Podcast/Vodcast E-newsletter

The Arc of Aurora’s training and education program THINK+change produces quarterly vodcasts and podcasts. Each quarter we discuss topics that improve knowledge, attitude, and behavior to ultimately improve the quality of life for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), their families, and the professionals in their lives.

November 2020

Planning for your child's natural transitions in school
Children experience transitions throughout their school life. But, students with disabilities are more likely to be impacted disproportionately by system silos and educational transitions. This 5-part series provides:

  • An overview of what to expect from the Children’s Transition series;
  • Accessing Early Intervention services;
  • What you need to know when your child transitions to Elementary School;
  • Transitioning from Elementary School to Secondary Education; and
  • Preparing for life beyond the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)!
Supporting Self Determination
Choices are individual and an implied human right for all citizens -- yet many people with disabilities are often not able to fully experience a self-directed life. This series considers supported decision making, the dignity of risk, guardianship, and additional options for protection without interfering with a person’s autonomy. This 5-part series provides:

  • An overview of what to expect from the Self Determination series;
  • What Supported Decision Making means;
  • The continuum of supports from least to most restrictive;
  • What you need to know about Guardianship; and 
  • Why dignity of risk matters.
Colorado Bureau of Investigation and people with IDD
Meet Hazel Heckers, a Victim Assistance Coordinator with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Hazel is an expert concerning crimes against the elderly and people with disabilities and provides direct services and support to crime victims throughout Colorado. This 1-part podcast/vodcast provides information about:

  • Who the CBI is;
  • Why CBI victim advocates are needed;
  • What services CBI provides victims of crime; and
  • How CBI can be a resource for you as a person with a disability or for your loved one with a disability.
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Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 8!
THINK+change is the evolution of The Arc of Aurora's individual and systems' change advocacy and training efforts. THINK+change is unique, just like the individuals we improve the lives of. As a brand of The Arc of Aurora's successful efforts, THINK+change has trained thousands of people, like you, to continue making a difference in the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Consider scheduling an online, year-end, tax-deductible donation NOW for Colorado Gives Day to The Arc of Aurora in support of THINK+change!
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