Summer 2016 CCDC Advocacy Training

05/17/2016 - 10:15am - 07/12/2016 - 1:15pm


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Summer 2016 Training Opportunity Announcement

Advocacy Training – Disability Benefits and Healthcare


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 9 (3 hr.) sessions -Tuesdays – May 17- July 12, 2016- 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, 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 hours) May 17, 2016 – July 12, 2016 – includes graduation the last week.

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 9 sessions, pass/fail exam, and a attendance at an approved site visit will qualify students to earn a CCDC Diploma.


Cost of Class:

Free to CCDC volunteer members committed to the CCDC Volunteer Advocacy Team- To qualify for free registration for the class, all CCDC members are required to commit to 120 hrs of volunteer time. If you receive confirmation of registration and are a “no show, no call” 24 hrs prior to class, registrants will be charged a one-time $15 seating fee.

Affiliate organizations: $500 1st registrant, $250 for additional registrants with same organization.  CCDC Diploma - no charge

CCDC/DU Disability Advocacy Certification:

Basic 8 weeks course: $75, 3 DU CEU’s (Continuing Education Credits), 27 contract hours, weekly/final quiz, attendance at an approved site visit.  

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.  Having a criminal background does NOT generally disqualify you as a volunteer.

The Basic Advocacy Class is limited to the first 15 registrants.

For INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER for the class and CEU’s, please contact Sheryle Hutter (CCDC Advocacy Support and Training Coordinator) by email

Please email your name, email address, 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.


Please request disability accommodations to

Event Date: 
05/17/2016 - 10:15am - 07/12/2016 - 1:15pm
Event Location: 
The University of Denver (DU)
2197 S. University Blvd. University Hall -Room 304
Denver, CO 80210
United States
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