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Help Us Celebrate Thirty Years of the Colorado Center for the Blind at #NFB18 in Orlando!

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Have 10 years really gone by? This photo from our 20th Anniversary Gala in Colorado shows the mood of celebration. From left to right, Executive Director Julie Deden, Founder and Chair of the CCB Board Diane McGeorge, and then NFB President and now President Emeritus Marc Maurer listen to a laughing James Gashel, Secretary of the NFB Board of Directors and CCB Board Treasurer at the podium.

Did you attend the Colorado Center for the Blind, as an adult or in a summer youth program, or were a staff member at one time? We invite former students and staff, as well as prospective students to join us in celebration of 30 years of providing the training and tools that blind people need to live the lives we want!

On Friday, July 6 at the 2018 convention of the National Federation of the Blind in Orlando, we’ll celebrate our 30th Anniversary! We’ll hear from staff and students, past and present. Diane McGeorge will describe what it was like in 1988 when she opened the center, Tom Anderson will reminisce about his adventures, and you will hear from many others about how the center has changed their lives. Following the program, we will hold a reception so we can all catch up with one another.

Want to tell us how training changed your life, of all your accomplishments since graduating from CCB? We’ll give you the chance to tell it on video. Come to our celebration and ask about it. We’ll have a video booth Where you can give us your one-minute message on what CCB has done for your life!

We’ll be on hand at 6:30 and start the program promptly at 7:00 p.m. Check the Convention Agenda when it comes out for the location.

For other questions contact Robert Dyson at 303-778-1130 [email protected].

Can’t wait to see everyone in Orlando!

Julie Deden, Executive Director

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From Super Bowl Parade to Freedom Bells: A Video Retrospective of 2016

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We’re just back from our 2016 National Federation of the Blind of Colorado Convention in Lone Tree from October 27 to 30. All staff and students attended and, since we’re an NFB training center (the NFB of Colorado started the Center in 1988), Executive Director Julie Deden always makes a report the the entire convention about all that’s happened in the last year. It’s always a highlight of an affiliate convention that is full of highlights. This year Julie’s report included this video of 2016 highlights and retrospective of our graduates this year. But you’ll have to wait till the end for the really, really cool part …

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Our Independence Training Program Video Updated for 2016

We’ve updated our Independence Training Program in time for the National Federation of the Blind’s 2016 convention June 30 to July 5 in Orlando. There are new voices as well as well-known ones, new insights and time-tested gems as well about how the Center’s program can help blind students take charge of their lives with confidence and self-reliance. It’s live, so take a peek on our YouTube channell now!

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Holiday Message from the Director

Two men and a womanadd sleepshades and white cane to their snow person that has a carrot nose.
Marcus, Mo and James mentor their snow person that is indeed respectable to be blind.

We at the Colorado Center for the Blind appreciate your support! As a result of Colorado gives day we raised over $20,000. These funds will make it possible for us to serve more kids this summer in our Confidence camp and will also provide us with funds so that we can meet more seniors who are losing their vision and show them that they can still enjoy their lives and be independent.

Our message got out to the Denver Metro area as we also appeared on 9News the morning of December 8 in seven segments with the National Sports Center for the Disabled, showcasing our students and staff running the NSCD Moves obstacle course, as well as working in the shop and talking about seniors.

There are so many ways that we receive support from all of you from financial assistance to telling others about the center so that they can find the training, confidence and community that they need to move forward in their lives.

We wanted to share a slice of the holiday season at the Colorado Center with all of you! We hope you watch the holiday greeting on YouTube from the choir our students formed this year, and check back for more posts on this blog for a taste of what this holiday season has been like at the Center.

Remember, with a positive attitude anything is possible!

Again, I cannot express how much your support means to all of us!!

Julie Deden
Executive Director

Six people surround a Christmas tree, adding decorations.
Julie with staff and students decorating the tree for 2015.