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 Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities Prison Project (AVID Prison Project)
Keywords: Prison, Inmates

This website is a conglomeration of blogs written by inmates with disabilities.

Autism Spectrum Disorders and EMS
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Communication, EMT/EMS, First Responders, Tips

This PowerPoint presentation, created by Chris Rogers and Spencer Tomberg of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, provides information and videos for EMS when interacting with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Autism Spectrum Disorders and EMS: The Essentials (Teacher's Companion)
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Communication, EMT/EMS, First Responders, Tips

This document is the teacher's companion to the University of Colorado School of Medicine's guide for EMS interacting with individuals on the autistic spectrum. The goal of this curriculum is "to equip EMT’s with some basic and pertinent tools to better identify individuals with ASD and tips on how to manage these scenarios effectively."

Do No Harm: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Training for First Responders
Keywords: Training, First Responders, Communication, Identification, Tips

This interactive educational guide provides information for first responders in understanding the basic characteristics of people with developmental disabilities to know how to have safe interactions in emergency situations

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Legal Professionals

Children's & Transition Advocacy & Resources
Keywords: Juvenile justice, Courts, Legal, Juvenile, Justice system

Advocacy Denver provides assistance with juvenile justice issues and "working within court systems that are unfamiliar with individuals with disabilities"

Mandatory Reporting - Elderly/Disabled
Keywords: Victims, Legal, Reporting

This webpage details mandatory reporting laws of the elderly and disabled in Colorado

The Arc of Pikes Peak: Advocacy Specialist
Keywords: Advocacy, Parents/Families, Justice System

This webpage provides information about Craig Severa, an Advocacy Specialist of Pikes Peak Region. "Craig specializes in assisting adults and children with developmental disabilities who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system."

The Arc of Pikes Peak: Judicial Advocacy
Keywords: Advocacy, Parents/Families, Justice system

"The Advocacy Program safeguards the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, facilitates choices, and promotes independence and inclusion in community life."

Colorado Judicial Department
Keywords: Advocacy, Parents/Families, Justice system

Access to the Courts: A Resource Guide to Providing Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities for Judicial Officers, Probation, and Court Staff
The guide sets forth applicable laws governing provision of reasonable accommodations in court and provides court personnel with information on when and how to make accommodations for people with disabilities.

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Victim Advocates

Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council
Keywords: Advocacy

The Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council "advocates in collaboration with and on behalf of people with developmental disabilities for the establishment and implementation of public policy which will further their independence, productivity, and integration."

Mandatory Reporting - Elderly/Disabled
Keywords: Victims, Legal, Reporting

This webpage details mandatory reporting laws of the elderly and disabled in Colorado

Resources for Parents and Care Givers of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Parents, Families, Children, Tips, Resources, Contacts

This document provides a list of resources and tips for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The Arc of Colorado
Keywords: Advocacy

The Arc of Colorado "builds better lives for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by improving connections to the community by influencing public policy, increasing public awareness, supporting and developing local chapters, and collaborating with national, state and local organizations sharing the same values"

The Arc of Pikes Peak: Advocacy Specialist
Keywords: Advocacy, Parents/Families, Justice System

This webpage provides information about Craig Severa, an Advocacy Specialist of Pikes Peak Region. "Craig specializes in assisting adults and children with developmental disabilities who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system."

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Disability Advocates

Children's & Transition Advocacy & Resources
Keywords: Juvenile justice, Courts, Legal, Juvenile, Justice system

Advocacy Denver provides assistance with juvenile justice issues and "working within court systems that are unfamiliar with individuals with disabilities"

Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council
Keywords: Advocacy

The Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council "advocates in collaboration with and on behalf of people with developmental disabilities for the establishment and implementation of public policy which will further their independence, productivity, and integration."

Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Keywords: Advocacy, Legal

"As the Protection and Advocacy System for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, The Legal Center must be able to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Colorado"

The Arc of Colorado
Keywords: Advocacy

The Arc of Colorado "builds better lives for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by improving connections to the community by influencing public policy, increasing public awareness, supporting and developing local chapters, and collaborating with national, state and local organizations sharing the same values"

The Arc of Pikes Peak: Advocacy Specialist
Keywords: Advocacy, Parents/Families, Justice System

This webpage provides information about Craig Severa, an Advocacy Specialist of Pikes Peak Region. "Craig specializes in assisting adults and children with developmental disabilities who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system."

The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
Keywords: Advocacy, Legal, Justice systems

"The Legal Center protects and promotes the rights of people with disabilities and older people in Colorado through direct legal representation, advocacy, education and legislative analysis."

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Self-Advocates

Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council
Keywords: Advocacy

The Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council "advocates in collaboration with and on behalf of people with developmental disabilities for the establishment and implementation of public policy which will further their independence, productivity, and integration."

The Arc of Colorado
Keywords: Advocacy

The Arc of Colorado "builds better lives for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by improving connections to the community by influencing public policy, increasing public awareness, supporting and developing local chapters, and collaborating with national, state and local organizations sharing the same values"

Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Keywords: Advocacy, Legal

"As the Protection and Advocacy System for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, The Legal Center must be able to pursue legal, administrative and other appropriate remedies to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Colorado"

Resources for Parents and Care Givers of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Parents, Families, Children, Tips, Resources, Contacts

This document provides a list of resources and tips for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The Arc of Pikes Peak: Advocacy Specialist
Keywords: Advocacy, Parents/Families, Justice System

This webpage provides information about Craig Severa, an Advocacy Specialist of Pikes Peak Region. "Craig specializes in assisting adults and children with developmental disabilities who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system."

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