One-on-One Advocacy Workgroup | Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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    Contact ACE

    For details or if you need communication accommodations, please contact:

    Paul Simmons, Co-Facilitator
    Rocky Mountain ADA Center
    719-358-2460 (VP/voice)

    Timothy Chevalier, Co-Facilitator
    Colorado Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
    720-457-3679 (VP)
    303-866-4258 (voice)

    Upcoming Summit
    The Summit is open to the public.

    Announcement of the upcoming Summit will be made when it is scheduled.


    To develop greater capacity for 1-on-1 advocacy among technical assistance providers specializing in services for deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind individuals.

    Intended Outcome

    Greater access to a variety of one-on-one advocacy services, including:

    • Active Advocacy / Navigator: Hands-on, in person support.
    • Empowerment: Providing assistance while encouraging and supporting independence.
    • Modeling advocacy / training on self-advocacy: Supporting an individual with knowledge, skills, and modeling/roleplaying to address a barrier (modeling/roleplaying defined as allowing someone to experience a possible situation and discuss what appropriate responses would be).
    • Paperwork / Information: Assisting with filling out paperwork, especially in a second language.

    Action Plan