The Center for People With Disabilities
People with disabilities are equal and important members of our community and society. CPWD helps provide the support and services they need to live fulfilling, independent lives.
At CPWD, we value community, sharing, learning, growing and working together so that every person can achieve fulfillment and independence. We welcome your participation.
Independent Living not only means equal rights, but also equal responsibility for citizens. Independence implies managing success as well as coping with challenges.
The Center for People with Disabilities works so that people with disabilities may live independently. We believe that there is nothing more disabling than pity. CPWD’s goal is an integrated community that equally welcomes all members. Please consider making a gift today!
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The Center for People with Disabilities (CPWD) started in Boulder County in 1977. We are one of over 400 Independent Living Centers across the Nation. CPWD now provides Independent Living Services in five counties, providing core services in Independent Living Skills, Advocacy, Information and Referral, Peer Support and Nursing Home and Youth Transitions. Our staff is available to assist you in developing a plan for achieving…
In the News
We’ve got some amazing things happening in our Beyond Vision Program. Right now, people with visual impairment and blindness are getting white cane and other Orientation and Mobility (O & M) training so they can stay independent and live full lives in our...
Veterans Independence Program Takes Off
Prior to the last month, opportunities to work out with a trainer, take walks with a companion and interact socially with people other than his relatives were too infrequent for Korean War veteran and Lafayette resident Stuart Rubine. But since he enrolled in a new program with the Colorado-based Center for People with Disabilities offered in partnership with the U.S. Department of Veteran’s…
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 longterm vision is one of integration and equality.
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