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CCDC’s Basic Advocacy Training Program

Our new and improved Basic Advocacy Training series is here! Please join us for this six-week online course to learn valuable skills that will help you to advocate for yourself and others. This is a fantastic opportunity to practice techniques that can improve the lives of Coloradans who have disabilities. Take this FREE course to support yourself, assist your loved ones, and support the disability rights movement. 
So what are you waiting for? Register NOW!


ALL are welcome to participate in this training series, and this opportunity is free of charge! CCDC’s Basic Advocacy Training series requires participants to attend a total of 16 hours of instruction via Zoom. Participants will also be expected to use approximately one hour each week outside of class time to complete their own work/projects. Consequently, if you register for this training, please plan to spend a total of approximately 21 hours of your time fulfilling training requirements. Our Basic Advocacy Training series will engage participants in the following topics:

  • A history of the disability rights movement, what we’ve accomplished, and the work that remains ahead;

  • Overviews of several pressing disability issues in our current landscape;

  • Skills development to advocate for yourself and/or with other individuals;

  • Skills development to advocate for institutional change at the systems level;

  • How to adopt/enact an inclusive, asset-based approach to advocacy;

  • New opportunities for sustained involvement with CCDC and our mission; and,

  • LOTS of tools to help you practice and hone your skills as an advocate in the real world.

All sessions for this Training will be conducted online via Zoom for six consecutive weeks starting on Wednesday, January 19th, and all sessions will run from 1:30 pm until 4:30 pm except for the final class period. If you register, please plan to attend all scheduled sessions! Here is the detailed schedule:

  • Week #1: January 19th, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Week #2: January 26th, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Week #3: February 2nd, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Week #4: February 9th, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Week #5: February 16th, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Week #6: February 23rd, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm (One hour only)

Use this link to register NOW; registration closes on January 12th, 2022:

When you register for this training, there is space provided in the registration form to request any accommodations or modifications you may need to participate fully and comfortably in the Training series, but please feel free to contact Lacey Stein at with any of your questions, concerns, etc. Thank you

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. 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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