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Published: July 22, 2017
IC Volunteer and Coach Receive Awards at ARC Dinner

Dimitri and Ashley with Awards
Dimitri and Ashley with Awards
Dimitri and Ashley with Awards

by Gabe Taylor


On Saturday, May 20th, The Independence Center’s Dimitri Lucas and Ashley Billington received awards at The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at Hotel Eleganté. Dimitri, who has autism, was given the “Achiever of the Year” award for the outstanding progress he made after joining The Independence Center (The IC) as a volunteer in 2016. Dimitri joined The IC after attending skills classes, going through the employment program, and participating in a 6-week assessment. As a volunteer, Dimitri made incredible progress, and today works with the Veteran in Charge program and Independent Living (IL), providing much needed assistance with office tasks. For her work with Dimitri and within IL, Ashley was given the “Resource Coordination” award.

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