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FAST November: Kicking off the Holiday Season with CCB!

November 8, 2019 at 9:09 am

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The date of our annual FAST Thanksgiving activity has been changed from earlier dates you may have seen.
Who?
Blind students of all ages, families and teachers
Where?
Colorado Center for the Blind, 2233 W. Shepperd Ave. Littleton CO, 80120
When?
Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM
If we are expected to eat the meal, we should be expected to help cook it as well.

It’s becoming a bit of a tradition around here. November’s FAST Program is all about the meal we eat, the games we play, and most importantly, the people we share this time with. This year, on November 23, we will hold our own Thanksgiving get together, FAST style that is. Join us for an afternoon full of cooking, eating, sharing each other’s company, and games! We promise to keep the competition to a minimum during dinnertime.

For many of our students this will be the first time they’ve been expected to help prepare such a meal; this is the type of teaching/learning we love to implement at the Colorado Center for the Blind. We will have plenty of volunteers to work with students as well as other participants. Although our focus is working with students, we love working with parents, siblings, and teachers to encourage them to have expectations that their blind child/sibling/student actively participate in all aspects of life.

We will:

  • Prepare/bake chicken and ham
  • Make mashed potatoes, gravy, creamed corn, stuffing, dinner rolls, and pie
  • Play games, such as Pin the Feather on the Turkey, Pumpkin Roll, and Thankful Alphabet Game

Deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, November 20th.

For questions or to RSVP, please contact Martin Becerra-Miranda at [email protected] or (303)778-1130 Ext: 223.


World-Renowned Training Center

Montage: A woman is reading Braille, a student uses a table saw, a technology table display, a student slicing potatoes, a group od students Whitewater Rafting, and 2 students in cane travel catching the train
Founded in 1988, the Colorado Center for the Blind is a world-renowned training center located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Littleton, Colorado, about 13 miles south of Denver.

Grounded in the National Federation of the Blind’s positive philosophy of blindness, the Colorado Center for the Blind provides innovative teaching techniques, daily challenges and self-confidence that are the building blocks of independence, opportunity and success. Day after day, year after year, blind students leave the Colorado Center for the Blind’s training program as living examples of the NFB’s motto: “With effective training and opportunity, blind people can compete on terms of equality with their sighted peers.”

Watch Our Program in Action

Our Programs

a smiling woman with a cart full of groceries outside the store

Our Independence Training Program (ITP) is designed for blind adults (18 years of age and older).  Typically students complete the program in six to nine months while residing in nearby McGeorge Mountain Terrace apartments, which are owned by the Center. 

Smiling young man prepares to board the RTD bus

The Summer Youth Programs at the Colorado Center for the Blind are designed to provide students with the opportunity to obtain skills needed to achieve success in school, interact with peers in a variety of social situations, gain a knowledge of the working world, and build self-confidence and self-esteem.

A senior woman and man explore a Braille cell with touch

The Colorado Center for the Blind works to change the experience of older blind and visually impaired persons from frustration to independence. With education and training seniors can and do obtain the skills and confidence necessary to stay in their own homes and continue be contributing members of their communities.

The CCB College Prep class listen to a Presentation at ACC Student Access Services

As part of our Independence Training Program, the Colorado Center for the Blind offers a College Prep course to those students interested in going on to college or in returning to college after training at the Center.

Sally chopping Bell Peppers

The Colorado Center for the Blind shares its expertise on blindness with other professionals serving the blind and visually impaired through interactive and hands-on trraining seminars.