Thursday, October 27, 2016

Longmont TinkerMill: 16 and Up

Autism Society of Boulder County Offers
TinkerMill Membership for Ages 16 and Up

Who: Adults with ASD interested in learning a hobby or trade at the TinkerMill
What: Monthly membership for you and a friend
Where: TinkerMill, 1840 Delaware Pl Unit A, Longmont, CO 80501
Contact: Julie Darrow at

Autism Society of Boulder County would like to provide opportunities for adults (and young adults) to use a monthly membership at the TinkerMill in Longmont. Anyone interested should contact us and let us know if you would like a single membership or a double membership for you and a friend. There are limited spaces available. Members under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here to learn more about what TinkerMill has to offer.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Introducing Imagine!'s 2016-2017 Leadership Development Group

Today, we’d like to officially introduce the members of the 2016-2017 Imagine! Leadership Development Group (LDG).

This year’s LDG members are (from left to right in the picture below): Kathryn Craig, who is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in our Imagine! Behavioral Health Services, Jessica Gaylord, who is a Program Coordinator in our CORE/Labor Source department, Cameron Navis, who is a Site Supervisor in our Innovations department, Alicia Burdick, who is a Lead Case Manager in our Case Management department, and MacKenzie Haering, who is also a Case Management Supervisor in our Case Management department.

You can read more about our LDG program in this month’s employee newsletter at

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Seeking Fall Formal Volunteers

Imagine!’s Innovations department is looking for volunteers for the Innovations Advocacy Council’s Fall Formal, from 4PM to 8:30PM on Friday, October 21, 2016. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, serving guests, and clean up. Volunteering to help out with Innovations Fall Formal is a simple way to make a big difference!

Check out the video below to learn more, and if you are interested in assisting please contact Elizabeth Hill at 303-926-6402, or email her at

Can’t see the video? Click here.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

To celebrate, today we'd like to highlight the accomplishments of a few of the individuals who accept supported employment services from Imagine!’s CORE/Labor Source department. 

Miah truly adores her career. She works as a fashionista at Rags Consignment in Boulder. Miah’s favorite job is dressing up the mannequins to display the many fashion possibilities for customers visiting the shop. Working in fashion has always been a dream of Miah's, and we are so happy that she loves her work as an independent young woman!

Andy enjoys his work. He welcomes guests and collects tickets at the AMC Orchard 12 Theaters in Westminster, and spruces up the movie theaters after each show. Andy has always loved movies, and we are so thrilled that he loves his work in the entertainment industry!

Meredith enjoys her fast-paced career. She works as the lone dishwasher in the kitchen each week during the lunch rush at Brookdale in North Boulder. Meredith’s coworkers love her positive attitude and smile, and we couldn’t be more proud of her!

Alexis loves her career. She has worked at the Longmont Athletic Club as a gym attendant for more than three years. Alexis appreciates it when club members let her know how thankful they are for her hard work in keeping the gym equipment clean and organized. Her can-do attitude makes her a success both at work and in her training to race half-marathons.

Jenny is thrilled to have what she calls a “good job.” As a people-person, she loves helping customers at Safeway and the independence that comes with contributing to her community.

Ryan, Roy, and Wendy are a high performing team. Together they work to assemble “Can Bling” for Oskar Blues. Way to go, team!

Tom has been working independently at Albertson's in Louisville for a month! He is a courtesy clerk and his favorite task is bagging for customers. We couldn't be more proud of Tom's amazing work!

Of course, we couldn’t find job placements for these talented individuals if we didn’t have a business community dedicated to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please take some time to watch the short video below, which highlights many of our local CORE/Labor Source business partners. Please consider visiting and supporting the businesses mentioned above and in the video. They are doing so much to create a world of opportunity for all abilities.

Can’t see the video? Click here

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Nutcracker: Sensory Friendly Production Needs Volunteers

 A Sensory Friendly Production

Macky Auditorium, CU Boulder
November 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Making ballet accessible to all

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, from 9 a.m. to noon with Refreshments
Training Location: CU's Macky Auditorium

PERFORMANCE is Wednesday, November 23, 2 p.m.

On performance day, plan on being at CU Macky Auditorium from 12:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Macky is located at University of Colorado Boulder
1595 Pleasant Avenue
Boulder, CO 80309-0285

We need 8 experienced assistants who have experience working with people living with different abilities, and 19 assistants who are eager to help and willing to come to a one-day training on November 12 (see above).

Everyone will have sensitivity training provided by Imagine! Behavioral Services and Dayspring, and will be outfitted in red Boulder Ballet aprons so they are easily identifiable on concert day. There will be professionals in the sensory friendly room, the auditorium, the lobby, and the gallery. Assistants will be positioned in these areas as well to help guide attendees to the bathrooms, the sensory friendly room, and to our professionals if further assistance is needed.

This sensory-friendly production of the Nutcracker is designed in association with Brainsong: Arts for All, Imagine! Dayspring and Behavioral Health Services, Empowerment Center of East County, the Association for Community Living and The Autism Society of Colorado to present music and dance in a welcoming setting.

Sign-up to volunteer by clicking here, or for more
information email Julia Marshall, or call her at 720-255-9831.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award: October 2016

Congratulations are in order for Ryan Brennan, who works at Imagine!’s Garden Place Group Home, on being selected as the October 2016 recipient of the Imagine! Excellence in Customer Service Award.

Ryan was nominated by his supervisor, who wrote:

Ryan is thoughtful and kind to the women who live at Garden Place. This past month he went way above the call of duty to make sure that a special country music fan was able to attend a Blake Shelton Concert at the Grizzly Rose. He was only given a few hours advance notice and was more than willing to make sure that this individual would be able to attend the concert. This involved him staying out with her until 1:00 AM, which he happily did with a smile.

Great work, Ryan, and congratulations on this well-deserved honor!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Volunteer with Innovations Advocacy Council's Fall Formal

Our Innovations Advocacy Council is looking for volunteers for the Innovations Advocacy Council’s Fall Formal from 4PM to 8:30PM on Friday, October 21, 2016. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, serving guests, and clean up.
Can't see the video? Click here!

 Contact Elizabeth Hill for more information about volunteering with Imagine at 303-926-6402, or email her at