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Colorado - Where to Find Disability Assistance in Colorado

State Disability Resources for Colorado

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If your child has a disability, and you do not know where to find help, check out this list of essential resources available in your state. These essential contacts offer the most commonly needed services and can provide you with referrals to other appropriate services as well. If you have difficulty contacting any of these resources, please feel free to email me at: learningdisabilities@aboutguide.com.

1. Department of Education - Special Education - Ages 3 - 21


The California Department of Education Exceptional Student Services Unit oversees disability education services to children. It monitors school districts for compliance with IDEA and state special education regulations. The Department of Education handles formal complaints, due process hearings, and mediation on special education issues.

Colorado Department of Education
Exceptional Student Services Unit

201 E. Colfax Avenue
Sacramento CA 95814
Telephone: (303) 866-6694
Website: Department of Education Exceptional Children

2. Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities


Infant and early childhood programs provide services to infants and young children with disabilities such as developmental instruction, and speech, physical, and occupational therapies.

Birth to Age Two:
CDHS-Division for Developmental Disabilities
Early Childhood Connections
3824 W. Princeton Circle
Denver CO 80236
Telephone: ((303) 866-7657
Website: Early Intervention Colorado
Ages Three to Five:
Early Childhood Initiatives
Colorado Department of Education

201 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 305
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: (303)866-6709 or (303)866-6712
Toll Free: (888) 777-4041
Website: Early Childhood Initiatives

3. State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency


Vocational rehabilitation services help people with disabilities live more independent lives by providing education, support, and services to assist them with becoming employed. The department works with middle schools, high schools, and higher education to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence such as job coaching, teaching skills, support in job placement, assistive and adaptive supports, and more.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Human Services
1575 Sherman, 4th Floor
Denver CO 80203
Telephone: (303) 866-4150
TTY - Telephone: (916) 263-7477
Website: Vocational Rehabilitation

4. Mental Health Services Agency


State mental health agencies provide services to individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment, case management, and more.

Mental Health/Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division
Colorado Department of Human Services

3824 W. Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
Telephone: (303) 866-7400
Website: Department of Human services

5. Disability Advocacy Services


Protection and advocacy offices offer information and referrals relating to disability issues, a resource database for self-advocacy, education and training in disability rights, and individual case advocacy.

The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203
Telephone: (303) 722-0300
Toll Free: (800) 288-1376 (In Colorado)
Website: The Legal Center

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