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Does your child qualify for advocacy?

We assist people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).  Some examples of advocacy include:

  • Assistance understanding:
    • the I/DD system,
    • how to apply for services,
    • advocacy to resolve any problems with your services and supports and
    • advocating for your needs and wants.
  • Providing resources for your wants and needs
  • Learning to advocate for your child and understanding their rights and responsibilities.

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)

Some examples of IDD are: 

  • Autism*
  • Behavior disorders
  • Brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Spina bifida

*Not all children with autism qualify for our services.

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