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CCDC’s Basic Advocacy Training Program


Registration is now open for CCDC’s six-week, online Introduction to Systems training series!

This training series, Introduction to Systems Advocacy, teaches participants to advocate for change within our larger systems/institutions (e.g., government, housing, transit, etc.) to ensure people with disabilities lead equitable lives and have full access to their rights. Participants will be given a deep understanding of what advocacy is, what it looks like in action, and what advocacy can accomplish.

Participants in this course will complete a small project, specifically an “Advocacy Action Plan” that will enable them to plot out how they could conduct advocacy efforts themselves. They will also explore topics such as:

  • A history of the disability rights movement and the work that remains ahead of us;

  • Overviews of pressing current disability issues;

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

  • Opportunities for sustained involvement with CCDC and our mission.

The course will be conducted online via Zoom for six consecutive weeks, and each session will last for three hours except for the final class period as noted below. Participants are expected to attend all 16 hours of these online sessions and should plan to spend approximately one hour each week on “homework” outside of those sessions. Here is the schedule of sessions participants should commit to attending:

  • Week 1: Thurs, August 4th, 12:30pm-3:30pm

  • Wk 2: Thurs, August 11th, 12:30pm-3:30pm

  • Wk 3: Thurs, August 18th, 12:30pm-3:30pm

  • Wk 4: Thurs, August 25th, 12:30pm-3:30pm

  • Wk 5: Thurs, September 1st, 12:30pm-3:30pm

  • Wk 6: Thurs, September 8th, 12:30pm-1:30pm (One hour only)

The training series is absolutely free to attend, but you must register to participate in this training series. Space is limited for the course, and registration ends on Sunday, July 31st at 11:59pm, so register quickly! Click here to register now.

When you register, you can request any accommodations or modifications for CCDC to provide. Feel free to contact the Director of Training, Lacey Stein, at for any questions, concerns, etc.

If you try to register for the class and find that the training series has reached capacity for participants, please click here to join the waiting list for the class.

We look forward to connecting with you to advocate for disability rights!

Thank you!

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