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The Independence Center's Fest-ABLE Event of 2023

The Independence Center Concrete Sign 729 South Tejon
The Independence Center

The Independence Center, nestled in the heart of Colorado Springs, is a beacon of empowerment for people with disabilities. Committed to promoting independence, inclusivity, and equal opportunities, the center provides various services and resources that enable individuals to lead fulfilling lives.

From advocacy to education, from adaptive sports to skill-building programs, The Independence Center's comprehensive approach leaves a lasting impact on the community. Teal Heath, the owner of Equinox HIT, is an esteemed board member of The Independence Center, a role she cherishes deeply.

The Independence Center Sign with Chalk on the Sidewalk, Blue balloon with slogan that says: "building a world where everyone is known, valued and included."
Building a world where everyone is known, valued & included.

On July 26, 2023, The Independence Center hosted its annual Fest-ABLE event, a joyous celebration commemorating the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). This remarkable occasion brought together individuals from diverse backgrounds to honor the spirit of inclusivity and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. The event was filled with activities, live music, delectable food, and insightful presentations from partner agencies across the region.

Several vendor booths lined up in a row with blue sky on a sunny day
Several of the Vendor Booths

Attendees enjoyed music by The BlindSide Band, a talented group of musicians that includes members who are blind or visually impaired. The band's performance was a highlight of the event, with their unique sound and energy captivating the audience.

The BlindSide Band musicians playing instruments, older white blind man wearing sunglasses  playing drums, man playing keyboard, bald man playing guitar
Members of The BlindSide Band

The Independence Center's Fest-ABLE event is a testament to its commitment to promoting inclusivity and equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

It serves as an inspiration to the community and a reminder of the importance of advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.

Crowd with volunteer shirts for the Independence Center, kids walking with blue balloons at Fest-Able 2023
A Group of the Fest-ABLE Attendees
Woman with black hair smiling and petting miniature horse, pony
Sarah Flicker of Equinox HIT Petting Horse from StableStrides

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