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A Littleton Slugger, Independent Travel, Fear and Progress

Warren completed his woodshop project this week. We’ll call it a “Littleton Slugger”, which he turned on the mini-lathe. He plans to have all his instructors sign it when he graduates and returns home to Philadelphia. Wednesday Brigid successfully completed her support drop and Marlene went on her solo drop. Oh yeah, Marlene made it… Continue Reading A Littleton Slugger, Independent Travel, Fear and Progress

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What’s Goal Ball? Martin, Warren & Jimmy Preview Demos for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

Littleton’s Western Welcome Week starts … Well, tomorrow! Next week we will give tours and promised that we’ll do Goal Ball demonstrations in the gym, and even let guests take their turn if they like. So, Martin, Warren and Jimmy went down to the gym this week to demonstrate some basics for those who’ve never… Continue Reading What’s Goal Ball? Martin, Warren & Jimmy Preview Demos for @WesternWelcomeWeek!

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Come Visit Us During Littleton’s Western Welcome Week!

Tour the Colorado Center for the Blind We’re inviting the community in to learn how blind people do things, but our real purpose is to give folks a chance to learn that blind people are really a lot like themselves.   You see them all over Littleton traveling with their white canes, many wearing sleep… Continue Reading Come Visit Us During Littleton’s Western Welcome Week!

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How does our garden grow? Awesome!

Every Tuesday morning a different group of Center students heads out back to our Legacy Garden to meet the Colorado Master Gardeners from Arapahoe County, and to see just what’s happening out there. Students work with the Master Gardeners to plant, cultivate and harvest the bounty. In these hot, hot days of August the lilies… Continue Reading How does our garden grow? Awesome!

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Matt and His Swagalicious Mini-meal

Sometimes we get a chance to measure how far we’ve come in life, in school, in athletics or in a blindness training program. Matt found such a moment in his Home Management class.as he worked on and ssucessfully cooked and served his mini-meal.

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How They Fed 120: The 2016 Summer Graduation Meal

The culmination of the Summer Program each year is of course the awarding of certificates and the talent show. Before that can happen, however, the masses must be fed. The summer students and their instructors draw on their collective learning in the kitchen over the summer and cook a meal for as many as 120… Continue Reading How They Fed 120: The 2016 Summer Graduation Meal

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Take our 2016 ITP video in smaller bites

We’ve taken our new Independence Training Program 2016 video and broken it down into smaller bites for YouTube viewers. We completed the new video and posted it in June, just in time for the NFB Convention in Orlando. That video is just over 22 minutes in length, a fair bit longer than the average YouTube… Continue Reading Take our 2016 ITP video in smaller bites

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A Send-off for Two Colleagues and Friends

Not only did we say good-bye to our 24 summer students in the past week, we also saw the departure of two friends and colleagues who’ve been with us for much of July. We’ve been excited to host Kimie Beverly as a student for the past three weeks. Kimie is President of the National Federation… Continue Reading A Send-off for Two Colleagues and Friends

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Summer’s end 2016 …

If only the Beach Boys were right about “Endless Summer”! This summer is ending, but 24 students from Colorado and five other states as well as Mexico, there were some great moments. From Denver’s 16th Street Mall to rafting on Clear Creek, from cooking in the kitchen to rock climbing at Eldorado Canyon, from canoeing,… Continue Reading Summer’s end 2016 …

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Summer Jobs Wrapping Up

Hard to believe our summer programs are coming to an end. Today summer Earn & Learn students are finishing up their 40-hour internships across the Metro area. Not only do they gain valuable work experience – for some it’s their first paid job – but they travel independently to their job sites on foot and… Continue Reading Summer Jobs Wrapping Up

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