Disability Resources

Disclaimer: While The Arc of Aurora acknowledges these as potentially helpful resources for the community, it does not endorse any content from these websites as these resources are solely for navigational purposes. The Arc of Aurora does not promote or exclusively favor any of these community resources.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Information and Technical Assistance on the ADA

Rocky Mountain ADA Center

Employment

Adams County Works

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Contact Phillipp Noble
720-523-6900

Arapahoe/Douglas County Works

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Contact an Applicant Services Representative
303-636-1160

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

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Education

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

IDEA Website

WrightsLaw: Parent/System IDEA advocacy

Wrights Law Website

Early Intervention

Early Intervention Colorado

Parent Resources & Support

Additional Advocacy Organizations

Citizens for Patient Safety Website

Autism Society Colorado

Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council Website

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition Website

Disability Law Colorado Website

Family Voices Website

Genetic Alliance Website

THRIVE Center Website

Support Groups

Easter Seals Colorado Website

El Grupo VIDA Website

Focus Points Family Resource Center Website

Parent To Parent of Colorado Website

PEAK Parent Center Website

PAD-CO: Parents of Adults with Disabilities in Colorado Website

Groups for Children

Scouts BSA Troop 5280 | Serving Scouts with Special Needs

Self Advocacy

ADAPT Website

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered Website

Speaking for Ourselves Colorado Website

Services & Funding

Community Centered Boards (CCBs)

  • Offer Case Management Services to assist a person in accessing necessary services and supports to meet his or her needs. Services include intake, eligibility determination, service plan development, arrangement for services, delivery of services, service and support coordination, monitoring, any safeguards necessary to prevent conflict of interest between case management and direct service provision, and termination and discharge from services.

For statewide information visit:
Colorado.gov Community Centered Boards Website

Primary CCBs in Aurora

Developmental Pathways (DP) Website

Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) Website

County Services

Arapahoe County Services Website

Adams County Services Website

Funding and Waivers

  • Colorado has twelve Medicaid waiver programs- four of which are specifically for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Medicaid Waiver.org Colorado Website

PASA’s

  • A wide range of qualified individuals and agencies provides services for the Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). Staff at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recommend Program Approval for qualified providers. Follow the link below to get to the most updated list of Program Approved Services Agencies on the CDPHE website. Also, find and compare facilities and services:

Colorado.gov Find and Compare Facilities Website

Supported Decision Making

Guardianship Alliance Website

Colorado Advanced Directives Medical Proxy Website

National Resource Center for Supported Decision Making Website

Colorado Advanced Directives Power of Attorney Website

Transportation

Access-a-Ride Paratransit Services

RTD Access-a-Ride Website

Additional Options and Paratransit Contractors

RTD Access-a-Ride Contractors Website

Denver Region.co Disability Transportation Resources Website

RTD

RTD

Transportation Resources

Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council: Getting there Guide Website

Via Travel Training Website

Travel

Exploryst

Easy Access Travel 

Travel for All 

Wheel the World

Victim Services

Aurora Victim Services and Rights Website

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault Website

National Center for Victims of Crime with Disabilities Website

Ralston House Website

Sungate Kids Website

Victims With Disabilities: Victims Guidebook PDF

WINGS Foundation Website