This session will update where we are with where we began 10 years ago addressing access to Mental Health Services for people with Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. We will hear about plans for the Behavioral Health Administration, including addressing the needs of people with ASD/DD and a number of related projects. We will also announce joint plans of Disability Law Colorado, Colorado Developmental Disability Council and JFK Partners to continue with a similar educational policy update series.
Dr. Emily Shea Tanis, Co-Director of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities at the University of Colorado will present on the advancement of technology solutions in policy and practice that ensure meaningful access community living for people
with cognitive disabilities and their families. The right to technology and information access is imperative particularly now during the Coronavirus pandemic. Innovative and emerging technologies will be introduced as well as the utilization of technology
solutions in current and future services and supports. Dr. Tanis has lead the nation in research and implementation of the Technology First movement and will also share with the audience promising practices and steps for Colorado to be a Technology
First state. For those who attended Shea’s recent webinar, this presentation is complementary but includes different information.
The June CANDO meeting will focus on Employment First Initiatives in Colorado. Representatives from the Employment First Advisory Partnership and the Colorado Office of Employment First, and partnering state agencies will share their vision, mission