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Special Needs

The challenge with this rideshare for Colorado's disabled kids

HopSkipDrive provided the solution when Jerene Petersen was struggling to find rides for foster youth who had been placed in homes far from their regular schools. At the time, she was the deputy executive director for the Colorado Department of Human Services. She knew that getting students back to their home schools would increase their chances […]

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Could a Paralympic arena open in Denver?

Parents are all-too-familiar that it can be tough sometimes for people with disabilities to find a place to play sports in Colorado. A new business in Aurora wants to make it easier. FWD Mobility opened this year. They work on power chairs, mobility devices and sports equipment for people with disabilities. “Pretty much anything to […]

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Don't miss this free Denver Broncos Ability Clinic!

Accessibility for all is important and The National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Broncos Ability Clinic aims to give that opportunity to all kids.  Join them on June 30th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM MST at Empower Field at Mile High.  This is a fun-filled and FREE clinic that will include instruction from the Broncos […]

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Track chairs give disabled Coloradoans access to the outdoors (plus, don't miss Adaptive Recreation Weekend)

Staunton State Park strives to give access to all Coloradoans in the outdoors and they are now accepting reservations for disabled Coloradans who’d like to “hike” the trails in one of Staunton State Park’s two-track chairs.   “Being able to offer the therapeutic benefits of the outdoors to all of our visitors is truly rewarding,” […]

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