Envision is a non-profit Person-Centered Organization (PCO) that utilizes Person Centered Thinking skills to gain a better understanding of a person’s perspective on what is important to and for them with the goal of improving their lives. Person Centered Thinking (PCT) underlies and guides respectful listening which leads to actions, resulting in people who have positive control over the life they desire and find satisfying; are recognized and valued for their contributions (current and potential) to their communities; and are supported in a web of relationships, both natural and paid, within their communities.
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 2,800 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.