In this webinar, presented by AdvocacyDenver and Denver Public Schools, parents of children with disabilities will receive an overview of the services available for their children at DPS and how to take advantage of them.[Read more…] about Navigating the Public School System
An Interview With Kaley Day
Nearly one year after COVID-19 changed our world and impacted lives globally, the release of two FDA-approved vaccines has offered hope to many. For Colorado’s intellectual and developmental disability community, the relief offered by the vaccine has become imperative to a population more impacted by social isolation, where the function of essential services and supports has changed, and many live with co-occurring or underlying conditions. In these interviews, AdvocacyDenver seeks to understand the development of Colorado’s vaccine priority schedule, along with the perspective of advocates and family members.[Read more…] about Priorities: The COVID-19 Vaccine
Interview by Sarah Havlicek
House Bill 20-1128, Sponsored by Representatives Bri Buentello
(HD-47) and James Wilson (HD-60) in the House and Senators Rachel Zenzinger (SD-19) and Kevin Priola (SD-25) in the Senate, aims to add the requirement of at least 10 hours of professional development regarding the laws and practices of educating students with disabilities to educator licensing for teachers, special services providers, principals, and administrators.
The bill recently passed out of the House of Representatives and was introduced in the Senate and assigned to the Education committee. In an interview with Sarah Havlicek, Representative Buentello, a special education teacher herself, explains the necessity of the bill and ways it will improve special education practices for diverse learners in the state of Colorado.[Read more…] about House Bill Aims to Add Special Education Requirements to Educator License
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (Department) will be providing multiple opportunities for stakeholder engagement regarding potential changes to the HCBS-DD waiver waiting list management.[Read more…] about Home and Community Based Services – Developmental Disabilities (HCBS-DD) Waiver – Waiting List Stakeholder Engagement Announcement
Griffin Newell LLC and AdvocacyDenver are proud to partner in this webinar designed to provide parents with an understanding of their child’s educational rights.
This webinar was presented on November 15th, 2019. You can view a full recording and download a PDF of the slides below.[Read more…] about Webinar: Protecting the Rights of Students with Disabilities
Griffin Newell LLC y AdvocacyDenver se enorgullecen de asociarse en este seminario web diseñado para proporcionar a los padres una comprensión de los derechos educativos de sus hijos.
Se puede ver la presentación en entero y descargar las diapositivas aqui abajo.[Read more…] about Webinar: Protección de los derechos educativos de los estudiantes con discapacidades
From The Desk of Pamela Bisceglia[Read more…] about Mental Health Crisis: Part 3, Services and Programming for Children
Celebrate Colorado Gives Day by making a donation to AdvocacyDenver on December 10th. When you give to AdvocacyDenver on Colorado Gives Day, your gift will go even further to help children and adults with disabilities.[Read more…] about Make a Donation to AdvocacyDenver on Colorado Gives Day
AdvocacyDenver and Trumpet Behavioral Health are proud to partner in order to provide easy tips and tricks to make meal time and eating more manageable for you and your child.
This webinar was presented on July 23rd 2019. You can view a full recording and download a PDF of the slides below.[Read more…] about Webinar: How to deal with Picky Eaters
From The Desk of Pamela Bisceglia
“Jane Doe” had charges brought against her January 2016 and June 2017. She was released on bail. A competency evaluation was ordered and in December 2017, it was determined she was not competent. She was ordered to participate in a competency restoration program. Competency restoration is the process used when an individual is found by a court to be incompetent to stand trial. Simply put, “Jane Doe” must be restored to competency before the legal process can continue. In November 2018, it was determined that competency could not be restored. “Jane Doe” is labeled as having a dual diagnosis: an intellectual and developmental disability and mental health issues. On July 9, 2019, “Jane Doe” was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. On day three of her incarceration, “Jane Doe” was arraigned. The judge was privy to: her history, the list of her past charges, her competency evaluations and her return to the community. Now, because she is charged with aggravated assault, the court will no longer entertain her return to the community.[Read more…] about Mental Health Crisis: Part 2, Long Term Competency