Colorado Springs to meet with Lori Myers, Vice President of the Shandy Clinic. The Foundation shared information about central auditory processing difficulties and toured the Shandy
Clinics to learn more about the services they provide. The Shandy Clinic is a private, outpatient therapy clinic that provides individualized speech, physical, and occupational therapy.
January 2017 – Staff at the Able Kids Foundation met with Mr. Ron Birely and Mr. Bob Gregory, members of the Royal Arch Masons of Colorado on behalf of our families that have benefited from their organization’s generosity. The Colorado Masons anchor the financial assistance program at the Able Kids Foundation and provide life-changing opportunities for individuals who struggle to understand auditory information in their daily environments.
June 2016 – Staff at the Able Kids Foundation was invited to visit the Gifted Development Center in Westminster, Colorado. The Gifted Development Center specializes in the evaluation of gifted children and adults and educates others about the needs of gifted individuals.
May 2016 – The Foundation was the featured nonprofit organization for “Pints for the People”, an event hosted by Loveland Aleworks in Loveland, Colorado. Staff shared information at the event about central auditory processing difficulties.
May 2016 – Able Kids Foundation invited professionals and parents to their location to attend a presentation given by Georgia Montoya. Ms. Montoya, a civil rights attorney with the Department of Education, provided attendees with information regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act as they relate to students with disabilities in the educational arena.
December 2015 – At the request of Nancy Townsend, owner and director of the Reading Clinic, Able Kids Foundation presented information about central auditory processing disorder to staff at their location in Loveland, Colorado. The Reading Clinic offers tutoring in reading, writing, study skills, and math.
September 2015 – The Foundation will be addressing the Royal Arch Mason assembly to speak about our financial assistance program and share the positive impact it has had on the children and adults seen at the Foundation.
May 2015 – The Able Kids Foundation was an invited participant in the Post-Adoption Resource Center Spotlight Conference in Englewood, Colorado. This event provided resources and information to families and professionals.
December 2014 – Three members of the Grand Chapter of the Colorado Royal Arch Masons were invited to the Able Kids Foundation. The Foundation is fortunate to receive the generous support of this organization. In attendance were Mr. Robert Gregory, the Most Excellent Grand Secretary for the Grand Chapter of Colorado, Mr. Ron Birely, Most Excellent Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Colorado, and Mr. David Coberly, the Most Excellent Grand King of the Grand Chapter of Colorado Royal Arch Masons.
December 2014 – The Foundation met with Dr. Linda Silverman, Director, and Bobbie Gilman, Associate Director, of the Gifted Development Center in Westminster, Colorado to discuss the two Centers and their programs.
October 2014 – Able Kids Foundation was invited to publish an article in the Rocky Mountain Mason magazine.
September 2014 – The Royal Arch Masons invited the Foundation to speak at the Grand Session in Denver, Colorado.
July 2014 – Able Kids Foundation was invited to write a feature article for Exceptional Parent magazine about central auditory processing disorder.
April 2014 – Loveland Pediatrics in Loveland, Colorado invited Able Kids Foundation to their practice to speak to pediatricians about central auditory processing disorder.