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Resources for Parents & Children with

Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs


P2P: Parent to Parent of Colorado            

1-877-476-7201                  www.p2p-co.org             

  • 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      

1-800-333-7690                 www.thearcofco.org

  • 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  

1-800-255-3477                 www.uchsc.edu/atp

  • 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

303-226-5526  www.coloradocitizensforaccountability.org

  • 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             

303-839-1775     www.ccdconline.org

  • 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

303-866-6694     www.cde.state.co.us/index_special.htm

  • 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

 303-866-7450     www.cdhs.state.co.us/ddd

  • 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           www.eastersealscolorado.org

  • 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)

1-888-777-4041        www.eicolorado.org

  • 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  

303-904-6073     www.elfrupovida.org

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

 

EMPOWER Colorado      

1-866-213-4631                 www.empowercolorado.com

  • 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    

1-800-881-8272                 www.familyvoicesco.org

  • 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           

303-228-5382     www.guardianshipallianceofcolorado.org

  • 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                                                                                           

303-692-2370              www.hcpcolorado.org

  • 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 

1-800-284-0251  www.peakparent.org

  • 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           

303-866-6846     www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/PEP.asp

  • 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

1-800-288-1376                 www.thelegalcenter.org

  • 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
www.cdhs.state.co.us/dvr
Local DVR locations can be found at:                            www.cdhs.state.co.us/dvr/dvr_locations.htm

 

Colorado Transition Services -Exceptional Student Leadership Unit
Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-6721
www.cdhs.state.co.us/ddd 
www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/transresources.asp
Transition Tool Kit: www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/TK.asp

Division for Developmental Disabilities
Colorado Department of Human Services
3824 W. Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
303) 866-7467
www.cdhs.state.co.us/ddd



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