This is Haylee’s speech for our short-term public speaking class, given last fall before she graduated. Not only did we learn about synesthesia from Haylee, we also learned during the question-and-answer segment (not shown) from Tabea how she and her sister Sarah argued as children over things like what color Tuesday was. They both had… Continue Reading What Color Is Tuesday? Haylee’s Speech
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Shelby’s graduation on April 8 brought her parents and, grandparents all the way from South Carolina, as well as a family friend who lives in Scotland. Shelby came to the Center as a brand-new high school grad last summer, and so it was the second time her parents and grandparents had been to the Center… Continue Reading Shelby: The Choir Director Gets Her Bell
On April 6 it was Vika’s turn to ring her Bell of Freedom. She cooked a meal of barbecued chicken, potato wedges that used 30 pounds of spuds, and peach cobbler. When Julie asked if if she’d ever done any cooking before coming to the Center, she said no. “My parents were afraid I would… Continue Reading Vika: If I can cook for 64, I can cook for my family someday
Peter culminated his amazing journey on April 1 with his grad meal and the Bell of Freedom he worked so hard to earn. “It was suggested that I come here 20 years ago,” Peter toldus. “I didn’t because I didn’t believe I was blind.” Indeed, Peter came from Brooklyn as one of our more mature… Continue Reading Peter: This is your journey to make
Marcus has made plenty of things in wood shop, before and after coming to the Center. So when it came time to do a final project, he chose something for the Center. By the way, it’s used almost every day.
Tabea’s time in the spotlight came on March 12 when her travel instructor David Nietfeld presented her with her Bell of Freedom. “When Tabea first got here her sister Sarah was finishing up,” David said. “For a while it was kind of the Meyer Show. Some might have been tempted to wonder how Tabea… Continue Reading Tabea: I didn’t know I would grow in the ways that I have
Thanks to Josie Mills, chair of the Arapahoe Community College’s English Department. She came to philosophy class today to discuss John Milton’s poem, “On His Blindness.” Though almost everyone was new to this poem, there were a lot of very thoughtful responses. Maybe the best part of class for many, judging by the hush in… Continue Reading Poetry in Philosophy Class
All ITP students take wood shop and home maintenance at the Center, and building a project is a graduation requirement. Vicki will tell you about hers:
As students near the end of their program, they must plan and execute a “Monster Route.” Listen to Vika talk about hers. She graduates in a week!