Five year grant funded by the Colorado Developmental Disability Council successfully completed. 2011-2016. THRIVE is hopeful to offer future leadership grants.
L. E. A. D.
LEADERS EMPOWERING AND DEVELOPING
THE THRIVE CENTER WITH SUPPORT FROM THE COLORADO DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY COUNCIL (CDDC) SPONSORS A LEADERSHIP PROGRAM FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES.
About the L.E.A.D. Program:
- The LEAD Program is an 8 month training that supports individuals to become active civic leaders in their community.
- The group meets once a month during the academic year (September through May) for 3 hour sessions. A meal, child care, interpretation and other accommodations provided with notice.
- Training topics include the history of the Disability Movement in the United States, Special Education, Community Resources, Developing a Personal Story and an Elevator Speech, Assistive Technology and Collaborative Work Groups.
- Each year, the Colorado Developmental Disability Council organizes a Legislative weekend session for participants at the Colorado State Capitol.
- In addition, each participant is expected to identify a community issue upon which to focus and create change. As such, each participant identifies a Community Project which they work on during the course of the training.
“Willing to take other people’s feelings into consideration and listen to their ideas.
Be willing to guide or help. To encourage their goals.
Without assistance to others you can’t accomplish your own goals.” David Eaton
LEAD PHOTO GALLERIES
The THRIVE Center would like to thank all of our LEAD participants over the last 5 years for their enthusiasm and community leadership. We also offer our sincerest appreciation to the Colorado Developmental Disability Council for their support and funding this amazing program.