Phone: 720-886-1900
Fax: 720-886-1989

25901 E. Arapahoe Road
Aurora, CO 80016
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SAS Resources

Where Do I Start?

Resources for Parents & Children with

Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs

P2P: Parent to Parent of Colorado            


  • One to one parent matching
  • Listserv linking parents throughout the state
  • Up-to-date information and referral, quarterly newsletter
  • Resource packed website including support group listing, parent wisdom

The Arcs in Colorado      


  • If you are looking for an advocate, start with your local Arc
  • The Arc of Colorado has a list of statewide Arcs on their website


Assistive Technology Partners  


  • Device exchange program, database of potential AT funding resources
  • Make and Take directions on various low-cost AT adaptations and devices
  • Community based demonstrations, annual conference


CCA: Colorado Citizens for Accountability


  • Patient safety information and referral
  • Advocacy training for those who have family members in the hospital
  • Support for families/individuals dealing with legal issues in the medical system


CCDC: Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition             


  • Information and assistance on disability rights issues for youth and adults
  • Advances legislation and public policy impacting the disability community


CDE –DSLU: Colorado Department of Education – Exceptional Student Leadership Unit


  • Website resources on special education law, school/district programs, ect.
  • FAST FACTS on a variety of topics
  • Information on educational specialists, parent-professional partnerships


DDD: Division for Developmental Disabilities and CCBs: Community Centered Boards


  • Provides various services to individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Administers children and family programs, adult programs
  • Information on CCBs (designated as the single entry point into long-term service and support for persons with developmental disabilities)


Easter Seals Colorado    

303-233-1666 x237 

  • Respite, including Discovery Club, weekend programs and summer camp
  • Warm water therapy and aquatic programs
  • Employment services/support, transition trainings, transportation assessments


El Colroado: Early Intervention Colorado (Formerly ECC)


  • Connects families with early intervention services to help infants and toddlers under age three grow and develop, and to help their families in this process


El Grupo VIDA  


  • Information, referrals and support groups for Spanish speaking parents
  • Free annual fall conference in Denver


EMPOWER Colorado      


  • Support, education and advocacy for families of children and youth with mental health issues
  • Support groups throughout the state; statewide listserv connecting families
  • Education classes for families and professionals


Family Voices    


  • Advocacy for children with special health care needs
  • Assists families in navigating health systems including Medicaid, Medicaid waivers, and private insurance
  • Training, information, referral, policy, parent friendly website resources


Guardianship Alliance of Colorado           


  • Information and referral on guardianship, including a volunteer guardianship matching program
  • Information and training for those wishing to become a guardian for a family member who is 18 or older


HCP: Health care Program for Children with Special Needs                                                                                           


  • Information and referral to services and supports including Medical Home, screening, clinics, financial assistance
  • Regional offices throughout Colorado


PEAK: Colorado’s Parent Training and Information Center 


  • Statewide parent advisors who provide information about the special education process and parent’s rights
  • Trainings on a variety of topics including Understanding IEP’s
  • Inclusion resources and annual conference for parents and school personnel
  • Online calendar of events throughout the state


PEP: Parents Encouraging Parents           


  • Free conference, lodging and meals included, held twice per year at various statewide locations (apply early as waiting list occur frequently)
  • Brings together parents and professionals for education on supporting your child in school and community


The Legal Center for People with Disabilities & Older People


  • Advice on the legal rights of people with disabilities
  • Publishes Everyday Guide to Special Education Law

Other Colorado Resources

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Colorado Department of Human Services
1575 Sherman, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-4150
Local DVR locations can be found at:                  


Colorado Transition Services -Exceptional Student Leadership Unit
Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-6721
Transition Tool Kit:

Division for Developmental Disabilities
Colorado Department of Human Services
3824 W. Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
303) 866-7467

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