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The Center for People With Disabilities

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Mission, Vision & Financials


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 vision of CPWD is to build a community of resources, services, caregivers and consumers that collectively form a foundation of support for independent living. We encourage an integrated community that equally welcomes all members, all disabilities and cross-disabilities.

People with disabilities are a significant part of our society and community, yet as a group they have been marginalized through discrimination, misunderstanding, isolation, pity and poverty. In the 20-plus years since the passing of the Americans with Disabilities act, CPWD and other Centers for Independent Living have been working hard to shift the prominent practice of dependency – turning over the care, personal decisions and lifestyle of people with disabilities to institutions and managing care providers. While dependency addresses the basic needs of people with disabilities – food, medical treatment, shelter – it removes the liberty of choice and personal freedom and instead promotes paternalism and control.

Our vision is one where all people with disabilities keep their freedom 

of choice and are able to take the risks that we all experience by living fully. To fulfill this vision, we have been a provider and a network for resources, information, programs and personal care that enable people with disabilities to overcome dependency and conquer the barriers to independent living.

The greater community that will successfully integrate people with disabilities includes all citizens, not just service providers. Therefore, the shift we seek exists both in how and what kinds of services and resources are delivered, as well as creating greater awareness and promoting integration in our society, particularly in the areas of transportation, housing, employment and physical access.

We invite all members of our community to join us in this vision to change the way we regard and engage with people with disabilities, reverse marginalization and dependency, and build an integrated society founded on our core beliefs of personal freedom and equal rights.

Reports and Financials

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CPWD 2022 – 2023 990
CPWD 2021 – 2022 990
CPWD 2020 – 2021 990
CPWD 2019 – 2020 990
CPWD 2018 – 2019 990
CPWD 2017 – 2018 990
CPWD 2016 – 2017 990
CPWD 2015 – 2016 990

Audited Financials


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CPWD Audited Financials 2022-2023
CPWD Audited Financials 2021-2022
CPWD Audited Financials 2020-2021
CPWD Audited Financials 2019-2020
CPWD Audited Financials 2018-2019
CPWD Audited Financials 2017-2018
CPWD Audited Financials 2016-2017
CPWD Audited Financials 2015-2016
CPWD Audited Financials 2014-2015
CPWD Audited Financials 2013-2014
CPWD Audited Financials 2012-2013
CPWD Audited Financials 2011-2012

Performance Progress Reports


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CPWD 2023 PPR Report coming in 2024
CPWD 2022 PPR Report
CPWD 2021 PPR Report
CPWD 2020 PPR Report
CPWD 2019 PPR Report
CPWD 2018 PPR Report
CPWD 2017 704 Report
CPWD 2016 704 Report
CPWD 2015 704 Report
CPWD 2014 704 Report
CPWD 2013 704 Report

CPWD Annual Reports


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2023 Annual Report
2022 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report

In an independent living environment, people with disabilities have more control and choice over their lives, more freedom to reach for their full potential, and more opportunity to integrate with community.

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Boulder Colorado 80301

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