This event is designed to provide youth AND adults a completely free experience to try blind hockey at the Pepsi Center. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Our top coaches will be on the ice to assist the participants in learning the basics. Participants do not need any previous skating or hockey experience.
The Colorado Center for the Blind, the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, and the Colorado Association of Education and Rehabilitation together invite you to participate in a day to include the 2020 Denver Metro Regional Braille Challenge followed by the Assistive Technology Vendor/Resource Fair.
Denver Metro Regional Braille Challenge (9:00 am-2:00 pm):
Braille literacy skills are essential to academic and employment success! Blind or visually impaired students in grades 1-12 who can read and write Braille are invited to participate in the Braille Challenge. Skills in several areas will be tested and those with the top scores will be eligible to compete in the final round in Los Angeles on June 26 & 27!
For those new to Braille, we will have a rookie component to our programing that will include tactile literacy with renowned tactile artist Ann Cunningham as well as many other activities to get everyone excited about using Braille.
For questions regarding the Braille Challenge or to register your student, please contact Debbie Haberkorn at email@example.com
Assistive Technology Vendor/Resource Fair (1:00-4:00 pm)
The Assistive Technology Vendor/Resource Fair is open to everyone including professionals in the field, community members, parents, children, etc. This Fair will give you the opportunity to talk to experts about various devices, try out different devices, and get contact information from participating vendors. Free ACVREP credit available for professionals!
For questions concerning the Vendor Fair, please contact Heather Solberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (303) 505-2758.
9:00 am: Welcome and rundown of the day’s activities
9:15-11:30 am: Contest Activities and Rookie Activities
11:30-12:30 pm: Lunch (provided)
12:30-2:00 pm: Contest Activities and Rookie Activities
1:00-4:00 pm: Assistive Technology/Resource Vender Fair
If you have additional questions, please contact Martin Becerra-Miranda at (303) 778-1130 ext. 223 or email email@example.com
The Youth Services team at the Colorado Center for the Blind and CSDB principal Jamie Lugo have been collaborating over the last several years on a monthly mentoring program. Starting this 2019 – 2020 school year a more robust and fulfilling, Mentoring Program has been offered to a wider range of Blind students. Director of Youth Services Martin Becerra-Miranda, along with four student mentors have been traveling to the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind on the first Wednesday of every month to work with Blind students ranging in age from 5 to 18 years old.
The purpose of the mentoring program is to provide blind students with positive adult role models and to instruct in the areas of Communication, Reading, Career Education, Employment/College Preparation, Independent Living Skills, Recreation, Problem Solving, Self-Advocacy, & Social interaction.
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