Puzzle Pieces- November Session will be on the third Sunday, Nov.18th

Puzzle Pieces: Each Piece Unique

On the second Sunday of each month from 11 to 1, the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center offers free admission to families with children who have autism spectrum disorders.

The Puzzle Pieces program provides opportunities to enjoy family time at the Kansas Children’s Discovery Center in a safe and understanding environment, allows parents to network with one another, and helps families discover new resources available to them.

KCDC is not open to the public during this time. For more information about Puzzle Pieces, please contact Dené Mosier at dmosier@kansasdiscovery.org or 785-783-8300. Puzzle Pieces events are subject to change, please check this website for the most current information.

We thank Pediatric Associates and Target for their generous support that allows this program to take place at no cost families.

Lucy, the Therapy Dog

Lucy the therapy dog is a beloved Puzzle Pieces volunteer. Lucy is a five year old golden Doodle, who celebrates her birthday on June 20. She is a certified therapy dog, trained through Loving Paws. She loves children and especially loves to be petted!

Lucy lives with her parents and has one brother, Charlie Brown, who is nine months old. Lucy and her trainer, Dr. Ximena M. Garcia, regularly attend Puzzle Pieces. Please stop by and introduce yourself to Lucy!

Puzzle Pieces Advisory Committee

Linda Burgen, MS, BCBA
Easter Seals Capper Foundation, Autism Service Director
Kristen Dayo
Mathematics Instructional Coach - Whitson Elementary School. Parent of two children, one on the Autism Spectrum.
Marlene Graber
Topeka Public Schools, Autism Consultant
Martha Palmer
TARC Inc, Children’s Services Teacher
Susan Voorhees, PsyD
Private Practice
Breanne Wasinger, MA
Museum Studies, focusing on integrating special populations into museums.