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5 Thursday Nights
Starting October 8th, 2020 Ending November 5th, 2020 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Youth Only Webinar starts at 6pm
Parent Only Webinar starts at 6:30pm

For Families Who Have a Child ages 14 -21 with a Disability, will Learn the Following: Obtaining Employment, College as an option, Transportation, Self Advocacy, Community Resources, Soft Skills, Person-Centered Planning, Transition on the IEP.

Sessions Will Be Online Until Further Notice

Register Online

Contact THRIVE at 303-632-6840 or email at to register early by phone or email.

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Being there makes a difference, especially when exercising your right to vote! This is why MobilityWorks is offering a $1 Rental Special on Election Day on November 3rd. Take advantage of this one day offer by calling (877) 275-4915. Reservations will only be taken over the phone for this offer. Call today!

More Information Here

The Blind Institute of Technology (BIT) is hosting several virtual workshops to help anyone with a disability who is seeking a career in the corporate sector (or other professional areas). 

First Workshops: October 21, 11:00, November 18th, December 9, and December 16th. If anyone is interested, please email your interest to

You will learn methodology crafted from direct feedback from hiring managers, recruiters, and employment specialists. Taught by employment experts with decades of experience and designed specifically with professionals with disabilities in mind addressing issues from time gaps to disability disclosure.

Community Surveys

Center for Health Progress is working on a campaign to improve Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) in Colorado.
Below are links to an independent NEMT survey in collaboration with Colorado Health Institute (not associated with HCPF or IntelliRide). This survey is super important in guiding the solutions that they push for in the upcoming year for folks on Medicaid that use NEMT. It asks about functionality, COVID-19 response, safety, and the use of the benefit.

Online survey 



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Staunton State Park wants your input on how they can make their parks more accessible! 

The survey can be found here:

Food Resources

Food Resource Hotline

Call the bilingual Food Resource Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626or in 

Metro Denver at (720) 382-2920

It’s open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Messages left after-hours or on a weekend will be returned the next business day. 

(If you need TTY, call at
7-1-1 or 1-800-659-2656.)

2020 Mobile Food Pantry Schedule


Empower Field at Mile High (1701 Bryant St. Denver, CO 80204) the fourth Monday of every month from 9 - 11:30 a.m. or until all food is distributed.

Eligibility is self-declared for government food distribution programs - you do not need to provide any proof of eligibility (photo IDs are encouraged but not required)
• Distribution is outdoors - please dress appropriately for the weather (hot or cold)
• Please bring bags or boxes to transport your food
• Call 303-371-9250 for weather information
• Visit or call 2-1-1 for more information

Senior Support Services

Senior Support Services is a resource center that serves folks 60 and older. Folks need to have an initial intake with a Case Manager to receive and have access to services, such as help with housing, food pantry items, access to storage to store their belongings, and a hot meal. 


303 832-1622


846 East 18th Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

Mental Health Resources


1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) - English
1-877-SUICIDA (1-877-784-2432) - En español


(Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment)

DOVE works with Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and Hard of Hearing (DDBDDHH) people of all ages and backgrounds who have experienced abuse. Abuse includes: domestic violence, family violence, sexual assault, child abuse, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, bullying, stalking, and teen dating violence.

The hotline number is 303-731-7874 and is a VideoPhone (VP) number; if you are using a VP you will connect directly with one of our advocates. 


Days Until the November 3rd Election
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Have questions about accessible voting? Need help registering to vote? Not sure where to drop off your ballot? Join us for this workshop and we can help answer your questions! 

Reasonable accommodations will be available - please email to submit requests.

Click here to register now!
CCDC Ballot Guide - In English
CCDC Ballot Guide - En Español
Advocacy Denver Ballot Guide
Ballot Guide 2020 - ASL Version
For more information on voter registration and other voter, info visit the Rock the Vote website found here.
Current Events by Maryann C.

As of 10/13/2020: 79,037 cases

2,116 deaths among cases
(1,998 due to COVID-19)

To read more use this website:

    Denver's Pepsi Center COVID-19 Testing Site closed on 9/30/20

    Free testing located near you. Click this link to find a testing center closest to your neighborhood. 

    If you experience an accessibility issue while trying to get a COVID-19 test, please email our Associate Director, Anaya Robinson at

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    • The Chronicles Peer Support:

      First and third Thursdays of the month from 11:00am - 12:00pm (MT). **October 8th & 22nd 2020**

    • Self-Empowerment Peer Group:
      Every Thursday, from 12:00pm - 1:00pm (MT).

    • Youth Connect Call:
      Every Friday, from 4:00-5:00pm (MT). *New time*

    RSVP to Peer Support groups by emailing Mollie at
    or call (303) 733-9324

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    Colorado Sled Hockey is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1995 and in 1996 was the first sled hockey team sponsored by an NHL affiliate. We are dedicated to providing a competitive environment to foster independence and elevate social interaction through hockey.

    Visionaries (blind hockey organization), and Aces Hockey Academy are partnering to do monthly adaptive skates.

      • Oct Sessions: 8:15am to 9:15am MST on Oct 9 & 23
      • Adaptive events will be held at:
        • The Ice Ranch @ 841 South Park Dr, Littleton, CO 80120

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    Free Disability Solidarity Vote Fist Poster and Coloring Pages Digital Download

    Get Out The Vote!
    Get your Free Digital downloadable 11 x 17 Poster Print and 8.5 x 11 Coloring Sheet to amplify Disability Solidarity and Disability Justice!

    Denver Parks and Recreation

    Programs will start on September 8. These classes, trips, and activities will occur in outdoor spaces following COVID-safe protocols and guidelines as outlined by CDC, State, and Local Orders.

    Click here to view our Fall program offerings.

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    Chickpea Veggie Blackberry salad: 


    Salad: 1 can drained chickpeas, 1 diced cucumber 2 bell peppers, 1/2 sliced cherry tomatoes, 1/2 fresh black berries. 

    Optional 1/2 cup honey roasted nuts or pumpkin or sunflower seeds.

    Blackberry Balsamic Dressing: 1 tablespoon blackberry jam, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinaigrette, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinaigrette, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, black pepper and salt to your taste. Whisk together.

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