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Community Event, All Ages

April 23

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2023 Autism Resource Fair

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The Fort Collins Autism Resource Fair is a free, annual event hosted by Fort Collins Museum of Discovery that provides information and support for the autism community in and around Fort Collins.

Enjoy activities for people of all ages including arts and crafts, games, Lego building, social meetups, a free farm visit to Lee Martinez Farm, parent supports, food trucks, and much more! ASD-trained students from Colorado State University are available for no-cost childcare under faculty supervision so that families and caregivers can interact with providers. Artwork by local autistic artists will be showcased and presentations from self-advocates will be available throughout the day.

We are also honored to welcome world-famous scientist and bestselling author and advocate, Dr. Temple Grandin, as our keynote speaker in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. She will also be available to autograph books (including her newest, Visual Thinking).

REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU ARE ATTENDING THE AUTISM RESOURCE FAIR, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED to see Dr. Temple Grandin’s keynote speech. Please register HERE to attend this free portion of the fair. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are reserved on a first come, first-serve basis.

Neurodiverse individuals and their loved ones are encouraged to explore the museum and share a day of fun. Let us help you find out more about the autism community of Fort Collins!

Among the providers included this year are:

  • The Arc of Larimer County
  • Foothills Gateway
  • Colorado State University
  • The Fort Collins Police Department
  • Hearts and Horses
  • Peak Parenting Center
  • Poudre School District
  • The Social Learning Project
  • And many more! For more information, go to www.fcasd.org.

Free admission for all. The 2023 Autism Resource Fair is generously sponsored by Larimer County Behavioral Health Services Impact Fund Grant Program.