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Gary Garrett (CO '97)


At the time of the Award, Gary Garrett was:

Rehabilitation Counselor
Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
Colorado Springs, CO

Biographical Information

Rehabilitation counselor Gary Garrett has initiated several programs at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind in Colorado Springs to help his students adapt to the real world. He modified the Junior Achievement national model for teaching economics, business and work skills, adapting it for students with impaired vision or hearing. He also developed partnerships with 125 businesses in the Colorado Springs area to provide his students with vocational training and work experience. In addition, Mr. Garrett created an Alternative Transition program that provides training in independent living, vocational training and planning, adult service programming, compensatory skill development and post-secondary training and education.