SSDI and Medicaid

Colorado Community Advocacy can help you prepare your application for Social Security Disability Claims...

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IEP's and 504 Plans

Colorado Community Advocacy can help you plan for your child's appropriate educational needs... 

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Transition Services

Colorado Community Advocacy will work with individuals to find the right services... 

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Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan

Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and Medicaid in home care

A non-attorney advocate may only represent you or your loved one with a disability in areas of the law that specifically allow this type of assistance. Social Security and Medicaid both allow this manner of representation. SSDI can be confusing and time consuming, therefore an advocate can be beneficial in navigation of this system or completing your application. Medicaid's assessment tools for in home care are currently being rewritten, as it was found that they were not properly identifying the individual needs of people with disabilities. Many families have had to appeal and some have had to appeal more than once. An advocate can assist you in preparing your Medicaid appeal from submission of your case to appearing in the administrative hearing. 

Transition Services and Other Needs

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plans are for students with special needs in order to understand what accommodations, modifications, special education support, and educational goals a specific child needs in order to be successful and function in school. The IEP/504 process can be tedious, yet if you are equipped with the proper tools, it is a maze that can be navigated. Building a strong IEP or 504 Plan for your child with a disability can be challenging. Colorado Community Advocacy is prepared to assist parents and caregivers to find what are reasonable accommodations for the child's individual needs while also ensuring that the child is receiving their Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

There are also going to be times when an advocate can be helpful if parents do not agree with the school. Special education is mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which sets the guidelines for a wide variety of topics from discipline to evaluations. It is important to note that the procedures do vary from general education. A good advocate can meet these needs and help foster a positive relationship between parents and educators. 

When a child with a disability is entering into their adulthood, it is imperative to focus on the individual. Too often and sadly transition services are not giving adults the same opportunity to experience various jobs to gain insight on what their wishes truly are. Further, adults with disabilities may face difficulties that would be overcome with the proper accommodations in place. Many adults with disabilities that are productive employees are only able to perform as such with accommodations being made by their employer. This leveling of the playing field can also be helpful when an adult with a disability must appear in court or other public places that serve private individuals.  

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