SECA is a community based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children, families and communities overcome the limitations of autism. SECA was established in Pueblo County in 2001 to meet the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in southern Colorado. Since its inception SECA has expanded to reach families throughout Colorado and surrounding states. SECA grew out of the need for affordable autism services in Pueblo County.
FACILITY HOURS OR OPERATION
Monday - Thursday : 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri, Sat. & Sun. Closed
Summer Program for children and adults with ASD
Behavioral Therapy Program (ABA)
Social Skills Therapy Program
After School Hours Therapies
Life Skills Training
HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS
· Respite Care Services
· Community Connector Services
· Autism Education Classes
• Resource library
• Parent training (for parents with children/adults enrolled at SECA)
125 W. Palmer Lake Dr., Pueblo West, CO 81007
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7878, Pueblo West, CO 81007
Phone: (719) 547-8803
Fax: (719) 547-8806
In 2001, Dr. Karen Colvin and Nancy Barris, P.A. created the Soaring Eagles Center for Autism (SECA) to meet the needs of Pueblo County individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and to assist families and organizations serving these individuals. The founders discovered the need for such services in Pueblo County when their own sons were experiencing ASD symptoms and eventually were diagnosed with the disorder. The journey to obtain appropriate therapies and education both for their sons and themselves was long, confusing and difficult. At that time, the closest center for autism treatment was two hours away in Denver.
Initially SECA, located in Pueblo West, was a support group of 12 parents seeking assistance for their children with ASD. Realizing the community need for intensive treatment services for children with autism, SECA began offering autism education programs for parents and teachers. Eventually, the Center expanded its programs to include teaching services. In June 2002, SECA began Pueblo County’s first extended school year program specifically designed for children with ASD. With the success of this first summer program and at the request of parents, SECA continued teaching services throughout the year. Soon, SECA’s overall mission was to increase the services to children with autism and their families and to expand autism community education efforts throughout southern Colorado.