Category Archives: Local

Cracking Up on Independence Day!

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We had a bang up time at this year’s 4th of July Parade in Fort Collins!!

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This year we were excited to have our great friend and awesome parade MC, Ponto, join us. He worked the crowds and kept our presence known. Thanks, Ponto!

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Landis and Thalia came up with some great chants to say throughout the march.

 

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Landis’ idea (from the Lego movie):

“Everything is Awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of a team.

Everything is Awesome, when you’re living out a dream!”

 

 
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“We’re AIA

we’re here to say

you can be awesome

ANY way.”

 

 

Nick was very excited to have Thalia as a “Personal Chauffeur” throughout the parade.

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We had the 5 new parade goers this year, Shelley and Landis Fletcher, and Lori Thompson with her sweet grandsons…  What a fun new group to add to our marchers!

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In addition, we had family join us this year. Nick’s sister-in-law, Amy, and his nieces were happy to ride in the parade, and to pass out candy!

 

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Cindy Peak, Nick’s Speech and Language Pathologist, came along to help us decorate and represent Awesome in Action, Co.

 

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This year, we used the manual wheelchairs from the Walk in My Shoes presentation to show how Awesome in Action, CO, uses experiential learning to help folks understand what it’s like to be differently-abled.

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We hope our presence helped establish Awesome in Action, Co in our community as a resource for ability awareness!  We are always in search of new presentation opportunities and sponsorships for these presentations.

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Please feel free to send interested parties our way.

 

Happy Summer, everyone!!!

 

Kindergartners Explore their Inner Hero

Is there a better way to spend the afternoon than helping kindergartners create alter-egos?

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Team Awesome in Action doesn’t think so!

Nick, Lead Cool Guy of Awesome in Action, took job coach, Audrey, and Awesome Volunteers; Alex, Thalia, and Olivia on a great adventure to T.R. Paul Academy of Arts and Knowledge. There, we visited his old stomping grounds and some of his favorite teachers in their new location!

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Great and knowledgeable kindergarten teacher, Amy Jenes, invited the team to her classroom to share a presentation with all of the TPAAK kinders.

 

 

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The students learned about how Nick found his inner strengths, and then used that knowledge to find their own “super powers” to create a new team of Kinder super heroes!

 

 

 

Many super heroes were created that day, including Rainbow Girl, Basketball Boy, and Racer X!

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 The kids even helped Nick create and try on a mask… Look at those super helpers! 

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Nick had a great time with his friend, Brodie, who was part of the kindergarten class!

We hope we helped all these wonderful kids understand how great they truly are, and to use their strengths proudly as they continue to grow and learn!

Until next time, fellow super heroes….remember what Michelangelo says:

michelangelo“Wise man say forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”