Our Mission

THRIVE's mission is to inform and empower all families as advocates for their children with disabilities ages birth to 26 years old.


 
 

Thrive announces a second offering of

Project Independence:What happens after high school?

This training offers Denver families two strands of workshops, one for parents and one for youth in transition. Project Independence includes 5 workshops, each offered on a Thursday night Oct. 11th-Nov. 8th from 6:00-8:30 pm. Click this link for more information.

 
 

Click the video above to hear the testimony from a parent and her child who participated in Project Independence. This video was edited by Jah-Sun Collier, a teen participant in Project Independence in the Spring of 2018. 


THRIVE CENTER IS LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS

Do you have success as a marketer or fundraiser? Do you have a passion for learners who struggle? Learners with special needs? Do you have a child or know someone who is affected by being a different learner?

If so, then please consider exploring board of director’s participation for THRIVE Center. THRIVE Center is a 501(c)(3) that is supported with federal, state and local funding. THRIVE’s mission is to inform and empower all families as advocates for their children with disabilities ages birth to 26 years. Currently the Board of Directors is a group of passionate parents, grandparents and special educators, as required by the funding grant. We champion the advocacy strengths of parents and lead by example. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our members are active advocates and ambassadors for THRIVE. More importantly we work to educate and train families and caregivers to advocate for and with their children in educational and community settings. We need your help to think about and develop:

  • THRIVE’s brand and identity

  • strategies to improve outreach, increase access and leverage resources

  • access to pro-bono marketing resources

As a board member you will attend six meetings a year either by teleconference or in person. An annual board meeting (retreat) requires in person attendance. You will participate in committee work, oversight and accountability activities, strategic planning, fundraising and many other challenging roles. As a special education support agency we have much passion for our children. If you or someone you know is interested in joining us, we would like to get to know you/them. Please contact Erin at 303-632-6840.


ADOPT-A FAMILY

Taking an active role in our community has always been a cornerstone of our organization. This past Holiday season, we took initiative to assist local law firm Amy G Injury Firm with their Adopt a Family for the Holidays project by spreading the word to the community to nominate families. We are proud to announce that due to this effort, ten local families were deservedly awarded $500, and seven were provided with $200. 

We along with Amy G Injury Firm are thankful to everyone who nominated or participated in the 2018 Adopt a Family for the Holidays program. To see which local families were awarded with extra cash for their holiday expenses, click here.


We ensure that parents are actively involved in decision making for their child's education.

  • We help families learn their rights under the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) 2004.

  • We help students access the general curriculum and appropriate behavioral supports.

Curious abouT THRIVE?     

Click on the one-minute video above to learn more.

We seek to increase the participation of parents' of color in leadership roles in the Denver Metro area.

  • We help under-served families access information and support in their native language.

  • We help families navigate the special education system in a culturally consistent manner.


Workshops

We offer FREE workshops to the community and to families of children with disabilities on a variety of topics, including special education, positive behavior, advocacy and Transition.

 Advising

Parents of children with disabilities benefit from a direct link to information concerning their child's needs.  Ever feel alone and confused?  We offer FREE Parent Advising to lighten the load!