Summer 2014 Training Opportunity

05/27/2014 (All day) - 07/15/2014 (All day)

Colorado Cross Disability Coalition
Summer 2014 Training Opportunity Announcement
Basic Advocacy Training - Disability

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

The class includes 8 (3 hr.) sessions  - Tuesdays 10:15AM-1:15PM – May 27, 2014 – July 15, 2014

Focus will be on the following topics

CCDC History, What about CCDC and General Advocacy

Navigating the Healthcare System

Disability Determination-Social Security (SSI and SSDI)

Medicaid – Disability Determination - The Affordable Care Act

Due Process and the Appeals Process for Benefits

Community and Grass Roots Organizing, Nonprofit and Regulatory

Boards and The Legislative Process

Education and Employment

Effective Communication, Requesting Reasonable Accommodation (ADA) and Colorado Open Records Act

When: Training will be conducted every Tuesday morning 10:15 AM-1:15PM (3
hrs) May 27, 2014 – July 15, 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
1 Advanced Class CCDC – CCDC Certificate of Completion or (1 DU CEU)
Completion of a CCDC 6 month/60 hour mentor led practicum

* DU Continuing Education and Certification is contingent upon
implementation of the program by Denver University by May 27, 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 -  $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

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

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 address, phone number, and interest in attending the training.

Note: CCDC hopes to provide remote access for out of area members interested in attendance during the training sessions.


In appreciation:
The CCDC Advocacy Training Program is provided through the funding of many fine foundations and businesses. It is done in partnership with the University of Denver, University College and these Premiere Sponsors;  Colorado Access, Rocky Mountain Health Plans Accountable Care Collaborative, and Anthem Colorado. They are true Champions for People with Disabilities.

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

Please request disability accommodations to

Event Date: 
05/27/2014 (All day) - 07/15/2014 (All day)
Event Location: 
The University of Denver
2197 S University Blvd University Hall- Rm. #304
Denver, CO 80203
United States
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