Last week, Imagine! celebrated its amazing employees with our second annual “Pups and Cups” event, featuring Sweet Cow Ice Cream for employees at all of our work sites and some very special guest visitors – puppies from Lifeline Puppy Rescue. Imagine! CEO Rebecca Novinger helped hand out the sweet treats, and the puppies helped lift everybody’s spirits! This is just one way we recognize the work our employees do every day to help create a world of opportunity for all abilities.
Next week, on Friday July 26, Imagine! Assisitve Technology Program Supervisor Meagan Little will be presenting at Longmont Startup Week. Meagan’s presentation will be titled “Virtual Reality Worksite Demo for Individuals of All Abilities.”
The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate how Imagine! is working to support individuals to develop job skills through the use of Virtual Reality (VR). Many of the individuals we support have a hard time generalizing skills from one environment to the next and the use of VR allows us to make the environments similar to support with carrying the skills over.
Imagine! is currently working with a company called Reality Garage to work on making this happen. With the company we have worked on creating different aspects within the VR such as collecting data to see where someone needs help, errorless learning system and prompting hierarchy. All of these allow for use to support the individual to increase their job reality skills within the left-hand worksite.
You are encouraged to join Meagan for this look into the future of services!
Congratulations are in order for Quincy Malecki, recently honored with the Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award.
Quincy has an ability to develop a rapport with any person she meets receiving services at Out & About. She always works to make sure all children have the best support plan, staff are supported, and have all the resources they need to be the best they can. Staff gravitate to her for support and she provides it. She always is looking for how she can help and what needs to be done. She goes above and beyond to make sure there is a personal relationship developed with parents that instills the trust parents need.
Imagine! hosts a monthly orientation for its new employees, and at the most recent orientation a new video was debuted highlighting the culture at Imagine! – how our work truly does create a world of opportunity for all abilities. Although the video was designed for new employees, it does such a great job of capturing what makes Imagine! unique that we thought we’d share it further. Enjoy!
Congratulations are in order for Travis Morrison, recently honored with the Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award.
Since Travis has joined Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source (CLS) team less than a year ago, he has shown nothing less than excellent work ethic, dedication, and positive attitude. Travis quickly moved up into our Lead Counselor position and he is the type of person that sees problems or tasks that need doing and he will do it without being asked or looking for recognition. In addition, Travis has a wonderful personality that allows him to easily form great relationships with clients and his coworkers which creates a great environment for all. Travis displays a positive, professional and friendly attitude to all staff, clients and members of the community on a daily basis. He welcomes new staff and is a key factor in the quality training for new DSPs. Travis responds to emergency situations in a thoughtful and calm manner and communicates effectively and efficiently with staff, providers and supervisors. Travis also goes above and beyond to take on new responsibilities and completes tasks thoroughly and in a timely manner. It is truly a joy to have Travis as a member of the CLS team.
Congratulations are in order for Chelsea Haurin, recently selected as an Imagine! Early Intervention Rockstar.
Chelsea joined the Early Intervention team less than a year ago and has been a great asset to the team. Her calm demeanor is comforting to families and team members around her. She provides consistent support to her families. In the last few weeks, Chelsea has worked through some challenging situations. She has been a rock throughout these challenges to make sure her families are receiving the services they need. We appreciate Chelsea’s hard work and are lucky to have her on our team!