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Kinship Families Raising Children With I/DD

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A Grandparent’s and Other Relative’s Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities

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Mobilizing Families I

Mobilizing Families is an award winning curriculum of information and support for families who have children with disabilities. You will learn how to effectively advocate for your child's rights in:

  • Schools
  • Healthcare
  • Childcare
  • Recreation

We will also talk about planning for the future, how to connect with other families and how to communicate and negotiate with systems. 8 sessions - one time per week.

  • Identifying the Dream
  • Resources at Home and in the Community
  • Private, State and Federal Resources
  • Education in the Public Schools
  • Personal Futures Planning
  • National, State and Local Involvement
  • Communication Skills
  • Building Mutual Support in your Community

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Colorado Services and Supports for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

The state of Colorado has many different programs available to assist people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The cost of most services is covered by a combination of state and federal tax dollars. Colorado Medicaid is publicly funded health insurance for low income families, children, pregnant women, persons with disabilities or who are blind.  Colorado Medicaid is often simply referred to as the State Plan. The State Plan covers the cost of basic medical services.  People with intellectual and developmental disabilities who qualify can receive Medicaid services regardless of whether or not they also receive other services specific to their developmental disability.

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) is the state Medicaid agency.  For information about Medicaid eligibility and benefits, contact:

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
303 East 17th Avenue 7th Floor Conference Room. Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-2993 Phone
(303) 866-4411 Fax

Public Education Services

Children age 3 through 21 with a disability may be eligible for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). 

Information about special education services can be obtained from local school districts or from:

Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-6600 Phone
(303) 830-0793 Fax

Colorado's Service Delivery System

Developmental Disability Services—Community Centered Boards

Community based services (HCBS Medicaid waivers, Early Intervention, and Family Support) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Colorado are provided through a system of 20 Community Centered Boards (CCB). CCBs serve defined geographic areas of the state.  The CCB is the Single Entry Point for eligibility determination and coordination of resources (case management.) Individuals can choose from many different service providers or receive services directly from the CCB in some areas of the state.

For contact information and a map of CCB service areas see click here.


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