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Fountain Valley Senior Center
Provides transportation for seniors in the Fountain Valley area and Eastern El Paso County for medical/dental appointments, grocery shopping, meal sites, employment/ education, recreation and socialization at the Senior Center, personal appointments, etc. Wheelchair equipped. Any person age 60 and older or those who are non-elderly disabled (use a wheelchair) who live in Southern and Eastern El Paso County may be eligible.
Mountain Metro Mobility is an ADA paratransit service provided for individuals who, because of their disability, are unable to use Mountain Metro fixed-route bus service.
VisionAware helps adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information, step-by-step daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and a supportive online community.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation helps individuals with disabilities prepare for, obtain, advance in, and maintain employment by providing a range of services based on your individual employment needs and goals. Rehabilitation Counselors work closely with you to determine an employment goal and identify and arrange for the services needed to achieve this goal.
Audio Information Network of Colorado
Provides its listeners with free access to recorded programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service allows listeners to access audio programs online, through downloaded podcasts, on TV or over the phone. With recorded content from over 100 newspapers and magazines, this program provides listeners with everything from national news to local news and community events.
Hadley offers distance education free of charge to anyone with a visual impairment, as well as the families and professionals who serve them. Today, Hadley serves nearly 150,000 individuals each year, from all 50 states and in 100 countries. Hadley is also the largest educator of braille worldwide.
Colorado Talking Book Library
If you, or someone you know are not able to enjoy books or magazines because: you cannot see well enough to read conventional print; if a physical disability prevents you from handling the printed materials; or a reading disability causes you to be unable to read you may want to take advantage of the services offered by the Colorado Talking Book Library (CTBL).
Independence Center- Colorado Springs Retirement Communities
The Independence Center is the local home of civil rights for people with disabilities. Working with individuals, their families, and the community, we create independence so that all may thrive. Unlike an assisted living center, our organization provides information, resources, and support to help people with disabilities live, learn, work, play, and participate in civic life as equals.
Therapeutic Recreation Program, Colorado Springs
The Therapeutic Recreation Program (TRP) provides opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities to acquire skills that enable them to participate in the leisure experiences of their choice and enhances their ability to function within a community setting. The TR staff provides advocacy and inclusion support for individuals with disabilities to enjoy general recreation activities, as well as specialized therapeutic programs.
Free National Park Passes
A free, lifetime pass – available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States that have been medically determined to have a permanent disability (does not have to be a 100% disability) – that provides admittance to more than 2,000 recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies.
VIBeS is a community based non-profit organization dedicated to enabling the blind and visually impaired to experience recreational activities through a shared vision. The goal is to provide physical fitness, outdoor and recreational activities for the participants, thereby increasing self-esteem, independence and personal growth.
Tactile Museum makes art and archaeological exhibits multisensorial, making them accessible and entertaining for audiences that typically stay clear of museums. We make fragile artifacts touchable allowing the visually impaired, kids and the general public to experience art and archaeology in a way previously only available under carefully monitored setting.