About Adult Advocacy
Who do we serve?
We provide advocacy for people in Boulder and Broomfield Counties who meet the Colorado definition of an intellectual/developmental disability.
Don’t know whether you’re eligible? We can help you work through the eligibility process with Imagine!, the community centered board for Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
How can we help?
Advocacy will look different for different people. Here are some of the ways we can help:
Goal-Setting and Planning: Our advocates can meet with you to learn about your needs and desires, and develop an advocacy agreement that charts a path toward accomplishing those goals. Working with you and anyone else you want to be involved, we’ll gather information, explore your options, and make a plan.
Amplifying Your Voice: However you communicate, we’ll work to get your voice heard . That might mean attending meetings with you, helping you communicate with case managers or service providers, or other ways to keep you in the driver’s seat of your own life.
Identifying Your Rights: You have rights. We’re here to help you understand your rights, so that they are respected throughout the community. Whether that means setting ground rules for meetings, or working with you if you feel your rights have been violated, we’re here to help.
Celebrating Your Successes: Advocacy doesn’t end when you reach your goals. We’ll be right there with you as you celebrate milestones along the road. When we’re done celebrating, we can work with you to help protect the progress you’ve made, or set new goals for the future.
To schedule a consultation with one of our advocacy coordinators you will need to fill out our advocacy request form. You may either fill out our form online using the green button or if you are uncomfortable sharing information online, you may download the form in English (click here) or Spanish (click here) and return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the form to ACL Boulder, 2770 Dagny Way, Suite 202, Lafayette CO 80026.
If you need help filling out the form or our intake process, please call 303-527-0888 for assistance.