We have done some serious website re-modeling here at AdvocacyDenver. We’re pleased to share the new design with you and we hope you find it useful. Our intentions behind the re-design were to improve the functionality of the website and increase the quality of the information and tools it offers to both prospective and existing clients and folks interested in getting involved with us
Individuals and their families now have easy access to information that is important and relevant to you! This includes:
- Information on individual advocacy programs for children and adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. These pages also include up to date agency and resource listings across various areas of advocacy;
- current calendar of local events and meetings in the Denver Metro Area;
- an overview of our online, interactive webinar offerings;
- important potential Colorado bills, including those in health care, that directly impact individuals with I/DD;
- information on our unique Center for Special Education Law;
- …and much more!
Also, there is plenty of information for people, foundations, or corporations interested in getting involved with AdvocacyDenver and staying in the loop about what it is doing in the community. This includes:
- Becoming an AdvocacyDenver member;
- learning about current volunteer/intern opportunities;
- getting updates on important news and policy headlines, upcoming events and educational opportunities, and organizational news;
- seeing how your donations make a differenceto AdvocacyDenver and the community it serves;
- …and much more!
So please take a look around and enjoy!
Denver, Colorado—Recently, AdvocacyDenver was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Daniels Fund to support its core program, individual advocacy. AdvocacyDenver features seven advocates who provide individual, technical, and referral-based advocacy assistance to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in Denver County.
Advocates work alongside clients to gain access to quality supports and resources while navigating complex systems, such as health care, education, employment, and housing. With the support from advocates, individuals with I/DD and their families develop strong self-advocacy skills, empowering them to improve the quality of their own lives.
For 2011, AdvocacyDenver estimates it will have taken on 200 new clients through its referral and intake process for advocacy requests providing them with a wide range of assistance and resources for various advocacy issues. Among all of these clients, AdvocacyDenver anticipates addressing an estimated 275 unique advocacy issues through the end of 2011.
Advocate Alexandra Andrews says, “AdvocacyDenver receives requests from a very high number of individuals that need assistance and guidance in varying fields. This grant will bring us closer to meeting their needs.”
Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.danielsfund.org