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“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.”

—Robert H. Schuller


“Steve is a great advocate for persons with disabilities. I have known Steve for four years during my tenure on the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC). The SILC is a Governor appointed council of community members representing all disabilities that oversees the state plan to provide services through the nine centers for independent living in Colorado. As a group we advocate for more resources for persons with disabilities. During the past almost 3 years, I have had the privilege of being the Chair of the SILC. Not only could I count on Steve to volunteer to support the SILC in many important roles, he is a strong voice in keeping the needs of persons with disabilities moving forward in Colorado. But it doesn’t stop there. He has worked tirelessly as a member of the State Rehabilitation Council and MindSource Brain Injury Network. He has represented Colorado at the National Centers for Independent Living Conference in Washington D.C. He has volunteered for the Colorado Youth Leadership Forum that teaches leadership skills to the next generation of advocates for persons with disabilities. His advocacy so powerful because it is often based on his own experience as a person with a disability working to ensure that services and resources work effectively and efficiently. Contact Steve if you want someone to give voice to the needs and concerns of persons with disabilities.”

—Chris Roe

State Independent Living Council


Advocating for NCIL representing Colorado.


Led 4,000 disabled people in wheelchairs to the capital. They could here my voice for four blocks! 


Advocating for Texas TESOL 4.  I was the president of Texas TESOL 4 at that time.

A Survivor’s Story: Steven Heidenreich

The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

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