Become an Advocate

Advocacy at the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition takes a couple of different forms.  You can volunteer to be an Individual Advocate or a Systems Advocate – both offer the opportunity for you to make a direct impact on people’s lives.

Individual advocacy involves personal assistance to people with disabilities through answering questions about public benefits like Medicaid, problem-solving, filing appeals, and representing people in administrative court as a non-attorney advocate.

Systems advocates work to make change by getting involved with the legislative and rulemaking bodies, attending committees and meetings that establish the rules, regulations, and policies that affect all people with disabilities. By changing the system as a whole, you can alter the outcome for the individual.

Whether your interest lies in Individual or Systemic Advocacy, you start by enrolling in CCDCs Basic Advocacy Certification Training class. We offer this course three times a year.  The 10-week class meets one day a week for four hours on the beautiful DU campus.  Taught by professionals working in the disability community, these subject matter experts are eager to share their knowledge and experience. You can take the class in-person or online as a virtual student – both offer the best introductory advocacy class around.

You can register for the next session now!

Follow the link to the google registration form.  If you need to use a screen reader, you will need to install ChromeVox

Basic Advocacy Training Registration


If you have questions about how the Individual Advocacy Program works, please email Donna Sablan at, for systems advocacy email Dawn Howard at

Any questions about the training or program in general, call Angela Nevin at 303-744-6503 or email at

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