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Making the most of the first day of Spring: A day of grilling

The first day of Spring and temps in the 70s, and what would you do? Our Home Management planned wisely to make the most of the beautiful weather today, and all classes worked outside on the grills. Now that’s a life skill!

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Happy #PiDay from CCB … Cheesecake will do!

Trevor definitely knows what day it is …It’s probably just a coincidence though that he’s baking 6 cheesecakes for his graduation March 30. It’s close enough for Pi Day though!

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What’s so “mini” about the #ITP Mini-meal? #LivetheLifeYouWant

Well, the mini-meal is “mini” in comparison to the final Home Management assignment in our Independence Training Program … And it’s an interim step toward that final goal of cooking for 60 people. See, the mini-meal is only for fifteen! Here, Suzie, Parker, Ellen and Lyne put their meals in motion and on the table… Continue Reading What’s so “mini” about the #ITP Mini-meal? #LivetheLifeYouWant

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Solving the Blindness Puzzle: Trevor’s Tactile Rubik’s Cube #LivetheLifeYouWant

As Trevor explains, he’s been “cubing” for years, figuring out better and faster ways to solve the Rubik’s Cube. Working out how to make the Cube tactile and using all that he’s already learned to solve it nonvisually is just a part of solving the blindness puzzle for Trevor – of taking charge and living… Continue Reading Solving the Blindness Puzzle: Trevor’s Tactile Rubik’s Cube #LivetheLifeYouWant

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From Beginner to Braille Master: A Day in One of Jen’s Braille Classes

Oh yes, we’re big on Braille here at CCB, because it is fundamental to literacy for blind people and has high correlations with successful employment of blind adults. Our camera man Mike stopped by one of Jen’s classes recently and collected this video.

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February’s Students of the Month

For our second month of recognizing Students of the Month, staff selected Trevor and Jackson. At announcements this morning, Julie Deden talked about Trevor’s willingness to work hard under sleepshades, as well as always being willing to help out. Last month he volunteered to clear a stretch of sidewalk of snow and ice along S.… Continue Reading February’s Students of the Month

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Announcing our first Students of the Month – January 2017!

And the first-ever winners are Hindley (who graduated on Feb. 16) and Lyne! Hindley was chosen by CCB staff to be recognized for her leadership and her personal drive to learn as much as she could while a student here. She was Student Association for one 3-month term and not only learned to cook, but… Continue Reading Announcing our first Students of the Month – January 2017!

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Checking in on Art Class: Peter Slatin Pays a Visit

We were delighted to have a visit from 2016 alum Peter Slatin, who is also now on our Board of Directors. Peter was in Colorado for Ski for Light and spent a few days in Denver afterward. He dropped in on art class and took up the Sensational Blackboard to do some experimenting with paper… Continue Reading Checking in on Art Class: Peter Slatin Pays a Visit

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Cookies, Candies, Balloons and Bouquets: Valentines Day at CCB

The day didn’t go uncelebrated. The Seniors had a Valentine’s party (there are rumors of romance there). Even ITP got into the act with Valentine’s cookies to mark “National Singles Day”?

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18 Onions & What do You Get? Ryan’s Mini-meal & the Inside of Your Sleepshades Are Wet

Ryan admits he was pretty happy to be wearing sleepshades as he chopped the 18 onions it took to make his French onion soup. He is also now excited about cooking something other than “meat” since he came to the Center.

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