CCDC Summer 2015 Disability Advocacy Training Program

06/02/2015 - 10:15am - 07/21/2015 - 1:15pm

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

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 – June 2, 2015- July 21, 2015 10:15AM-1:15PM

Focus will be on the following topics

*  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, The Legislative Process, and Rule Application

*  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 (3
hrs)June 2, 2015 – July 21, 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.

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

Cost of Class: Free to CCDC members committed to the CCDC Volunteer Advocacy Team- Affiliate organization representatives will be charged - $500 1st registrant - $250 for additional registrants with same organization.

CCDC Diploma - no charge


Denver University will now honor 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 and a DU Diploma

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 May 15, 2015

For more information or to register, please contact Dawn Howard (CCDC's 
Community Organizerby email


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

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 and 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 request disability accommodations to 
Dawn Howard (CCDC's Community Organizer) by email

Event Date: 
06/02/2015 - 10:15am - 07/21/2015 - 1:15pm
Event Location: 
University of Denver (DU)
2199 S University Blvd Hall- Rm. #304, 2197
Denver, CO 80208
United States
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