As part of our mission to promote attitudes, practices, programs and policies that enable people with IDD to be included as a natural and integral part of community life, we support family-led and community based projects and programs that amplify our work.
The ACL values opportunities to find more ways for people with IDD to participate in typical activities throughout their communities. We facilitate discussions, trainings and events that broaden perceptions within the community and deepen the capacity of organizations and people to include people with IDD.
The ACL also works to influence cultural and systems change through public policy advocacy, outreach and education.
Current ACL Groups
Current Communities in Action projects and programs
Longmont Meet Up Group for Young Adults
NeuroDiversity Book Club
Safety First for Teens and Adults (with Boulder Police Department)
Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (S.A.B.E.)
The ACL also offers presentations and trainings such as:
- The Crayon Box- elementary school talk on diversity
- How to Advocate with Your Child/Teen
- Society, Sexuality, and Disability
- Disability Awareness and Support (AKA: Disability 101)
- Compassion Fatigue and Stress
- 83% - The Intersection of Disability and Sexual Violence
- Our Words, Our Attitudes: Person-First and Identity-First Language