Friday, February 11, 2011

Good News Friday!

Today, I’d like to offer my congratulations to Dr. David Braddock, Ph.D., who was recently named a 2011 recipient of the University of Colorado's Thomas Jefferson award, one of the university's highest honors. David is Executive Director of CU's Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities, and has been a longtime friend of Imagine!.

Thomas Jefferson himself once said, “I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.” If that is the case, then David Braddock must be one of the happiest people on earth, because he has dedicated his career to “doing good” to others. His support of Imagine! over the years provides a perfect example of that dedication.

His role as a pivotal partner with Imagine! can be best demonstrated by his significant involvement in the development of our two SmartHomes, which use a variety of technologies to improve the lives of the residents who live in the homes. The SmartHomes also act as laboratories to test and refine technologies that may be used in family homes to increase independence and community access for individuals with cognitive disabilities.

David’s involvement with Imagine! and our SmartHomes has been substantive, and reflects his deep commitment to building partnerships between the University of Colorado and local and national communities. He has also been a strong and participatory supporter of Imagine!, generously highlighting our achievements as he speaks around the country, and has been a vocal advocate in promoting change through dissemination of research and development.

Learn more about David and this prestigious honor by clicking here.

That’s David in the picture to the right, along with his wife Laura, at the recent Imagine! Celebration Dinner and Auction.

Congratulations David, and thank you for all you do for individuals with developmental disabilities locally and across the nation!

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