The Mission of the Center for People with Disabilities
is to provide resources, information and advocacy to assist people with disabilities in overcoming barriers to independent living.
The Center for People with Disabilities works so that people with disabilities in the greater Boulder-Denver area may live independently. We believe that there is nothing more disabling than pity. People with disabilities are a powerful and significant part of our community, yet, overall, our social roles have been marginalized by bigotry, discrimination, poverty, isolation, dependency, and pity. Americans with disabilities have not had the same access to transportation, housing, employment and other public resources as most citizens. Our long term vision is one of integration and equality.
What is the Independent Living Philosophy?
Independent Living Philosophy believes that all people, regardless of ability, should have access to places, information, and opportunities that allow them to live independently.
What is a Center for Independent Living (CIL)?
A Center for Independent Living (CIL), like CPWD, is a nonprofit dedicated to providing programs that align with Independent Living Philosophy so that all people with any disability have access to services that will assist them in achieving and maintaining Independence.
Taking Steps Forward: An Interview with Maria Stepanyan
We sat down and interviewed Maria Stepanyan, the Executive Director of the Center for People with Disabilities. In this insightful and touching interview, she shares her personal story of working with and living with a disability and the steps forward for disability...
Autism: Supporting People To Go From Limited To Limitless
April is World Autism Awareness Month. Early this year, the CDC announced that one in 36 children is diagnosed with Autism. This is up from 1 in 44 children diagnosed in 2017. As the population of people with Autism is growing, it's important we...
Advocating for Limb Loss Awareness and New Legislation to Ensure Effective Support for Those with Limb Loss or Limb Difference
Limb Loss Awareness Month More than 2.7 million Americans live with limb loss. This number is expected to double by 2050. Approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the United States each year. April is Limb Loss and Limb Difference Awareness Month. Building...