October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Easterseals Colorado is busting some of the widely held myths that not only preclude people with disabilities from pursuing gainful employment, but also prevent companies from seeking their talents.While we’re bringing attention to this important issue in October, we know how important it is to recognize people … Continue reading Busting Myths About Workers with Disabilities
Last night the 2019 Backyard BBQ and Truck Pull, sponsored by Johnson Storage and Moving pulled in food, friends, fun, and three whole trucks! Emceed by 2019 Ms. USA and featuring music by the Brothers of Brass, this event was one for the books. The event raised over $10,600 to benefit Easterseals Colorado and IN! … Continue reading 2019 Truck Pull ‘Pulls in the Fun’
Written by Peggy Brown, Discovery Club Coordinator What is Easterseals Colorado's Discovery Club? Discovery Club was developed 14 years ago to give children and teens with disabilities a place to play and communicate with others who have disabilities, as well as providing respite for their parents and/or caregivers. Siblings are also welcome to join! This Saturday … Continue reading Discovery Club kicks off in September
The morning of August 1st, 2019 was host to supporters, staff, campers, and friends of Easterseals Colorado's Rocky Mountain Village summer camp. The newest addition to RMV camp's dwellings is 7,500-SF and fully accessible. The lodge features high ceilings with ADA finishes. In addition to sleeping bunks, the facility also includes a kitchen, living area, … Continue reading Friendship Lodge Grand Opening Highlights Rocky Mountain Village’s Latest Addition
Another magical summer is drawing to a close at Easterseals Colorado's Rocky Mountain Village (RMV) Camp, nestled in the mountains near Empire, Colorado. In this tenth and final week, RMV is playing host to three separate camps and only a small portion of its summer staff remain on site. RYLA+, whose campers got to attend … Continue reading Another magical summer at Rocky Mountain Village Camp!
June 27th, 2019 proved to be a day of many amazing moments at Easterseals Colorado's Northern Colorado Golf Classic at Legacy Ridge. With over 100 players participating at the tournament, there were surely countless new friends and memories made. In order to give you just a taste of these experiences, I will be highlighting 5 … Continue reading Top 5 Moments from Easterseals Colorado’s 2019 Northern Colorado Golf Classic
When you think of "team-building" what is the first thing that comes to mind? Cheesy ice breakers? Personality tests? How about getting to spend the day with your amazing co-workers? Well at Easterseals Colorado's Summer All Staff retreat, the last option rang the most true! ESC staff were treated to an awesome day at ESC's … Continue reading A Real (re)Treat for ESC Staff
Did you know? Last year, 31% of people with disabilities were employed part-time, compared to 17% of people with no disabilities. (Bureau of Labor Statistics). Employment opportunities for people with disabilities have improved over the years, but research still shows that youth with disabilities are less likely than youth without disabilities to graduate from high … Continue reading Importance of job training for youth with disabilities
Written by Krasimir Koev, Vice President of Programs at Easterseals Colorado While most Coloradans will agree that it has been a long, cold and snowy winter, here at Easterseals Colorado we know summer is here when we started all of our summer programs!Weather is finally warming up and both our residential camp, Rocky Mountain Village … Continue reading Summer at Easterseals Colorado is here!
Written by Cindy Charlton, Director of the Neurological Rehabilitation Center at Easterseals Colorado As we come to the end of May, and the end of Stroke Awareness month, I want to just say that every month should be Stroke Awareness Month.Stroke is still so prevalent in our country, and can be prevented or at least … Continue reading BE AWARE of stroke symptoms, lifestyle risks and what you can do to help prevent a stroke