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 in 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 with Individual or Systemic Advocacy, you start by enrolling in CCDCs Basic Advocacy Certification Training class. We offer this course multiple 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 (starting on October 2, 2018) one of three ways:
1. Link to the online Basic Advocacy Training class application here.
(Online Registration). Complete the application and submit. It’s that easy.
2. Call Angela Nevin or Dawn Howard at 303-839-1775, and one of them can assist you with registration.