ALPS

Denver capital building with ALPS logo floating above

ALPS

Allies in Leadership, Policymaking, and Systems Change

What

ALPS LEADERSHIP TRAINING ALPS is a series of inclusive leadership training sessions for siblings, as well as caregivers and self-advocates, to acquire the necessary skills to promote change at the local, state, and national level by becoming allies with policymakers and protect the rights of those within the IDD community. This training program is for adult and teenage siblings, caregivers, and self advocates. No experience or prior knowledge necessary! There is no cost to attend!

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ALPS Participants at a table

Who

Rocky Mountain Sibs’ board, disability advocates and specialists from all over the state gather to teach you all you need to know to start your advocacy journey.

ALPS participants meeting around a table

Where

ALPS 2022 will be held fully online through Google classroom and Zoom.

The virtual ALPS program will feature our 6 module curriculum with weekly activities that participants can work on at their own pace through Google Classroom (valid email required) and bi-weekly live presentations from expert speakers on Wednesday evenings via Zoom (see below for details).

ALPS participants with State Secretary Bob Lawhead

When

The 2022 ALPS Cohort is now accepting applications here: https://forms.gle/JPFGwb9WsFdBFiTFA

January 12, 2022 – April 16th, 2022 (registration is required)

Live Presentations will be held on Zoom from 6-7:30pm on the following dates: January 12th, January 26th, February 9th, February 23rd, March 9th, March 23rd, and April 6th

Graduation and presentation of leadership projects will be held on Saturday, April 16th from 12-2pm.

ALPS participants at the state capitol

Why

To educate and spread the word on how to effectively advocate with and for our siblings with disabilities.


“I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.”

– Maya Angelou

Questions about ALPS? Contact us!

Funded by the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council.