At The Arc of Larimer County, our mission is to promote the civil rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) of all ages. Accomplishing our mission takes many forms, including providing free individual advocacy services for those who need it.
Individual advocacy is exactly what it sounds like: one-on-one assistance tailored to an individual with I/DD or their family. This means that meeting times, frequency, and advocacy duration all depend on the specifics of the individual’s needs. On a daily basis, our advocates are called upon to attend school meetings, counsel families on short and long-term care, help individuals explore various funding sources, and collaborate with multiple county agencies.
Their work requires our advocates to be experts in navigating complex systems to access services and resources as well as have specialized knowledge in critical areas like Medicaid waivers and IEPs (Individualized Education Plans). On average, families can expect to pay non-attorney advocates anywhere from $50-$150 an hour. However, thanks to generous donations, no person or family ever pays for our advocates’ help, no matter how many hours they spend with each individual.
The Arc of Larimer County has many opportunities for you to get involved by volunteering, becoming a member, or making a financial contribution. Please use the menu at the right to explore the different ways to support The Arc of Larimer County and “Achieve with Us.”