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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: 2019/04/29

Letters to the Editor | April 23, 2019   I direct a small nonprofit with not a penny extra, and I am in full support of House Bill 188, the FAMLI Act. This law would give employees partial pay replacement during a personal or family medical situation. We have covered the full salary for our employees …

Posted on: 2019/04/29

If you follow the news or talk to your neighbors, you know Colorado is in the midst of an affordable-housing crisis. The health and well-being of individual Colorado families is at risk as the cost of housing forces them to live in unhealthy homes, prevents them from having a stable place to live, and consumes …

Posted on: 2019/04/08

“Julie Reiskin, executive director of the advocacy group Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, is not involved with Stepping Stone. Reiskin has an adult child with a disability and understands the concerns parents like Barbara Ziegler and Arendt have for their children. “Some kind of permanent affordable housing is what they need,” Reiskin said. “What you’re talking about …

Posted on: 2019/03/18

  Advocating for disability rights, the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) – a grantee of your Community Foundation – advances social justice for people with all types of disabilities. “What do we mean by ‘cross-disability?’” says Executive Director Julie Reiskin. “We believe that people with different types of disability have more in common than we think. So rather than focusing …

Posted on: 2019/03/01

By Katharine Q. Seelye Feb. 27, 2019 Carrie Ann Lucas, who championed people, especially parents, with disabilities and won a major lawsuit to make Kmart more accessible, died on Sunday in Loveland, Colo. She was 47. Her sister, Courtney Lucas, said the cause was complications of septic shock. Ms. Lucas, who lived with a rare form …

Posted on: 2018/12/05

CCDC’s Civil Rights Legal Program Director, Kevin Williams, was featured on KDVR’s Monday night broadcast in remembrance of President George H.W. Bush. “President Bush said himself the greatest thing he did during the course of his presidency was to sign the Americans with Disabilities Act,” Kevin said during the interview. Click here for the full …

Posted on: 2018/11/19

See article: 9 News Steve Staeger and 9 News Anchor Kyle Clark cover the terrible lapse in disability discrimination statutes: as Julie Reiskin describes during the interview along with others, there are bus stops that do not have sidewalks leading to the bus stop.  Cities claim they have no obligation to create a sidewalk where one does …

Posted on: 2018/10/28

Channel 7 News cover story about CCDC helping once again: Julie Reiskin, CCDC Executive Director, quoted. 

Posted on: 2018/10/25

Coalition cites reporting on Medicaid debate   The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition gave The Pueblo Chieftain and reporter Peter Roper its 2018 ADA Access Media award during the organization’s annual award luncheon in Denver on Oct. 3. The coalition is an advocacy group whose mission is to protect the rights of the disabled and expand their …


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