child and family

who we serve

The Arc is an advocacy organization serving families in Adams County. 

We assist people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

IDD is a medical and neurological diagnosis.  The Colorado definition of IDD meets all the following criteria:

  • Diagnosis has occurred before the age of 22,  
  • IQ of 70 or less (as measured by specific testing/evaluations) and/or
  • Adaptive (daily living) skills that are like having an IQ score of 70 or less (as measured by specific testing/evaluations

IDD includes the following special education categories:

  • Intellectual Disability
  • Multiple Disability
  • Developmental Disability (age 8 and younger if intellectual/adaptive skills are identified)
  • Other: when the IQ and/or adaptive skills are 70 or less:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Other Health Impairment
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
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