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 641 E. 112th Avenue - Northglenn, CO 80233 circle  Phone: (303) 428-0310
E-mail: info@arcadams.org circle Fax: (303) 650-9070

Arc of Adams County Child Advocacy Services The Arc of Adams County provides advocacy services to children with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). It is our mission to assist, support and intervene on behalf of families and their children. We are not a legal service.

Who Qualifies for our Child Services? Child advocacy services through The Arc of Adams County provide intervention, technical assistance and direct advocacy for children with an I/DD from birth to age 21. An I/DD is a condition that involves significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, which impacts many everyday social and practical living skills. As time allows, staff may be able to provide limited assistance for children with other disabilities.

What will we do? Whenever possible we use a single issue advocacy approach. We will talk with you to determine what your child’s advocacy issue is and how The Arc can help. As your child’s parent or guardian, you know them better than anyone else and that makes you their best advocate. We will support you to advocate for your child. Once the identified issue is resolved, we will fade out and no longer be involved.

What is advocacy support? Advocacy support can vary widely depending on your child’s needs. Here are some examples:

  • Provide technical assistance regarding general education and special educational issues
  • Review written Individual Education Programs (IEP)
  • Collaborate and communicate with educational teams and service agencies
  • Observe child in educational setting, when appropriate
  • Attend IEP staffings and disability-related meetings
  • Provide conflict resolution strategies
  • Support parent/guardian with advocacy skills
  • Empower parent/guardian to advocate for their child
  • Assistance applying for developmental disability services
  • Provide disability awareness and information
  • Share community resources and provide assistance to access those services if necessary
  • Assist students age 15 and up with transition process to adulthood

These are only examples; please call our office to discuss your needs.