Working with Families with Children/Parents with Developmental Disabilities Resources
Arcs work to build better lives for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families by improving connections to schools, work, and the community. These agencies influence public policy, increase public awareness, and collaborate with other organizations. Find a local Arc here. Not all areas of the state have an Arc but you can contact the Arc of Colorado for support.
Family Voices Colorado is a chapter of the national, grassroots organization composed of families and friends who care for and about our children with special health care needs. The mission of Family Voices Colorado is to improve access to and quality of health care for children and youth with special health care needs.
The Legal Center specializes in civil rights and discrimination issues. They protect the human, civil and legal rights of people with mental and physical disabilities, people with HIV, and older people throughout Colorado. The Legal Center's primary goal is to open up the legal system to those who would otherwise be unable to voice their needs. The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law is an essential tool for parents to help them get the best education possible for their child with disabilities. This book is also a great resource for teachers and school administrators.
A non-profit organization committed to quality Parent-to-Parent support in Colorado. Provides emotional and informational support, resources and matching parents seeking support with a support parent. See The Resource Storeroom page and the overview of Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers. Spanish speaking support is available.