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