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Posted on: 2019/03/18

  Advocating for disability rights, the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) – a grantee of your Community Foundation – advances social justice for people with all types of disabilities. “What do we mean by ‘cross-disability?’” says Executive Director Julie Reiskin. “We believe that people with different types of disability have more in common than we think. So rather than focusing …

Posted on: 2019/03/01

By Katharine Q. Seelye Feb. 27, 2019 Carrie Ann Lucas, who championed people, especially parents, with disabilities and won a major lawsuit to make Kmart more accessible, died on Sunday in Loveland, Colo. She was 47. Her sister, Courtney Lucas, said the cause was complications of septic shock. Ms. Lucas, who lived with a rare form …

Posted on: 2019/02/24

The disability community lost one of it’s fiercest advocates on 2/24/19.  Carrie Ann Lucas, a disability rights attorney who pioneered representation for parents with disabilities, died after an arbitrary denial from an insurance company caused a plethora of health problems, exacerbating her disabilities and eventually leading to her premature death.  She was 47 years old. …

Posted on: 2019/02/14

HB19-1151 Special Education Opportunity Scholarship The bill creates a Colorado Special Education Opportunity Scholarship Program to provide scholarships to parents of eligible students with multiple disabilities to use in purchasing services from an education provider or other educational services as selected by the parent. Although this bill uses the word scholarship it is essentially a …

Posted on: 2019/02/06

ADAPT and Disability Rights Community Praise Colorado for Becoming the Second State to Have Entire Delegation as Cosponsors of the Disability Integration Act (S117/HR555) Colorado has become the second state to have their entire Congressional delegation cosponsor the Disability Integration Act only 21 days since introduction of the bill on January 15, 2019. The Disability …

Posted on: 2019/01/22

The proposed changes are attached.  The proposals include a mix of service adjustments.  Notable proposals include: Route 15 – East Colfax: relieve passenger overloads by adding selected trips between 9:00am and 1:00pm. Route 33 – Platte Valley: discontinue service due to low ridership. Free Metro Ride – 18th-19th Street: due to lower ridership reduce frequency from …

Posted on: 2019/01/21

Intersectionality. Social Movements. The Media. Dr. King was recorded, filmed and/or broadcasted saying the following, “We have no moral choice but to continue the struggle, not just for Black Americans, but for all Americans.” “The time is always right to do right;” “We ain’t gonna let nobody turn us around;” “We are here to say, …

Posted on: 2019/01/09

“This is so exhausting.”  This quote is from Kelly Tobin, a CCDC member who uses a power chair and has multiple disabilities.  This was her sentiment on a day when we should have been excited about participating in our government.   She was feeling hurt as we all were at being excluded once again –this time …

Posted on: 2019/01/08

One year ago today, the Department of Justice reached an agreement with the City and County of Denver (“City”) under Project Civic Access (“PCA”), the Department’s initiative to ensure that cities, towns, and counties throughout the country comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). That agreement covers accessibility to numerous programs, services, activities and …

Posted on: 2018/12/31

CCDC held a listening tour around the state in 2018. Please find the report here…if you want the exhibits and the presentation used during the tour please email me at jreiskin@ccdconline.org. We are not posting it because even though the information about “what is happening next” was accurate at the time, it has already changed. …


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