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Imagine! 2017 Provider Fair

You are invited to the Imagine! 2017 Provider Fair!  Please join us for this exciting opportunity to connect with providers and community agencies, learn about available services, and network with other clients and families.   

When:  Thursday October 19, 2017

Where: Imagine!’s John Taylor Conference Center, 1665 Coal Creek Drive, Lafayette CO 80026

Time:    4:00pm to 7:00pm

We anticipate having 50 service providers at the fair, including individuals who contract with Imagine!, Program Approved Service Agencies (PASAs), Home Health Agencies and community organizations offering direct services and supports.  Providers include those who offer services through the following funding sources:

-      Autism Spectrum Disorder Program (ASD)                                        

-      Broomfield SLS program                                       

-      Children With Autism (CWA)                                          

-      Children’s Extensive Support Waiver (CES)                                        

-      Children's Home and Community Based Services Waiver (C-HCBS)    

-      HCBS-DD waiver (“Comp waiver”)       

-      Family Support Services Program (FSSP)                                            

-      State SLS program                                      

-      Supported Living Services Waiver (SLS)      

Eligibility Specialists, the Intake Team, and Case Managers will be on hand to answer questions. 

No RSVP required.

For further questions or information, please contact Jenna Corder at jcorder@imaginecolorado.org or 303-926-6439

FAQs

Directions to the Imagine!  John Taylor Conference Center

The Imagine! John Taylor Conference Centeris located at 1665 Coal Creek Drive in Lafayette (map & directions).  As you face the front of the building, the main entrance to the Conference Center is on the left. 

Where can I park?

You may park in the front, side and rear parking lots of the building.  If these are full, you may also park on the street along Coal Creek Drive or Courtney Way. 

Will there be interpreters available?

Yes, we will have several Spanish-speaking volunteers and staff on hand to accompany any Spanish-speaking families and individuals who attend. 

Will child care be provided?

No, we are not able to provide child care.  You may bring your children along, but you will be responsible for monitoring them at all times.

Will food be available?

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.  There will also be three large door prizes given out randomly including gift cards, Imagine! swag and other goodies.

 


Imagine! Receives 2017 Best of Lafayette Award

Lafayette Award Program Honors the Achievement

LAFAYETTE October 4, 2017 – Imagine! has been selected for the 2017 Best of Lafayette Award in the Social Services Organization category by the Lafayette Award Program.

Each year, the Lafayette Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Lafayette area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2017 Lafayette Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Lafayette Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Lafayette Award Program

The Lafayette Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Lafayette area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Lafayette Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Lafayette Award Program


17th Annual Imagine! Celebration

Save the Date!

The 17th Annual Imagine! Celebration will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Marriott Westminster, at Church Ranch Blvd., off the Boulder Turnpike. The evening features dinner, silent and live auctions, and stories that connect the audience to Imagine!’s mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Tickets are $100 per person ($55 is tax deductible). Buy yours today! 

The Celebration is held from 5:30-10:00 p.m., and you can extend the fun. The Imagine! Foundation has secured a discounted block of rooms for $112 at the Marriott WestminsterClick here to book, or call 1.888.236.2427.

If you have any questions, please contact Patti Micklin, 303.926.6443.

Sponsorship Opportunities

 

 

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Past Imagine! Celebrations

Thank you to our generous sponsors

 

 


We’d like to offer a hearty congratulations to Brodie Schulze, who works for Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source (CLS) team. Brodie has been selected as the Colorado Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year by ANCOR, a national organization comprised of service providers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

There are many reasons for Brodie’s selection, but rather than us try to explain, we’d like to share a couple of quotes from people whose lives Brodie has positively impacted.

Here’s a quote from mother of a young man who accepts services from Imagine! singing Brodie’s praises:

“My son, Hunter, has cerebral palsy, and I asked Brodie if he could help with a problem we’ve been trying to solve. 

Hunter loves sports and he especially loves to run, but CP makes that difficult. He uses canes for walking, but when he runs, the canes tend to slip and cause him to fall. Although he always gets back up after falling down, as a mom, I worry that one day a fall could cause serious injury beyond little scrapes and bruises. 

Brodie connected us with the University of Colorado engineering program He wrote a proposal for CU engineering students to design a wheeled walker that is lightweight, durable, and roomy enough for a running gait – something not available within existing durable medical equipment product lines. The project was selected by CU, and a group of five engineering students met with Hunter (which he loved) to hear what he wanted, watch him run and figure out a new walker design. They developed a working prototype of a “runner,” and as an added bonus, they painted it blue and orange to match the colors of Hunter’s favorite sports team – the Denver Broncos. Below is a photo of Hunter with the “runner” and the CU students when he got to test drive the prototype. He was one happy kiddo!” 

Below is some information from Brodie’s nomination that was submitted by a gentleman named Kyle. Kyle receives supports from Imagine! and works for Imagine! as our CLS Site General Assistant, helping with things like sweeping, mopping, taking out the trash, and other janitorial job functions. Brodie has taken it upon himself to support Kyle with many different job duties. Kyle provided this written testimony to support Brodie’s nomination:

“I'm Honored to Nominate Brodie Shultz for the DSP Of the Year. Brodie is my lead for my Job @ Core Labor Source. He Helps me be successful In My Job. my worst fear working @ CLS Was when the Toilets were Clogged & Part of my job is to Unclog the Toilets. I know its part of my Job But It Grossed me Out. Brodie Helped Me Get Over my fear. He Was Very Patient & worked with me to show Me Different Ways Of Unclogging Toilets!!! Now I can be Independent Most Times & Not As Fearful. Brodie Has a Big Heart & He Knows Just the Right Ways to Help Me Overcome My Fears. I Hope you Can See Why Brodie Should Get This Award!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” 

From parents to coworkers to people accepting services, the consensus is that Brodie is truly an exceptional employee who embodies Imagine!’s mission of creating a world of opportunity for all abilities.


 


Imagine!’s Out & About department is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year! To honor this milestone, we are collecting and sharing stories and memories from our employees, from the families and individuals we serve, and from the many businesses that support our work. In fact, we’re collecting and sharing 20 stories from each of those three categories!

Click here to see the stories, and come back often – we’ll be sharing them all year!