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4th of July Parade

Nick didn’t want to look at the camera, there was too much going on!

Nick once again got the chance to participate in the annual City of Fort Collins 4th of July parade!

Nick was practicing for the parade!

Nick loved having his friends and family participate in the parade with him, and Nick got a lot of attention. The Awesome in Action crew loved the chance to show people there are different ways to move.

Nick and Kathy have a moment together before the parade
Nick and Alex are too cool!
Amy was ready to roll down the route with the Awesome in Action crew
Olivia took a break to give Mylie some attention
Shane and Rochelle came all the way from Greeley to march in the parade!

As the parade went on, Nick and the crew received applause from the crowd as they walked and rolled down the route.

Nick was even included on the front page of the Coloradoan! Check out the picture below, you can see why the crowd loved Nick, he smiled and waved the entire route.

The picture from the front page of the Coloradoan!

Nick wants to thank his friends and family for coming to support him in the 4th of July parade. This is one of Nick’s favorite events during the year, and he is always ok with the extra attention and the chance to celebrate diversity in his community.

We can show the world there are different ways to move, together!

Stay tuned for more news about Nick’s upcoming events in his quarterly newsletter, out soon!

Anyone Can Be a Hero at Johnson Elementary

Nick and Mrs. Morris’ 1st Grade Class

On May 21st Nick joined Mrs. Morris’ class of 1st graders at Johnson Elementary to engage them in his “Anyone Can Be a Hero” presentation. Nick worked to show the kids that anyone can be a hero when they harness their inner superpowers, and that special abilities come in all shapes and sizes.

Nick and Job Coach Liz
Nick enjoyed demonstrating his speech device for some of the students!

The students were respectful and engaged in learning about Nick’s message. Nick talked to the students about focusing on what they are good at and what makes them happy, and not letting failures or challenges stop them from trying.

Nick told the students about his own experiences and the unique challenges he has faced in his life and used these examples to show the students that they can do anything if they use their own superpowers.

Are they good listeners? Good at sports? Good artists? Nick encouraged the students to think about their own abilities and how they can use them to help themselves and others.

The students worked to make their own superhero masks with the help of Nick and his job coaches Liz and Audrey. Nick loved seeing the many different masks the students worked hard to create. The masks reflected the students abilities, and Nick and his job coaches helped the students create a superhero name.

The students working on their alter egos!
The students made creative and unique masks that highlighted their abilities.

Many of the students were very interested in learning more about how Nick communicates. Nick answered their questions using his speech device, PRC, while they avidly watched his screen.

Everyone was eager to hear what Nick had to say!

Nick was able to give the students new perspectives on abilities and what it means to be a hero in their community. And he made some new friends too.

If you or someone you know would be interested in Nick’s exciting and interactive “Anyone Can Be a Hero” presentation or any of his other engaging presentations in their classroom or gathering, contact him for more information via his email or Facebook.

Thank you to Jennifer Morris for welcoming us into her classroom and allowing us to present to her respectful group of students.