Protection and Advocacy for Individuals With Disabilities

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    The structure of the services index and definitions of the terms contained herein were orginally published in A Taxonomy of Human Services: A Conceptual Framework with Standardized Terminology and Definitions for the Field by the Information and Refferal Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc., 3035 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731; Copyright (c) 1983, 1987, 1991. No part of there listing of human service terms and definitions may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electrical, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the prior written permission of the Information and Referral Federation of Los Angeles County, Inc.

    Taxonomy Code: FT-1000.6600

    Programs that provide assistance for individuals with disabilities who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law. Included are federally mandated programs that are part of the formal protection and advocacy system which includes Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD), Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI), Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR) and the Client Assistance Program (CAP); and independent organizations that provide the same types of services. Protection and advocacy programs provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under federal and state laws, for all people with disabilities and endeavor to ensure full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, health care, accessible housing and productive employment opportunities. The programs maintain a presence in facilities that care for people with disabilities where they monitor, investigate and attempt to remedy adverse conditions. CAP agencies (many of which are housed within protection and advocacy offices) provide information and assistance for individuals seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services under the Rehabilitation Act, including assistance in pursuing administrative, legal and other appropriate remedies.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Advocacy - Atlantis CommunityProvides both individual and system advocacy for individuals with disabilities.Denver CountyAtlantis CommunityAtlantis Community
    Advocacy for Individuals Living with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities - Arc of PuebloProvides advocacy services to safeguard the right of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Advocates can help individuals with the following: - Requests to attend school - Residential and vocational meetings - Crisis intervention - Guardianship assistance for individuals who may require more formal protection and assistance - Attend IEP meetings - Assistance with the legal system - Bilingual servicesPueblo CountyArc of PuebloArc of Pueblo
    Advocacy for Individuals Living with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities - Arc of Weld CountyProvides individual advocacy for both children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Individual advocacy includes: - Knowledge, understanding, and assertion of rights - Obtaining support to be effective self-advocates - Practicing self-determination - Practicing self-protection - Obtaining needed services - Fully participating in the community Weld CountyArc of Weld CountyArc of Weld County
    Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - The Arc of Adams CountyProvides advocacy and support for individuals and families with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Services include the following: - Assistance with community resources - Disability-related services/benefits - Education - Health care - Self-advocacy classes for adults and high school students in transition.Adams CountyArc of Adams CountyArc of Adams County
    Advocacy Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities - Association for Community Living of BoulderProvides culturally competent advocacy to people with intellectual disabilities (IDD) across their lifespan, across all systems, as individuals and as whole families in the following ways, by: - Amplifying the voices of people with IDD and their families. - Not speaking for people - Teaching people to advocate for themselves - Speaking on behalf of people who are too vulnerable to speak for themselves. - Bridging between systems and people with IDD - Providing integrated and independent advocacy across systems and across the lifespan - Educating the community through training, modelling, conversation and collaborationBoulder CountyAssociation for Community Living of BoulderAssociation for Community Living of Boulder
    Assistive Technology Advocacy - Disability Law ColoradoAdvocacy services are offered to persons in need of assistive technology devices to minimize functional limitations of their disabilities.Denver CountyDenver - Disability Law ColoradoDisability Law Colorado
    Client Assistance Program - Disability Law ColoradoDisability Law Colorado, through our Client Assistance Program (CAP) and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS), can help persons who are having difficulty obtaining services from the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Federal law requires the Division of Rehabilitation (DVR) to provide services that are needed to help individuals with disabilities obtain vocational goals and become employed.Denver CountyDenver - Disability Law ColoradoDisability Law Colorado
    Disability Advocacy - Arc of AuroraA membership association that provides individual and system change advocacy through information and referral, community education, and individual family and class support.Arapahoe CountyArc of AuroraArc of Aurora
    Disability Support - Advocacy DenverProvides free individual advocacy for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in any area of their life, including: - education - health - housing - benefits - access to health and mental health care - legal issues - finances Also provides special education legal representation on a sliding scale basis. **Advocacy Denver will be moving to a new location on September 29th, 2017. Their new address will be 950 S Cherry St, Ste 1100, Denver, CO 80246.**Denver CountyAdvocacy DenverAdvocacy Denver
    Individual Advocacy - Arc of Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin CountiesProvides one-on-one advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their caregivers to address concerns in areas such as: - Education - Insurance - Government benefits - Housing - Employment - Connecting with other community agenciesJefferson CountyArc of Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin CountiesArc of Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties
    Intellectual/Developmental Disability Advocacy - Arc of Larimer CountyOffers advocacy for people of all ages who have an intellectual/developmental disability (ID/DD). The Arc of Larimer County supports adults with ID/DD to advocate for themselves, also guardians and parents to advocate for their children with ID/DD in the following ways by: - Helping clients understand laws, rules, and regulations that govern services - Offering a listening ear for life successes and struggles - Empowering individuals and families with information and skills - Determining services available for individuals and offer support in accessing them - Assisting with follow-up to assure they're receiving appropriate services relating to SSDI, Medicaid, Long Term Care, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Early Intervention programs - Protecting human and civil rights and provide opportunities for inclusion such as attending IEP meetings, service planning, and any other meeting to provide support - Facilitating conflict resolution Larimer CountyArc of Larimer CountyArc of Larimer County
    Legal Advocacy - Disability Law ColoradoIf a legal issue falling within the priorities and criteria for representation, Disability Law Colorado may provide short term assistance by answering legal questions and providing legal advice in person or over the phone. Also provides advocacy for individual's rights. Advocacy issues include but are not limited to: - Neglect of rights - Abuse or neglect in nursing homes, institutional settings or personal care boarding homes - Medication Issues - Self-advocacy resources such as books, workbooks and fact sheets on disability related issues. - Assistive Technology - Housing discrimination - Ombudsman services for Medicaid/Medicare dual eligibility individuals Specific Advocacy Programs include: - Client Assistance Program (CAP) and Protection and Advocacy of Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS) for help resolving disagreements and disputes about how Division of Vocational Rehabilitation services are provided. - Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR) program for those facing discrimination or mistreatment issues living with HIV and AIDS - Protection of the rights of persons with mental illness in any twenty-four hour facility or released in the last 90 days. Issues regarding abuse, neglect of rights or medication issuesMesa CountyDisability Law Colorado (Grand Junction Office)Disability Law Colorado
    Legal Services - Disability Law ColoradoDisability Law Colorado provides free or low-cost legal services to people with disabilities whose civil rights have been violated. Situations Disability Law Colorado may be able to assist with include but is not limited to: - Housing Discrimination - Service Animals - Employment Discrimination - Abuse or Neglect - Seclusion/Restraint - Special Education - Access to public accommodations - Issues involving nursing homes and personal care boarding homes Cases are selected based on available resources and criteria for representation. Disability Law Colorado may also provide referrals to other legal resources if the individual's issues do not fall within the priorities of the agency or meet the agency's criteria for representation.Mesa CountyDisability Law Colorado (Grand Junction Office)Disability Law Colorado
    Legal Training & Education - Disability Law ColoradoDisability Law Colorado provides training to any agency interested in educating their team about law. Training topics are related to the rights of people with disabilities and older adults. Training topics include but are not limited to: - Basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Employment Law under the ADA - Fair Housing Law - The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools - Service & Assistance Animals - Voting Rights - Resident's Rights in Nursing Homes - Ombudsman 101 Other training topics related to the rights of people with disabilities and the Older Americans Program are available upon request.Mesa CountyDisability Law Colorado (Grand Junction Office)Disability Law Colorado
    Mesa County Department of Human ServicesThe Mesa County Department of Human Services (MCDHS) provides multiple support services to Mesa County Residents to help individuals and families achieve safety, independence and self sufficiency.Mesa CountyMesa County Department of Human ServicesMesa County Department of Human Services
    Office of Disability Rights - Agency for Human Rights and Community PartnershipsCoordinates the City and County of Denver’s efforts to ensure compliance with Titles II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ensures that all City services and programs are accessible to people with disabilities. Also investigates complaints of alleged discrimination on the basis of disability filed locally or federally under the Americans with Disabilities Act.Denver CountyAgency for Human Rights and Community PartnershipsAgency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships
    Patient Services (Wagner Street) - Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis (MS) CenterProvides support and services for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and their families. - Educational seminars - Counseling services (patients, families, and caregivers) - Legal clinic (disability filing assistance) - InformationAdams CountyWagner Street - Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis CenterRocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center
    Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illnesses - Disability Law ColoradoDeals specifically with protecting the rights of persons with mental illness in any twenty-four hour facility. Primarily issues regarding abuse, neglect of rights, and medication issues.Denver CountyDenver - Disability Law ColoradoDisability Law Colorado
    Services for the Visually Impaired - National Federation of the Blind of ColoradoProvides advocacy, education, research, technology, training, support groups and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence for individuals with visual impairments.Arapahoe CountyNational Federation of the Blind of ColoradoNational Federation of the Blind of Colorado
    Valley Life for AllProvides access to resources and opportunities for people with disabilities and their families. Services include but are not limited to: -Community Participation Program - Respond to requests for info and advocacy for people with disabilities and their families. -Leadership Program - Support two adult self-advocates each year to participate in the Roaring Fork Center for Community Leadership course. Info on upcoming educational events & archive of taped sessions at www.valleylifeforall.org. Garfield CountyValley Life for AllValley Life for All

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