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Disability Advice from the Disability Pros (Blog)

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Welcome to the Disability Advice from the Disability Pros blog.  Here you will find helpful articles about all things disability-related, information to help you navigate systems, instructional articles, user guides, and more.  This blog is specifically geared towards information related articles.  For opinion, discussion, and debate, see the Sound Off! blog.

If you are a subject matter expert and would like to submit an article, please email Angela Nevin at anevin@ccdconline.org.


Posted on: 2018/09/19

City & County of Denver Source of Income Protection In a win for housing consumers, Denver City Council voted on July 30, 2018 prohibit landlords from denying applicants based on their source of income. This decision most heavily impacts housing seekers with subsidized housing vouchers and/or disability income, though it certainly benefits all potential renters. …

Posted on: 2018/08/15

  You should have received a letter from Medicaid recently. You may see and hear new terms describing how the system of care is changing. However, your Medicaid benefits and services are not You can continue to receive the same physical, mental health and long-term services and supports services you are receiving today. The big …

Posted on: 2018/08/06

The purpose of this Policy Memo is to inform stakeholders of the implementation for Consumer Directed Attendant Support Services (CDASS) to be an available delivery option in the Home and Community Based-Supported Living Services (HCBS-SLS) waiver.

Posted on: 2018/07/23

Join Disability Law Colorado at one of our upcoming training to learn about the law regarding service & assistance animals!

Posted on: 2018/05/24

Submitted by Julie Reiskin, Executive Director Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition,  January 16, 2018 Did you know that you can keep your Medicaid benefits and work a full-time job?  A lot of people don’t.  Colorado has a program that will let you do just that – The Colorado Medicaid Buy-In for Working Adults with Disabilities. Are you …

Posted on: 2018/05/15

by Douglas Howey Non-Attorney Advocate for Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition Denver’s RTD is mandated by the Federal Government under the Americans with Disabilities ACT of 1990 to offer equitable/comparable Paratransit Services for those not able to use normal public fixed route bus and rail systems. The mandate says that within 3/4 mile of any fixed route …

Posted on: 2018/03/06

If you want to use the CDASS service delivery option, you have to use it for all the CDASS services that are in your plan. 

Posted on: 2018/02/06

CDASS: A Three-Part Series – Part 2 Read Part 1 here Submitted by The Arc of Adams County, February 7, 2018 Part 2 of 3 in a mini-series about Consumer or Self Directed Care in Colorado’s Supported Living Services Waiver. It is meant to give you enough information to decide if you want to explore it further. …

Posted on: 2018/01/29

Coloradans using the Supported Living Services (SLS) Waiver will have the option to consumer or self-direct some of their services. Until now those options have not been available in services specifically designed for persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


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