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Remembering Dr. Min Mehta, MD, FRCS

Her global work as a pioneer in championing straight spines helped save the lives of countless babies with Progressive Infantile Scoliosis

For thousands of families across the world and for ACCO, 2005 was one of those remarkable times when we experienced a significant sea change in the treatment of very young children with a diagnosis of life threatening Progressive Infantile Scoliosis.

In 2001 we became acquainted with Heather Hyatt, mother of a beautiful four year old named Olivia, who initially reached out to us to help her find a preschool program for her precious child diagnosed with severe Progressive Infantile Scoliosis.  At the time, Olivia had already undergone halo procedures.  However, Heather never accepted that a single intensive, invasive and premature procedure of spinal fusion surgery was the only way to treat Olivia’s condition.  With courage and determination, Heather began an international search for a cure, and through her perseverance, her journey lead her to the extraordinary and brilliant Dr. Min Mehta, a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon from London.  We were unbelievably fortunate to have Olivia join our program and Heather has taught us that nothing is stronger than a parents love for their child.  Unfortunately, Olivia was too old to benefit from Dr. Mehta’s technique, but she has taught us all a lesson in what true strength looks like.  As many of you know, we lost Olivia in February of 2016, however, she will always be remembered in our hearts as the inspiration for the Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program (ISOP).  Olivia and her story will not be forgotten.   

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Ability Connection News

Colfax MarathonHelp raise money for Ability Connection Colorado by joining us at this fun marathon for runners of all skill levels. The Colfax Marathon offers a Marathon, Half Marathon, Urban 10 Miler, or run/walk 5k. To register:    https://www.simpleracereg2.com/events/2018_colfax_marathon Ea...( read more )
Tribute to Dr. Min Mehta, MD, FRCSRemembering Dr. Min Mehta, MD, FRCS Her global work as a pioneer in championing straight spines helped save the lives of countless babies with Progressive Infantile Scoliosis For thousands of families across the world and for ACCO, 2005 was one of those remarkable times when we experie...( read more )
ACCO FY 2016 Annual ReportRead Ability Connection Colorado's Annual Report to the Community for FY 2016! We are very excited about the accomplishments of our organization this past year. Find more information, including: Inclusivity - How Ability Connection Colorado focuses on prevention and intervention to ensure all C...( read more )
Head Start/Early Head Start Annual ReportRead our Aurora Head Start/ Early Head Start Annual Report to the Community for FY 2016! We are very excited about the accomplishments of our HS/EHS program this past year, including some notable highlights: 510 total families served 493 families participated in family literacy events 99%...( read more )

sponsorship2Special Event Sponsorship Opportunities
Discover the benefits of partnering with Ability Connection Colorado. Enhance your reputation by partnering with a high quality organization that has been around for more than 70 years! Connect and network with other exceptional corporations. Ability Connection Colorado also has a plethora of volunteer opportunities for employee engagement and team building. Plus, our sought after events are a great way to host and entertain your clients and colleagues. Learn more, contact Terri Armstrong, Development Director tarmstrong@abilityconnectioncolorado.org, (303) 691-9339 x 1162.

Corporate Sponsors
Ability Connection Colorado and the 40,000 Coloradans we serve each year proudly supports our annual corporate sponsors. Please support our sponsors by purchasing their products, shopping in their retail stores, and simply let your neighbor know how much you value their community stewardship. While all sponsorships make a difference, these sponsors consistently go above and beyond each year to help ACCO build a more inclusive Colorado. Learn more, contact Terri Armstrong, Development Director, tarmstrong@abilityconnectioncolorado.org, (303) 691-9339 x 1162
Community Partners
Ability Connection Colorado relies on community partners like you for in-kind donations that help us off-set annual expenses. Gently used computers, office furniture, supplies, media and advertising, retail items such gift certificates for silent auctions, and more help us to spend less on administrative necessities and more on the children and families we serve. In fact, we are proud that .89 cents on every dollar raised directly supports the Coloradans we serve. Ability Connection Colorado can keep overhead expenses low because of generous community partners like you. In turn, we treat all in-kind donations like cash and offer sponsorship benefits. If you have something to donate in-kind and are not sure if we need it, please ask us! Contact Charee Ficco, cficco@abilityconnectioncolorado.org, 303.691.9339.

Vision.

To live in a community that includes, accepts, and celebrates the abilities and contributions of all individuals.

Mission.

To support Coloradans through innovative and comprehensive early childhood education, employment, and support programs.

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