Colorado Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities. For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed under STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

See Colorado Web Resources     

STATE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION: SpecialEducation Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL Rehabilitation Agency. DEVELOPMENTALDISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY 
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5.
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs
EARLY
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE
Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTSTraining and
Information Project.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH/Retardation
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Jane L. Amundson, 619 Coordinator
Department of Education/Prevention Initiatives
201 East Colfax Avenue, Room 305
Denver, CO 80203
            (303) 866-6712      

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Susan Smith, Part H Coordinator
Early Childhood Initiatives
State Department of Education
201 East Colfax, Room 305
Denver, CO 80203
            (303) 866-6709      

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Diana Huerta, Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Human Services
110 16th Street, 2nd Floor
Denver, CO 80202
            (303) 620-4153      

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Theona Hammond-Harms, Interim Director of Special Populations
CO Community College & Occupational Educ. System
1391 North Speer Blvd., Suite 600
Denver, CO 80204-2554
            (303) 595-1577      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Tom Barrett, Director
Mental Health Services
3824 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
            (303) 866-7400      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

William Bane, Child and Adolescent Program Specialist
Mental Health Services, Department of Human Services
3824 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
            (303) 866-7406      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Charlie Allinson, Director
Developmental Disabilities Services
3824 West Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
            (303) 866-7450      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Don St. Louis, Executive Director
Colorado DD Planning Council
777 Grant Street, Suite 304
Denver, CO 80203
            (303) 894-2345      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Mary Anne Harvey, Executive Director
The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203
            (303) 722-0300      
            (800) 288-1376       (in CO only)

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Sandra Rainwater-Lawler, Coordinator
Contact Protection & Advocacy Agency
            (800) 288-1376       (In CO)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Joan Eden, Director
Health Care Program For Children with Special Needs (HCP)
CO Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
            (303) 692-2370      

STATE EDUCATION AGENCY RURAL REPRESENTATIVE

Tanni Anthony, Senior Consultant
Special Education/Department of Education
201 East Colfax
Denver, CO 80203
            (303) 866-6681      

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Brain Injury
Helen Kellogg, Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of CO
6825 E. Tennessee Avenue, #405
Denver, CO 80224
            (303) 355-9969      ;             (800) 955-2443       (in CO only)

Cerebral Palsy
Judy Ham, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Colorado, Inc.
2200 South Jasmine Street
Denver, CO 80222-5708
            (303) 691-9339      ;             (800) 881-UCPA      

Down Syndrome
Linda K. Barth, Executive Director
Mile High Down Syndrome Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 620847
Littleton, CO 80162-0847
            (303) 797-1699      
E-mail: mhdsa@aol.com
URL: http://www.mhdsa.org

Epilepsy
Cathy Benavidez-Clayton, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado
234 Columbine Street, Suite 333
Denver, CO 80206
            (303) 377-9774      

Learning Disabilities
Sheila Buckley, President
Learning Disabilities Association of CO
1045 Lincoln Street, Suite 106
Denver, CO 80203
            (303) 894-0992      

Mental Health
Victoria Simonsen, Executive Director
Mental Health Association of CO
6795 E. Tennessee Ave., Suite 425
Denver, CO 80224
            (303) 377-3040      

Nita Bradford, President
CO Alliance for the Mentally Ill
1100 Fillmore St.
Denver, CO 80206-3334
            (303) 321-3104      

Carolyn Nava, Director
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
P.O. Box 200188
Denver, CO 80220
            (303) 329-3663      

Mental Retardation
Michael Parks, Executive Director
The Arc of CO
4155 East Jewell Avenue, Suite 916
Denver, CO 80222
            (303) 756-7234      

Speech and Hearing
Debra Harris-Smith, Administrative Assistant
CO Speech-Language-Hearing Association
1325 South Colorado Blvd., Suite B401
Denver, CO 80222
            (303) 753-1221      

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Colorado
P.O. Box 22994
Denver, CO 80222

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Shirley Barenberg, Vice President
CO Easter Seal Society for Children &
Adults with Disabilities, Inc.
5755 West Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80226
            (303) 233-1666       (V/TTY)
E-mail: info@eastersealscolorado.org
URL: http://www.eastersealscolorado.org

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Cordelia Robinson, Director
Colorado UAP
University of CO Health Sciences Center, Kempe Center
1825 Marron Street
Denver, CO 80218
            (303) 864-5261      

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Cathy Bodine, Project Director
Colorado Assistive Technology Project (CATP)
The Pavillion
1919 Ogden, A036-Box B140
Denver, CO 80218
            (303) 864-5100       (V);             (303) 864-5110       (TTY)
            (800) 255-3477       (in CO only)

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Judy Martz & Barbara Buswell, Co-Directors
PEAK Parent Center, Inc.
6055 Lehman Drive, Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
            (719) 531-9400      ;             (800) 284-0251       (In CO and TT)
E-mail: PKPARENT@aol.com

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Sue Anderson, President
Colorado PTA
7859 West 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
            (303) 420-7820       

Colorado Web
 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights  
Citizens Project Job Training and Workplace  
Denver SCORE 
Forty Plus of Colorado 
Pueblo SCORE 

Safety  
El Paso County Search and Rescue, Inc.

Community   
Colorado’s Homepage 
FortNet 
Mesa County Community Network 

Disability Information 
Arkansas Valley Community Center 
Development Disabilities Center 
Developmental Disabilities Resource Center 
Martin Luther Homes of Colorado, Inc 
Resource Exchange Family and Parenting  
Colorado Parent Information and Resource Center 
Colorado State Foster Parent Association 
Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families
Health  
Bethesda Foundation for Mental Health 
Bryllium Support Group 
Colorado Health Net 
Compassion Colorado 
Denver Children’s Hospital Association of Volunteers 
Hospice of Saint John   
Rocky Mountain MS Center 
Volunteering Service   
Service Exchange of Boulder County 
Volunteer Central of Mesa County

Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse  
Denver Chapter of the National Stuttering Project 
Helpline

Homelessness and Housing  
Fort Collins Habitat For Humanity 
Community Food Share 
Food Co-op 
Children and Youth  
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Livingston County 
Big Brothers of Metro Denver 
C. Henry Kempe National Center 
CASA   
Children’s Museum of Denver 
Colorado Missing Children Project 
Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families 

 

 

Visit these sites for more information
Early Origins of AutismAsk an Expert on AutismHealth FinderTalk to Autism ExpertNational Institutes of Mental HealthCombined Health Information DatabaseAbstracts on Autism

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