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 641 E. 112th Avenue - Northglenn, CO 80233 circle  Phone: (303) 428-0310
E-mail: info@arcadams.org circle Fax: (303) 650-9070

Speaking for Ourselves - The Arc of Adams County offers a support group for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). Speaking for Ourselves is a self advocacy group for adults with I/DD to help them learn the necessary skills to advocate for themselves. See "Speaking for Ourselves" below for more information.

Sibling Tree - Colorado Chapter of the National Sibling Leadership Network

  • Sibs in the City - Our Sibs in the City Program is for our 18+ siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We rotate through a casual dinner, a Q & A style speaker and an outing such as a hike or Rockies game each month. Adult siblings take on the caregiver role but it can sometimes be more difficult to get the same resources as a parent. We want to make sure that they are given the information and support they need in order to take care of themselves and their family.
  • Teen Talk - TeenTalk is a brand new program where teenage siblings will be able to keep a monthly vlog, create panels for professionals and parents to come hear their unique perspective, as well as create campaigns to encourage change in our community.
  • Sibling Groups (K-8th) - At Sibling Tree, we know from personal experience that every sibling goes through different events at different times. We create each program to be flexible based on what each sibling is looking for during that group and time. None of our programs are therapy groups. Each program is designed to be hands on, active and fun in order to build trust and relationships with other siblings.
  • How Do I sign up? - To register for one of our programs, please email us at sandra@siblingtree.org, or call 720.840.3001.

Kinship Group - If you are one of many kin who are raising a relative's child, this group is for you!

  • Date: Second Thursday of every month
  • Location: Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd., Thornton
  • Time: 10 am - noon
  • Childcare and light meal are provided with RSVP. To confirm participation or for more information call Carrie at 303.742.0823, x2071.

Uniquely Ours is a parent support group which gathers monthly to discuss different topics and issues related to children and their special needs. See "Uniquely Ours" below for more information.

Speaking For Ourselves is a self-advocacy group run by people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). Speaking For Ourselves – Adams County is the local Adams County Chapter. Speaking For Ourselves Colorado is the state chapter and Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the national organization. The purpose of this organization is to create a self-directed, supportive community of adults who have developmental disabilities. The group helps people who are members get better at these skills, by giving them a place to practice making decisions, helping others, and solving problems. SFO meetings give people a chance to learn parliamentary procedures. People have a chance to practice debating sides of an issue, and then taking a vote. SFO elects its own officers who run the meetings. SFO groups are trying to show other people in the community that people with developmental disabilities are regular people who have basically the same interests, talents, strengths and desires that other people have. If you are interested in joining the group or just visiting a meeting to see what SFO talks about, please call the Arc of Adams County at 303-428-0310 to get connected to an officer or member.

Uniquely Ours is a parent support group which gathers monthly at various locations and times to discuss different topics and issues related to our children and their special needs. For more information on the Uniquely Ours Support Group please contact us in one of the following ways:

Julie Anderson, 303-358-7172

Sheri Hirsch, 303-885-3585

uniquely_ours@yahoo.com

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