Mission Statement

To provide a place for parents and family members to meet and share experience, strength, give hope and awareness, to other families who have similar experiences raising children with ADD/ADHD, SPD, Anxiety, ASD, mental health diagnosis, developmental and behavioral challenges. Through sharing in this experience of raising these hard to raise kids, we grow stronger and more resilient.

Easy to Love is a 501 (C) (3) Non-Profit Organization

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Utah Easy to Love Holiday Events

Utah Easy to Love is excited about the amazing events we have coming up for the Holiday Season! We know the holidays can be stressful with our kiddos and traditions hard to keep going. We have been able to put together a couple special needs friendly family events for you all! 

December 4th - 6:00-8:00PM
Special Needs Santa
This event is going to be held at Station Park in Farmington (900 West Clark Lane), we will have a Santa who understands your child's unique needs, Mrs. Claus reading stories and hot cocoa for free. There will be the option to buy a photo with Santa for $10.00 and ice skating (with helpers) for $2.00 per person. 

December 5th - 11:30AM
Special Needs Performance of Ballet Wests The Nutcracker
Capitol Theater - 50 West 200 South SLC 
This is also a FREE event for our families. Ballet West will reserve seats for Utah Easy to Love families for this performance. If you would like to reserve seats please email us ASAP at utaheasy2love@gmail.com. 

December 11th - 7:00PM
2nd Annual Favorite Things Party
1565 East 3300 South SLC
Last year turned out to be an amazing event! Everyone went above and beyond with their favorite things and we were able to get amazing donations for raffles and goody bags. This year is going to be even better with more awesome giveaways and fun! LakeShore Learning will be there again with a craft package, coupons from Kangaroo Zoo, giveaways from AbilityStation.com, Lil' Flippers, Little Gym and more. 
How it Works: Pick a favorite special needs tool or toy, it can be homemade or store bought and has to be under $5 each. Bring FIVE of that item. Each person will present what their favorite thing is and then draw 5 names. In the end everyone will end up leaving with FIVE new things to try with their child! You will also get an awesome goody bag! 
Drink provided, but we do ask that you bring a treat to share! Limited spaces available, please RSVP ASAP! (801)532-4331 or at utaheasy2love@gmail.com
 ** If you need ideas you can visit our Favorite Things board on pinterest HERE 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November & December

Hey everyone! We wanted to share all that we have going on in the next couple of months. November's group topic is 'Surviving the Holidays'. This is a topic we do every year in November because it is always something that is relevant for many of us. The holidays are stressful, schedules get out of wack and there are a lot of sights, sounds and smells that are different. At our group we will be able to talk about these things, let people vent and have tips and tricks. We also have put together a gift list of the top toys and special needs items for your child.
Also in November is the last Utah Film Center FREE special needs screening of 2013. This is on November 16th @ 11:00am. The movie is the 2013-14 Kid Flix Mix, which is a collection of shorts. We would love to end the year with a bang and get a lot of you there! The screening is held in the theater of Shriner's Hospital - Farifax Rd @ Virginia Street.

December is going to be AMAZING! We have do not have regular groups, but have 2 great events. The first event is for the family. Utah Easy to Love has teamed up with Station Park in Farmington to do a special needs Santa. We will have treats, a Mrs. Claus story teller and of course Santa. This event is FREE!
December 4th
Place: Station Park 844 West Clark Ln. Farmington

We will also be holding our 2nd annual Favorite Things Holiday party. You will pick a tool or toy that is a favorite for your child. It needs to be under $5 and you need to bring 5 of that item. It can be store bought or homemade. We will all draw names and everyone will leave with 5 new tools to try! If you are struggling to come up with an idea we have a pinterest board with some! http://www.pinterest.com/utaheasytolove/2013-favorite-things-ideas/
Date: December 11
Time: 7:00PM
Place: 1565 E 3300 S slc
This is an RSVP only event with limited spaces! Please email us at utaheasy2love@gmail.com to reserve your spot!!

Please feel free to email or call with any questions!
Thanks, Lindsay