Jan
17
3:00 PM15:00

SABE

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Third Thursdays of the Month

We are a group of adults with IDD who come together to advocate for our-selves and others who have IDD. Our goal is to raise awareness of the contri-butions people with IDD make to their communities and to have a positive im-pact on the lives of people with IDD and their communities through local and state level advocacy and outreach.

Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends; and to learn from their mistakes.

RSVP: Ailsa Wonnacott

303.527.0888 x223

awonnacott@aclboulder.org

View flyer here

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Jan
21
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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Jan
28
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.

View Event →
Feb
4
5:00 PM17:00

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Boundaries

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An educational series for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities

 Join the Responsible Sex Education Institute and the Association for Community Living for a 4-week series designed specifically for young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We’ll cover topics like: differences between friends, crushes, and dating; respecting boundaries; public vs private; decision making; types of touch; healthy communication, and staying safe using technology.

Because topics will build upon each other, we ask participants commit to attending all 4 sessions.

*Light dinner provide*

View English flyer

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Feb
4
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 - 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.

View Event →
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Young Adults Network

  • First Lutheran Church (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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This monthly group is for parents with young adults with IDD.

  • We offer support, information and resources as we navigate life with our children.

  • We problem-solve situations with others who understand our journeys.

  • We focus on Longmont resources and opportunities.

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, parent to a young adult with IDD. Anna has led parent groups for over 10 years, is a certified parents trainer, special needs author, and community liaison.

If you would like to attend, please contact:

Anna — astewart@aclboulder.org — 303.527.0888

View flyer here

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Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

ReWriting Our Worlds

  • Association for Community Living (ACL) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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A monthly writing group for parents of children/adults with unique needs

Note: This group requires a prerequisite, Hero’s Journey workshop.

With assistance from the Hero’s Journey via Joseph Campbell, we free-write from prompts each month as we own our life story. We rewrite to understand our individual narrative as well as the elements that come from our cultures and communities. All levels of writers are welcome.

Interested writers are welcome after they have joined the half day Hero’s Journey workshop. Please contact Anna if you are interested. Hero’s Journey workshops are scheduled as needed.

Anna Stewart - astewart@aclboulder.org - 303.527.0888

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, a parent, author and writer. Anna has published over 500 articles, columns and essays in books, newspapers and online mediums. She’s also taught writing at various organizations and is honored to work with parents who have children with disabilities as we rewrite our stories.

View flyer here

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Feb
11
5:00 PM17:00

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Boundaries

finger people.jpg

An educational series for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities

 Join the Responsible Sex Education Institute and the Association for Community Living for a 4-week series designed specifically for young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We’ll cover topics like: differences between friends, crushes, and dating; respecting boundaries; public vs private; decision making; types of touch; healthy communication, and staying safe using technology.

Because topics will build upon each other, we ask participants commit to attending all 4 sessions.

*Light dinner provide*

View English flyer

View Event →
Feb
11
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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Feb
12
2:00 PM14:00

Popup: Self Appreciation

  • ACL Longmont Office: Parish House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Join the ACL in celebrating yourself on Saint Valentine’s Day!

What’s a Popup? Our community is more accessible to us when we know more about it. The ACL "pops-up" at places to educate you about issues, inform you about resources, or be a liaison to community opportunities.

View Event →
Feb
18
5:00 PM17:00

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Boundaries

finger people.jpg

An educational series for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities

 Join the Responsible Sex Education Institute and the Association for Community Living for a 4-week series designed specifically for young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We’ll cover topics like: differences between friends, crushes, and dating; respecting boundaries; public vs private; decision making; types of touch; healthy communication, and staying safe using technology.

Because topics will build upon each other, we ask participants commit to attending all 4 sessions.

*Light dinner provide*

View English flyer

View Event →
Feb
18
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 - 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.

View Event →
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 Tuesday of the month

Jan 15, Feb 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart

View English flyer

View Event →
Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

SABE

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Third Thursdays of the Month

We are a group of adults with IDD who come together to advocate for our-selves and others who have IDD. Our goal is to raise awareness of the contri-butions people with IDD make to their communities and to have a positive im-pact on the lives of people with IDD and their communities through local and state level advocacy and outreach.

Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends; and to learn from their mistakes.

RSVP: Ailsa Wonnacott

303.527.0888 x223

awonnacott@aclboulder.org

View flyer here

View Event →
Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Boundaries

finger people.jpg

An educational series for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities

 Join the Responsible Sex Education Institute and the Association for Community Living for a 4-week series designed specifically for young adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. We’ll cover topics like: differences between friends, crushes, and dating; respecting boundaries; public vs private; decision making; types of touch; healthy communication, and staying safe using technology.

Because topics will build upon each other, we ask participants commit to attending all 4 sessions.

*Light dinner provide*

View English flyer

View Event →
Feb
25
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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Feb
27
8:00 AM08:00

IDD Awareness Day

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8am: Check-In at State Capitol
9am: IDD Awareness Day Resolution
12pm: IDD Awareness Day Luncheon at McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Avenue
*Note: The luncheon has limited seating, therefore is by invitation only. If you have a password, you can RSVP here. If you do not have an invitation and would like to inquire about attending, please contact your local CCB.

View English flyer

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Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

'Intelligent Lives' Film & Panel Discsussion

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Join BVSD Special Education and the Association for Community for a screening of this thought-provoking film that challenges perceptions of intelligence through the stories of three pioneering young adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities. A facilitated discussion will follow the film. Teens/young adults are very welcome!

For more information, please contact Anna Stewart, BVSD Parent, School and Community Liaison at astewart@bvsd.org or 720.561.5918

View English flyer

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Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Tapestry Theater

  • 901 South Front Street Louisville, CO, 80027 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Tapestry Theatre Presents
Schoolhouse Rock Live!!

Directed by Anthoney Sandoval
Running time: 1 hours
Check back soon for more information about joining the ACL Meetup crew and discounted tickets!

CenterStage’s Tapestry Theatre is an all-abilities theater company  that embraces the diversity of area actors, offering all an opportunity to shine as performers. Tapestry casts actors with special needs in lead roles, and peer actors as understudies to create a shared theatrical performance. Actors enjoy the magic of theater in a fun, welcoming, safe, and inclusive community. Our participants discover talents they never knew they had, make connections with people who have differing interests and abilities, and form long-lasting friendships. By challenging societal perceptions and showcasing everyone’s strengths, we continue to embrace our philosophy of “Applauding All Abilities.”

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Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Tapestry Theater

  • 901 South Front Street Louisville, CO, 80027 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
1180w-600h_082917_life-lessons-from-school-house-rock-780x440.jpg

Tapestry Theatre Presents
Schoolhouse Rock Live!!

Directed by Anthoney Sandoval
Running time: 1 hours

CenterStage’s Tapestry Theatre is an all-abilities theater company  that embraces the diversity of area actors, offering all an opportunity to shine as performers. Tapestry casts actors with special needs in lead roles, and peer actors as understudies to create a shared theatrical performance. Actors enjoy the magic of theater in a fun, welcoming, safe, and inclusive community. Our participants discover talents they never knew they had, make connections with people who have differing interests and abilities, and form long-lasting friendships. By challenging societal perceptions and showcasing everyone’s strengths, we continue to embrace our philosophy of “Applauding All Abilities.”

View Event →
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Tapestry Theater

  • 901 South Front Street Louisville, CO, 80027 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
1180w-600h_082917_life-lessons-from-school-house-rock-780x440.jpg

Tapestry Theatre Presents
Schoolhouse Rock Live!!

Directed by Anthoney Sandoval
Running time: 1 hours

CenterStage’s Tapestry Theatre is an all-abilities theater company  that embraces the diversity of area actors, offering all an opportunity to shine as performers. Tapestry casts actors with special needs in lead roles, and peer actors as understudies to create a shared theatrical performance. Actors enjoy the magic of theater in a fun, welcoming, safe, and inclusive community. Our participants discover talents they never knew they had, make connections with people who have differing interests and abilities, and form long-lasting friendships. By challenging societal perceptions and showcasing everyone’s strengths, we continue to embrace our philosophy of “Applauding All Abilities.”

View Event →
Mar
2
7:30 PM19:30

Tapestry Theater

  • 901 South Front Street Louisville, CO, 80027 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
1180w-600h_082917_life-lessons-from-school-house-rock-780x440.jpg

Tapestry Theatre Presents
Schoolhouse Rock Live!!

Directed by Anthoney Sandoval
Running time: 1 hours

CenterStage’s Tapestry Theatre is an all-abilities theater company  that embraces the diversity of area actors, offering all an opportunity to shine as performers. Tapestry casts actors with special needs in lead roles, and peer actors as understudies to create a shared theatrical performance. Actors enjoy the magic of theater in a fun, welcoming, safe, and inclusive community. Our participants discover talents they never knew they had, make connections with people who have differing interests and abilities, and form long-lasting friendships. By challenging societal perceptions and showcasing everyone’s strengths, we continue to embrace our philosophy of “Applauding All Abilities.”

View Event →
Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

Tapestry Theater

  • 901 South Front Street Louisville, CO, 80027 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
1180w-600h_082917_life-lessons-from-school-house-rock-780x440.jpg

Tapestry Theatre Presents
Schoolhouse Rock Live!!

Directed by Anthoney Sandoval
Running time: 1 hours

CenterStage’s Tapestry Theatre is an all-abilities theater company  that embraces the diversity of area actors, offering all an opportunity to shine as performers. Tapestry casts actors with special needs in lead roles, and peer actors as understudies to create a shared theatrical performance. Actors enjoy the magic of theater in a fun, welcoming, safe, and inclusive community. Our participants discover talents they never knew they had, make connections with people who have differing interests and abilities, and form long-lasting friendships. By challenging societal perceptions and showcasing everyone’s strengths, we continue to embrace our philosophy of “Applauding All Abilities.”

View Event →
Mar
4
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 - 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.

View Event →
Mar
7
4:00 PM16:00

Safety First for Adults

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

Safety First is a free five week course taught by Boulder Police Officers.

  •  Decision making skills

  • Street smart safety

  • Home security

  • Fire safety

  • Getting around town safely

  • Calling on police support and 911

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

Registration is required. You must register for the entire course. Course dates are: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, and 4/4.

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

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



 

 

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Young Adults Network

  • First Lutheran Church (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
nathan-anderson-99010-unsplash.jpg

This monthly group is for parents with young adults with IDD.

  • We offer support, information and resources as we navigate life with our children.

  • We problem-solve situations with others who understand our journeys.

  • We focus on Longmont resources and opportunities.

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, parent to a young adult with IDD. Anna has led parent groups for over 10 years, is a certified parents trainer, special needs author, and community liaison.

If you would like to attend, please contact:

Anna — astewart@aclboulder.org — 303.527.0888

View flyer here

View Event →
Mar
11
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 - 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.

View Event →
Mar
12
2:00 PM14:00

Popup: Superpowers!

Join the ACL to share your superpower and learn how to harness it in your life!

What’s a Popup? Our community is more accessible to us when we know more about it. The ACL "pops-up" at places to educate you about issues, inform you about resources, or be a liaison to community opportunities.

View Event →
Mar
14
4:00 PM16:00

Safety First for Adults

pd.jpg

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

Safety First is a free five week course taught by Boulder Police Officers.

  •  Decision making skills

  • Street smart safety

  • Home security

  • Fire safety

  • Getting around town safely

  • Calling on police support and 911

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

Registration is required. You must register for the entire course. Course dates are: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, and 4/4.

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

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



 

 

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Mar
18
5:30 PM17:30

Volunteer for Beyond Limits

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Volunteer to be a “coach” for Beyond Limits, a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays (there is some scheduling flexibility) from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As a coach, you will be paired up with a runner/walker/jog-walker to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there is always someone nearby to ask questions.

For more information on this opportunity to get involved, contact Sherri at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

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Mar
18
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail

For more information, contact Sherri at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

View Event →
Mar
18
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 - 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.

View Event →
Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens Network

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 Tuesday of the month

Jan 15, Feb 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart

View English flyer

View Event →
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Mar
21
3:00 PM15:00

SABE

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Third Thursdays of the Month

We are a group of adults with IDD who come together to advocate for our-selves and others who have IDD. Our goal is to raise awareness of the contri-butions people with IDD make to their communities and to have a positive im-pact on the lives of people with IDD and their communities through local and state level advocacy and outreach.

Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends; and to learn from their mistakes.

RSVP: Ailsa Wonnacott

303.527.0888 x223

awonnacott@aclboulder.org

View flyer here

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Mar
21
4:00 PM16:00

Safety First for Adults

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

Safety First is a free five week course taught by Boulder Police Officers.

  •  Decision making skills

  • Street smart safety

  • Home security

  • Fire safety

  • Getting around town safely

  • Calling on police support and 911

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

Registration is required. You must register for the entire course. Course dates are: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, and 4/4.

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

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



 

 

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Mar
25
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Mar
25
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.

View Event →
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Mar
28
4:00 PM16:00

Safety First for Adults

pd.jpg

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

Safety First is a free five week course taught by Boulder Police Officers.

  •  Decision making skills

  • Street smart safety

  • Home security

  • Fire safety

  • Getting around town safely

  • Calling on police support and 911

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

Registration is required. You must register for the entire course. Course dates are: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, and 4/4.

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

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



 

 

View Event →
Apr
1
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Apr
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 - 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.

View Event →
Apr
3
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Apr
4
4:00 PM16:00

Safety First for Adults

pd.jpg

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

Safety First is a free five week course taught by Boulder Police Officers.

  •  Decision making skills

  • Street smart safety

  • Home security

  • Fire safety

  • Getting around town safely

  • Calling on police support and 911

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

Registration is required. You must register for the entire course. Course dates are: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, and 4/4.

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

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



 

 

View Event →
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Young Adults Network

  • First Lutheran Church (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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This monthly group is for parents with young adults with IDD.

  • We offer support, information and resources as we navigate life with our children.

  • We problem-solve situations with others who understand our journeys.

  • We focus on Longmont resources and opportunities.

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, parent to a young adult with IDD. Anna has led parent groups for over 10 years, is a certified parents trainer, special needs author, and community liaison.

If you would like to attend, please contact:

Anna — astewart@aclboulder.org — 303.527.0888

View flyer here

View Event →
Apr
8
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Apr
8
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 - 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.

View Event →
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Apr
15
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Apr
15
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 - 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.

View Event →
Apr
16
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 Tuesday of the month

Jan 15, Feb 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart

View English flyer

View Event →
Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Apr
18
3:00 PM15:00

SABE

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Third Thursdays of the Month

We are a group of adults with IDD who come together to advocate for our-selves and others who have IDD. Our goal is to raise awareness of the contri-butions people with IDD make to their communities and to have a positive im-pact on the lives of people with IDD and their communities through local and state level advocacy and outreach.

Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends; and to learn from their mistakes.

RSVP: Ailsa Wonnacott

303.527.0888 x223

awonnacott@aclboulder.org

View flyer here

View Event →
Apr
22
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Apr
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 - 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.

View Event →
Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
Apr
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 - 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.

View Event →
May
1
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Young Adults Network

This monthly group is for parents with young adults with IDD.

  • We offer support, information and resources as we navigate life with our children.

  • We problem-solve situations with others who understand our journeys.

  • We focus on Longmont resources and opportunities.

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, parent to a young adult with IDD. Anna has led parent groups for over 10 years, is a certified parents trainer, special needs author, and community liaison.

If you would like to attend, please contact:

Anna — astewart@aclboulder.org — 303.527.0888

View flyer here

View Event →
May
6
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
May
6
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 - 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.

View Event →
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
May
13
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
May
13
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 - 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.

View Event →
May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
May
16
3:00 PM15:00

SABE

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Third Thursdays of the Month

We are a group of adults with IDD who come together to advocate for our-selves and others who have IDD. Our goal is to raise awareness of the contri-butions people with IDD make to their communities and to have a positive im-pact on the lives of people with IDD and their communities through local and state level advocacy and outreach.

Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends; and to learn from their mistakes.

RSVP: Ailsa Wonnacott

303.527.0888 x223

awonnacott@aclboulder.org

View flyer here

View Event →
May
20
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

View Event →
May
20
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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May
21
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 Tuesday of the month

Jan 15, Feb 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart

View English flyer

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May
22
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

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May
27
5:30 PM17:30

Beyond Limits Race Day!

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This is an ongoing group that requires participation from the beginning and throughout the training program. If you’d like information for next year, please contact Sherri Brown at brownsh@bouldercolorado.gov 

Beyond Limits is a BolderBoulder training program for Boulder County residents with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

The group meets Mondays and Wednesdays from late March until the big race on Memorial Day!

Walkers, joggers, runners welcome!

As an athlete, you will be paired up with a coach to train for the BolderBoulder. You will work with the same person throughout the training period; which helps you get to know each other and helps establish good pacing and motivational skills. The group trains together as a team, so there’s a lot of fun out there on the trail!

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Jan
15
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 Tuesday of the month

Jan 15, Feb 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21

Register with the ACL at 303.527.0888 or email Anna Stewart

View English flyer

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Jan
14
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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Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

All In Productions Class

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Join us starting in January once a week where we'll use the comic stylings of Dr. Suess to put on a short play that we create.  As part of this class you'll learn:  

  • improvisation, 

  • acting, 

  • singing, 

  • and movement.

Activities include:

  • making costumes, 

  • rehearsals, 

  • and a final performance.

Cost for full course: $100



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Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

ReWriting Our Worlds

  • Association for Community Living (ACL) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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A monthly writing group for parents of children/adults with unique needs

Note: This group requires a prerequisite, Hero’s Journey workshop.

With assistance from the Hero’s Journey via Joseph Campbell, we free-write from prompts each month as we own our life story. We rewrite to understand our individual narrative as well as the elements that come from our cultures and communities. All levels of writers are welcome.

Interested writers are welcome after they have joined the half day Hero’s Journey workshop. Please contact Anna if you are interested. Hero’s Journey workshops are scheduled as needed.

Anna Stewart - astewart@aclboulder.org - 303.527.0888

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, a parent, author and writer. Anna has published over 500 articles, columns and essays in books, newspapers and online mediums. She’s also taught writing at various organizations and is honored to work with parents who have children with disabilities as we rewrite our stories.

View flyer here

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Jan
8
2:00 PM14:00

Popup: Resolutions

Join the ACL to create your own vision board as we enter the new year!

What’s a Popup? Our community is more accessible to us when we know more about it. The ACL "pops-up" at places to educate you about issues, inform you about resources, or be a liaison to community opportunities.

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Jan
7
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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Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

Parent Network Group

  • First Lutheran Church (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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This monthly group is for parents with young adults with IDD.

  • We offer support, information and resources as we navigate life with our children.

  • We problem-solve situations with others who understand our journeys.

  • We focus on Longmont resources and opportunities.

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, parent to a young adult with IDD. Anna has led parent groups for over 10 years, is a certified parents trainer, special needs author, and community liaison.

If you would like to attend,please contact:

Anna - astewart@aclboulder.org - 303.527.0888

View flyer here

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Dec
17
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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Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Annual Winter Party

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Join us for our Annual Winter Party!

We will enjoy a hearty soup & salad dinner provided by Live Well, Eat Smart caterers while ‘ACL 2018: The Year in Review’ plays on “the big screen.” This year we are combining elements of our Annual Meeting into our Winter Party, so you will also get to meet our Board Candidates! After dinner, we urge you to stay and sing (or singalong from your seat) to our very own Karaoke Party! If you are pumped about singing, please send your song choice ahead of time to Caitlin Looney, so we can have your song queued up! If you are uncertain about karaoke, no worries, we can look up a song for you during the party!

Come join us for food, songs, face painting, community, and cheer!

View English flyer

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Dec
10
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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Dec
10
9:30 AM09:30

Not So Special

  • 6676 Gunpark Drive, Suite E Boulder, CO 80301 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
A support group for parents who have a child with a disability.

A support group for parents who have a child with a disability.

The intention is for the group to be a place where you can find support for the complicated challenges that arise when raising a child with special needs. The group can be a place where emotional, educational, and practical resources will be provided, depending on what you need. And hopefully, we can also have some laughs.

Facilitator: Debra Fitzgibbons, LCSW

Fee: No Fee. Group is supported by the ACL

Deb has been working with kids and their parents for almost 30 years.

For more information and to attend the group, please call Deb at 303-443-0089 or e-mail at dbfitzgibbons@gmail.com

Please come, your kids will thank you for it.

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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

ReWriting Our Worlds

  • Association for Community Living (ACL) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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A monthly writing group for parents of children/adults with unique needs

Note: This group requires a prerequisite, Hero’s Journey workshop.

With assistance from the Hero’s Journey via Joseph Campbell, we free-write from prompts each month as we own our life story. We rewrite to understand our individual narrative as well as the elements that come from our cultures and communities. All levels of writers are welcome.

Interested writers are welcome after they have joined the half day Hero’s Journey workshop. Please contact Anna if you are interested. Hero’s Journey workshops are scheduled as needed.

Anna Stewart - astewart@aclboulder.org - 303.527.0888

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, a parent, author and writer. Anna has published over 500 articles, columns and essays in books, newspapers and online mediums. She’s also taught writing at various organizations and is honored to work with parents who have children with disabilities as we rewrite our stories.

View flyer here

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Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

Caroling for Everyone!

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We joyfully invite you to celebrate community with songs that celebrate all religions, cultures, and spirituality.

Come caroling with us! All abilities, cultures, religion, spirituality, genders, nationalities welcome. Caroling for everyone!

Rehearsal on December 2nd. See event posting for more details.

RSVP to Julie@brainsong.net 

View English Flyer

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Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Sheriff's Office Training

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**This is a closed training**

If you are a member of law enforcement looking for training or would like your local law enforcement to receive a training, please submit a request through our Training Catalog.


Biannually, the Executive Director of the ACL talks with three surrounding Sheriff’s Offices (Boulder Co., Weld Co., & Broomfield C.o) about disability awareness, sensitivity, and support. The ACL has been building positive relationships with local law enforcement for over a decade and continues to foster new relationships every year.

 
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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Parent Network Group

  • First Lutheran Church (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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This monthly group is for parents with young adults with IDD.

  • We offer support, information and resources as we navigate life with our children.

  • We problem-solve situations with others who understand our journeys.

  • We focus on Longmont resources and opportunities.

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, parent to a young adult with IDD. Anna has led parent groups for over 10 years, is a certified parents trainer, special needs author, and community liaison.

If you would like to attend, please contact:

Anna — astewart@aclboulder.org — 303.527.0888

View flyer here

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Dec
3
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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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Rehearsal: Caroling for Everyone!

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We joyfully invite you to celebrate community with songs that celebrate all religions, cultures, and spirituality.

Come caroling with us! All abilities, cultures, religion, spirituality, genders, nationalities welcome. Caroling for everyone!

Caroling Event will occur on December 8 at 5pm in Lafayette

RSVP to Julie@brainsong.net 

View English Flyer

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

Hero's Journey Workshop

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An afternoon writing workshop for parents who have/had children with challenges (disabilities, medical issues, adoption, solo parent, addiction, etc)

Please note: Preregistration is required.

This workshop is part of an ACL ReWriting Our Worlds Writing Project. We currently have a monthly writing group with writers of all levels some working on book-length projects. We are parents literally rewriting the narrative of raising a child with a disability or other challenges. Ultimately, our stories are about us.

Participating in this workshop is required to participate in the monthly writing group.

ReWriting Our Worlds is organized around mythologist Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey. The Hero/Heroine answers the call to the journey, is tested and challenged as she/he sees the allies, obstacles, men-tors and gifts of the journey and then has to find a way to integrate the adventure into their daily lives. We are already all on this road, this class will give us the language and format to make better sense of it as we deepen our understanding of our personal story.

No writing experience is required. Our writing sessions are guided by readings and writing prompts. Please bring a laptop or notebook along with a water bottle.

Registration: Anna Stewart - 303.527.0888 - anna@motherhands.com

Facilitated by Anna Stewart. Anna is the mother of three young adults- all with unique needs including cognitive disabilities, medical and mental health issues. Anna is also the author of over 400 articles, essays and reviews in a wide range of publications and book anthologies. She is the author of Mother Blessings: Honoring Women Becoming Mothers and School Support for Students with AD/HD: Getting a Good IEP, 504 or RtI Plan. She has taught non-fiction adult writing classes and has worked as an editor and columnist for many years.

View flyer here

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Dec
1
1:00 PM13:00

The Gentle Nutcracker

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Instrument Demonstration in the lobby at 12:15 PM 
Auditorium doors open at 12:30 PM

On December 1, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Ballet will present a sensory-friendly abridged version of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Ballet for individuals with special needs and their families.

Sensory-Friendly Concert Accommodations include:

  • House lights will remain at 35%

  • Professional support will be easily accessible for any questions or problems

  • Involuntary movements & noises are welcome

  • Designated quiet area

  • EMT onsite for emergencies

Tickets $10
Limited to 500 attendees

More info at www.longmontsymphony.org or call 303.772.5796

The Gentle Nutcracker performance is generously sponsored by:

High Plains Bank
Association for Community Living (ACL)
Welzig Heating and Air

English flyer here

Spanish flyer here

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Nov
26
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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Nov
19
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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Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

ACL Board of Directors Meeting

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This month's Board meeting is taking place in a different location than usual. Please contact Ailsa Wonnacott for location details.

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, our meeting is occurring one week early this month on November 15th.

Additionally, our Annual Meeting on December 12th will take the place of December’s Board Meeting. The usual meeting schedule will resume in January.


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
15
3:00 PM15:00

SABE

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)

Third Thursdays of the Month

We are a group of adults with IDD who come together to advocate for our-selves and others who have IDD. Our goal is to raise awareness of the contri-butions people with IDD make to their communities and to have a positive im-pact on the lives of people with IDD and their communities through local and state level advocacy and outreach.

Our mission is to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends; and to learn from their mistakes.

RSVP: Ailsa Wonnacott

303.527.0888 x223

awonnacott@aclboulder.org

View flyer here

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Nov
12
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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Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

ReWriting Our Worlds

  • Association for Community Living (ACL) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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A monthly writing group for parents of children/adults with unique needs

Note: This group requires a prerequisite, Hero’s Journey workshop.

With assistance from the Hero’s Journey via Joseph Campbell, we free-write from prompts each month as we own our life story. We rewrite to understand our individual narrative as well as the elements that come from our cultures and communities. All levels of writers are welcome.

Interested writers are welcome after they have joined the half day Hero’s Journey workshop. Please contact Anna if you are interested. Hero’s Journey workshops are scheduled as needed.

Anna Stewart - astewart@aclboulder.org - 303.527.0888

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, a parent, author and writer. Anna has published over 500 articles, columns and essays in books, newspapers and online mediums. She’s also taught writing at various organizations and is honored to work with parents who have children with disabilities as we rewrite our stories.

View flyer here

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Nov
8
6:45 PM18:45

Training: Gentle Nutcracker Volunteers

  • Skyline High School - Vance Brand Civic Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Volunteers needed for our performance on Saturday, December 1st, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

AND

Required volunteer training on Thursday, November 8th, 6:45pm - 8:45pm

On December 1, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Ballet will present a sensory-friendly abridged version of Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Ballet for individuals with special needs and their families.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Volunteer activities include:

  • Greeting and directions

  • Help with instrument demonstrations

  • Help with seating

  • Support for quiet area

  • Assist families in getting around the venue

Please RSVP to Pauline Soderholm at paulinesoderholm569@gmail.com

View flyer here

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Nov
5
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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Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Parent Network Group

  • First Lutheran Church (Parish House) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
nathan-anderson-99010-unsplash.jpg

This monthly group is for parents with young adults with IDD.

  • We offer support, information and resources as we navigate life with our children.

  • We problem-solve situations with others who understand our journeys.

  • We focus on Longmont resources and opportunities.

Facilitated by Anna Stewart, parent to a young adult with IDD. Anna has led parent groups for over 10 years, is a certified parents trainer, special needs author, and community liaison.

If you would like to attend, please contact:

Anna - astewart@aclboulder.org - 303.527.0888

View flyer here

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Oct
29
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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