Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

ACL Board of Directors Meeting

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Please note: Due to the Annual Meeting held in November, there will be no November Board Meeting. Please join us for the Annual Meeting on November 14th!


ACL Board of Directors meetings are open to the public and are generally held on the 4th Thursday of the month. Please check our calendar monthly for potential schedule/location changes.

To learn more, see “Our Board” tab or click below.

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Nov
1
5:30 PM17:30

SABE

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Meets the first Friday of every month

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) of Boulder & Broomfield Counties is part of a national self advocacy group. SABE started because people with intellectual and developmental disabilities were isolated and segregated, and our voices were not being heard.

Join us to:

  • Share stories and get to know other self advocates

  • Hear about community resources

  • Figure out how systems work

  • Learn about advocating for yourself

  • Meet self-advocates from across the state at quarterly meetings

  • Work with legislators & agencies

SABE Meetings:

SABE members meet on the first Friday of every month to talk about issues, rights, benefits, and fundraising. Together we brainstorm ideas, learn about the system from guest speakers, go to the Capitol to educate decision makers. Advisors support this work. If you want to get involved, please contact Ailsa Wonnacott at 303-527-0888 or click on her name to send an email!

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Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00

Safety First for Teens

  • Boulder PD Public Safety Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The Boulder Police Department in collaboration with the ACL presents a free  Safety First course for teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities. 

Safety First is a free three session course taught by Boulder Police Officers.

  • Session One - 11/7/2019 Social Boundaries, Personal Space, Stay Alert

  • Session Two - 11/14/19 - Getting Around Safely, RTD Ride w/VIA

  • Session Three - 11/21/2019 - Safety at Home, Pizza Party, Graduation with Dpty. Chief Weinheimer

Safety First for Adults offers small group activities, some classroom-style lecture, and lots of positive interactions with police and fire fighters.

Class time is 4pm to 6pm. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as the group must be escorted together to the meeting room.

Registration is required. You must register for the entire course. Course dates are: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21.


If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact Julie Hartman at 303.527.0888 or jhartman@aclboulder.org.



 

 

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Nov
14
4:00 PM16:00

Safety First for Teens

  • Boulder PD Public Safety Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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The Boulder Police Department in collaboration with the ACL presents a free  Safety First course for teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities. 

Safety First is a free three session course taught by Boulder Police Officers.

  • Session One - 11/7/2019 Social Boundaries, Personal Space, Stay Alert

  • Session Two - 11/14/19 - Getting Around Safely, RTD Ride w/VIA

  • Session Three - 11/21/2019 - Safety at Home, Pizza Party, Graduation with Dpty. Chief Weinheimer

Safety First for Adults offers small group activities, some classroom-style lecture, and lots of positive interactions with police and fire fighters.

Class time is 4pm to 6pm. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as the group must be escorted together to the meeting room.

Registration is required. You must register for the entire course. Course dates are: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21.


If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact Julie Hartman at 303.527.0888 or jhartman@aclboulder.org.



 

 

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Meeting

Calling all ACL Members!

Join us for our Annual Membership Celebration! Come vote for our new ACL Board Members and enjoy desserts and wine with us. Reservations are required. To reserve your ticket, keep an eye on your inbox or actual mailbox! Members will be receiving meeting materials in mid-October.

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Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens Network

  • Longmont ACL Office (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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for parents of teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Are you ready to launch your son or daughter through high school, transition services and out into the adult world? If you want some good company and guidance, join our monthly parent group to help you navigate this big transition. With the support of other parents and a proven approach, parents can align with their teen to co-create a great life.

Develop and implement your own action plan with this three-part approach:

  • Learn about and begin to access adult services and funding

  • Identify and address home and community based skills teens need to achieve long-term goals

  • Utilize the transition goals in the IEP to align with adult life

Meets from 6-8 PM on the third Wednesday of the month

Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart


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Nov
21
4:00 PM16:00

Safety First for Teens

  • Boulder PD Public Safety Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
pd.jpg

The Boulder Police Department in collaboration with the ACL presents a free  Safety First course for teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities. 

Safety First is a free three session course taught by Boulder Police Officers.

  • Session One - 11/7/2019 Social Boundaries, Personal Space, Stay Alert

  • Session Two - 11/14/19 - Getting Around Safely, RTD Ride w/VIA

  • Session Three - 11/21/2019 - Safety at Home, Pizza Party, Graduation with Dpty. Chief Weinheimer

Safety First for Adults offers small group activities, some classroom-style lecture, and lots of positive interactions with police and fire fighters.

Class time is 4pm to 6pm. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as the group must be escorted together to the meeting room.

Registration is required. You must register for the entire course. Course dates are: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21.


If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact Julie Hartman at 303.527.0888 or jhartman@aclboulder.org.



 

 

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Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Winter Party

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Join us for our Annual Winter Party!

We will enjoy a light meal and treats together while adventurous spirits head up to the microphone to serenade us with their karaoke favorite! Not a singer? No problem! Join us for good conversation, good friends, and to grab your free holiday mug!

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Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens Network

  • Longmont ACL Office (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*Note: We are meeting the 4th Wednesday this month due to holiday schedules

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for parents of teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Are you ready to launch your son or daughter through high school, transition services and out into the adult world? If you want some good company and guidance, join our monthly parent group to help you navigate this big transition. With the support of other parents and a proven approach, parents can align with their teen to co-create a great life.

Develop and implement your own action plan with this three-part approach:

  • Learn about and begin to access adult services and funding

  • Identify and address home and community based skills teens need to achieve long-term goals

  • Utilize the transition goals in the IEP to align with adult life

Meets from 6-8 PM on the third Wednesday of the month

Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart


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Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens Network

  • Longmont ACL Office (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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for parents of teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Are you ready to launch your son or daughter through high school, transition services and out into the adult world? If you want some good company and guidance, join our monthly parent group to help you navigate this big transition. With the support of other parents and a proven approach, parents can align with their teen to co-create a great life.

Develop and implement your own action plan with this three-part approach:

  • Learn about and begin to access adult services and funding

  • Identify and address home and community based skills teens need to achieve long-term goals

  • Utilize the transition goals in the IEP to align with adult life

Meets from 6-8 PM on the third Wednesday of the month

Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart


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Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens Network

  • Longmont ACL Office (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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for parents of teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Are you ready to launch your son or daughter through high school, transition services and out into the adult world? If you want some good company and guidance, join our monthly parent group to help you navigate this big transition. With the support of other parents and a proven approach, parents can align with their teen to co-create a great life.

Develop and implement your own action plan with this three-part approach:

  • Learn about and begin to access adult services and funding

  • Identify and address home and community based skills teens need to achieve long-term goals

  • Utilize the transition goals in the IEP to align with adult life

Meets from 6-8 PM on the third Wednesday of the month

Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart


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Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens Network

  • Longmont ACL Office (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*Note: We are meeting the 4th Wednesday in April.

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for parents of teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Are you ready to launch your son or daughter through high school, transition services and out into the adult world? If you want some good company and guidance, join our monthly parent group to help you navigate this big transition. With the support of other parents and a proven approach, parents can align with their teen to co-create a great life.

Develop and implement your own action plan with this three-part approach:

  • Learn about and begin to access adult services and funding

  • Identify and address home and community based skills teens need to achieve long-term goals

  • Utilize the transition goals in the IEP to align with adult life

Meets from 6-8 PM on the third Wednesday of the month

Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart


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May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens Network

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for parents of teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Are you ready to launch your son or daughter through high school, transition services and out into the adult world? If you want some good company and guidance, join our monthly parent group to help you navigate this big transition. With the support of other parents and a proven approach, parents can align with their teen to co-create a great life.

Develop and implement your own action plan with this three-part approach:

  • Learn about and begin to access adult services and funding

  • Identify and address home and community based skills teens need to achieve long-term goals

  • Utilize the transition goals in the IEP to align with adult life

Meets from 6-8 PM on the third Wednesday of the month

Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart


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Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens Network

  • Longmont ACL Office (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
grad.png

for parents of teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Are you ready to launch your son or daughter through high school, transition services and out into the adult world? If you want some good company and guidance, join our monthly parent group to help you navigate this big transition. With the support of other parents and a proven approach, parents can align with their teen to co-create a great life.

Develop and implement your own action plan with this three-part approach:

  • Learn about and begin to access adult services and funding

  • Identify and address home and community based skills teens need to achieve long-term goals

  • Utilize the transition goals in the IEP to align with adult life

Meets from 6-8 PM on the third Wednesday of the month

Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart


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Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

SABE

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This Month we will be discussing:

Voting ~ with Disability Law Colorado

2020 Census ~  with The US Census Bureau

 

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Meets the first Friday of every month

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) of Boulder & Broomfield Counties is part of a national self advocacy group. SABE started because people with intellectual and developmental disabilities were isolated and segregated, and our voices were not being heard.

Join us to:

  • Share stories and get to know other self advocates

  • Hear about community resources

  • Figure out how systems work

  • Learn about advocating for yourself

  • Meet self-advocates from across the state at quarterly meetings

  • Work with legislators & agencies

SABE Meetings:

SABE members meet on the first Friday of every month to talk about issues, rights, benefits, and fundraising. Together we brainstorm ideas, learn about the system from guest speakers, go to the Capitol to educate decision makers. Advisors support this work. If you want to get involved, please contact Ailsa Wonnacott at 303-527-0888 or click on her name to send an email!

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Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

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Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall - Julie@brainsong.net

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

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Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall - Julie@brainsong.net

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens Network

  • Longmont ACL Office (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
grad.png

for parents of teens with intellectual/developmental disabilities

Are you ready to launch your son or daughter through high school, transition services and out into the adult world? If you want some good company and guidance, join our monthly parent group to help you navigate this big transition. With the support of other parents and a proven approach, parents can align with their teen to co-create a great life.

Develop and implement your own action plan with this three-part approach:

  • Learn about and begin to access adult services and funding

  • Identify and address home and community based skills teens need to achieve long-term goals

  • Utilize the transition goals in the IEP to align with adult life

Meets from 6-8 PM on the third Wednesday of the month

Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 20

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart


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Sep
16
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

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Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall - Julie@brainsong.net

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

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Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall - Julie@brainsong.net

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

SABE

Join us this month to meet with Terry McGarry, Community Work Incentives Coordinator, to talk about Social Security and work!

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Meets the first Friday of every month

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) of Boulder & Broomfield Counties is part of a national self advocacy group. SABE started because people with intellectual and developmental disabilities were isolated and segregated, and our voices were not being heard.

Join us to:

  • Share stories and get to know other self advocates

  • Hear about community resources

  • Figure out how systems work

  • Learn about advocating for yourself

  • Meet self-advocates from across the state at quarterly meetings

  • Work with legislators & agencies

SABE Meetings:

SABE members meet on the first Friday of every month to talk about issues, rights, benefits, and fundraising. Together we brainstorm ideas, learn about the system from guest speakers, go to the Capitol to educate decision makers. Advisors support this work. If you want to get involved, please contact Ailsa Wonnacott at 303-527-0888 or click on her name to send an email!



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Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

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Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall - Julie@brainsong.net

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

rawpixel-1061392-unsplash.jpg

Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

rawpixel-1061392-unsplash.jpg

Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

View Event →
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

rawpixel-1061392-unsplash.jpg

Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

rawpixel-1061392-unsplash.jpg

Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

Cancelled: SABE

Join us in September to meet with Terry McGarry, Community Work Incentives Coordinator, to talk about Social Security and work!

color+SABE.png

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Meets the first Friday of every month

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) of Boulder & Broomfield Counties is part of a national self advocacy group. SABE started because people with intellectual and developmental disabilities were isolated and segregated, and our voices were not being heard.

Join us to:

  • Share stories and get to know other self advocates

  • Hear about community resources

  • Figure out how systems work

  • Learn about advocating for yourself

  • Meet self-advocates from across the state at quarterly meetings

  • Work with legislators & agencies

SABE Meetings:

SABE members meet on the first Friday of every month to talk about issues, rights, benefits, and fundraising. Together we brainstorm ideas, learn about the system from guest speakers, go to the Capitol to educate decision makers. Advisors support this work. If you want to get involved, please contact Ailsa Wonnacott at 303-527-0888 or click on her name to send an email!


View Event →
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

rawpixel-1061392-unsplash.jpg

Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

View Event →
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

rawpixel-1061392-unsplash.jpg

Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

View Event →
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

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Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Jul
12
5:30 PM17:30

SABE

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Meets the first Friday of every month

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) of Boulder & Broomfield Counties is part of a national self advocacy group. SABE started because people with intellectual and developmental disabilities were isolated and segregated, and our voices were not being heard.

Join us to:

  • Share stories and get to know other self advocates

  • Hear about community resources

  • Figure out how systems work

  • Learn about advocating for yourself

  • Meet self-advocates from across the state at quarterly meetings

  • Work with legislators & agencies

SABE Meetings:

SABE members meet on the first Friday of every month to talk about issues, rights, benefits, and fundraising. Together we brainstorm ideas, learn about the system from guest speakers, go to the Capitol to educate decision makers. Advisors support this work. If you want to get involved, please contact Ailsa Wonnacott at 303-527-0888 or click on her name to send an email!



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Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

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Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Jul
1
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

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Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

rawpixel-1061392-unsplash.jpg

Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

rawpixel-1061392-unsplash.jpg

Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Jun
10
7:00 PM19:00

ASL (not just) for Autism!

rawpixel-1061392-unsplash.jpg

Learn or practice ASL Sign Language for free!

MOST Mondays: The location for this class often changes based upon space availability, so please contact Julie Marshall prior to each event to confirm the details.

Anyone can join us! Anyone who wishes to learn ASL sign language in a family-friendly environment is welcome. This class is especially geared for beginners who use ASL as a tool for communication because of a disability. A great class for teenagers who want to practice for their class at school. We are inclusive! You can jump into our group at any time!

  • Free “Signing Fun” books available; donated by the ACL (Association for Community Living)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Julie Marshall, so you can be added to the list and be connected with a OneDrive file with all the vocabulary we are working on.

Julie Marshall

Important note: With great respect for the Deaf community, no one in our group is an expert at ASL, and we don’t believe our way is the only way to sign, because we recognize there are different ways to sign many words. We defer to our instructors (and their friends in the Deaf community) and what they have learned through their studies.

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Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

Training: Moving to End Sexual Assault

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Winter session of the tri-annual training collaboration with the ACL and Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) volunteers. ACL’s trainer attends MESA’s volunteer training to share information on:

83%: The Intersection of Disability and Sexual Violence

Those at the ‘Intersection’ are three times more likely to experience sexual violence in their lives. However, the overwhelming majority of services for survivors of sexual assault do not have the supports in place to meet the needs of people with disabilities. This training will stimulate thought about the social constructs and social barriers surrounding developmental disabilities, and will explore how those constructs contribute to the lack of reporting and the targeting and abuse of people with disabilities.

Participants will 1) learn how to identify various disabilities, 2) how to use disability etiquette to build relationship, 3) discuss new concepts that inform their work, 4) learn how to assess the disability-awareness of their own organization, and 5) gain access to skills from a conversational toolbox that aim to help better communicate with our neighbors with developmental disabilities.

*This training is a closed training for MESA. If you would like to participate and for more information on volunteer opportunities with MESA see their website at movingtoendsexualassault.org

For information on trainings that the ACL provides, see our “Get Trained” tab on our website at aclboulder.org

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Jun
7
5:30 PM17:30

SABE

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Meets the first Friday of every month

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) of Boulder & Broomfield Counties is part of a national self advocacy group. SABE started because people with intellectual and developmental disabilities were isolated and segregated, and our voices were not being heard.

Join us to:

  • Share stories and get to know other self advocates

  • Hear about community resources

  • Figure out how systems work

  • Learn about advocating for yourself

  • Meet self-advocates from across the state at quarterly meetings

  • Work with legislators & agencies

SABE Meetings:

SABE members meet on the first Friday of every month to talk about issues, rights, benefits, and fundraising. Together we brainstorm ideas, learn about the system from guest speakers, go to the Capitol to educate decision makers. Advisors support this work. If you want to get involved, please contact Ailsa Wonnacott at 303-527-0888 or click on her name to send an email!



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Jun
5
5:30 PM17:30

Parent Night: Talk is Power

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The Association for Community Living has partnered with the Responsible Sex Education Institute to assist parents to have meaningful and developmentally appropriate conversations with their adult children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Whether it is linking parents to resources or providing talking points, we are here to help. Talk IS power, so join us for a surprisingly comfortable sex talk with other parents and trained educators to assist you in this dialogue.

If you are a staff or provider, we have a presentation for you, too! Check back soon for more info.


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