resources for children

There are many resources on a wide variety of disabilities and related topics.  Following links offer some of these resources. Check out The Arc of Adams County Resource Guide that offers information regarding all types of contacts that may be beneficial.

Family - disability information

Colorado’s Parent Training and Information Center. Helpful for any questions you might have regarding your child with a disability.

www.peakparent.org

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.

www.thrivectr.org

Connects families to each other and to the resources they need.

www.abilityconnectioncolorado.org/p2p-co                                                                                                                   

Family-centered conference held throughout the year designed to offer support, information and education.

https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdesped/PEP

Works to improve and sustain the capacity, accessibility, quality, and affordability of early childhood services.

www.ecpac.org

Network of Hispanic/Latino parents formed to provide support for people with disabilities or special needs, their parents, family and guardians.

www.elgrupovida.org

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.

www.familyvoicesco.org

Assists individuals to save money, while preserving their SSI and Medicaid.

www.coloradoable.org

disability services

North Metro serves people with I/DD and is the single point of entry for services to eligible people in Adams County (not including the city of Aurora).

www.nmetro.org

Serves individuals with I/DD 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.

www.jfkpartners.org

respite/recreation

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.

www.easterseals.com/co

Education

Provides accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

www.wrightslaw.com

Protects and promotes the rights of people with disabilities and older people in Colorado through direct legal representation, advocacy, education and legislative analysis.

(303) 722-0300

http://www.disabilitylawco.org/

The principal department of the Colorado state government that is responsible for education.

www.cde.state.co.us/

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