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Envision is the Community Center Board (CCB) serving Weld County, one of 20 such entities in the State of Colorado. The organization began fifty years of dedicated service in 1964 when it was incorporated as the Weld County Community Center Foundation (WCCCF). The WCCCF was forged to deinstitutionalize persons with developmental disabilities and provide community based services. In 1973, WCCCF established its first residential program. By 1986, the agency’s name changed to Centennial Developmental Services, Inc (CDSI) and again to Envision, Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities in 2004. Despite many challenges, Envision remains Weld County’s cornerstone for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and delays.
Every year, Envision provides a diverse set of person-centered services that support more than 1,800 children and adults with an intellectual and developmental disability or delay and their families. In Colorado, a “developmental disability” is defined as a disability that: occurs before the person reaches 22 years of age, impairs the person’s general intellectual functioning (IQ of 75 or below), substantially impacts the person’s daily life and significantly limits daily living skills in two or more areas. “Developmental delay” is identified as a 25% or greater delay in one or more developmental domains in children under the age of 5.
Through in-house programs and contracts with a network of provider agencies, professionals, community businesses and other services, Envision facilitates a comprehensive support program in a broad spectrum of settings, including the person or family home, 24-hour on-site staff, scheduled support staff, host homes and group homes.
Case management services will be provided to all individuals. Once the person's needs are assessed, referrals may be made for the provision of living environments, therapies, transportation related to services, medication administration and monitoring, ancillary medical care, meal preparation, daily living skills, personal care, access to community services, assistance with interpersonal relationships, recreation and leisure activities, group and individual supported employment, adaptive equipment, home modification, and more.