About

Our Mission:

Envision, Creative Support for People with Developmental Disabilities' mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Weld County.

Our Vision

Empowering people to live, love, work and play their way.

Person-centered organization

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.

Brief History

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.

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as we begin 2022! Clinicians from the University of Colorado have received funding from the Association for University Centers on Disabilities and Centers for Disease Control to share information related to the COVID-19 vaccine. We are hoping you would be willing to complete a brief survey (link is below!) to support us in understanding what concerns different areas in Colorado may have regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The survey is available in English and Spanish. To be clear, this survey is not a way to force or coerce anyone into becoming vaccinated against COVID-19 and it is completely voluntary to complete. We are genuinely interested in understanding potential concerns related to receiving the vaccine and would be more than happy to provide information to those interested in receiving the initial two doses of the vaccine and/or the booster dose. Sincerely, Patrick Romani, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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