CCDC Fall Advocacy Training Application Deadline -- September 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

08/26/2014 (All day) - 09/02/2014 (All day)

Colorado Cross Disability Coalition
Fall 2014 Training Opportunity Announcement

Basic Advocacy Training - Disability

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) and the University of Denver are
excited to offer a fall 2014 class and certification in Individual and Systems

The class includes 8 (3 hr.) sessions  - Tuesdays 10:15AM-1:15PM – Sept. 9, 2014 – October 28, 2014

Focus will be on the following topics

CCDC History, What about CCDC and General Advocacy
Advocates navigating the Federal and State Benefit Systems
Disability Determination-Social Security (SSI and SSDI)
Medicaid – Disability Determination - The Affordable Care Act
Due Process and the Appeals Process for Benefits
Effective Communication, Requesting Reasonable Accommodation (ADA) and
the Colorado Open Records Act

Education, Employment, Housing, Transportation

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



When: Training will be conducted every Tuesday morning 10:15 AM-1:15PM (3
hrs) Sept 9, 2014 – October 28, 2014

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.

Certification Opportunities *

Basic Advocacy Disability Training - General - Completion of all 8
sessions will qualify students to earn a CCDC Diploma or 3 DU Continuing
Education Credits.

Denver University (DU) Certificate of Specialization - Requirement
Completion of the 8 week class/30 hours, Completion of a CCDC 6 month/60 hour mentor led practicum, and 1 Advanced Class 10 hours – CCDC Certificate of Completion (Individual, Systems, Generalist) or Denver University Certificate of Specialization

* DU Continuing Education and Certification is contingent upon
implementation of the program by Denver University by September 9, 2014.

Cost of Classes and Practicum: Free to registrants that are CCDC members and committed to the CCDC Volunteer Advocacy Team

Basic Advocacy Disability Class  - Affiliate organizations or other interests-  $500 1st registrant - $250 for additional registrants with same organization.

CCDC Diploma and Certificate of Completion - no charge


Denver University (CEU) Continuing Education Credits $25 each credit.

8 week training program - $75.00

Advanced Advocacy Training Class -

Certificate of Specialization $225

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 CCDC.

The Basic Advocacy Class is limited to the first 15 registrants and the
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is – Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

For more information or to register, please contact Sheryle Hutter (CCDC
Advocacy Support and Training Coordinator) by email To Register, please submit your name, email addresss, phone number, and interest in attending the training. 


Note:  CCDC members – please understand CCDC can not provide travel, rooms, support services, or expense reimbursement for class attendees from outside the metro area, however, please understand that we do hope to provide remote access in the near future.


In appreciation:

The CCDC Advocacy Training Program is provided through partnership with the
University of Denver, University College and the Premiere Sponsors for the
CCDC Advocacy Training  Program are Colorado Access, Rocky Mountain Health
Plans Accountable Care Collaborative, and Anthem Colorado and Accent on Independence.

They are Champions for People with Disabilities.

We extend a sincere thank you to these organizations and our other foundation and corporate supporters for their commitment to our community.

Please submit disability accommodations to

Event Date: 
08/26/2014 (All day) - 09/02/2014 (All day)
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