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Sep 10 2019


10:00 am

Individual and Systems Advocacy – Training & Certification

This training provides an excellent education for individuals interested in learning the basics of advocacy, community activists, or anyone looking for additional skills necessary to work in the field of disability services, support, community organizing, the legislative process, or civil rights law.  It is also a great way to add to your resume or fulfill the need for continuing education units.

There are two ways you can participate: In-person or Online.

  1. In-person: Attend class with fellow students on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (location TBD)
  2. Online: Be a self-directed student, learning at your own pace. You will participate in a weekly video conference on Tuesday nights from 6:30 – 8:00.

Covered Topics:

All subjects taught by practicing subject matter experts.

  • The History of CCDC and our Advocacy Team
  • Understanding Advocacy
  • Ethics and Principles of Being an Advocate
  • Understanding the Local, State, and Federal Benefit Systems
  • Social Security (SSI and SSDI) Disability Eligibility, Application, and Determination
  • Medicaid – Disability Eligibility & Determination
  • Benefits: Due Process and a How to Appeal a Decision
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Community and Grassroots Advocacy
  • Understanding Reasonable Accommodations
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

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