PPITT Meeting Notes

10/17/19

Facilitator:  Carol VanNess

Note taker:  Katie Ueberroth

Introductions

Presenters

Carly with Accessible Systems

  • Options available to modify the home for individuals with physical disabilities
  • How can people modify the home to live independently and safely
  • Construction company to modify the home for individuals with disabilities
  • Concrete ramp and nice looking wooden ramps
  • Installation of railings
  • Widening the doors and reinstalling new accessible doors
  • Stair lift that can be custom made for the person and the stair case 
  • Elevators can be installed
  • Accessing the bathroom to widen the doorway and install a different door (like a barn door)
  • Does a case by case and can come out to do an evaluation
  • It looks pretty too!
  • Ceiling lifts/floor lift/wall mounted lifts
  • Steps for funding sources (a variety of funding sources listed on the website)
  • Funding resources
  • Brochures handed out 
  • Offer free home evaluations 

Colorado Behavior and Learning Group

  • ABA providers
  • Behavioral specialists
  • Since 2013
  • Up to 17 BCBA’s
  • Works with High Behavior individuals
  • Sets up with contracts with school districts
  • Independently owned and operated
  • Higher behavioral individuals 
  • Specialists well trained in a wide variety of areas and disabilities and ages
  • Serves El Paso, Teller Counties
  • Recently opened a center
  • Transportation offered
  • 2 year accredited provider in the city
  • Student intern program to become a behavioral analyst
  • Collaborates with other agencies
  • Welcomes other providers into the center
  • Currently at 100 clients
  • Need a diagnostic assessment and IEP as well as medical assessment
  • After school hours – 60 day waitlist
  • Immediately availability in the center
  • Intensive model – focused on complex individuals – physically aggressive -Cedar Springs – step down from residential -transitioning back into the community
  • Open house mid-November
  • Medicaid up until 21 and sometimes up until 26
  • Not a PASA
  • Working on the adult waiver
  • Accepts most insurance companies

Dumyon Martial Arts

  • Specialize in the disabled community and senior citizens
  • 4 years of operations
  • International Martial arts competition
  • Largest para-taekwondo
  • Clients from Our House, Brain Care, and Mosaic
  • Work on social skills in a group and responsibility
  • Focus on Brain development
  • Work on Korean language, history and being courteous
  • Builds and instills confidence 
  • Works with all ages
  • Show people what they can do 
  • Works with quadriplegics
  • Martial Arts and Self-Defense classes
  • Can do demonstrations
  • Non-profit
  • Participates in many competitions throughout the nation

Next Months Speakers

Amanda Jewel from Our House

Janiene Hollamen on SSI/SSDI

Announcements

Skills Academy Day Program – Book Fair on December 3rd and 4th -open to agencies and fairs -more information 

Carly – group started called the southern colorado collaborative – monthly October 23 – center at centennial -education on OT/PT – anyone can join -connect healthcare and disability – 4-5:30 pm -usually 3-4:30 pm

Austism Vision of Colorado 

Trunk or Treat – sensory friendly – October 19 from 10-2 at Interim Health care

All abilities carnival – November 2 from 10-2 – looking for volunteers

Independent Living Center

Transition Open House

October 29

Ages 14-26

Resources for individuals with disabilities

Overcoming Obstacles

October 27

4-7 pm

Springs Adventure Park

2512 Airport Road 

PPITT Dance

October 30 from 11:30-1:30 

Cheyenne Mtn High School

Food provided

Appropriate costumes are ok to wear

Calvary Baptist Church for the rest of the dances throughout the school year 

December 11th dance

Looking for food ideas 

All dances held on Wednesdays

Parenting the Love and Logic Way

Starts tonight from 6-7:30 pm at A Cognitive Connection 

$50 per person or $75 per couple

Group parenting classes for adults with disabilities -funded through wavier 

Brain Injury directory

Disability Connections fundraiser – video game tournament in the future

(719)233-1199

Legislative Town Hall 

6-9 pm

Resource Fair on April 16

5-8 pm

Library 21C

Cap agencies at 50

Host guest speakers 

TRE

DVR

Open registration in January and close in March

Sign up for volunteers for the fair

Next meeting on November 21 at Pikes Peak BOCES