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Cane Travel Independence Training Program

Vika’s Monster Route: It’ll Turn Your Hair Blue!

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!

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Independence Training Program

Marcus: Flourishing as an Independent Blind Person

“I knew you would flourish here,” Julie Deden said to Marcus at his bell ceremony on February 5. “When you came down from Montana for a tour with your Dad, you were so interested and excited about everything.” Marcus worked as a journeyman electrician in Montana before becoming blind two […]

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Independence Training Program

Daniel: To Be the Best Blind Guy You Can Be

“You really raised the bar,” Julie Deden said of Daniel’s graduation meal on March 4. “I think this is the biggest grad meal we’ve ever had.” She didn’t mean just the number of guests Daniel served – there were 80 in all – but because he cooked breakfast, lunch and […]

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Independence Training Program

James Earns His Bell: Moving Forward with His Life

James and I talked on the phone for months and months before he came to the Center,” Julie Deden told the 60-plus guests at James’ graduation ceremony on February 12. “And one thing we all know about you now James is that once you have your mind made up you […]

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Independence Training Program

Jenny’s Bell: Of Brussels Sprouts and Self-determination

“Jenny is a woman who is very creative and unique, and you may find yourself experiencing things you’ve never experienced before when you spend time with Jenny.” That was Julie Deden’s remark on January 20 as she prepared to present Jenny with her Freedom Bell. It’s very true, because it […]

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General Colorado Center Information Independence Training Program

I Came to My Future: Vicki

“Vicki’s coming out of this ready to go,” observed Robert at Vicki’s graduation on Januray 8, “and the rest of you are going to have to work to keep up.” He was right about that. Vicki came with the intention of squeezing out every last drop of opportunity and learning. […]

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Independence Training Program

Penny’s Bell: You Encouraged Me & Wouldn’t Give Up on Me

Penny received the first Freedom Bell awarded in 2016 on January 7. The first thing she did after ringing it loud and proud was to thank her husband Rick. “You encouraged me and you wouldn’t give up on me,” she said after serving her grad meal to 60 guests, which […]

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Challenge Recreation General Colorado Center Information Independence Training Program

Two Videos with Richie

Richie’s been at the Center in our Independence Training Program for a couple of months now. A former student in our summer youth program, he hit the ground running in January. Here are two videos . The first about his gift to Locks of Love. In the second, he’s on […]

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General Colorado Center Information Independence Training Program

Shelby: Don’t hide Your Lamp Under a Duck’s Nest

Monday afternoons our art class meets with our long-time teacher and friend Ann Cunningham to make tactile are pieces from stone, clay, paper or whatever creative fancy strives to take flight. Shelby will graduate next month, and she’s been a fixture in art class since last fall. Here she is […]

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General Colorado Center Information Home Management Independence Training Program

Alyssa’s Mini-meal

Alyssa recently finished her mini-meal. Let her tell you about it.