Due to COVID-19, AdvocacyDenver office will be closed to outside visitors until further notice. Our staff will be working in the office and/or remotely and will be able to participate in meetings virtually. We recognize that there is still important work to do, and we’re striving to perform those vital services while helping stop the community spread of COVID 19.[Read more…] about Latest COVID-19 Information by and for People with Disabilities
To: Denver Public Schools Board of Education
The following concerns and recommendations are submitted on behalf of students with disabilities who are enrolled in the Denver Public Schools. Concerns, opinions and recommendations were provided to the Department of Special Education and Student Equity and Opportunity but the staff has been firm forwarding procedures and timelines.[Read more…] about AdvocacyDenver to DPS: Current Compensatory Services Plan is Failing Students with Disabilities
In PartnershipAtlantis Community, AdvocacyDenver, The Arc of Colorado and theColorado Department of Public Health and Environmenthave scheduled a vaccine clinic!
The Moderna, a two-dose vaccine, will be offered on Friday, April 23 for the first dose and Friday, May 21st for the second dose, from 1 PM – 4 PM at 201 South Cherokee, Unit 100, Denver, CO 80223[Read more…] about COVID Vaccine Clinic April 23rd
‘Tips for Talking’ helps parents and caregivers feel better prepared and more comfortable with talking to children and youth about sexuality. Initiating these conversations early and often prepares kids for what’s ahead and instills life-long confidence and self-advocacy skills![Read more…] about Tips for Talking (for Parents and Caregivers)
‘Consejos para hablar’ ayuda a los padres y cuidadores a sentirse mejor preparados y más cómodos cuando hablan con los niños y jóvenes sobre sexualidad. ¡Iniciar estas conversaciones de forma temprana y frecuente prepara a los niños para lo que está por venir y los llena de una confianza duradera y habilidades de autodefensa![Read more…] about Consejos para hablar Sobre Sexualidad
From the Desk of Pamela Bisceglia
Periodically AdvocacyDenver forwards concerns to the Colorado Department of Education regarding their policies, rules/guidance, including the state assessment Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). The requirement for academic standards and a method to “measure” student progress was first defined in No Child Left Behind and remains in place under the Every Child Succeeds Act. It is said that if a state does not comply that they could lose federal funds. Some time ago California Department of Education weighed the loss of instruction time, the social emotional toll that “high states assessments” take on their students, did away with their state assessment and said keep the pennies of federal funds.[Read more…] about Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) Parent OPT Out
This page has a section of links to information about the vaccine itself which can be easily accessed by clicking on the hyperlinks in this article. Though AdvocacyDenver cannot provide you with a definitive answer to the question, we can provide you with the tools you need to make the best decision possible for yourself or the person in your life with a disability.[Read more…] about Decision Making Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine
I think it is appropriate to suggest that you each take a deep breath, and let out a sigh of relief that 2020 is coming to an end. This year has been one of adaptation and resourcefulness. We moved from meeting in person to meeting via a list of virtual platforms. Today, when we come together we wear a mask, greet each other with an elbow bump, and quickly step back 6 feet.[Read more…] about Colorado Gives Day is Coming
Sexuality Education Shorts offer accessible and inclusive information for both Parents and Self-Advocates on healthy bodies and relationships in under 10 minutes.
Understanding what you can do in a public place and rules that need to be followed in public can keep you and the people around you feeling safe. In this short we explore what is allowed in different places.[Read more…] about Sexuality Education Shorts: Public and Private Places
Los cortos educativos sobre sexualidad ofrecen información accesible e inclusiva para padres y autogestores sobre cuerpos y relaciones saludables en menos de 10 minutos.
Comprender lo que debe hacer en un lugar público y las reglas que debe seguir en público puede hacer que usted y sus queridos se sientan seguros. En este corta presentación exploramos lo que está permitido en diferentes lugares.[Read more…] about Cortos de Educación Sexual: Lugares Públicos y Privados
How to Vote
- Election Day is November 3, 2020! All registered voters should get a ballot in the mail in October.
- You can check your registration status here: https://www.vote.org/am-i-registered-to-vote/
- If you are not registered to vote, you can register up until Nov. 3rd and vote in-person that same day.
- Mail-in ballots must be received by Nov. 3rd to be counted. Mail back your ballot as soon as possible before October 24th.
- You have until 7pm on Nov. 3rd to drop-off your ballot or vote in-person.
- Drop-off boxes and polling centers can be found at: www.govotecolorado.gov or on your ballot
Accessible voting machines for people with disabilities are available at every polling center! Remember you must provide ID to vote in person. For a list of acceptable identification go to: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/elections/vote/acceptableFormsOfID.html[Read more…] about 2020 Colorado Voter Guide for All