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Center for Hearing, Speech and Language’s Colorado Springs Clinic Receives Award for Outstanding Supporter of the Year 2013

Lee Ann LizzulDenver, CO—June 12, 2013— The Center for Hearing, Speech and Language’s Colorado Springs clinic received the Outstanding Supporter of the Year 2013 award from Colorado’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and The Independence Center at the Yes We C.A.N. (Cultural Awareness Network) Expo! which was held on June 7th at the Colorado Springs Event Center.  The award recognizes an organization that has provided outstanding service to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing/Deaf-Blind community. 

The Independence Center and the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) hosted their third annual expo which provided information on resources specific to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind needs.

Lee Ann Lizzul, Director of Audiology for the Colorado Springs clinic received the award on behalf of the Center. She has been the Center’s audiologist in the Colorado Springs office since 1985 and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Sertoma Club in Colorado Springs.

Colorado DVR assists eligible individuals with disabilities to become productive members of the Colorado work force. The Center has been one of DVR’s referral sources for audiology services including testing, devices, hearing aids, molds and hearing protection.

In 1987 The Independence Centerwas founded by people with disabilities who saw a need for independent living services and home health care services in El Paso, Teller, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Park, Lincoln, Cheyenne and Elbert counties. Their goal is to make the eight counties they serve a welcoming environment for people with disabilities to live, go to school, work, recreate and participate in community life.