Information about disability-related issues, resources and services are available to people with disabilities, families, professionals and the general public. Will meet with individuals to complete an intake packet for anyone who wishes to become a consumer.
I&R Specialist: Stuart W. Ext. 140
A person specific, one on one approach to tutoring in math and reading to help individuals live more independently by increasing their skills in these areas. For more information, please click here.
PCL Specialist: Gerri T. Ext. 134
Assist consumers with organizing around advocacy issues to remove barriers to independent living. Ex: Assist individuals who want to create a coalition to advocate for increased accessible transportation services to help people live a more independent life.
Community Developer: Liz H. Ext. 141
Classes & workshops developed in response to community needs that offer age appropriate skill development to increase independence. Classes offered are Money Management, Cooking/Eating Healthy, Microwave cooking, Social Living, Workshops offered are employment (resume writing, interviewing skills), voting, etc. Contact Meghan for a complete list of classes offered. Check out our current schedule here.
IL Skills Specialist: Meghan H. Ext. 138
Provides individual, local, and state advocacy that impact people with disabilities. We offer anyone in our 8-county region the opportunity to be informed and empowered about disability issues at any level, as well as a chance to be part of a local group to bring change on local issues. Examples: Assist with apartment landlord advocacy through the Fair Housing Act,
Advocacy Specialist: Jim B. Ext. 103
IL Systems Change Manager: Paul C.. Ext. 197
Updated information related to affordable & accessible housing in addition to oversight of housing voucher and housing benefits information.
Housing Specialist: Becky S. Ext. 113
Provides employment support for consumers that need employment and support to understand benefits when returning to work. Hosts workshops such as resume writing and mock interviewing.
Employment Specialist: Yvonne B. Ext. 102
Provides services and support to individuals 55+ with blindness or low vision, by facilitating support groups as well as education to assist with maintaining independence in the home.
OIB Coordinator: Gail M. Ext. 126
OIB Specialist: Jeanette F. Ext. 126
Provide peer support and mentoring in a group or 1 on 1 basis. Provide outreach to hospitals, nursing facilities, rehab facilities, schools, etc. to support individuals with disabilities. Train volunteers with disabilities as mentors.
Peer Support & Volunteer Specialists: Kevin C. Ext. 106 & Jill R. Ext. 108
A program focused on transitioning individuals with the desire to live independently in the community and out of nursing home setting.
CTS Specialist: Beth G. Ext. 119
CTS Specialist: Nicole F. Ext. 155
Outreach to our 8 county catchment area in an effort to enhance the development of and provide independent living services to outlying areas. Serving the counties of Park, Teller, El Paso, Kit Carson, Elbert, Cheyenne, Lincoln and Kiowa
Outreach Coordinator: Donald D. Ext. 105
A program designed to enhance the lives of individuals, encouraging them to live the independent life they choose for themselves through a variety of means. Provides advocacy and education to consumers, business and agencies.
Deaf & HOH Specialists: Angie T. Ext. 121 VP: 719-358-2513 & Matthew R. VP: 719-602-0872
Will provide assistance with the complicated world of public benefits. This position will provide assistance to consumers applying for Social Security benefits including SSI and SSDI.
Benefits Coordinator: Jeff H. Ext. 158
This position ensures all consumers are aware of any technology equipment available to live an independent life. They will manage technology resources, perform demonstrations of equipment and provide education and training.
Assistive Technology Specialist: Paul S. Ext. 122
The overview, supervision and management of Independent Living services, supports, programs, community integration, staff & consumers.
IL Program Manager: Christine G. Ext. 153
IL Program Director: Dixie H. Ext. 135
IL Program Manager: Val J. Ext. 104