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Family Voices Colorado joins HighPointe Services

Family Voices Colorado, a state affiliate of the national grassroots advocacy organization, will join HighPointe Services effective July 1, 2014.  HighPointe is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a history of providing family – and person-centered services to individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, through innovative programming designed to maximize the potential of participants.
Family Voices Colorado will continue to provide the same resources, assistance, and programs to support families as it has done since 1994. This move to HighPointe will unite two like-minded organizations focused on providing person-centered resources and services for families and people with special health care needs.
Family Voices Colorado has also moved its offices to HighPointe Services in the Denver Technological Center. The spacious new office is near Dry Creek and I-25 and provides improved access to our families. The new address is 7323 S. Alton Way Unit A, Centennial, CO 80112, and families can still reach navigators at 303-733-3000.
If you have questions, please contact:
Tom Rose
Executive Director
Family Voices Colorado
                  7323 S. Alton Way, Unit A
   Centennial, Colorado 80112
Toll-free: 800.881.8272
Local: 303.733-3000

Support SB 14-118, Protections for Individuals with Disabilities

Where: Capitol Building, 3rd floor, room SCR 352

When:  Monday, April 21, 2014, 1:30 pm

What it is:  An attempt to align the Colorado Civil Rights Act with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This legislation would make the Disabilities portion of the Colorado Civil Rights Act enforceable.

  •  It will increase statutory damages from $50-500  to $3,500.
  •  Adjustment of a provision that allows for attorney fees in cases of discrimination against a service animal, but not a person.
  •  Continues current protections for service animals in training.

 

The presence of families/children at this hearing is strongly encouraged – this is the greatest legislative priority for the disability community this year and will significantly affect people for many years to come!