Monday, August 17, 2015

Participants Wanted For CDDC Local Leadership Development Project

THRIVE Center (aka Denver Metro Community Parent Resource Center) is very excited to announce that they are planning for our 5th year of Leaders Empowering and Developing (LEAD). LEAD is a leadership development program for parents of children with disabilities and adults with developmental disabilities sponsored by the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council (CDCC). This year is the last opportunity for community members to take advantage of this free opportunity! Space is available for 18 - 21 participants, so apply quickly. You have an option to apply online:

For those of you unfamiliar with the LEAD Program, it is eight sessions of monthly trainings starting September 17th consisting of a variety of workshops including the following:
  • History of the Disability Movement in the US, 
  • Learning about Special Education, 
  • Community Resources, 
  • Developing a Personal Story and Elevator Speech, 
  • Assistive Technology 
  • Collaborative Work Groups 
  • Special Legislative Session at the Capitol 
Sessions scheduled for: 2015: Sept, 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17 2016: Jan 21; Feb 18; April 21; in addition to one Legislative and Public Policy Session on a Friday and Saturday in March, 2016.

Dinner will be provided at 5:30 for participants and the Session will begin at 6:00 pm every evening, ending at 9:00 pm.

Location: Developmental Pathways, 11111 E Mississippi Avenue, Aurora 80012 Participants are also expected to develop a community project as part of the training. Staff will help and support you.

A desire to learn and make a positive impact on one's community is a key component to participation! Please feel free to share this information with any one that you believe can benefit it.

Child Care and Spanish Interpretation is offered with advance notice. For questions and more information, please contact THRIVE at 303-365-2772.

Deadline for applications, childcare requests, and Spanish translation requests: September 1st, 2015.

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