This five-minute webinar addresses the problem of access to some necessary public benefits for certain immigrants with disabilities in Colorado.
También puedes ver esta presentación en español.[Read more…] about Immigrant Eligibility for Public Benefits
La elegibilidad de inmigrantes para beneficios públicos
Este seminario corto aborda el problema del acceso a algunos beneficios públicos necesarios para ciertos inmigrantes con discapacidades en Colorado.
You can also view this presentation in English.[Read more…] about La elegibilidad de inmigrantes para beneficios públicos
The New Norm?
From the Desk of Pamela Bisceglia
When the Stay at Home orders were issued all persons, including AdvocacyDenver and community centered board staff transitioned from in-person to a remote workforce. We learned that for the day-to-day business or staff meetings we did not need to travel into the office, rather business could be conducted virtually. We became experts learning to access and the new social norms when meeting via Zoom, Google Meets, etc. We also learned lessons in relation to access and equity.[Read more…] about The New Norm?
Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) Parent OPT Out
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
Decision Making Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine
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
Colorado Gives Day is Coming
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
Tips for Talking (for Parents and Caregivers)
‘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!
También puedes ver esta presentación en español.[Read more…] about Tips for Talking (for Parents and Caregivers)
Consejos para hablar Sobre Sexualidad
‘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!
You can also view this presentation in English.[Read more…] about Consejos para hablar Sobre Sexualidad
Sexuality Education Shorts: Public and Private Places
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.
También puedes ver esta presentación en español.[Read more…] about Sexuality Education Shorts: Public and Private Places
Cortos de Educación Sexual: Lugares Públicos y Privados
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.
You can also view this presentation in English.[Read more…] about Cortos de Educación Sexual: Lugares Públicos y Privados