Category Archives: Training Opportunity

Great Opportunity for our Young Advocates

Young Invincibles, a young adult research and advocacy organization, is accepting applications for our Spring 2019 Young Advocates program in Denver. The Young Advocates program is a unique, paid leadership development program that trains young adults ages 16-34 on ways to address health disparities and mental health stigma in our communities. Advocates will learn about topics relating to health coverage and social determinants of health; receive trainings and hands-on experience in a variety of advocacy tools; and connect with local partners and campaigns working on the issues they care about.

Advocates will meet on Fridays from January 18 –  May 10, 2019 in downtown Denver. Advocates will be paid $15 an hour for about 100 hours of training and work over the course of the program. Applications are due November, 30th, 2018 at midnight.

You can change the way your campus sees mental health! Advocating for the needs for our generation is more important than ever, and we hope you’ll join us. For more information visit: https://younginvincibles.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Colorado-Young-Advocates-Program-Spring-2019.pdf or apply directly at: https://tinyurl.com/y75xe2wv

Project Independence – What happens after High School?

As you know, parents of teens with disabilities tend to be anxious about what will happen once high school ends.

Project Independence provides free workshops to help parents who have children with disabilities learn about options for their children once they leave high school.  The project also trains youth from ages 14-21 about their options after high school.

A disability should not hamper a person to live their life to the fullest.  We share with participants how to obtain employment in the community, assist in applying for college and vocational school, as well as support with life skills.  Statistics shows that people with disabilities earn about two-thirds of the median earnings of people without disabilities.  They are less likely to attend higher learning, and more likely to live below the poverty line.  Project Independence wants to change that.

There will be 2 strands of workshops: One for parents and one for youth.  It will be for 5 Thursdays starting October 11th ending November 8th, and a college tour on Saturday, November 3rd. The time of the workshops will be 6:00 – 6:30 for dinner, and 6:30 – 8:30 for training.  Here is a link about the project.

 

You can click this link http://www.thrivectr.org/new-events-1/ to register online.

Need Help Filing For Disability?

From our Friends at Easterseals Disability Services,

Do you know someone who need help filing for disability?  We’re here to help!

Refer them to our six one-hour webinars covering the following topics

(1) The Basics of SSI and SSDI                         (4) The SSA Work History Report

(2) The SSA Forms 3368, 827 & 1696             (5) The SSA Adult Function Report

(3) The Medical Eligibility Criteria                 (6) Transition from Childhood to Adult Disability

Register and find out more at http://www.easterseals.com/co/our-programs/dbs/webinar-trainings.html or see attached flyer!  If you have any questions, please contact me at bkish@eastersealscolorado.org or 303-515-1653.