PPITT Meeting Minutes from July 2019

7/18/19 PPITT meeting minutes

Facilitator: Carol VanNess (A Cognitive Connection)

Note taker: Delaina Massie (PPLD)


Dennis Driscoll, DDS

Dr. Driscoll has 30+ years’ experience providing dental services to people with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities in southern Colorado. He provides both home and agency visits for exams, fluoride and evaluation. For patients who need care above and beyond those services (x-rays, deep cleanings, fillings, root canals & simple extractions) or patients with behavioral/physical limitations, services in a hospital outpatient setting are available at the ParkWest Medical facility in Pueblo. Medicaid accepted. There is no waitlist for hospital services but patient’s PCP must first approve the procedure.  

Agency updates

SKSF – Shopping fundraiser at Fab’rik, July 18; Night of Comedy, October 12 http://sksfcolorado.org/fundraisers/

Walk to End Alzheimer’s– Karaoke Kick-Off Party, July 18; Walk is September 21 https://www.seniorsbluebook.com/event/third-annual-walk-karaoke-kick-off-party/


PASCO– Children’s Services Networking Alliance inaugural meeting, July 13. RSVP here: https://pascohh.com/events/cosprings-csna/

Autism Vision of Colorado– Special Needs Resource Fair, July 31, Library 21c; Carnival planned in September; Sensory-friendly Trunk or Treat, October 19 https://www.facebook.com/AutismVisionofColorado/

Peterson AFB – STOMP (Specialized Training of Military Parents) workshop, August 22 & 23 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stomp-peterson-afb-registration-62602258039

Independence Center – ADA Celebration Luncheon, July 26. RSVP here: https://www.theindependencecenter.org/ada-advancing-disability-friendly-health-care/

DuMyon– 11thAnnual U.S. Open Taekwondo Hanmadang is coming up July 26 & 27 at the World Arena! DuMyon will have the largest Para Taekwondo team this year with 10 athletes. Opening ceremonies begin at 6 pm July 26. Para team events are scheduled from 9 am-noon July 27. http://usopentkd.com/

4thAnnual Celebration & Fundraiser, August 22, 11-1 at Stargazers Theatre, $15 https://www.dumyonmartialarts.org/home

Andre & Dante demonstrated a Taekwondo pattern for the group 

A Cognitive Connection – Brain Injury Professional Network will publish a new resource directory in April 2020. 

Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado’s Pikes Peak Challenge, September 7 https://www.pikespeakchallenge.com/

Disability Connections is becoming a 501c3 to act as a funding source for people with disabilities to participate in activities and receive needed supports. The Board will begin holding monthly meetings in August on the 2ndWednesday of the month, 6-7 pm at the Cognitive Connection office, 2163 N. Academy 

Next meeting:

August 15 at Pikes Peak Boces

No presenters scheduled

September presenters: Ariel Clinical Services and the Independence Center

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