what we do

We offer a variety of supports for individuals & their families residing in Adams County. Efforts are focused in the following areas:

  • Information and Referrals

  • Technical Assistance

  • Trainings

  • Individual Advocacy

  • Policy and Legislative Advocacy

 

HOW WE PROVIDE ADVOCACY

We offer supports for Adams County residents (children and adults) who have an Intellectual/Developmental Disability (I/DD). This is measured by an IQ and/or adaptive skills of 70 or below and occurring prior to the age of 22. The utilization of our services may prevent legal fees; however, we are non-attorney advocates

requesting advocacy services

At the initial request for individual advocacy services, staff will cover the following:

  • Qualifying for Arc services

  • Identifying Issues

  • Assessing need and level of advocacy support

  • Developing an advocacy plan

  • Determining time frame for intervention

Advocacy is a learning process. We will work with you to learn the necessary skills to effectively address needs and next steps.

To ask a question or to inquire about advocacy services, call us at 303-428-0310 or email at info@arcadams.org

ADVOCACY & MONITORING SERVICES

  • System Advocacy

It is a goal of The Arc of Adams County to work with educational departments and providers of services for adults to create and maintain quality services to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). We monitor services, research new ways to provide supports and work to assure that all entities keep the best interest of the people they support in the forefront.

  • Legislative Advocacy

There are many expected and unexpected changes proposed by the Colorado legislature every year. Together with other local and state Arc units we track and analyze proposed legislation for its impact on peoples lives. We keep you and other interested parties informed of the potential impact of the legislation and any recommended action. Federal legislation is tracked through Arc US. To learn more about the legislative process and how to contact your public officials go to Get Involved, Advocacy.

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nORTHGLENN, co 80233

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