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Our events bring together advocates, families, chapters, members and professionals in the intellectual and developmental disability community. Resources for the media are available in our newsroom.


In the News

July 20, 2021, The Colorado Sun

Article by Michael Booth and Jennifer Brown, A $500 million Medicaid boost gives Colorado a chance to re-do its disability  – A Must Read! 

Read the Article Here.

June 15, 2021, Greeley Tribune 

Article by Anne Delaney, Better mental health access for all a focus as Gov. Polis signs bill in GreeleyRep. Mary Young advocated for reducing barriers for individuals with multiple diagnoses

Read the Article Here.

June 2021, Colorado Parent Magazine

Interview with The Arc of Arapahoe & Douglas’, Executive Director, Carol Meredith and a dad from their Dad’s and Disabilities Group

Read the Article Here.  (Pages 29-30)

June 10 2021, Denver Business Journal

Article about the elimination of Subminimum Wage in Colorado by Senior Reporter, Ed Sealover

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April 23, 2021, 6 News Richmond

Interview with The Arc of Arapahoe & Douglas’, Executive Director, Carol Meredith

Biden’s infrastructure plan makes huge investment in people with disabilities

April 11, 2021, U.S. Government Accountability Office Weekly Digest

“The Arc of Colorado, parents, advocates, the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council, Disability Law Colorado, Office of Employment First, and Alliance contributed to the following report on Sub-Minimum Wage. We are honored to bring forth legislation this year that align with the findings and best practice!  Sign-up here to help pass this important piece of legislation!”

Subminimum Wage Program Report

April 6, 2021, Dorrance Publishing Promotions

Value of a Life, a new book by Janet Farmer-Selden

Parker, CO Author Publishes Book on the History of the Rights of the Developmentally Disabled in Colorado.

This Book is the True Story of One Colorado Family’s Fight for the Rights of the Developmentally Disabled

March 25, 2021

IDD Awareness Day Success

IDD Awareness Day Website

 Over 600 people and nearly half of the Colorado General Assembly gathered virtually yesterday for the 2021 Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Awareness Day at the Colorado Capitol! Thank you for taking the time to join our IDD Policy Webinar and IDD Awareness Day Virtual Luncheon! And thank you for continuing to help us bring awareness about the Colorado IDD community to your legislators, our state partners, friends on social media, and to people in your communities.

Did you miss any of the virtual events? Don’t worry, we recorded them and provided the links below! They are also available to the public on our  IDD Awareness Day Website.

February 26, 2021


DENVER (February 26, 2021) — Local organizations championed Governor Polis’ announcement today that more people in Colorado with all types of disabilities will now be prioritized for the COVID vaccine. The governor made the announcement at a news conference today.

February 9, 2021

AdvocacyDenver in coalition with Family Voices has created the following set of webinars, accessible at your convenience, about Children’s HCBS Waivers. Check them out here!

January 27, 2021

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

From The Arc of Aurora’s THINK + change project: Behavioral Health Challenges Can Push Youth with Disabilities Into School-to-Prison Pipeline

Media Matters

Please contact Christiano Sosa, Executive Director, at (303) 864-9334 x 10 or Csosa@thearcofco.org

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If you wish to include The Arc of Colorado’s name and/or logo in a publication, please contact Christiano Sosa, Executive Director, 303-864-9334 Ext 10, or csosa@thearcofco.org.

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