Thursday, April 25, 2019

Join Imagine! On Our Day Of Giving!


Technology is opening the doors to more opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, making things that were once impossible, possible.

To support Imagine!’s many technology initiatives, we are hosting a “Day of Giving” today – twenty four hours to invest in Imagine!’s use of technology to create a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Technologies like:

Voice command technologies that enhance a person's ability to control his/her environment.

Virtual Reality that provides job training and leisure activities.

Remote Supports that allow people to live more independently.

To make the day even more impactful, our credit card vendor is waiving all fees on donations made on our Day of Giving!

Click here to donate

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Technology Tuesday

Mandy, who accepts services from Imagine!, will be participating in a “Maker Monday” at the Loveland Library on May 20. Maker Mondays are hosted by the Loveland Library the first and third Monday of every month for fun STEM maker activities, and Mandy’s presentation fits the bill perfectly.

Mandy has been working with Imagine’s Stephanie Kenealy on an interactive book about the TAPit, an interactive computer station designed for individuals with disabilities used by Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source team. For Maker Monday, Mandy will read her book using the TAPit at the library to a group of younger children.

Cool stuff. Congrats, Mandy!

Below are some photos of Mandy in action creating the book, as well as a flyer for the event she created to promote the event.






Friday, April 19, 2019

Good News Friday!



Shelly’s Story, a short documentary created by MassFX Media for Imagine!, was recently nominated for best short documentary at the Colorado Film and Video Association (CFVA) awards.

While we didn’t end up winning, the ability to share the video with that audience and many others through social media due to this honor was tremendous. We thank MassFX for their amazing support of our organization and for their great work sharing Shelly’s story.

Pictured below are MassFX’s Shawna and Matt Schultz with one of the Imagine! employees featured in the video, Meagan Little, at the awards ceremony.



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Technology Tuesday


Touring Imagine!’s Charles Family SmartHome yesterday: Christina Garcia and Tina Velenzuela from our local Sam’s Club. Not only did we share how technology can change the lives of individuals with disabilities, they discussed ways Sam’s might be able to help in our efforts!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Good News Friday!

Imagine! artists are once again making their community brighter and more joyful.

Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities taking art classes through Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source Adult Program currently have their work on display at Que’s Espresso, located at 600 S Airport Rd in Longmont.

Que’s is open 6am-6pm on weekdays, 6am-4pm Saturday and Sunday, and the art will be displayed until April 29. Some examples of the artwork are shown below, but you really should see the show in person – there are some truly remarkable paintings to behold!

By the way, if you like what you see, the paintings shown here and many more are available for sale on the Imagine! Etsy page






Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Technology Tuesday

I have made reference to Ohio becoming the first state to suggest Technology First when considering service plans for people with I/DD. Well, new information is emerging and I sense it is time once again to encourage the State of Colorado, home of Families at the Forefront of Technology, the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, CU Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center Advancing Cognitive Technologies, and our very own Imagine!, to take the progressive position of a Technology First State.

Open Minds recently reported the states that have adopted a technology-centric approach. They include Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Now, the world of I/DD is a non-partisan arena when it comes to the measurement of quality services across states, as referenced by the United Cerebral Palsy Case for Inclusion study. That said, I could not help but observe the tendencies and leanings of the states advancing the use of technologies in I/DD services. I encourage you to take a look.

Then again, what do I know?

Friday, April 5, 2019

Good News Friday!

Last week was spring break, and Imagine!'s School Closure Days services kept busy! Mile High Stadium, the Children's Museum, ice skating, dance class, science experiments, hiking, the State Capitol, capture the flag, a tour of Red Rocks Amphitheater, and more. Scroll down to see pics from the week and enjoy the fun!