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Press Releases

  • Important Message from CCDC Co-Chair (11/21/2018) - Dear Members, It is a privilege to serve as co-chair of the CCDC board alongside Lloyd Lewis, and to support all of the amazing staff, volunteers, and members of CCDC. I got involved with advocacy out of personal need, Julie Reiskin and others helped with my issues but also showed me the need for cross-disability advocacy. Through my involvement with CCDC, ADAPT, and the Arc I have had some incredible opportunities and together we have made Colorado one of the best places to live and work for people with disabilities. I’m honored to share that I’ll be participating on the Transition Subcommittee on Health and Human Services for Governor Elect Jared Polis and the Jared Polis-Dianne Primavera Administration. The Transition…
  • Walker Stapleton’s Letter to CCDC 10-29-2018 (11/1/2018) - If I have the privilege of becoming Colorado’s next Governor, I am excited at the opportunity to work with great organizations such as the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC). This group gives a voice to Colorado’s disabled community that far too often has been ignored or neglected in public policy discussions. My administration will look to bring a broad swathe of stakeholder groups to the table when determining our priorities and I look forward to working with CCDC to implement policies that will protect and promote the disabled community. This means crafting policies that allows folks in the disabled community to work without losing their benefits and working on programs to ensure access to healthcare and housing. As a society,…
  • YAY–Settlement for victims of state mistreatment at Pueblo Regional Center (8/9/2018) - CCDC is proud of our good friends at the law firm of Kilner, Lane, and Newman for their victory. Good policy changes and some reparations for the victims. NO EXCUSE for the state taking this long to settle and not addressing these problems earlier. We hope next time clients in state custody say that something bad happened that the clients will be believed. We thank attorney Mari Newman for persevering to bring justice to the individuals with Developmental Disabilities and thank the two Arc Chapters serving clients for helping with this necessary litigation. the office press release is below PRESS RELEASE Date: August 9, 2018 Re: Case against State for searches of people with mental disabilities ends with payment of…
  • EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 26TH (10/25/2017) -   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Julie Reiskin 303-667-4216 or   EMPLOYMENT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 26TH             DENVER (October 17, 2017) – The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CDCC), the premier organization in Colorado for advocating for disability rights, and the Denver Housing Authority are hosting an Employment Advocacy Open House for all people with disabilities, their families, employers, and services providers. The Open House is perfect for people with disabilities who are looking for a job or who are getting back into the workforce, as well as anyone needing to know the steps to take to protect their essential benefits. Attendees will have access to benefits and employment experts and be able to ask questions about career-oriented…

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