Erica Dennison

Special Projects and THINK+change Manager, The Arc of Aurora

Erica Dennison has been with The Arc of Aurora since 2017 and is a 2006 graduate from the University of Northern Colorado. She has devoted her life's work to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) much attributed to her lived experience of having a brother with an I/DD. Her career in the I/DD field spans 19 years and includes working a variety of roles in Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) including residential habilitation, day habilitation, case management, helping children with I/DD transition out of foster care and adults out of institutionalized settings, and endeavored in public policy at The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing for The State of Colorado. Dennison's professional and lived experience has propelled The Arc of Aurora's training and education program, THINK+change, as a leader in changing knowledge, attitude, and behavior to ultimately improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the professionals in their lives.