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Imagine!'s Family Support Bulletin - February/March Edition

Published: February 15, 2019


Imagine!’s latest Family Support Bulletin is available online.


Love Actually

Published: February 14, 2019

“When I was in high school, there seemed to be a stigma revolving around students with
developmental disabilities and being in romantic relationships,” said Out & About Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Brittany Weissman. “I remember typical students would poke fun at students with disabilities who had crushes on others, and in turn, made them feel bad. So, in a way, they are informed by their influencers that they shouldn’t have feelings like that. But they should, and they do.”

Since 2017, Imagine!’s Out & About adult services have facilitated an activity called Love Actually, a practical, social experience for participants who want to learn more about relationships of all kinds. “This is a space for adults with developmental disabilities to learn about not only how to love themselves, but how to build lasting relationships with others,” commented Out & About CTRS Bridget Heddens.

“We saw there was a need for this type of activity,” said Out & About Program Manager Elena Ciaravino. “The theme of ‘navigating relationships’ came up a lot when talking with the individuals who use our services, and we pride ourselves on offering activities that our participants want.”

According to Board Certified Behavior Analyst Ryan Bable: “Being loved and having these
relationships is a hallmark of humanity, and one that should not be excluded from certain groups of people! It is all about teaching the best ways to approach this so that those relationships can actually occur.”

Out & About’s class tackles this subject head on, empowering participants with skills and experiences to independently build relationships. Here are a few examples of lessons taught during Love Actually:

Social Media Safety and Privacy – participants learned privacy settings and etiquette on Facebook and other social media sites in order to reduce vulnerability, and practiced how to respond to strangers who message them.

Gender – A representative from Out Boulder visited to speak about the LGBTQ community and how love looks different for each and every one of us.

Online Dating – Participants logged on to Special Bridge, an online social community for people with mental and physical disabilities. They made profiles and practiced navigating through the site.

Practice Dating – Participants went on practice dinner dates with their peers, practicing eye contact, conversation starters, and etiquette.

Role Playing – Participants acted out scenarios to help them learn about healthy and unhealthy relationships.

Every class allows a space for open sharing, asking questions, and expressing feelings about relationships and love. Self-love has been an emphasized theme as well, giving all participants a moment to express themselves without the influence of others. “In order to love someone else, you have to learn how to love yourself,” said Bridget. Participants are encouraged to look inward and discover what they love about themselves, and what they can contribute to a relationship.


“If we don’t have the necessary tools to build lasting relationships, life can feel very lonely and isolating,” said Bridget. “With a class like Love Actually, the participants are allowed to ask questions and practice these skills in a safe environment, free from judgment.”

Out & About staff members have noticed an increase in open sharing and inquiry, not just in the Love Actually class, but in other classes as well. More participants now feel comfortable with voicing their feelings about love and relationships, and have realized it’s okay to talk about it.

“The class can seem tricky and tough to teach,” said Bridget. “But once everyone in the room has an open mind, discussions and lessons become simple, because at the end of the day, we all just want to be loved.”


The Impact Of Imagine! Donors

Published: February 11, 2019

Imagine! donors make such a difference in our efforts to create a world of opportunity for all abilities. The short video below shows just a few ways donors impacted our work last year.


 


Jeff Johnson - Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award Recipient

Published: February 7, 2019

Congratulations are in order for Jeff Johnson, recently honored as an Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award Recipient.


Imagine!’s Case Management department could not function in the capacity it does, nor could it maintain its high-level of customer service, without the expertise and dedication of Jeff Johnson. A prime example of Jeff’s contributions happened this past fall when a now-enrolled individual was transitioning from the foster care system into Imagine! managed services. Due to the complex system of county jurisdictions involved in this individual’s case, there was confusion as to which county was responsible for leading the process. Enter Jeff. Jeff made countless calls, sent numerous emails, and created new contacts in order to meet this client’s needs. After a massive amount of heavy lifting on Jeff’s part, including solving a catch-22 with Social Security, the counties involved reconciled the case and this individual was able to get his services started. He now has a loving host family and new opportunities as he transitions into adulthood. Great work, Jeff!


Shop At Lucky's And Support Imagine!

Published: February 6, 2019

Today, we’d like to offer a big shout out to the South Boulder Lucky’s Market. Thanks to many of you voting online, Imagine! was selected as one of this quarter’s (February 3-May 25) Lucky’s Bags For Change partners!

For our readers who live in the area, we’d sure appreciate it if you were to make a shopping trip or two to Lucky’s (located at 695 S Broadway St. in Boulder) over the next couple of months so you can participate in this fun and environmentally friendly way to support our mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Here’s how it works: when shoppers bring in their reusable bags, they can choose to receive $.10 back per bag credit or donate that amount to one of the three Bags For Change partners, including Imagine!. Even better: when a shopper donates, Lucky’s Market will match the donation and double the giving to the nonprofits! Make sure you bring in your reusable bag so you can start dropping dimes to support the three partners.

Thanks Lucky’s for your demonstrated commitment to your community, and thanks in advance to all of you who help out by shopping at Lucky’s South Boulder!


Shelly's Story

Published: February 5, 2019


Imagine! Partners with Growing Up Boulder

Published: February 4, 2019

GUB (Growing Up Boulder) is an initiative that began in spring of 2009. Their mission is to empower Boulder's young people with opportunities for inclusion, influence, and deliberation on local issues that affect their lives. Their current project is giving local youth the opportunity to create their version of a child friendly city map of Boulder.

Imagine!'s Out & About After School Program, which serves children and teens with developmental disabilities, was contacted by GUB to help with creating the Boulder child-friendly city map. GUB hosted Out & About at the Boulder Public Library one afternoon and held a workshop to brainstorm ideas.

“They shared their favorite places around Boulder, including the Humane Society, special restaurants, and hiking trails,” said GUB Program Director Mara Mintzer. “Our engagement with Out & About was enriching to us as educators, and the youth had fabulous ideas!"

GUB aims to reach a wide range of 0-10 year olds in Boulder for the child-friendly city mapping project; they are collaborating with preschools, elementary schools, homes, and after school programs. The main values that guide this project are inclusion, diversity, community engagement, collaboration, and celebration!

"Our goal is to make sure all young people's voices are shared in our work,” said Mara. “Because young people with disabilities are less likely to have their voices heard than majority groups, we seek them out to participate in our programs."

“I’m excited for our participants to see the map and what they contributed,” said Out & About Therapeutic Specialist Maggie Clinton. “It’s awesome they had a voice in a project that will have an impact on the greater community.”

Since Out & About is a community-based program, they plan to incorporate the new maps into their

activities and planning. Instructors and participants can use them as resources to decide where to go next when there is down time, and instructors will also use the map as a tool to teach participants how to access their community.

The city map project is still in the works and will be available later this year. Click here to learn more about GUB. In November 2017, Mara presented a TEDx Talk in Denver, “We let kids design a city -- here’s what happened.” Click here to watch.

Thank you GUB for this awesome partnership and we look forward to working with you again!


Imagine! Open House and Job Fair Set For February 9

Published: February 1, 2019



Imagine! Case Management Unsung Hero - Jonah Moss

Published: January 30, 2019


Congrats to Jonah Moss, recently selected as an Imagine! Case Management Unsung Hero.

Jonah recently joined the Case Management department and has hit the ground running. Last month we learned through a State audit that thousands of case notes did not fully upload from our data system into theirs. Jonah jumped right in to offer his expertise and willingness to create a program with a sorting algorithm that allowed us to compare notes from both data systems. In doing so, we were able to sort out those notes that were incomplete and needed reentry into the State system. This was a significant contribution that has allowed Imagine! Case Management to save a great deal of money.


Imagine!'s Dayspring Bulletin - February 2019

Published: January 28, 2019


Imagine!’s latest Dayspring Bulletin is available online.


Imagine! Open House and Job Fair Next Tuesday

Published: January 25, 2019



Cassie Finds A Home

Published: January 23, 2019


After 13 years of looking for a permanent home, "Cassie," a life-size horse sculpture, found a home on Imagine! property. Alonzo Clemons, who accepts services from Imagine!, created Cassie back in 2005. Earlier this year, the city of Lafayette, Colorado purchased the sculpture and chose the Imagine! administration building to display this wonderful art. A dedication ceremony featuring Alonzo and others close to this project will take place later this spring. Come to 1400 Dixon Ave in Lafayette to see the masterpiece up close and personal!






Imagine! Leadership Development Group Update

Published: January 22, 2019

Imagine!'s 2018-19 Leadership Development Group. Left to right: Paula McCormick, Emily Walsh, Victoria Thorne, Gabbie Norton, and Jessie Michaud

Every year, Imagine!’s Leadership Development Group (LDG) performs a case study for Imagine!. This year’s case study is “Fostering a Collaborative Culture,” and the LDG will present it to the Imagine! Board of Directors in May. 

Paula: This case study is really exciting for me because I have found that just having the diversity of different services in the LDG has given me a whole new understanding of what happens in other areas within Imagine!. I feel this project will give us a chance to work towards everyone having a good idea of what goes on in each area as well as allowing for knowledge sharing and maybe identification of some best practices. For example, I recently heard about a new ARC opening in Longmont. Since Jessie is looking for employment opportunities for CORE/Labor Source, I was able to share that with her. If I was not familiar with Jessie and Imagine!’s Supported Employment program, we would not have made that connection. This is just one of many examples that show how important our case study topic is.

Victoria: Choosing our case study, surprisingly, took more time than I expected because we made an effort to pull each potential case study apart and deliberate. Picking the case study on how we can help foster a collaborative culture at Imagine! is exciting for two reasons. First, I am eager to meet our goal for this project: to create strategies that help Imagine!’s leadership foster a stronger culture of information sharing and collaboration. Second, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with other employees in the company who will help us gain insight and drive our project’s goals. Every project needs the passion and perseverance of its participants to succeed. I hope that this case study teaches me more about what effective communication, collaboration, and change means to each department at Imagine!.

Jessie: To be honest, at first I wasn’t sold on “collaboration” as our case study because it seemed vague. Collaboration can mean many things and can be enacted across the company in many different ways. But as we slowly narrowed down the list, this topic remained an option. As I listened to others in the group advocate for this topic, I began to see the vagueness as a benefit. Since being in LDG, I have learned so much about different departments: what they do, who they support, and how we all work in different ways to achieve the same mission. Collaboration can mean many different things across Imagine! and this “vagueness” gives us an opportunity to explore options that we think could truly be beneficial for all of us. While many of us do vastly different things in our own day-to-day, we ultimately have the same goal of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities and the more ways we can find to collaborate with each other, the better support we can offer those we serve. 

Gabbie: As busy as everyone tends to be, it is very easy to become so focused on our departments without thinking about how our jobs relate to others in our agency. Participating in LDG has altered this perspective for me. I have realized that my department, while important, is a small portion of what makes Imagine! function and impact the community so effectively. Other departments are doing amazing things, most of which I was unaware of until I got to know my fellow LDG members from various departments. I have learned so much from my group and want others in our agency to experience the same opportunities. As we head into this case study, I am excited to figure out a way for everyone to have opportunities to engage with other departments and expand their knowledge of our agency.

Emily: While we tackle this case study, I am looking forward to some thought provoking discussions among the group. One of the reasons we chose this topic is that we realized every time the LDG meets, we naturally have been fostering a culture of collaboration. Since we represent different areas of Imagine!, we each bring a unique set of ideas to the table. This nucleus of support and collaboration we have in the LDG is something Imagine! as a whole could benefit from. I am excited to bring our ideas together and see what we can come up with as a group to best serve Imagine! and our mission.


Imagine!'s Family Support Bulletin - January/February 2019

Published: January 17, 2019


Imagine!’s latest Family Support Bulletin is available online.


Imagine! Leadership Development Group Update

Published: January 14, 2019

Today, members of Imagine!’s Leadership Development Group (LDG) talk about their experiences in the first few months of the program.

Imagine!'s 2018-19 Leadership Development Group. Left to right: Paula McCormick, Emily Walsh, Victoria Thorne, Gabbie Norton, and Jessie Michaud

Gabbie: Participating in LDG for the past two months has been an eye opening and challenging experience for me, in all of the right ways. Soon after I joined LDG, my position switched to a supervisor role, so everything that I am learning has been immediately applicable and beneficial to my new job. Most recently, we read the book "Lean In" and attended a five week course on leadership. Both the book and the class helped me realize that I have a tendency to back away from challenges when I feel uncomfortable or as though I do not have enough to contribute. I am learning how important it is to share thoughts, feedback, and ideas with others, as it is the only way we grow personally and professionally together. I am so thankful to have these opportunities during such an ideal time in my career!

Jessie: Work has been an adventure these past few months. Currently CORE/Labor Source (CLS) is going through a restructure in which I am creating and stepping into a new role, and the Longmont site moved to a new location (we are still trying to settle into the new space). Work has been busier for me than ever before. Adding the additional work of LDG can seem daunting at times; additional meetings, books to read, a 5-week Leadership class series in Denver, conferences, and then writing about it all to share with you. And yet it is also helping to guide me through all the change and the unknown. Our leadership course has helped drive my ideas as I take on new responsibilities. It has also forced me to practice my communication skills and focus on what kind of leader I want to become. Even though it has been additional work each week, it is helping me move forward with clearer intention and has provided me with new friends from other departments who can help me broaden my view as I try new things.

Victoria: LDG has helped me become more aware of and strengthened my leadership and communication abilities. It has created a positive impact on my work and encourages me to think about the impact I have at Imagine!. I have learned to tap deeper into active listening, reflection, and collaboration to better achieve tasks, goals, and personal growth. "Lean In" has had a substantial impact on my professional growth and outlook as a future leader. Most notably is the challenge of how to be successful in the workplace as a woman. I have discovered that I can create barriers for myself that impede my success. The book and my mentors have inspired me to take hold of those fears and challenge them to create my own success. I am beginning to realize that being a leader is more than just accomplishing tasks and goals. Good leaders juggle a vast amount of responsibilities while encouraging themselves and their team to grow.

Paula: I have found being a part if the LDG challenging in the sense of learning new things, time commitments/management, and balancing my job responsibilities with LDG duties. It has presented me with a chance to learn new skills and enhance ones I already had. The Leadership Series of classes that we have been attending has provided me with those skills and enhancements. I count myself fortunate, I have several individuals helping support my involvement in this process. If it were not for the support of Santa Fe’s staff, my peers, my supervisor, my mentors and my fellow LDG’ers, I truly do not feel that I would be able to do this. Thank you all for your support, it is much appreciated.

Emily: LDG has had a significant impact on me. Most notably with my time management. With the added responsibility of LDG I have had to improve my ability to delegate tasks and use my time more wisely. One of the things that we have gotten to do is complete the Leadership Series of classes. While this added a big time commitment for the last 5 weeks it also really helped me see areas of leadership that I would like to improve upon. Another impact on me has been the other LDG members. Because we all come from different parts of the company I am able to gain greater insight as to what is happening at different sites and I am able to share what challenges my team is facing. I have also gained a sounding board of four great women to share ideas, insight and support which has been really beneficial for me.


Imagine! Employees Pass RBT Exam

Published: January 11, 2019

Tyler Buchholz
Imagine! employees Rachel Bowles and Tyler Buchholz recently passed their Registered Behavior
Technician (RBT) exams. Their current roles as Behavioral Line Staff at Imagine!'s adult day program in Longmont will benefit greatly from this extra training and education, providing thoughtful support to their coworkers and the individuals in the program.

“It’s been cool for both of us to have someone to go through this with,” commented Rachel on having Tyler as a test buddy. They completed the 85 question exam with a 90 minute time limit at a testing center in Broomfield.

Rachel Bowles
The RBT credential is a stepping stone toward being a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), all within the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) field. Rachel and Tyler are now registered in a national database where their contact info is listed for networking purposes.

Dr. Jeff Kupfer, a licensed psychologist and consultant for Imagine!, and Jonny Brennan, BCBA at Imagine!, both work closely with Rachel and Tyler. “They have been super helpful throughout this whole thing,” said Rachel. In March, Rachel and Tyler will present at a conference titled Four Corners ABA in Santa Fe, NM, thanks to a connection through Dr. Kupfer.

“It’s rewarding to have coworkers approach us for advice and having trust in us,” said Rachel. “Which is something I now feel comfortable responding to after completing the exam.” Congrats to Rachel and Tyler for this accomplishment! The Imagine! community is stronger for Rachel and Tyler’s brand-new credentials, benefiting from their education and experience.



Vote Imagine! For Lucky’s Market South Boulder Bags for Change!

Published: January 8, 2019

Imagine! has been nominated for Lucky’s Market South Boulder Quarter 1 Bags for Change partnership, and you can help by voting for us! 

Here’s how it works: voting runs from January 7th through January 14th. The three organizations with the most votes at the end of the voting period will receive Lucky’s Bags for Change donations for the upcoming quarter.

The vote will exist in the form of a SurveyMonkey survey. Be sure to choose "South Boulder" for the market you frequent when prompted.

Here is the link to vote!

During the voting period, please feel free to share the link above on your social media channels as much as you’d like. Increased visibility and awareness of the post is incredibly helpful in gathering votes, which in turn will help us create a world of opportunity for all abilities.



Emma Goodenow - Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award Recipient

Published: January 7, 2019

Congratulations are in order for Emma Goodenow, recently selected as an Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award recipient.



Emma gives her heart and soul to her job. When we talk about being an ambassador for Imagine!, Emma shines. Even more importantly, she is an ambassador for each and every individual we provide services to. They always come first for her.


Get To Know This Year’s Imagine! Leadership Development Group

Published: January 4, 2019

Today, members of Imagine!’s Leadership Development Group introduce themselves.

Imagine!'s 2018-19 Leadership Development Group. Left to right: Paula McCormick, Emily Walsh, Victoria Thorne, Gabbie Norton, and Jessie Michaud

Paula McCormick: I started with Innovations four years ago as a Primary Residential Counselor, then as Assistance Residential Site Supervisor, and now as Site Supervisor at Santa Fe. Day one, I knew this was for me. I wanted to make things better for those we serve. I fell naturally into a leadership role in my positions. I love being here for the consumers. I value the relationships and trust we have. Santa Fe’s staff provides structure and stability to create a word of opportunity for people of all abilities. I wanted to be part of LDG to learn more about Innovations and Imagine!. I want to increase my abilities. To understand why we do things the way we do them. I strive to make things better for the individuals we serve and for Santa Fe’s Staff. I feel LDG will provide me with added knowledge and skills to do just that.

Victoria Thorne: Being part of Imagine! since 2014 has been a wonderful experience for me both professionally and personally. When I became part of the Imagine! team, I realized that my personal beliefs about all individuals really aligned with the mission, values and principles that Imagine! holds. My current position within the company has allowed me to support families and teams by creating fulfilling opportunities for growth. Being selected for the LDG came as a bit of a surprise, but I have discovered I have great mentors and a broader view of what we do here at Imagine! after getting to know the group. The LDG curriculum is straightforward and introspective which is what makes it challenging and at the same time rewarding. I am looking forward to incorporating all the mentoring and learnings of leadership into my professional development.

Jessie Michaud: I have worked for Imagine! in CORE/Labor Source for 5.5 years. I started as a Direct Support Professional, moved into the lead position, moved into the coordinator position, and am now the Supported Employment Program Supervisor. I work for Imagine! because it is important to me to be able to participate in making our community accessible for all. Being in Longmont for the last five and a half years has been wonderful, but at times it has been a little isolating from the greater Imagine! community as a whole. I joined LDG for opportunities to meet and work with more people across Imagine!, to learn about other departments and the services Imagine! offers, and to get support around establishing this new role.

Gabbie Norton: I am a Children's Case Management Supervisor here at Imagine!. When I first heard about Imagine!, I had no idea what a case manager did, let alone all of the impactful services and opportunities out there for our clients. As I have grown in my role at Imagine!, I have learned that there is still so much that I do not know, which is a valuable lesson. I have a desire to discover more so that I can do my job as well as possible. Leadership Development Group could not be a better opportunity to achieve this growth. My favorite part of working at Imagine! is being able to effectively help families access resources & services to ensure that they receive the necessary services. I am here because I believe in the mission that Imagine! works toward daily as an organization and look forward to learning more about that as I participate in LDG!

Emily Walsh: I have worked at Imagine! for four years. I started as a service coordinator in Early Intervention, then moved into the supervisor role in EI and am now the EI provider program manager and oversee the Dayspring department. I love working at Imagine because I think that work that we do is important to the bigger picture of our community. There are so many opportunities for me to engage with others about things that I am passionate about. One of the most important things to me about working at Imagine! is the relationships that I have built with my coworkers. Having a group of people who also believe in the mission and are supportive of one and other is vital to the work that I do. I am excited to join LDG to learn more about other programs at Imagine! and engage with others with different people and their perspectives.


Imagine! - The Year In Review

Published: January 2, 2019

Today seems like a perfect day to recap the last year at Imagine!.

About The People We Served 

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How We Served Our Community

In the past year,

Imagine!’s Care Coordination team … 

Provided information and referral to 2,346 families providing at-home care for an individual with intellectual disabilities.

Distributed $1,144,502 to help 459 families with the extraordinary costs of raising a child with autism or other special needs.

Distributed $143,359 in emergency funds to 104 individuals and families facing crisis situations requiring immediate financial intervention.

Imagine!’s Early Intervention Team …

Coordinated services for 1,126 babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. 

Helped 333 babies and toddlers with developmental delays improve their communication, motor, and/or social skills through early intervention therapies.

Hosted 138 community-based activities designed for children to meet their goals in a fun and playful environment.

Imagine!’s School Age Services

Assisted 80 children with developmental disabilities in developing life-long skills through summer camp, after school, and community activities.

Imagine!’s Adult Services … 

Supported 496 adults with intellectual disabilities through enriching and therapeutic programs and classes.

Imagine!’s Employment Services

Provided job training and placement for 144 adults with intellectual disabilities.

Imagine!’s Residential Services

Provided a variety of residential options for 165 adults with intellectual disabilities.

Imagine! also … 

Provided mental health services and behavioral health services to 365 individuals with intellectual disability diagnoses.

Supported 232 family recruited employees.

How Our Community Served Imagine!

In the past year,

412 Imagine! volunteers served 12,311 hours of their time.

At last year’s Imagine! Celebration, 499 guests raised $430,000 to help Imagine! meet its mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Click here to see a list of all Imagine! donors from last year.

Wow! That was a pretty impressive year. But don't worry, we aren’t resting on our laurels – we’re already working to make 2019 even better!


Erica Stamm - Imagine! Family Support Life Saver

Published: December 27, 2018

Congratulations Erica Stamm, recently selected as an Imagine! Family Support Life Saver!


Erica is an exceptional employee of Imagine! and is outstanding in her role as Family Support Navigator. Erica is dependable, loyal and dedicated to her job and strives to provide excellent customer service to all she works with. Erica always offers a helping hand to our FSSP families and always ensures our families know how to navigate through our grants and any other questions they may have. We are lucky to have her!


Imagine!'s Dayspring Bulletin - January 2019

Published: December 26, 2018


Imagine!’s latest Dayspring Bulletin is available online.


Imagine!'s Family Support Bulletin - December 2018/January 2019

Published: December 19, 2018


Imagine!’s latest Family Support Bulletin is available online.


Meet Imagine!'s Leadership Development Group

Published: December 18, 2018

In the coming weeks and months, you'll be hearing from the members of the 2018-2019 Imagine! Leadership Development Group (LDG) on this blog. This year’s LDG members are (from left to right in the picture below):


Victoria Thorne, who works for Imagine!’s Family Recruited Employee department.

Paula McCormick, who works for Imagine!’s Innovations department.

Emily Walsh, who works for Imagine!’s Dayspring department.

Jessie Michaud, who works for Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source department.

Gabbie Norton, who works for Imagine!'s Case Management department.

The purpose of Imagine!’s Leadership Development program is to provide a coordinated platform that strategically develops talent within Imagine! to address the company’s leadership needs for the future. The program is designed to educate employee participants about the complexities of the organization and to assist management in learning about people with talent that may be good matches for leadership roles.

Each participant in the LDG will gain a broad understanding of leadership skills and be provided the opportunity to apply their learning in various settings. Each participant will assess their present strengths and areas for growth and realize their potential for leadership. Leadership skills and knowledge gained will be applicable in many aspects of the successful participant’s experiences.

The Leadership Development Group will utilize a variety of methods of learning during the course of the year. These methods will include opportunities for self-study, facilitated group meetings, attendance at other Imagine! meetings, mentoring, training opportunities, and presentations.

Check out the short video below to learn more about Imagine!’s Leadership Development Group.

Can’t see the video? Click here


Phyllis Villar - Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award Recipient

Published: December 17, 2018

Congratulations to Phyllis Villar on being selected for the Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award.


Phyllis has a strong bond with the Spanish speaking community in Early Intervention (EI). She stays in communication with families long after they have left EI. She is a wealth of knowledge and resources for her co-workers and the families she serves. Phyllis is the first person to raise her hand to help out when EI is short staffed. She also brings the Dixon building donuts and bagels every Friday!