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2014 CAER Award Recipients

President’s Award: Patty Wagner

  • Patty was presented her award by CAER President Heather Solberg of Veteran Affairs.

Gary Schmidt Award: Judy Mumford

  • Judy was presented his award by Nancy Cozart of Littleton Public Schools.

Lifetime Achievement Award: JC Greeley

  • JC will presented her award by Tanni Anthony at her retirement Tea at Anchor Center for Blind Children.


You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby!

“You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby” fundraising contest was a big success! There were seven participants who were brave enough to share their baby pictures with us, but we had many eager participants who wanted to guess.

We had three top winners who were able to match all the baby pictures to the current O&M Specialist. The top winners were Angela Sims: Mesa 51, Pat Lewis: Insights, Inc. and Tanni Anthony: CDE. All three winners’ names were then placed in the hat and the Grand Winner was Angela Sims!

The contest and donations grossed $125 towards the CAER Mini-Grants Program!

Special Thank You to Brent Batron: CCB, Cheryl Leidich: DPS, Nancy Cozart: Littleton, Charlotte Javier: JeffCo, Tanni Anthony: CDE, Pat Lewis: Insights, Inc., Barb Galgano: Cherry Creek and Melinda Carter: JeffCo for supplying such wonderful photos. 

Thank you all for participating!




2013 International O&M Conference


With over 700+ attendees from all over the world the AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference in New Orleans Louisiana on December 11-14 was a huge success!

Meeting new and seeing old friends added to the camaraderie, interest and professionalism to entire event! Colorado was well represented with presenters, students and COMS from around our state. We would recommend this O&M conference for future attendees seasoned or just starting out.

Please see our attached session handouts. We hope that you will find them useful and informative.

Thank you to CAER for the mini-grant to assist us in making this adventure possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

Barb Galgano 303-349-7661

Trina Boyd-Pratt 720-8837154



2013 CAER Award Recipients

President’s Award: Pamela Newton (Veteran Affairs)

  • Pamela was presented her award by CAER President Heather Solberg of Veteran Affairs.

Gary Schmidt Award: Brent Batron (Colorado Center for the Blind)

  • Brent was presented his award by Nancy Cozart of Littleton Public Schools.
  • Brent has kindly accepted a 2-year commitment to the CAER Board, Thank you!

Connections Award: Kevin Hughes (HumanWare)

  • Kevin was presented his award by Barb Galgano and Mimi Schaper of Cherry Creek Schools.
  • Adams 12, Aurora Public Schools, Boulder School District, Cherry Creek Schools, Denver Public Schools, Jefferson County Schools, and St. Vrain Public Schools all nominated Kevin for this award. He is loved by all.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Sue Larson

  • Sue was presented her award by JC Greeley, Gwen Carroll and Sheryl Herlevich.




Who Is Your Favorite Teacher?

On Sunday, April 21st, Michael Plansker (Adams 12) was awarded the Barnes & Noble "My Favorite Teacher" Award. Mike was chosen from amongst numerous nominations, submitted by middle and high school students across the northern Denver Metro area. Mike's nomination letter was written by his student, Dawn, who was given the opportunity to read her letter before an audience at their local Barnes & Noble. Adams 12 teacher Deborah Mendoza was amongst other teachers nominated for this prestigious award.

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2013 Snowshoe Weekend


Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers from across the state who helped make Snowshoe Weekend a success. There were many “See you next year’s” heard as the kids were leaving. We ended up having 30 participants. 11 of those were new faces and 19 of them were returning snowshoers, and 13 great adult "adventure guides". We had wonderful weather for snowshoeing and the weather even held out for us to have our campfire and smores this year. It worked out well to snowshoe in the afternoon and enjoy roller skating and swimming in the morning. We had a great skate train on the rink. While we call this the Snowshoe Weekend, I think we all know the kids like snow tubing the best! We should really just tube for 3 days. We not only enriched our student’s lives in the aspect of recreation, but also independence, social skills, organizational skills, daily living skills and eating skills.




 Thanks to everyone who joined us for our McAlister's Deli Fundraiser Wednesday 2/20/13 from 5-8pm.  We had 24 individuals and 8 CAER members in attendance.  Thanks also to the wonderful folks at McAlister's Deli, and manager David Dickman for the opportunity to publize CAER while raising money for our biannual Mini Grants. A good time was had by all despite the snow and wind.

CAER Volunteers: Heather Solberg, David Gooldy, Barb Galgano, Bill Muir, Michelle Robinson, Mimi Schaper, Ann Cunningham, Jeannie Lei


Scientific Notebook Seminar


The Scientific Notebook Seminar was a huge success. Thanks to Trina Boyd-Pratt for organizing the event. Thanks to all those who attended.

Thanks to Susan Osterhaus for the great instruction.

Thanks to Fulton Elementary for allowing us to use their library for the event.
















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