Resources fOr children
Special Education has a language all its own. It is a language of initials (acronyms). Here is a list of common terms.
- How to Be an Advocate
- How to Be an Effective Communicator
- How to Resolve Conflicts
- How to Plan for an IEP Meeting
- Home & Community Based Service Waivers
- What to Expect from Interpretation Services in an IEP Meeting
- How to Plan for an IDT/SP Meeting
- Public Assistance and Benefits
- Applying for SSI/SSDI through SSA
- Executive Function Basics Videos – English
- Executive Function Basics Videos – Spanish
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Self Determination Checklists
Family - disability information
Colorado’s Parent Training and Information Center. Helpful for any questions you might have regarding your child with a disability.
Mission is to inform and empower all families as advocates for their children with disabilities ages birth to 26 years old in the Denver area.
Connects families to each other and to the resources they need.
Family-centered conference held throughout the year designed to offer support, information and education.
Works to improve and sustain the capacity, accessibility, quality, and affordability of early childhood services.
Network of Hispanic/Latino parents formed to provide support for people with disabilities or special needs, their parents, family and guardians.
National family-led organization of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and disabilities, promoting partnership with families at all levels of health care–individual and policy decision-making levels—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.
North Metro serves people with IDD and is the single point of entry for services to eligible people in Adams County (not including the city of Aurora).
Serves individuals with IDD from toddlers through adults. Assessment services include interdisciplinary team assessments and single discipline assessments (psychology or speech/language). Therapeutic services include psychotherapy, speech/language and occupational therapies, group therapy, and family therapy.
Provides programs and supports that enhance quality of life and create opportunities for greater independence at home, at work and at play for all people with disabilities.
Provides accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.