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Find CCDC programs to help assist in advocating for you or someone you know with a disability.

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Keep up to date with disability rights activities you care about. Choose a few topics or sign up for all of them!

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ISSUES

Find the most common issues people with disabilities face and how CCDC can help.

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Become a Volunteer Advocate

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Advocacy at the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition provides individuals with many ways to become involved in the greater disability community. Where ever your interest may lie, you have plenty of opportunities to become involved.

All volunteer opportunities start here: Volunteer Sign-up Options. The options change regularly so check back often. The first page has a list of all the current volunteer openings.

If you are eager to take your advocacy work to a greater level, systemic advocacy offers so many opportunities. Systems advocates work to make a change by getting involved with the legislative and rulemaking bodies, attending committees and meetings which establish rules, regulations, and policies which affect all people with disabilities. By changing the system as a whole, you can alter the outcome for the individual. In most cases, in order to represent and/or speak on behalf of CCDC at policy meetings, you must take the 10-week Basic Advocacy Class. Please be aware we do not take volunteers or interns for our legal department.

Begin your journey or take your next step by enrolling in the CCDCs Basic Advocacy Certification Training class – a prerequisite to being a CCDC Advocate. We offer this course twice 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 by completing the online Basic Advocacy Training class application (Online Registration). Complete the application and submit. It’s that easy.

Email any questions you have to Angela at anevin@ccdconline.org, or Dawn at dhoward@ccdconline.org.


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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