An Interview with Catherine Strode
AdvocacyDenver Board Member and Self-Advocate Mitch McKinney was one of over 400 individuals to protest the proposed cuts to Medicaid in the GOP health bill in a rally held in front of Senator Cory Gardner’s downtown office. Several Colorado legislators also participated in the Medicaid Protest Rally, including State Representative Dave Young. Representative Young spoke at the rally calling the proposed cuts to Medicaid a ‘civil rights issue.’
In an interview with Catherine Strode, Representative Young who serves on the Joint Budget Committee said Colorado would not be able to accommodate the cost shift from federal to state funding.
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Check For Employees Serving At-Risk Adults
An Interview with Catherine Strode
State legislators have the opportunity to offer protection from abuse to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The House has passed a bill (HB17-1284) to create a state data system of past offenders. The bill now moves on to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
State Senator Irene Aguilar, the parent of an adult child with disabilities, is one of the bill’s sponsors. In an interview with Catherine Strode, she explains why this bill is one of the most important of the legislative Session for individuals with disabilities and why it is so long overdue.
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New Year…New YOU!
Enroll in Health Matters with AdvocacyDenver to Get a Jumpstart on Those New Year’s Resolutions!
AdvocacyDenver’s Health Care Advocacy Program is offering a FREE Health Matters class from February through May, 1x a week (up to 2 hours) to community based day programs. Health Matters is an evidence based curriculum for persons with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The program focuses on becoming physically active, making health food choices, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The program offers community activities that will include visiting a local gym, picking out healthy snacks at a grocery store, attending health expos, and making healthy meal choices at a restaurant, etc. What better way to start out a healthy and happy 2017?
Health Matters is partnering with the Dahlia Center, 3401 Eudora St., classes will begin at the Dahlia Center from 10a-12pm, exact dates are negotiable dependent on the need.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Mary Sims, Wellness Educator:
Educational Advocacy is Passion for Disability Law Executive
Mary Anne Harvey, Executive Director of Disability Law Colorado discusses Educational Advocacy with Catherine Strode
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Jeannie Ritter: ‘Early Intervention Key To Children’s Mental Health’ [Part 2]
Former First Lady Jeannie Ritter Believes Training and Early Intervention Are Essential Supports for Children’s Mental Health (Part 2)
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Former First Lady Jeannie Ritter Embraces Mental Health Advocacy [Part 1]
Former First Lady Jeannie Ritter Discusses Her Advocacy for Mental Health with Catherine Strode
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Health Care Advocacy News – October 2015
Health Care Advocacy News SPECIAL EDITION
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