Category Archives: A.R.O.

27 Years of the Americans With Disabilities Act

Department of Justice seal On July 26, 2017, the Department of Justice published “27 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act,” and Nick was so busy hanging out at the Ability Fest in Fort Collins, that he forgot to remind all of the Nicksters and you, his followers!
So, in a time of political uncertainty and tension, we here at AiA would like you to know that because of this piece of legislation 27 years ago, Nick is able to enjoy a quality of life from simple breathing, nourishment, outdoor water sports, to community speaking events like his 2015 TEDxFrontRange speech, or taking an evening  “roll” through the neighborhood as the sun sets.
Thank you ADA, former President George HW Bush, and all your proponents in Congress.  You and the folks who adhered to the law made an incredibly positive change in our world and are what being awesome is all about!  Awesome in Action

Hi, My Name is “Bill” – ARO Sporting Events- Olympic Day at Horsetooth Reservoir!

IMG_20160629_105648“Bill Bell” lent me his life jacket last Wednesday, and we enjoyed an amazing, lovely, warm and fun day with friends out on Horsetooth Reservoir.   The Fort Collins Adaptive Recreation Opportunities program (ARO) allows me to enjoy a variety of water sports, and today was no exception.  If you clicked on the blue words, then you know a new window opened up on the ARO page and now you can sign up to participate.

We enjoyed friends, sunshine and sparkling water.  Check out our day on the lake!


We all enjoyed friends everywhere, interns getting silly on paddle boards, adaptive kayaks so I can participate, and of course my new name!

Thanks ARO for another refreshing and relaxing day.  IMG_20160629_114342I do believe it is time to paddle away.  See you at the next ARO day!

(Thank you, Bill, for the life jacket – safety first!)