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The No New Year’s Resolution Revolution: Embracing Personal Growth Without Pressure

When the New Year bell rang, I decided the Christmas tree had to come down. For Mikelle, it was a bittersweet moment. Her month-long party had come to an end. She wore her disappointment stoically as she watched me take down the garland, the twinkling lights she loved, and finally, the treasured ornaments that held […]

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Mikelle is in her wheelchair bundled up with a gray blanket at night with the snow falling around her.

Jingle All the Way: Celebrating the Magic of Christmas in Our Special Community

FLike jingle bells, laughter echoes through this holiday season as we celebrate the magic of Christmas. The Magic of Christmas This year, we decided to mix up the holiday season slightly. For instance, last month, we had a festive “wheelchair party” celebrating Mikelle’s new red wheelchair. The evening was packed with celebration, wine, and festivities,

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NDEAM-October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Employment First Advisory Partnership, which I have been fortunate to be CO-Chair since its legislative inception continues to make progress in raising awareness regarding the employment of people with disabilities in Colorado through our efforts with our agency and local partnerships, which include Colorado APSE, the Division for Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Education, Department

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Will the Pioneer Generation become the Generation in Crisis?

Is the aging caregiver crisis just around the corner? Her passing set in motion a cascade of decisions that triggered deep thought about my passing and preparation for when, as one of my fellow special needs parents says, “We fall off our perch.” The Problem. In the U.S. today, there are nearly one million households

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Let’s Celebrate!

One Christmas in Color, two-holiday parties, three great presents, four fun team members, and five golden smiles made this holiday season bright. Strung together like a strand of lights on the Christmas tree, this season’s events were brilliant and beautiful. Our hearts are full of love for our friends and family. Perhaps our appreciation is

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Vote Like Your Life Depends on It! Cause it does.

Today, November offers up a beautiful fall day. The temperature hovers at a lovely sixty-five degrees. Soft, faded pink hydrangeas bounce on a gentle breeze. I am sitting in the sun at a local coffee shop in the garden of falling leaves. This moment feels like the warm before the storm. Our first measurable snowfall

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