Category Archives: children

#GivingTuesday Help these Elves give Ability Awareness!

Today is #GivingTuesday
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Do you have extra change JINGLING  in your pocket?

 

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check out those bells!

Feel like using it to give a GIFT that keeps on giving?

 

 

 

 

It would be considered an EAR-ly Christmas present!

 

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Donations would make us TWINKLE from our little tiny elf heads to our toes!

 

 

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Any small amount can help us reach our goal of $500 this Tuesday.  (hey… who you calling small?!)

 

 

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So far, these lovely photos, from JLV Photography in Fort Collins, are our first GIFT!

 

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Thank you to James and Mellisa for GIVING to Awesome in Action this season. …It was ELF-LY SWEET of you! (Oh yeah, we did use that horrible elf pun)

 

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The money will help spread the JOY of feeling accepted and included to ALL types of people (and elves) this year!

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Celebrate your Ability to be “Santa’s Little Helper” too!

Here at Awesome in Action, WE appreciate all you do!!

Open Streets takes on Ability Awareness

Last Sunday, lead awesome dude, Nick and his team invaded the Open Streets of Fort Collins for Open Streets 2018. Open Streets is an event in Fort Collins where an entire three-mile stretch of neighborhood streets are closed off for local booths and citizens of Fort Collins to bike through. We were invited to be a part of it.

Nick was excited to have Awesome Advocate Samantha Strong as a part of the event this year because she’s funny, smart and she brought some speech devices so passers by could experience what it’s like to use a device to communicate. Samantha works for PRC and helps individuals use tools to help foster inclusive relationships with others. For more information on Samantha and PRC, you are invited to check out their website at Prentke Romich Company.

At our Awesome in Action booth, we had several fun activities that people could try. One of which was the Wheelchair Obstacle Race, where racers would hop in a manual wheelchair and race through an obstacle course. Many kids loved experiencing what it’s like to drive a wheelchair around.

Another one of our fun activities was trying out a speech device that our wonderful friend Samantha brought along. Nick thinks speech devices are awesome because he can tell stories, he can speak his mind, share favorite movie quotes and clips with his friends.

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We also got to roam around Open Streets with awesome Olivia catching a ride on the back of Nick’s wheelchair. Nick’s favorite part was using his speech device, named Percy, to talk to all of the people he passed by.

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Overall, we loved being a apart of Open Streets because it was so fun. We loved sharing the mission of Awesome in Action with the people of Fort Collins, and letting them experience how people of different abilities use different tools to get through life. We are looking forward to next year!