|Advocacy - Atlantis Community||Provides both individual and system advocacy for individuals with disabilities.||Denver County||Atlantis Community||Atlantis Community|
|Advocacy Education - Arc of Southwest Colorado||Provides education advocacy for Intellectually Disabled/Developmentally Disabled, their family and caregivers.
||La Plata County||1199 MAIN AVE||Arc of Southwest Colorado|
|Advocacy for Individuals Living with Developmental or Intellectual Disabilities - Arc of Pueblo||Provides 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 services||Pueblo County||Arc of Pueblo||Arc of Pueblo|
|Advocacy for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities - The Arc of Adams County||Provides advocacy and support for individuals and families with developmental/intellectual disabilities. Services include the following:
- Assistance with community resources
- Disability-related services/benefits
- Health care
- Self-advocacy classes for adults and high school students in transition.||Adams County||Arc of Adams County||Arc of Adams County|
|Advocacy Services for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities - Association for Community Living of Boulder||Provides 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 collaboration||Boulder County||Association for Community Living of Boulder||Association for Community Living of Boulder|
|Assistive Technology Advocacy - Disability Law Colorado||Advocacy services are offered to persons in need of assistive technology devices to minimize functional limitations of their disabilities.||Denver County||Denver - Disability Law Colorado||Disability Law Colorado|
|Client Assistance Program - Disability Law Colorado||Offers assistance to help individuals who are having difficulty obtaining services from the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. The assistance is provided through The Client Assistance Program (CAP) and Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security (PABSS). 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 County||Denver - Disability Law Colorado||Disability Law Colorado|
|Disability Advocacy - Arc of Aurora||A membership association that provides individual and system change advocacy through information and referral, community education, and individual family and class support.||Arapahoe County||Arc of Aurora||Arc of Aurora|
|Disability Benefits Assistance (Jefferson) - Easterseals Colorado||Assists individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions to access Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Provides comprehensive disability services including:
- Social Security disability application assistance
- Employment benefits counseling
- Individual placement and support (IPS) services for disabled individuals who want to work||Jefferson County||Jefferson - Easterseals Colorado||Easterseals Colorado|
|Disability Support - Advocacy Denver||Provides free individual advocacy for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in any area of their life, including:
- access to health and mental health care
- legal issues
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 County||Advocacy Denver||Advocacy Denver|
|Individual Advocacy - Arc of Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties||Provides one-on-one advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their caregivers to address concerns in areas such as:
- Government benefits
- Connecting with other community agencies||Jefferson County||Arc of Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties||Arc of Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties|
|Intellectual/Developmental Disability Advocacy - Arc of Larimer County||Offers 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 County||Arc of Larimer County||Arc of Larimer County|
|Legal Advocacy - Disability Law Colorado||If 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 issues||Mesa County||322 North 8th Street||Disability Law Colorado|
|Legal Services - Disability Law Colorado||Disability 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
- 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 County||322 North 8th Street||Disability Law Colorado|
|Legal Training & Education - Disability Law Colorado||Disability 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 County||322 North 8th Street||Disability Law Colorado|
|Office of Disability Rights - Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships||Coordinates 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 County||Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships||Agency for Human Rights and Community Partnerships|
|Patient Services (Wagner Street) - Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center||Provides support and services for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis and their families.
- Educational seminars
- Counseling services (patients, families, and caregivers)
- Legal clinic (disability filing assistance)
- Information||Adams County||Wagner Street - Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center||Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center|
|Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illnesses - Disability Law Colorado||Protects the rights of persons with mental illness in any 24-Hour facility. Primarily issues regarding abuse, neglect of rights, and medication issues.||Denver County||Denver - Disability Law Colorado||Disability Law Colorado|
|Resource Coordination - Developmental Disabilities Resource Center||Resource Coordination is a service of Developmental Disabilities Resource Center that assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families with obtaining developmental disability determination and assessment, individual plan development, information and referral, applying for Medicaid Waivers, and monitoring of services and supports.||Jefferson County||Developmental Disabilities Resource Center||Developmental Disabilities Resource Center|
|Services for the Visually Impaired - National Federation of the Blind of Colorado||Provides advocacy, education, research, technology, training, support groups and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence for individuals with visual impairments.||Arapahoe County||National Federation of the Blind of Colorado||National Federation of the Blind of Colorado|
|Support and Advocacy - Arc of Weld County||Provides 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 County||Arc of Weld County||Arc of Weld County|
|Valley Life for All||Provides 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.
Provides information about:
Informative Panel Discussions
||Garfield County||520 3rd Street||Valley Life for All|