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Steve Announces 2 for 1 on Drops: Julie & Ashley Successes!

Julie M. Signing in after returning from her Independent Drop

Who can resist a 2-for-1 deal? Steve called it out at morning announcements – Ashley for her support drop (meaning she spent the morning with Steve), and Julie M. on her solo drop! What a great deal – and they both made it back successfully, and with more confidence in their independent travel skills! Limit […]

Students Fan Out over Metro Denver on Annual Scavenger Hunt

Libby and Chaz about to get on an RTD Bus

While Center staff hold an educational and planning day, students are excused from classes, though not from learning. No, it’s the annual scavenger hunt that CCB alums will recall. Students are divided up into groups and given a list of 30 items they must find or produce today, and bring to the Center tomorrow. Items […]

Ring That Bell at the Top of the Climbing Wall! @NSCD @denverpal

Dugan and Charles both near the top of the climbing wall

Spring rock climbing with NSCD is underway, and Group 2 made their way on Tuesday to Denver PAL’s indoor climbing wall for their introductory climb, and lessons in harnessing up, tying knots and belaying. NSCD fittingly hung a bell at the top of each route so climbers can ring it loud and proud when they […]

Our #Mother’sDay Tribute: The Moms of 3 Recent Grads Speak of Independence

Moms, along with Dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and of course spouses and children, regularly attend the graduation ceremonies of our students. The clips that make up this video are from three 2017 graduations – those for Jackson, Trevor and Brittany, during which their respective moms ( and one grandma), shared their […]

A Farewell Wave to Our Alabama Friend

a woman wearing sleep shades uses her cane to maneuver in the Travel Lobby.

We want to give a farewell wave to Jessica Edmiston, who spent Monday through Thursday here at the Center, not just observing, but working under sleep shades all week, going to classes with student mentors and working on the basics of Braille, Assistive Technology, cooking and travel. And as it happened, she was here to […]

Sleepshades, Cinnamon Pudding Cake & Seniors In Charge May 2017

Steve works with Janet to learn the Braille Alphabet using a muffin tin and tennis balls

You wouldn’t have needed to be told that Dorine’s Cinnamon-Pudding Cake was an award-winner if you had been anywhere near the Center’s kitchen this afternoon. It’s our spring Seniors in Charge week, and we have five dynamic seniors determined to keep living the lives they want. This afternoon, of course, they were cooking and baking […]

Graham’s Tech Project

Graham editing tracks on the computer for his tech project

It just so happens that Graham graduated today, but we’re posting a sample of his Tech Class project. He of course worked with screen readers and other tools in his Tech Class, but as a songwriter and musician with a fair bit of recording experience, he wanted to try his hand at recording and mixing […]

The end of the snow for 2017?

Five people wearing snow shoes on a wintery forested path with snow covered branches.

Was last Thursday night/Friday’s snow the last of the 2017 ski season? Well, it definitely was for CCB, as Friday was our last trip to Eldora (21 miles west of Boulder)for the year. It hasn’t proven to be the last of the snow, however, which is great news for the diehards who just have to […]

Last week was a big one for drops

Ryan signing in after returning from his Independent Drop

Last week was busy with drops and support drops. The “Drop”, or independent drop is one of the two final requirements of our cane travel instruction. Ryan and Trevor both completed theirs last week, having been dropped somewhere in the Denver Metro area and permitted one question on their trip back to the Center. The […]