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  • Ways to Give | Imagine!

    Ways to Give Your gifts to the Imagine! Foundation support people with intellectual disabilities served by Imagine!. Gifts can be directed to support a particular program, age group, or where the need is greatest. Please contact David Grimsland via email at dgrimsland@imaginecolorado.org for information or assistance in making a charitable gift. The Imagine! Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization and meets all tax-exempt requirements for a charitable nonprofit organization as stated by the Internal Revenue Service. EIN is 84-1540910. Gifts are tax-deductible and we recommend that you consult with appropriate legal and/or financial counsel to make a decision best for you, and for complete tax-deductibility rules. Our Wishlist Included below are items that would augment and enhance Imagine! programs and services for the individuals we serve and would be much appreciated. ​ If you are able to provide an item, please contact David Grimsland and he will ensure that we can accept the item(s). If you prefer to provide a cash gift to be used for the purchase of one of the items below, that would also be most welcome. Pick-up for large items may be possible. Your contribution is tax deductible. The Wish List will be updated as items are acquired, so please check back frequently! Imagine!'s Amazon Wishlist Imagine!'s Blick Art Supply Wishlist Other Needs: Adaptive utensils, clothing, computer aids, writing devices Chunky Bare Books Rockies tickets for groups Games/activities made especially for those with Alzheimer’s/dementia Restaurant Gift Cards Movie Tickets Denver Zoo Passes Gift Cards to educational stores: www.beyondtheblackboard.com www.lakeshorelearning.com www.reallygoodstuff.com Stationary bike Donate Online Show your support by donating using our online form. You can set up monthly donations too! We appreciate whatever you can give. Donate Online Mail A Donation ​ Please make your check payable to Imagine! Foundation ​ and mail to: ​ Imagine! Foundation 1400 Dixon Ave. Lafayette, CO 80026 Corporate Matching Gifts Your gift may be eligible to be matched by your employer. You can view a list of companies that participate in gift matching with Imagine!. Participating Companies Gifts of Stock Gifts of stock or other securities enable donors to receive tax benefits while supporting people with intellectual disabilities. Please complete the Stock Donation Form and send via postal mail or email to David Grimsland. Stock Donation Form Memorial Gifts and Special Tributes Make a gift in memory of a departed loved one or in honor of someone special to you. We will send a letter to the recipient of your choice as a notification of your thoughtful gift. You can make your donation online or by mail. ​ Donate Your Old Car, Truck, RV, or Boat Imagine! would love to have your car! ​ Instead of selling or trading in your old car, truck, RV, or boat, donate it in support of Imagine! and get a tax deduction. We work with Vehicles for Charity and their process is easy. Vehicle Donation Form Link Your King Soopers Rewards Card Link your King Soopers rewards card to Imagine! and we will receive a donation from your purchases. Sign in to your account (or create one) in the upper left of the web page, click on My Account, from the left column, click Community Rewards, in the search box, type Imagine! Foundation. Choose it and you help Imagine! every time you use your rewards card when shopping-even online. Estate Planning and Endowments Help ensure that Imagine! is strong in the future by including Imagine! in your estate plan. A bequest is a planned gift in which you include in your will a designated gift to the Imagine! Foundation. Gifts of real estate, life insurance, and endowed funds are also accepted within the policies approved by the Imagine! Foundation's Board of Directors. Please let us know if you are planning to or have remembered Imagine! Foundation with a planned gift so we may thank you.

  • Our Team | Imagine!

    Our Team Mail Jodi Walters Chief Executive Officer Meet Jodi Mail David Grimsland Executive Director of the Imagine! Foundation Mail Stephen Shaughnessy Chief Services Officer Meet Stephen Mail Jennifer Garcia Assistant Director of Residential & Nursing Mail Monica Hoffman Assistant Director of Client Services Community and Employment Services & Social Enterprise Mail Melody Kim Controller Mail Robin Grey Chief Financial Officer Meet Robin Mail Kristin Halvorson Assistant Director of Client Services School Age Services, Therapeutic Services & Family Recruited Services Mail Lou Ella Price Assistant Director of Program Services Compliance, Quality, and Business Supports Board of Directors President: Heidi Storz , Attorney, Kerrane Storz, P.C. Past President: Don Brown , Founder, Optimal Blue Secondary Services Treasurer : Anthony Verducci , Founder & CEO, Wayfinder Secretary : Laura Moore , Faculty Lecturer, University of Colorado Boulder Marie Gambon , Founder, Gambon Enterprises Walt Pounds * , Self Employed Rebecca Rose , President, InClover Research ​ * Family Member of an Imagine! Consumer

  • About Us | Imagine!

    About Us Our History Imagine! was established in 1963 by a group of parents determined to see that their children with developmental disabilities had the opportunity to participate in their community. We continue to use that original goal as the basis for our mission. We believe in the potential of all. We believe that people with developmental disabilities have much to offer, and providing the tools and supports that allow them to show what they have to offer benefits us all. Imagine! provides services designed to incorporate people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges into the fabric of their communities. Services include educational and therapeutic services, job training and placement, recreation and leisure activities, opportunities for community living, behavioral health services, technology solutions, and support for families. Imagine! is a Mission-Based Organization Our Mission: Creating a world of opportunity for all abilities Our Values and Principles: Our workforce is our number one asset Families are essential to our success We embrace a culture of support and creativity We inspire a positive and inclusive community We honor our tradition of integrity and leadership We believe in the potential of all Imagine! is... A Service Provider ​ Imagine! provides services designed to incorporate people with developmental, cognitive, and physical challenges into the fabric of their communities. Services include educational and therapeutic services, job training and placement, recreation and leisure activities, opportunities for community living, behavioral health services, technology solutions, and support for families. A Long-Time Member of Our Community ​ Since 1963, Imagine! has been a state-wide leader in providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Motivated by innovation, compassion, and respect, our services are designed to assist all individuals in becoming contributing members of their communities.

  • Imagine! Celebration | Imagine!

    Imagine! Celebration The Imagine! Foundation Celebration is held annually in February. Check back for details about the 2025 Celebration! Celebration 2024 Highlights Mandy was awarded Imagine!'s Advocate of the Year for 2023 at the Imagine! Foundation Celebration on February 3rd, 2024. View Mandy's story below! Purchase Mandy's children's book here! Favorites from Past Foundation Events run for the sun 2 run for the sun Mandy Advocate of the Year 2023 run for the sun 2 1/6

  • Our Locations | Imagine!

    Our Locations Imagine! 1400 Dixon Ave. Lafayette, CO 80026 At this location: Administration Reception/Deliveries Lafayette Adult Community Services School Aged Services Mental Health Services Behavioral Health Services Social Enterprises - Assistive Technology Nursing Employment Services Longmont Base Site 1833 Sunset Place Longmont, CO 80501 At this location: Longmont Adult Community Services Residential Services - Independent Living Social Enterprises - Art Programs

  • Employee Resources | Imagine!

    Employee Resources Quick Links TriNet Log In (for all TriNet Resources) Egnyte IT Help Desk Ethics Reporting Hotline/Helpline Wells Fargo Sign-in myEvolv (NX) MedSupport 2.0 Netsuite Sign-in Schoox LMS Fleet Commander M365 Portal Questys Database Network Fleet Setworks Additional Resources Technology Request Form Maintenance Work Order Form ​ Imagine! Employee Handbook 2024 Pay Periods 2024 Holidays 2024 Payroll Calendar Mental Health Resources Employee Referral Bonus Program Benefits Guide Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account Expense Eligibility List Employee Assistance Program Tutorials and Support Outlook Web (Reference Guide) IT Help Desk (User Manual) Fleet Commander (Training) E-Learning Deliverable Requests Imagine! CellTrak App Manual Please note: We are currently in the process of building new forms for the Customer Service Excellence Award. If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please send over the name and reason for nominating to crodriguez@imaginecolorado.org . Thank you!

  • Services and Funding in Colorado | Imagine!

    Services and Funding in Colorado Beginning July 1st, 2024 , Imagine! is a Provider Agency offering services to individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) around Boulder and Broomfield Counties of Colorado. Prior to July 1st, 2024, Imagine! also provided Case Management Services in this area. Due to a statewide mandate referred to as Case Management Redesign, only one service (case management or direct services) can be provided by a single organization. ​ Beginning July 1st, 2024 , A&I Avenues is the Case Management Agency for Boulder, Broomfield and Gilpin Counties. Case Management Agencies are organized by county. You can utilize the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) Website to locate the agency for your county: https://hcpf.colorado.gov/case-management-agency-directory Service Options Imagine! is a provider agency offering services designed to allow individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to engage in their communities. The services we provide include: School Age Services Can be paid for using the CES Waiver, DD waiver, SLS Waiver, or Private Pay Contracts Includes: Summer Camp After School Program School Closure Days Family Recruited Employee Can be paid for using the CES Waiver, SLS Waiver, or Private Pay Contracts Includes: Respite – Hours, Days and Group Community Connector Youth Day Services Personal Care Enhanced Homemaker Adult Day Services Can be paid for using the SLS Waiver, DD Waiver, or Private Pay Contracts Includes: Adult Community Services Day Program Virtual Classes Residential Services Can be paid for using the DD waiver or Private Pay Contracts Includes: Host Home Companion Home Family Care Giver Group Home Supported Independent Living Supported Employment Services Can be paid for using the SLS Waiver, DD Waiver, Private Pay Contracts, or DVR (Division of Vocational Rehabilitation ) Includes: Job Development Job Coaching Group Job Skills Classes (Adults & Teens) Benefits Counseling Mental Health Services Can be paid for using Medicaid, Medicare, or CCHA (Colorado Community Health Alliance) Behavioral Health Services Can be paid for using the SLS Waiver, DD Waiver, and Private Pay Contracts How to Pay for Services As a provider agency, Imagine! supports individuals with IDD on several of Colorado’s Home and Community-Based Services Waivers . Case Management Agencies help individuals understand what waiver may best fit their needs, the qualifications to apply, and support individuals and families through the process. If you are looking for funding or have questions regarding Colorado’s waivers, please contact your county’s Case Management Agency . A&I Avenues is Case Management Agency for Boulder, Broomfield, and Gilpin Counties. Imagine! provides services to those with a waiver already in place or in some cases through Private Pay Contracts. The waivers and funding sources we currently work with are: Developmental Disabilities Waiver (DD) (18 years and older) Children’s Extensive Support Waiver (CES) (younger than 18 years old) Supported Living Services Waiver (SLS) (18 years and older) Private Pay Contracts ​ Private pay contracts can support billing through additional funding streams such as: ​ Family Support Services Program (FSSP) Grants A&I Avenues Autism Spectrum Disorder Program ​ Ask your Case Manager about other grants that may be available to your family. ​ Individuals and their family may also elect to pay privately for services. Reach out to info@imaginecolorado.org for more questions regarding Private Pay.

  • Home | Imagine!

    As of July 1, Imagine! is a Provider Agency only. We do not provide case management services. If you are looking for case management services, or need more information on this change, click the button below. Learn More Creating a World of Opportunity for All Abilities ​ Imagine! provides services designed to incorporate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities into the fabric of their communities. ​ Services include educational and therapeutic services, job training and placement, recreation and leisure activities, residential services, behavioral health services, technology solutions, and support for families. Our goal is to help people aspire to, and achieve, a fulfilling life of new possibilities. Who We Are Since 1963, Imagine! has worked with individuals like you in supporting your needs, goals, and desires. We take pride in our comprehensive care that puts you at the center of everything we do. Learn More About Us What We Do Imagine! is proud to offer you a continuum of services for every stage of your life. From School Age Services to Residential Services and beyond, we make sure you have access to a world of opportunities. Discover Our Services Get Involved We believe that people with developmental disabilities have much to offer to their communities, and that full inclusion benefits us all. And we know you do too! Support Our Mission Follow Us On Social Media

  • Social Enterprise | Imagine!

    Imagine! Social Enterprises We merge creativity with innovation to enrich lives. Our department consists of two main divisions: Assistive Technology and Art Programs Assistive Technology In our Assistive Technology division, we focus on supporting individuals within Imagine!'s services through program activities and caseload supports. We help individuals find adaptive solutions for daily activities such as cooking, recreation, employment, life skills, and communication. Our goal is to provide custom, personalized plans that empower individuals to engage and achieve greater independence while in our programs. Learn More Art Programs Our Art Program nurtures creativity, self-expression and talent. We support our artists to achieve their goals by offering them access to art supplies, classes, and studio sessions. Our department actively participates in various art events throughout the year, providing opportunities for artists to showcase, promote, and sell their works. These events also foster community engagement, allowing community members to connect with our artists and learn more about our program. Additionally, we provide assistance to individuals in our Performance Arts program, where they refine their theatrical skills through regular participation in theater productions held throughout the year. Learn More Our Team Meagan Wittle Social Enterprise Program Manager Dani Michealis Art Program Specialist Bren Lindemann Assistive Technology Assistant Jessamyn Johnson Assistive Technology Assistant Kari Enriquez Assistive Technology Assistant

  • Adult Community Services | Imagine!

    Adult Community Services Imagine! offers day program services for adults (ages 21 and up) with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Activities take place Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:00am to 3:00pm out of our base sites in Lafayette and Longmont. Individuals can participate in a variety of subjects with a wide range of skill building activities that support independence, motor skills, communication, and involvement in the community. Individuals can participate in a variety of subjects with a wide range of skill building activities that support independence, motor skills, communication, and involvement in the community. Imagine!'s Adult Services activities focus on life-long learning experiences, allowing each individual to build a solid foundation for growth upon which they can reach their highest potential. Imagine! services are designed to provide a sense of acceptance among others, to promote community integration, and to enhance participants' quality of life through the development of social skills, coordination, fine and gross motor skills, and beyond. Activities may include cooking, creative writing, science, cultural studies, arts and crafts, movement, and much more! Community Access Imagine's Adult Services take advantage of community venues throughout Boulder, Broomfield, and beyond. Individuals explore the many features and wonders Colorado has to offer such as hiking trails, museums, and a variety of community locations that offer skill building opportunities and community engagement. Ready to join the fun? Contact Us

  • Contractor Opportunities | Imagine!

    Contractor Opportunities Imagine! is an organization that provides individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to learn, grow, advocate, and aspire to realize their full potential within supportive and caring home settings. With an emphasis on person-centered approaches, Imagine! creates a successful dynamic of community involvement, self-advocacy, and lasting meaningful relationships. ​ Imagine! is actively seeking compassionate and caring Host Home providers, Companion Home providers, and Family Caregivers who want to open up their homes to an adult with developmental disabilities. If you are interested, please fill out the form below and we will reach back out to you! Are you ready to make a difference?

  • Supported Employment | Imagine!

    Supported Employment Our mission is to educate, advocate, and support individuals with disabilities to become self-sufficient, successful members of the community through competitive, integrated employment. The Employment Process View this helpful flyer that breaks down the employment process! View Employment Flyer Phase One: Job Development Job Development is the first half of the employment process. Clients get matched with one of our Job Development Specialists, and they work together to determine the client’s vocational interests, skills, goals and abilities. Imagine! coordinates with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), which is typically the primary funding source in the employment process. Our Job Development Specialists support clients through job skill development, researching jobs, creating a resume, practicing for the interview process, attending interviews and onboarding at their new workplace. Step One - Job Preparation Upon being matched with one of our Job Development Specialists and having a case open with DVR, clients will determine their goals, develop vocational skills, create their resumes, and start practicing for interviews. Step Two - Job Searching Once the client feels ready, they will work with their Job Development Specialist to research jobs in their community and start the application process. Imagine! follows a person-centered career planning model that takes into account your personal preferences, goals and dreams. Step Three - Interviewing Once an interview is obtained, the Job Development Specialist will help coordinate the scheduling (if needed) and support the client in whichever ways they need. Step Four - Placement & Onboarding Once the client is offered and accepts a job (placement), our staff will help them with onboarding, orientation, training, and other new hire tasks. They will then start working with a Job Coach. Phase Two: Job Coaching Once a client has obtained employment, they begin job coaching. Our job coaches support clients in maintaining their jobs and becoming efficient employees. Job coaching looks different for each client based on their needs and their job tasks. Our goal is to support the individual in forming coworker relationships, learning new tasks and mastering tasks by supporting the client to become as independent as possible and fade out when appropriate. We always do our best to promote independence and support clients in learning how to communicate with their supervisors and coworkers to advocate for themselves and their needs. Step One - New Hire This occurs in the first few months of learning a job. If requested, a Job Coach will be present during each shift to help learn the new tasks, form relationships and become a sufficient employee. Step Two - Maintenance This phase looks different for each client. Our Job Coaches will continue supporting clients to continue growing in their employment, support with new tasks, maintain efficiency with job tasks, communicate with supervisors and support with anything else the client may need. Step Three - Fading Once the Job Coach and client have decided that they are independent in their role, the Job Coach may begin to fade. Again, this looks different for each client. Examples of fading include: increasing physical distance from client and Job Coach during their shift, decreasing the amount of time the Job Coach is present during shifts and even ending direct support at work and continuing with some communication outside of work. Before a Job Coach fades, they will discuss this with the client and update the whole team. If the client and/or team decides they want to continue receiving support, we will continue to provide it.

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