Our Mission ...
"To create, support, and encourage inclusive opportunities for Coloradoans of all abilities and their families, through early intervention, education, employment, statewide training, information and referral, advocacy, public education services and collaborative strategies with emphasis on diversity, dignity, quality of life and the advancement of human potential."
"Do not follow where the path leads. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
As we deliver quality, innovative services to children and adults, we reflect on the importance of the courageous steps our nine Founding Mothers took in 1946.
They chose not to follow a well-beaten path leading to institutional care for their children born with severe cerebral palsy. Instead, they banded together to create a quality of life for their children that an institution could not provide.
Initial programs included parental support and socialization opportunities in the context of a loving, caring community setting, followed by opportunities for education. By 1953, the Founding Mothers had formed an organization called Cerebral Palsy Association and opened the doors to the first school in Colorado for children with disabilities.
Their example of courage guides us today. They can truly be proud of the new generations of mothers, fathers, families, friends, churches, schools, businesses and communities that have joined with them on the path to create choices and opportunities for equal participation in life for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
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