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Posted on: 2019/12/23

The aim is to reduce Medicaid fraud by requiring therapists, respite workers and nurses to log in and verify their location when they visit someone’s home to provide care. But backlash, especially from the parents of children with disabilities, has been fierce. “We’re disabled, not criminals!” shouts one petition.

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: 2019/11/18

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: 2019/11/15

                Nearly three decades after a landmark federal law mandated that public facilities be made equally accessible to those with disabilities, there are still thousands of public places in Colorado Springs and El Paso County that don’t comply and no clear plan to fix most of them. City …

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: 2019/10/28

Pueblo advocates among flyers who’ve experienced losing mobility far from home After a United Airlines flight three years ago, Isabelle Briar ripped open her thumb as she pushed her wheelchair away from the gate. The airline had cracked the metal grip ring, leaving a sharp, protruding shard. The same airline ignored Cindy Otis’ complaints about …

Posted on: 2019/09/18

CCDC wants to thank the ACLU of Colorado for your groundbreaking (and heart breaking) expose.   We are proud to partner with this great organization and with CREEC who is also doing this work and look forward to working with anyone interested to assure that immigrants and asylum seekers with disabilities are treated fairly and …

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 …


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