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What people say about working with Bob Barrows

A pivotal partner for our organization.

Shayna Laing

"Bob has been a pivotal community partner for our organization! He has provided a wealth of information, connection, and strategy regarding the development of interagency collaborations. And in all that he does, he is passionate about equipping entire communities of educators and service providers to best support their students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities."

Shayna Laing, Community Engagement Manager
Pathways to Inclusive Higher Education

A large picture thinker with high-attention to details.

Jim Butterfield

"Bob Barrows is a large picture thinker with a high attention to the details.  He knows the importance of kid-first work and is an active participant in the process of positive change.  Bob works diligently to take a set goal of the organization, and reverse engineer it back to the root cause.  This frames the committee to outline the plan together, celebrate the milestones along the way and fully understand the meaning behind the work needed for success."

Jim Butterfield, Public Education Leader
Kid First Advocate

Bob is a champion for individuals with disabilities and their families.

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"Working with Bob Barrows for the past few years has been an exceptional experience. He is a collaborator, knowledgeable in the world of special education, and a champion for individuals with disabilities and their families."
Melissa Gallager
Executive Director
The Arc Mesa County

A seamless pathway for families as they navigate public school to adult life.

Teresa Schott, Special Education Director, Mesa District 51

"Bob has been an amazing support to bringing together our local agencies and our school district to provide a seamless pathway for families as they navigate public school to adult life. Bob spent countless hours meeting with local businesses to find a community partner for our Project SEARCH program. After a year and a half, he helped complete our partnership with Community Hospital. This is an amazing opportunity for youth in D51."

Teresa Schott, Special Education Director
Mesa District 51

Bob’s energy, passion, and relationships is the reason for successful interagency collaborations.

Katie Oliver, Interagency Transition Liaison Colorado Department of Education

"Bob’s energy, passion, and relationships has been the reason for his successful interagency collaborations within the communities he works with. He is dedicated to improving transition services for better student outcomes and is an amazing resource to help others achieve the same goals."

Katie Oliver, Interagency Transition Liaison
Colorado Department of Education

Practical, empathetic support helped us change our whole system for the better.

Katherine Sand

"I have had the great pleasure of working with Bob as we develop our transition services within the Aspen School District. Not only is he extremely expert technically, but his passionate advocacy of the potential for schools and communities to open up the world to our students with disabilities is incredibly inspiring. With Bob's energy and practical, empathetic support we are creating a shared vision of our own that will, I am certain, change our whole system for the better and to the benefit of many students in years to come."

Katherine Sand, Director
Aspen Family Connections

Brings community partners together for team collaboration.

Laura Russell, Supervisor of Medical Clinical Operations

"Mesa Developmental Services has loved working with Bob! He is great at getting community partners together and encouraging team collaboration."

Laura Russell, Supervisor of Medical Clinical Operations
Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Transform your practice and rejuvenate yourself

When we positively transform special education practices across the country, far fewer adults with disabilities will be left stranded on the couch with nothing to do! 

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Events available for Special Education administrators, high school administrators, teacher leaders, parents, and transition coordinators. 

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Learn best practices with nationwide colleagues

Analyze your situation based on nationally recognized standards and plan for improvement in growth areas. 

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Rejuvenate and become more effective

Locations in Georgia, Colorado, and California were chosen specifically to promote rejuvenation and hope. You deserve to be honored and appreciated.

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