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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO CALL CCDC?

CCDC is the go-to organization for people with all types of disabilities who need assistance in advocating for themselves and others. CCDC is also the go-to organization for many policy makers in the state that want to involve the disability community, need accurate information or assistance with outreach. Advocacy can take many forms. Below are just a few of the ways that CCDC helps people with disabilities to help themselves.

  • When you need assistance regarding access to healthcare we will help you figure out what programs you qualify for and help you navigate the system.
  • When you need assistance regarding a reasonable accommodation in order to access services in the most integrated setting or at a job we will give you accurate information about your rights, and in some cases can even help you draft a written request.
  • When you witness something involving disability that just seems wrong we can help you understand if a law or rule was broken and what can be done to solve the problem.
  • When you are denied access to services or facilities in violation of the ADA our legal program can sometimes enforce your rights, when we cannot we refer you to government oversight agencies.
  • When you want to become active on behalf of the disability community we can provide you training and help you find out what type of work feeds your passion.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO UTILIZE CCDC’S SUPPORT PROGRAMS?

Sometimes people with disabilities need a reasonable accommodation at work, or need a reasonable modification of a policy, practice, or procedure when using services, whether governmental or non-governmental services. People with disabilities may also need reasonable accommodations in housing. CCDC helps educate people on what the law requires and sometimes can help people make these requests. For education programs contact CCDC Executive Director, Julie Reiskin at jreiskin@ccdconline.org or by calling 303-839-1775. For help with an individual situation contact CCDC Individual Advocacy Coordinator, Donna Sablan at dsablan@ccdconline.org or by calling 303-839-1775. To get involved contact our Community Organizer, Dawn Howard at dhoward@ccdconline.org or by calling 303-839-1775.


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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