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Basic Disability Advocacy Training Class

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Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) and the University of Denver (DU) are excited to offer

Individual and Systems Advocacy Training & Certification

Fall 2018 Session


FOCUS

This training provides an excellent education for individuals interested in learning the basics of advocacy, community activists, or anyone looking for additional skills necessary to work in the field of disability services, advocacy, community organizing, the legislative process, or civil rights law.


DETAILS

WHEN

October 2, 2018 – December 18, 2018
The 10-week session consists of eight four-hour classes, a site visit to the State Capitol, and a wrap-up and graduation day. (No classes held the week of Thanksgiving.)

HOW

There are three ways you can participate: In-person, Online, or Onlinehybrid.

  • In-person: Attend class with fellow students on the beautiful DU campus on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Online: Be a self-directed student, learning at your own pace. You will participate in a weekly video conference on Tuesday nights from 6:30 – 8:00.
  • Online-hybrid learning option: Combines the self-directed learning on an online student with instructor-led webinars held on Wednesdays from 10 AM – 12:30 AM
WHERE

In-Person classes are held at the University of Denver Campus.

Margery Reed Hall, Room 119 2306 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80208

The online course is managed using the Blackboard Learning Management System.


COVERED TOPICS

All subjects taught by practicing subject matter experts.

  • The History of CCDC and our Advocacy Team
  • Understanding Advocacy
  • Ethics and Principles of Being an Advocate
  • The Local, State, and Federal Benefit Systems
  • Social Security (SSI and SSDI) Disability Eligibility, Application, and Determination
  • Medicaid – Disability Eligibility & Determination
  • Benefits: Due Process and a How to Appeal a Decision
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Community and Grassroots Advocacy
  • Understanding Reasonable Accommodations
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

To register for the next session, go to Online Registration Fall 2018 Basic Advocacy Training Class and complete the registration form. Registration closes on Friday, September 28, 2018. Class space is limited so please register early.

REGISTRATION FEE

Fee structure

$500 per applicant, $250 for each student from the same organization or family

SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS

The fee for class can be waived in exchange for 120 hours of volunteer time with our CCDC Advocacy Team
The application for the scholarship is included in the registration form.


CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEU)*

The University of Denver and Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition have teamed up to provide all enrolled students with the opportunity to earn 3 CEU for successful completion of the Basic Advocacy Training Class.  This cooperation is a ground-breaking program and a national model for other partnership training programs.

What is a CEU?

CEU stands for Continuing Education Unit. A CEU is a unit of credit equal to ten hours of participation in an accredited program designed for professionals with certificates or licenses to practice various professions.

Examples of people who need CEUs include engineers, lawyers, CPAs, educators, nurses, architects, mental health professionals, and social workers. CEU records are widely used to provide evidence of completion of continuing education requirements mandated by certification bodies, professional societies, or governmental licensing boards.

To be able to make this offer, CCDC’s advocacy training programs have shown they meet the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ IACET standards established for accreditation in our field.

This accreditation program is a unique and valuable opportunity for any individual interested in adding to their professional portfolio. Registration with DU, a one-time $75 fee paid to DU, and successful completion of the course by the last day of class, is required to qualify for this program.

LEGALESE

Acceptance and willingness to undergo a criminal background check will be required to volunteer with the CCDC Advocacy Team.

Refunds, after the session begins, are calculated on a pro-rated basis.

CCDC is unable to provide reimbursement for mileage, hotel accommodations, long distance charges, food, etc. for anyone attending the training.


Important Notice
CCDC’s employees and/or volunteers are NOT acting as your attorney. Responses you receive via electronic mail, phone, or in any other manner DO NOT create or constitute an attorney-client relationship between you and the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), or any employee of, or other person associated with, CCDC. The only way an attorney-client relationship is established is if you have a signed retainer agreement with one of the CCDC Legal Program attorneys.

Information received from CCDC’s employees or volunteers, or from this site, should NOT be considered a substitute for the advice of a lawyer. www.ccdconline.org DOES NOT provide any legal advice, and you should consult with your own lawyer for legal advice. This website is a general service that provides information over the internet. The information contained on this site is general information and should not be construed as legal advice to be applied to any specific factual situation.

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