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!

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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.

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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!

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Mar
28
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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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!

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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.

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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

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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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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

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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!

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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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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!

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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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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

ACL Board of Directors Meeting

PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR APRIL.

We will maintain this location through October.

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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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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!

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Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

Parent Night: Talk is Power

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


This event is free. Coffee, tea, and snacks provided.

This presentation will be given twice to help parents find a location and time that is most convenient. If you can't attend our April presentation, check out this event in June at the Lafayette Public Library!

If you are a staff or provider, we have a presentation for you, too! Check it out here.

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Apr
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.

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!

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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 →
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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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
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
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!

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Mar
19
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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Mar
18
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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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 

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Mar
15
11:00 AM11:00

Popup: Parents with IDD

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Parents, do you want to know more about:

  • How to communicate with your child’s school and teachers

  • What to do if you think your child needs more help in school

  • Your rights and responsibilities as a parent?

Join the ACL for a presentation and conversation!

If you need accommodations, please contact us at 303-527-0888

View flyer here

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Mar
14
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
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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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Young Adults Network

  • First Lutheran Church (Parish House) (map)
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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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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
4
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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Mar
3
2:00 PM14:00

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

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
2
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

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
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.”

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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.”

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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
1180w-600h_082917_life-lessons-from-school-house-rock-780x440.jpg

Tapestry Theatre Presents
Schoolhouse Rock Live!!

Directed by Anthoney Sandoval
Running time: 1 hour

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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Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

"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
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
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
25
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
25
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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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

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Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Parents of Teens Network

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

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

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

  • Learn about and begin to access adult services and funding

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

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

Meets from 6-8 PM on the third 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
18
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
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

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Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Training: Moving to End Sexual Assault

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

83%: The Intersection of Disability and Sexual Violence

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

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

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

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

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