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Ainsley's Angels of America: An Organization with a Vision of an Inclusive Future

    What Is Ainsley’s Angels? Ainsley’s Angels of America is an impact-focused organization whose mission is to ensure everyone can experience endurance events and build awareness about the special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. The organization advocates, educates, and participates as active members in local communities and believes everyone deserves to be included. The organization has locations all across the U.S. in 33 states and more than 70 cities, one of those states being our home in Colorado.   Ainsley’s Angels in Colorado Springs Ainsley’s Angels in Colorado Springs is a group of athletes and volunteers serving as local Ambassadors for Ainsley’s Angels of America. In addition to ensuring all can experience endurance events, its...

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Voyager's Out in the Community! Are You?

    What a summer! Voyager Staff has been out in the community for various good causes from  supporting finding a cure to Cystic Fibrosis (CF) to helping people with Down syndrome live their best life! Catch us at an event in September as we continue our support of the autism, Down syndrome, and epilepsy communities.   The Cystic Fibrosis Rocky Mountain Chapter hosted its Denver CF Climb on Tuesday, August 3, at Empower Field at Mile High. Participants climbed a total of 1,932 steps in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission to cure CF. Voyager Staff made an appearance at the event and worked a booth: (Pictured left to right) Anna McLain, Business Development Specialist I, Travis Kniep,...

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An Overview of Pediatric Nursing

Pediatric Nurse A Pediatric Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), who has decided to specialize in pediatrics, a branch of medicine relating to the health and medical care of children. This speciality allows nurses to take on roles in which they specifically work with babies, toddlers, pre-teens, and teens. The first step to becoming a Pediatric Nurse is becoming an RN. In order to become a licensed RN, you must complete an approved program, which can include either a bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree program, and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN exam). With this license under your belt, you can explore a variety of avenues in the nursing field, including pediatric...

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Is a Support Group Right For You?

An Overview of Support Groups A support group is a group of people who come together that share a common concern or interest. Support groups can be formed by a person with a condition, or even a non-profit organization, advocacy organization, or mental health clinic. These groups usually have a specific focus like a situation, condition, addiction, or even long-term caregiving, and can be attended in a variety of formats such as in person, on the Internet, or over the phone. No matter the format you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to meet people with similar experiences as you. At meetings, group members typically share their experiences and offer support to one another. They may also offer advice and tips...

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The Cool C.A.T.S

    The Cool C.A.T.S (Children of All Types Succeeding) is a community that encourages kids of all abilities to get involved and participate in events and activities. They are partners with The Arc Pikes Peak Region, one of the hundreds of chapters of The Arc, the nation’s largest volunteer organization that advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization strives to be a resource for individuals and their families and provide them access to information, advocacy, and the necessary skills to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lives.     The Cool C.A.T.S is hosting a number of events every other Saturday throughout the Summer under its Chillin’ with the Cats Inclusive...

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