Advanced Advocacy Training – Effective Communication with Disability/Healthcare Professionals

11/19/2015 - 9:00am - 4:30pm



Advanced Advocacy Training – Effective Communication with Disability/Healthcare Professionals

November 19, 2015  9:00AM-4:30PM


This training provides an advanced education opportunity for community activists or for those looking for additional skills necessary to work in the field of disability services, advocacy, community organizing, the legislative process, and civil rights law. Impact is cross disability and  intergenerational.




  •          Intersection of the Affordable Health Care Act and the American’s with Disabilities Act:  Medicaid and Long Term Care:  What changes are on the horizon?  What do advocates need to know to address needs of clients with a Cross Disability/Intergenerational impact?  What is happening today?
  •         Effective communication – A template for advocates to use to assist patients to be more prepared for appointments enabling them to have more effective communication with their doctors. A New CCDC Initiative!
  •           Educating Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals to understand disability, ultimately improving communication and access:   Introduction to a New CCDC Initiative!
  •          Reasonable Accommodation Requests in the Healthcare Arena—Practical tips for requesting and receiving reasonable accommodations and modifications of policy, practice and procedure.
  •          Grievances and/or Complaints – Where to go when you have problems with quality of care or other concerns about medical providers.   Understanding the roles of various agencies including DORA, OCR, CDPHE and others.



Dr. Kim Jackson, Health Care & Disability Policy Consultant CCDC Confirmed

Andrew Montoya, Attorney CCDC Confirmed

Julie Reiskin, LCSW Executive Director CCDC, Confirmed

Michael  Lott-Manier- Mental Health America of Colorado, Confirmed


Location:  Mental Health America of Colorado

1385 S. Colorado Blvd – Building A – 6th Floor Empire Conference Room

Denver, Colorado 80222


Date and Time: Thursday November 19, 2015 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Pre Requisite: Applicants must hold the CCDC Introduction to Disability Advocacy Diploma or have equitable training and /or experience.


Registration Cost


Affiliate/organization cost - $150 per applicant (second applicant from same organization $75)


Non-Member Professionals - not Affiliated $225


CCDC Members – Meet pre requisite requirement and commit to the CCDC Volunteer/Advocacy Team (10 hours in the next 6 months)  No Charge, however, regrets must be emailed 24hrs. prior to class date and no show/no calls will be invoiced a $15 seating fee.


CCDC Certificate of Completion – No cost

CCDC DU (CEU’s) Continuing Education Units = 1 credit $25 (Registration information must be submitted to by registration deadline – November 8, 2015


To register for attendance and CCDC/DU Continuing Education Unit (CEU): contact Sheryle Hutter (CCDC Advocacy Support and Training Coordinator) by email  Submit interest in attending, your name, email address, phone number, Class Title, Date, interest in CCDC/DU CEU, and pre requisite compliance. REGISTRATION DEADLINE – NOVEMBER 8, 2015


In appreciation:
The CCDC Advocacy Training Program is provided through partnership with the University of Denver, University College, Mental Health America of Colorado, and The Rocky Mountain ADA Center.  CCDC sponsors also contribute to the CCDC Advocacy Training Program—for a total list of our sponsors see

Please Note: CCDC cannot provide travel, rooms, support services, or expense reimbursement for class attendees from outside the metro area, however, remote access through Skype and teleconference is available for out of area registrants – It should be noted that joining through the teleconference line is a long distance call and charges to the caller. 


Disability Accommodations: If disability accommodations are needed for participation please submit disability accommodation requests to with registration information.

Event Date: 
11/19/2015 - 9:00am - 4:30pm
Event Location: 
Mental Health America of Colorado
1385 S. Colorado Blvd Building A, 6th Floor, Empire Conference Room
Denver, CO 80222
United States
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