In-Person & Self-Guided Training

Navigating many aspects of the disability experience can be unfamiliar, overwhelming and isolating, but it doesn't have to be. As with most things, having access to clear, understandable, and trusted information can help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and their families and caregivers cut through the noise and get their bearings. 

The Arc has developed a variety of in-person and self-guided training courses to help address common issues and concerns. 

In-Person Training

  • Guardianship & Other Options: A two-part series for parents and young adults seeking to understand their legal options when someone with I/DD reaches adulthood. 
  • LifeAbility Talks: Presentations led by self-advocates for self-advocates to promote independence and empowerment. 
  • Mobilizing Families: A six-week series to help parents of young children with I/DD learn to advocate for their kids. *Please note we are currently in the process of revising this training series to better meet the needs of today’s parents. The earliest we anticipate offering the in-person training series is the fall of 2020.*


Self-Guided Training

  • Colorado ABLE Act: Learn how the ABLE act creates tax-advantaged savings accounts for people with disabilities. 
  • Life After High School: There's a lot to consider as youth with I/DD prepare for adult life. These videos and resources will help you make sure that nothing is left to chance. 
  • Mandatory Reporting: Learn about Colorado's Mandatory Reporting law and how it protects adults with I/DD. 
  • Special Education & IEPs: Introduction to key principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.


Need Help now?

If you need individualized support now, please visit our Individual Advocacy section. 

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