ACCO provides inclusive educational opportunities, pathways to the personal satisfaction of employment and support that helps people thrive to more than 40,000 Coloradans with disabilities and their families each year.
We believe that no one is defined by what they can’t do. Each of us is defined by our unique abilities.
A warm welcome to our new Family Support Program
The JP Prescription Drug Awareness Foundation (JPPDAF) honors the life and legacy of J.P. Carroll. On September 25, 2012, J.P. passed away due to an accidental prescription drug overdose. He was taking a commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medication (benzodiazepine), and in combination with a single dose of hydrocodone (prescription opioid pain medication), J.P. stopped breathing in his sleep. He was 26 years old.
The goal of the JPPDAF is to shine a bright light on the growing epidemic of accidental prescription drug overdoses that currently cause a death in the U.S. every 15 minutes. That’s more fatalities than car accidents and all other drug overdoses combined. When prescription pain medications are combined with alcohol, anti-depressant medications, anti-anxiety medications or various other medications, the combination claims lives. Just one pill made the difference between life and death for J.P.
JPPDAF advocates for Colorado families and makes healthcare safer.
For 20th Year Firefighters “Rack Up” Billiards Challenge For Kyle Fisher Memorial Fund
Source:Ability Connection Colorado
Dated: Feb. 12, 2014
DENVER — Firefighters instinctively focus on what’s important, and for 20 years now, they have racked up support and enthusiasm for the Great Balls of Fire 9-Ball Billiards Challenge. This afternoon pool tournament raises money for the Kyle E. Fisher Memorial Fund at Ability Connection Colorado (ACCO). Over the last 20 years, more than $1.5 million dollars has gone directly to the fund, providing developmental services to over 4,000 children.