2024 Supported Decision Making Summit
June 29th, 2024, from 9am to 5pm*
*Pre-event “Tacos-n-Talkin’ Supported Decision-Making” session for those interested with national expert, Jonathan Martinis, on Friday evening, June 28th from 6-9pm.
Denver Marriott Westminster | 7000 Church Ranch Blvd. Westminster, CO 80021
We hope you’ll join The Arc of Colorado for this FREE event to learn about Supported Decision-Making as a practice and less-restrictive alternative to guardianship under Colorado law that helps people retain their autonomy & independence through integrated supports from loved ones, advocates of their choosing, community services and supports, and more!
Space is limited, so REGISTER HERE SOON!
NOTE: Registered participants will receive weekly updates on Fridays beginning May 31st and every Friday leading up to the Summit.
Be sure to check back HERE often: 2024 Supported Decision – Making Summit

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There are 15 chapters of The Arc in Colorado including the state chapter and 14 local chapters serving designated geographic areas. Local chapters provide individual advocacy services for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities who live in their service areas. Learn More >>

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Independence and Decision-Making for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Independence and Decision-Making for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites infographic - 83% decide what their daily schedule will consist of on a regular basis, 87% decide how to use their spending money, 30% chose who their roomates would be or chose to live alone, 86% chose or had some help choosing where they work, 25% participate in self-advocacy meetings

Everyone should achieve their full potential

The Arc of Colorado provides system advocacy, public awareness, community education, and support for self-advocacy organizations across the state for persons with I/DD and their families. Each of the 14 local Arc chapters, provide unique services based on the needs of their community.