[Colorado-talk] 2016 Education and Information for PWD

Lorinda Riddle lriddle at cocenter.org
Thu Mar 17 17:51:09 UTC 2016

Sorry if this is a duplicate but some folks said they did not receive this email and I thought it would be of interest to the membership.

Please respond directly to Brenda at Brenda at teameei.org<mailto:Brenda at teameei.org> with any questions or to RSVP.

Lorinda Riddle
lriddle at cocenter.org<mailto:lriddle at cocenter.org>

Mosby Employment Services, LLC
serving persons with disabilities    1020 15th St # 38i Denver, CO 80202   303-319-6955

2016 is the year for Education and Information to empower People with Disabilities.  It is essential to understand our history and the current state of affairs in our community. We will have presentations developed to inform individuals of agencies created to serve People with Disabilities.  These workshops are designed to help people become active participants in making informed decisions.  Knowledge is POWER! This power creates options for us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.

The first workshop will   be on the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), the largest agency in the country serving People with Disabilities.  These discussions will include:
How did the agency get started?
Who funds the agency?
What is the mission of the agency?
What are the regulations and mandates of the agency?

You may be asking yourself,  “ why do I need to know this information”?  As a client of these services, understanding how the agency was started, how it is funded and what the regulations are makes you aware of how these services will work for you.  As an advocate for People with Disabilities you will be able to educate and assist people on how DVR services can work for them.

This first workshop will be general information regarding DVR.   There will be other workshops in the series to discuss in more detail the inner workings of DVR such as:  who is eligible for services, how to apply for services, what services are available and more

The presenters for this workshop will be Anna French and Julia Zanon.

Ana French is a Rights Advocate at Disability Law.  Anna has worked in the Client Assistance Program (CAP) for 7 years. She is an expert on federal regulations regarding DVR and has been assisting individuals with disabilities on their rights and responsibilities.  Anna will discuss the history of DVR and give some insight on the future of the agency

 Julia Zanon, Manager of the Blind Unit at DVR, has been with the agency for over 20  years.  She started as a Level 1 counselor and has moved through the agency as a Level 2 counselor and supervisor. In January 2016  she  became  the Manager of the Blind Unit.  Julia will share her knowledge of the general policies governing DVR.

When: March 29, 2016

Where: Atlantis Community Center
201 S. Cherokee St., Denver, CO 80223
Time: 1:30 to 3:00  p.m.

RSVP to Brenda Mosby at 303.319.6955 or brenda at teameei.org<mailto:brenda at teameei.org>

This is the year for education and information.  If you are a person with a disability or an advocate, these seminars will help you and our community.

Next Workshop:

Are you thinking about working and want to know how employment will enhance your life? The next workshop in this series will discuss:

What you need to know about seeking and finding employment and how this will affect your social security, housing and health.

Date and Time TBA

Thank You-
Brenda Mosby
brenda at teameei.org<mailto:brenda at teameei.org>
Phone: 303.319.6955
Fax: 303.427.6963
"Together, we make it happen"

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