Fri Oct 8th, 2021
Robert L. Ortiz
The Southern Ute Drum
Tags: Adaptive Sports Association, Axis Health Systems, Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Community Connections, COVID-19, Disability, health and safety risks, La Plata County, La Plata County Veterans Services, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Southern Ute Behavioral Health Department, Southern Ute Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Southwest Center for Independenc, Southwest Colorado Workforce Cente
October has been designated as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
People who experience disability must adapt on some level every day of their lives. During this past year and a half, we have been forced to adapt to the changes put upon us due to the health and safety risks caused by the spread of COVID-19. It has not been easy, but we must remember that we are resilient beings, and we are stronger when we work together.
This is a list of just some of the local resources and programs here in our tribal community and in La Plata County that may be able to assist you. Everyone needs assistance from time to time, there is no shame in reaching out for help.
Disability Support Services:
Mental Health Support:
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” – Christopher Reeve
Tüvüchi Toghoyaqh to all you everyday heroes out there from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation staff.