System engagement blurb here. Committees from CCDHHDB? (ACE and DBCC are).
ACE - Advocacy Coalition for Equality
ACE is an organizational resource network serving deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind Coloradans. It is the goal of ACE to advance resources for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind through collaboration.
The ACE members convene at three Summits every state fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) to cross-train on what partners have to offer or are developing, share concerns; and to advise on workgroup efforts.
Organizations who are members of ACE include:
1. Those who have paying professional positions (either part time or full time).
2. A demonstrated ability to competently communicate directly with deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind stakeholders.
3. Provision of technical assistance to deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind stakeholders.
If you are interested in being a member of ACE, please email email@example.com or call 720-457-3679 to express your interest.
DeafBlind Citizens Council
A seven-member advisory council advises the Commission, state and local governments, and other relevant entities on how to increase competitive integrated employment as defined by section 8-84-301, enlarge economic opportunities and enhance independence and self-sufficiency, and improves services for deafblind persons.
The membership consists of the following:
- One member who is deaf and blind.
- One member who is deaf and low vision.
- One member who is hard of hearing and blind.
- One member who is hard of hearing and low vision.
- One member who is latent deafblind.
- One member who is a professional working with the deafblind community.
- One member who is a parent of a deafblind child.
The members may serve two (2), four-year terms.
§ C.R.S.26-21-107.7: Statute Governing the Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf Blind Citizen Council