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Important! We need your input!

Your Voice Counts!
Family Caregivers of Colorado – we need YOU!
Limited time to complete the Colorado Caregiver Survey – survey deadline has been extended and ends Friday, April 20!
Please share this vital survey information with your network.

 

The Colorado Respite Coalition and Easterseals Colorado are sharing a survey to learn more about the experiences of caregivers who provide primary and frequent support to individuals of any age with special needs.
Findings from the survey will be used to better understand: 
  1. The impact of the respite services on the health and quality of life of caregiver and care recipient
  2. The respite care needs of individuals in Colorado
  3. The availability, accessibility, and quality of respite care providers in Colorado
Survey participants may be caregivers of individuals with ANY special health care needs, including disabilities, chronic conditions, behavioral needs, and needs associated to aging. The survey is being conducted by Health Management Associates and will be open until April 20, 2018.
Ten participants will be randomly selected to win $100 gift certificates.
To learn more about the survey, visit:
HELP SPREAD THE WORD: SHARE INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CRUCIAL SURVEY WITH CAREGIVERS YOU KNOW! Your story will help us advocate for Colorado families.
Questions? Contact Robyn Odendahl, Health Management Associates at rodendahl@healthmanagement.com or 720.638.6710.

Sign the Petition to Improve Access to IDD Services

Sign the Petition to Improve Access to IDD Services

The Colorado Joint Budget Committee has voted to draft a bill to significantly strengthen supports for Coloradans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The legislation would fund 300 new waiver enrollments to reduce the waiting list, assist people with aging caregivers, and increase compensation for the critical workforce of Direct Support Professionals in Colorado. Learn more about the bill and see who’s already in support.  We need you – the Colorado IDD community – to tell the JBC and the General Assembly that you support this bill!
Take Action!
Sign YOUR Name to the Petition!

 

Advocates Needed for Interviews

State Legislators and Advocates Needed for Interviews
http://heller.brandeis.edu/parents-with-disabilities/
Parents Empowering Parents: National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities and Their Families is conducting interviews with individuals who have worked on state legislation to protect the rights of parents with disabilities and their children. Qualified participants must speak English, be 18 years or older, and have been involved with state legislation related to parents with disabilities as a legislator, legislative staff, advocate, attorney, or child welfare professional. Participants involved in pending legislation may also qualify. Information gathered from these interviews will be used to develop technical resources for advocates and legislators. For more information or to participate in an interview, contact Robyn Powell, JD, at rpowell@brandeis.edu.