Helping the Special Needs Community connect to much needed services and gain the skills to live a happy, fulfilling and independent life.

EPISODE 8

May 9, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am

A Culinary career

A very special episode with Chef Angie Hopkins, Director of Day & Culinary Programs at Skills Academy Vocational Center, discussing fun and exciting Culinary Career opportunities for Special Needs Adults.

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EPISODE 7

May 9, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am

M.A.N.E. Training

A discussion of M.A.N.E. Training. (Mistreatment, Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation.

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EPISODE 6

May 2, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am

Health care w/sharon tyson, RN

“Meet the Nurse” This episode welcomes Sharon Tyson, RN, Skills Academy Vocational Center’s Lead Nurse. Sharon shares information on the most prevalent medical conditions affecting special needs adults, such as Diabetes and Mental Health Issues. Access to Healthcare is also discussed.

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EPISODE 5

April 25, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am

SOcial security benefits

Breaking down the process of applying for Social Security Benefits, along with the rules and regulations to continue to receive benefits.

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EPISODE 4

April 18, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am

SPECIAL OLYMPICS – THE ARC

Meet Will Romero, Director of the Arc of Pikes Peak and Tasha Noble, Southeast Regional Manager of Special Olympics. Learn more about how these organizations support the Colorado Springs Special Needs Community.

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EPISODE 3

April 11, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am

getting services for special needs adults

How to obtain the best possible services, supports and funding for the special needs adult in your life.

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EPISODE 2

April 4, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am

getting services for special needs children

How to obtain the best possible services, supports and funding for special needs child in your life.

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EPISODE 1

March 28, 2021

10:00am – 11:00am

introduction

Introducing Randee Van Ness, Director and CEO of Skills Academy Vocational Center. Randee Shares her vision to help all Special Needs Adults obtain the best possible services to enhance their lives to the fullest!

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