Workshop for Blended Families

Dear Community Partners,

We would like to let you know that Yvette will be offering a special workshop for blended families, called SmartStep Family Workshop, on Friday July 18, 2015 9am—3pm at Colorado Christian Fellowship 10630 E Iliff Avenue, CO 80014.

Please pass this information on to the families that you serve.  To reserve a space, families may RSVP to: Phone:303-632-6840 or Email: yvette@thrivectr.org by Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

All the best,

Lori Parker

Bilingual Parent Advisor and Community Outreach Coordinator

Denver Metro Community Parent Resource Center

Centro de Recursos para Padres en la Comunidad de Denver Metropolitano

lorip@denvermetrocprc.org

www.denvermetrocprc.org

2600 S. Parker Road

Building 3, Suite 332

Aurora, CO 80014

303-365-2772

Transition to Adult Care:

New:  Moving to Young Adult Life: A Legal Guide for Parents of Youth with Mental Health Needs  As explained on its website, the Parent/Professional Advocacy League (of Massachusetts) has published Moving to Young Adult Life: A Legal Guide for Parents of Youth with Mental Health Needs, which covers topics such as financial decisions, health care options, guardianship and transition from special education.

Bill to Help Individuals with Disabilities Gain Independence

Last week, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), together with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), introduced the “Transition to Independence Act” (S. 1604), which as described in Senator Grassley’s press release, “would create a five-year, 10-state Medicaid demonstration program to give bonuses to states for helping individuals with disabilities achieve the goals of working and living in the community.  It would encourage coordination among those who provide health services, housing, education and workforce training, transportation and other support to people with disabilities to maximize the outcome for the individual.”  The National Council on Disability provided technical assistance in developing the bill, which has been endorsed by a number of disability organizations. A technical summary of the bill is available here. The bill text is availablehere.

Making Colorado a better place for children and youth with special health care needs

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