Disability Resources

  • General Disability Resources
     
    Parent to Parent of Colorado Connects families of adults and children with special health care needs or disabilities in communities across Colorado.

    PEAK Parent Center PEAK is a statewide organization of parents of children with disabilities reaching out to assist other parents and professionals.

    Colorado Department of Education-Special Education Offers Information regarding Colorado Law, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures.

    SED Guidebook A comprehensive guide to determining SIED.

    Mental Health Association of Colorado The Mental Health Association of Colorado is a non-profit association providing leadership to address the full range of mental health issues in Colorado.

    US Department of Health and Human Services Center for Mental Health-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides articles on children's mental health, calendar of events, statistics, mental health dictionary and many useful mental health links.

    Multiple Disability Resources

    Developmental Disabilities Resource Center Colorado non-profit that provides extensive services to families, including early intervention, family support and children's medicaid waivers.

    Council for Exceptional Children The Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities provide information, training and referral.

    The Arc of the United States The ARC (formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens) works to improve the lives of all children and adults with mental retardation and their families. Provides information and referrals about mental retardation, the ARC's programs, and local chapters.

    The Arc of Larimer County

    Speech/Language Resources

    American Speech Language Hearing Association Offers public information brochures about communication difficulties. Referral "HELPLINE" and Toll-free information.

    Preschool Resources

    Reasearch & Training Center on Early Childhood Development The Research and Training Center on Early Childhood Development - The mission of the Research and Training Center (RTC) on Early Childhood Development is to promote and enhance the healthy development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities.

    The Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Is an umbrella title for a group of three state-funded and six federally funded grant projects that deal with young children with disabilities, their families and teachers.

    US Department of Education Early Start Brochures Healthy Start, Grow Smart series of booklets with information on children ranging from Birth to 12 months.

    Physical Disability Resources

    United Cerebral Palsy Offers Information and referral, legislative advocacy, and research.

    Traumatic Brain Injury Networking Team A resource for Teachers, Clinicians, Parents, and Studens.

    Tourette Syndrome Association Educates people with TS and their families, professionals, and the general public about Tourette syndrome; to provide moral support to people with Tourette syndrome; and to advance research into causes and cure of TS.

    CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) Provides parent-to-parent education, support, advocacy; encourages scientific research; and sponsors a legislative awareness office in Washington, DC.

    Epilepsy Foundation Information and referral; advocacy; family and public information; parent and family networks; camping and recreational activities; employment services; residential services.

    Learning Disabilities Association of America Provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.

    Autism Society of America Information and referral services include parent-to-parent assistance.