Saturday, September 5, 2009

Senator Edward M. Kennedy (R.I.P.)

"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on,
the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dream shall never die"

Senator Edward Moore Kennedy (1932 - 2009)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Arc of Larimer, Inc. based in Fort Collins, celebrating their first year anniversary as a chapter of the Arc of the United States and Colorado. We are very excited to be celebrating our advocacy to individuals with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities of 'all' ages.

Please join us in Loveland, Colorado for a great show and good food.
The red carpet fashion show gala and silent auction starts at 7 p.m. at the Chilson Center in Loveland, Colorado on Saturday July 18, 2009.

All proceeds of the evening will benefit The Arc of Larimer County, Inc to further provide advocacy and a voice to all the men, women and children of Larimer County with cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

Go to Arc of Larimer and events

Friday, June 26, 2009

NOEWAIT - Sign Petition

NOEWAIT: National Organization to End Waitlists, through Advocacy, Information and Transformation. PETITION
Those who have shown us love, brought us joy, and made us laugh
have given us the lasting gifts of a beautiful life - and blessed our memories forever.

Dean and I shared a lot of laughter

A Day to Honor a Wonderful Man!

Today, I'm trying to pull my thoughts together and deal with disappointments. A friend 'Dean' died yesterday. He was a friend to all who met him and he will be missed very much. Dean lived and worked in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was a hard worker and advocated for his fellow citizens with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. He is a hero in his lifetime to the Arc, COAPSE, and in 'ALL' the endeavors he undertook to better the world in which we live. He believed in rights to live independently in the communiity regardless of your abilities. That everyone 'matters' and was a loving person who cared about family and friends. Dean was a leader, not a follower. He was a passionate human being who advocated and lobbied, locally to statewide, on boards and as an executive member of organizations for the developmentally disabled people across the state. He believed in and experienced supported employment. I will greatly miss Dean, and will always remember!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


We tried to get into the top 10 ideas that would go to our new President on Jan 20th

We didn't make it, but we've learned so much and have heard from so many folks who spoke from their hearts and raised awareness of this crisis.

I just want to thank all of you that voted in support of fully funding medicaid waivers for people with developmental disabilities. We ALL appreciate what you have done for us and we will never ever forget it.