CCDC Disability Advocacy Training - Fall 2015

09/01/2015 (All day) - 10/20/2015 (All day)

Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC)
Fall 2015 Training Opportunity Announcement
CCDC Disability Advocacy Training 

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) and the University of Denver are
excited to offer a training and certification in Individual and Systems
Advocacy Certification Training.

The class includes 8 (3 hr.) sessions -Tuesdays – Sept 1, 2015- Oct 20, 2015 10:15AM-1:15PM

Focus will be on the following topics

·         CCDC History, What about CCDC and General Advocacy

·         Advocates navigating Local, State, and Federal Benefit Systems

·         Disability Determination-Social Security (SSI and SSDI)

·         Medicaid – Disability Eligibility & Determination - The Affordable Care Act and Health Equity

·         Due Process and the Appeals Process for Benefits

·         Community and Grass Roots Organizing, Nonprofit and Regulatory Boards, and The Legislative Process

·         Education, Employment, Housing, Transportation, and Technology

·         Effective Communication, Requesting Reasonable Accommodation (ADA)

When: Training will be conducted every Tuesday morning 10:15 AM-1:15PM (3hrs) Sept 2, 2015 – Oct 20, 2015

Location: The University of Denver, University Hall- Rm. #304, 2197 S. University Blvd. Denver Colorado. This training is a great education 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, or civil rights law.

Cost of Class: Free to CCDC members committed to the CCDC Volunteer/Advocacy Team-(120 hrs during the next 12 months)  Affiliate organization representatives will be charged - $500 1st registrant - $250 for additional registrants with same organization.



CCDC Diploma

Disability Advocacy Training - General – Attendance at all 8 sessions, pass/fail exam, and a field trip will qualify students to earn a CCDC Diploma

CCDC Diploma - no charge


Denver University now partners with the CCDC Advocacy Training Program by providing  DU Continuing Education Units.


DU Continuing Education Units may be purchased at $25 per Credit Unit – the 8 week class qualifies for 3 Denver University CEU’s Certification

Please Note: A pre registration interview is required for the class.
Acceptance and willingness to undergo a criminal background check will be required to volunteer with the CCDC Advocacy Team.

The Basic Advocacy Class is limited to the first 15 registrants and the REGISTRATION DEADLINE is – Friday August 20, 2015

For more information or to register, please contact Sheryle Hutter (CCDC Advocacy Support and Training Coordinator) by email


To Register, please provide your name, email addresss, phone number, and interest in attending the training. 

To Apply for CEU’s please copy, paste the attached CEU Application to a Excel Document, complete, and return it with class registration by return email to shutter@

CCDC Cert Application Form


Note: Remote access for out of area members is not currently available and CCDC cannot reimburse any costs related to attendance for the 8 session class session.


In appreciation:
The CCDC Advocacy Training Program is provided through partnership with the University of Denver, University College. Champion Sponsors for the
CCDC Advocacy Training  Program are Colorado Access, Rocky Mountain Health Plans Accountable Care Collaborative, and Anthem Colorado.  These sponsors are truly the champions for People with Disabilities, a full list of CCDC Sponsors can be found on the CCDC Website.

We extend a sincere thank you to these organizations for their commitment to our community.

Please email disability request accommodations to

Event Date: 
09/01/2015 (All day) - 10/20/2015 (All day)
Event Location: 
The University of Denver
2199 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80208
United States
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