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Posted on: 2019/12/10

Blind, elderly, disabled find themselves stuck when locals don’t shovel David Gilbert dgilbert@coloradocommunitymedia.com The monster snowstorm that pummeled the Denver metro area just days before Thanksgiving strained Littleton’s snowplowing capacity, but advocates say poorly shoveled sidewalks can pose a threat to vulnerable people long after the roads are cleared. People with mobility issues can find …

Posted on: 2019/12/04

  It’s holiday travel time, so here’s a handy checklist before you head to the airport: Got your earphones? A scarf in case it gets cold on the plane? Slip-on shoes for the TSA line? Doctor’s note for your emotional support snake? Scratch that last one. In spite of what you may have heard about …

Posted on: 2019/12/02

DENVER — The worst of the storm may be over here in Colorado, but it’s leaving behind some icy obstacles for people who are disabled in the Denver metro. Jaime Lewis knew the storm would leave him stranded for a couple days. “You hope that you have your refrigerator full and have enough activities at …

Posted on: 2019/11/21

The East Colfax Community Collective, a newly formed grassroots organization advocating for anti-displacement policies, held a press conference Tuesday ahead of the East Area Plan workshop scheduled this Saturday to voice community concerns and call for more equitable and inclusive engagement with its most vulnerable residents. Collective leaders highlighted challenges facing renters, refugees and the …

Posted on: 2019/11/21

In 2017, when Medicaid was once again on the congressional chopping block, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC)  [and ADAPT] continued to fight on behalf of the 560,000 Coloradans with disabilities, 26 percent of whom rely on Medicaid. Currently, Medicaid is the largest payer for critical services for people with disabilities, ranging from medical treatment and primary …

Posted on: 2019/11/18

DENVER, CO, November 12, 2019 … The number of reported hate crimes in Colorado increased by 16 percent between 2017 and 2018 while the number of reported cases nationwide slightly decreased, according to the FBI’s annual hate crime report released today. In its annual Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA) report, the FBI found that total hate crimes decreased nationwide …

Posted on: 2019/11/06

When Dawn Howard was two years old, her parents were told that she would not likely have “any intelligible speech.” But Dawn, who was born with slight cerebral palsy, says “I had a pushy mother, who did find a speech therapist who would work with me.” She pauses. “And I am so thankful for that.” From preschool …

Posted on: 2019/07/18

1385 S. Colorado Blvd.  Bldg. A, Ste. 610 Denver, Colorado 80222 303.839.1775 www.ccdconline.org Julie Reiskin Executive Director jreiskin@ccdconline.org 720.961.4261 (Direct) 303.648.6262 (Fax)   CCDC was made aware that yesterday an ADAPT leader Bruce Darling made an inappropriate comment saying that Democrats cared more about immigrants than people with disabilities.  Mr. Darling has apologized in writing …

Posted on: 2019/06/26

Five years ago, our son Isaac was diagnosed with SMA Type 1. He was four months old, and I remember talking to my family about the implications of the diagnosis. We went from coming to terms with the knowledge that Isaac would likely spend his life in a wheelchair to realizing that his prognosis was …

Posted on: 2019/05/13

CCDC is saddened but not surprised that the well-funded opposition to Initiative 300 prevailed in the municipal election yesterday.  Initiative 300 was never intended to be a solution to homelessness..it was simply a measure to preserve basic human rights of those living with homelessness, an increasing number caused by out of control development and growing …


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