Events for Self-Advocates

Travel Training with Via Mobility Services

Looking for more ways to get around? Are you hesitant to use the RTD bus and Light Rail? If so, try these transit options safely (and for FREE) at Via Travel Training hosted by The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties. This training is designed to introduce prospective riders with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) to safe and independent riding on public transportation. It’s also a lot of fun!

If you or a loved one with I/DD have ever wanted to try using the bus or light rail, but aren’t sure it’s safe for you, Via’s Travel Training program is the perfect place to address your concerns. Family members and caregivers are also welcome to attend. Via Travel Trainers understand the reality of public transportation for people with I/DD, and they have been helping people learn about it for years. Via also offers free individual travel training, during which travel trainers work one-on-one with a trainee for as long as it takes to insure safe, independent travel.

The Travel Training will take place Wednesday, May 31, 10 AM to 1 PM, at The Arc – JCCG office, located at 13949 W Colfax Ave, Bldg 1, Suite 150, in Lakewood. Please bring a lunch with you, and we can all eat together at our office after the training.

  • Presentation by Via starting at 10:00
  • Next, we board an RTD bus reserved just for our group. Participants will go through the same steps that an actual rider would.
  • Then, we will ride to a Light Rail station, where we board and travel by Light Rail.
  • All along the way you can get answers to your questions from the experts.
  • Lastly, we ride by bus back to The Arc around 12:30, and we can eat lunch together (please bring your own lunch.)

Space is limited. Please RSVP by May 26th to Valerie at 303-232-1338 or

The Arc - Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties 13949 W Colfax Ave, Bldg 1, Suite 150, Lakewood, CO 80401

LifeAbility Talks are fun, free, interactive discussions designed to strengthen the abilities of self-advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The talks are led by experienced self-advocates who cover topics that promote more independent, satisfying lives. There are none scheduled at the moment, but please check back soon to learn about the next LifeAbility Talk.

Thank You to our 2016 Summit of Hope Sponsors!

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