Community Resources in Colorado
Ability Connect Colorado
Provides innovative and inclusive programs in Education, Employment, and Support
Ability Connect Colorado Adult Transition Services
ACCO provides inclusive education, pathways to employment, and statewide family support programs to create opportunities and sustainable change for families across Colorado. We are a Guidestar best practice organization and work hard to ensure .89 cents on every dollar directly supports thousands of individuals and families every year.
At Adam’s Camp, unique therapy and adventure programs are designed and delivered by dedicated therapists and counselors who help special needs children, youth and adults reach for the stars. These programs are combined with sibling and parent offerings that address the needs of the entire family and have created an amazing and supportive community for our participant families, our partners, and our sponsors.
Provides progressive outdoor sports opportunities to improve quality of life for children, adults, and veterans with physical disabilities and their families.
Advocacy Denver is a non-profit, civil rights advocacy organization serving children and teens with disabilities and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities and their families.
AMC Theater Sensory Friendly Films
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Wednesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month.
Anchor Center for Blind Children
We are the only 501(c)(3) non-profit pediatric blindness organization in Colorado (and one of just a handful in the entire nation) that provides exceptional, high-quality early intervention; special education; developmental assessment and therapy (e.g., occupational, speech-language); and supportive family engagement and coaching for blind children during their most formative years of development: birth to age five.
Assistive Technology Partners – Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE)
The mission of CIDE’s Assistive Technology Clinic is to improve the overall health and function of people with disabilities through the acquisition and use of assistive technology (AT). CIDE offers specialty clinical services in the areas of AT need including: wheelchair seating and mobility, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), nighttime position support, learning and cognitive support technologies, home automation/smart home technology, worksite ergonomic assessments, access to computers and mobile devices, and adaptive gaming.
Autism Community Store
The Autism Community Store is a unique Denver business that offers hard-to-find supplies for kids with ASD, PDD-NOS, Aspergers, SPD, ADHD and related challenges, as well as autism resources and a lending library. Whether you are an OT, PT, SLP, or MOM, our parent-owned store is your one stop shop for sensory equipment and sensory integration, teaching and autism therapy supplies, ABA and autism treatment products, autism toys, autism activities and games, supplements and more.
Provides safe, affordable, accessible housing and housing services for Colorado’s low-income, elderly and disabled residents.
Camp Paha is a unique summer day camp for children and young adults ages 6-25 with disabilities living in Lakewood and surrounding communities. Enjoy swimming, sports, games, nature, music, sensory, arts, crafts, and field trips in a safe, challenging, and fun environment. Camp Paha is licensed by the State of Colorado as a childcare program.
Camp Sunshine inspires hope in families affected by life-threatening childhood illness through our unique, supportive program at its beautiful campus on Maine’s Sebago Lake. When a child faces serious illness, the entire family is affected. Camp Sunshine’s program is offered year-round and has the distinction of having been designed to serve the entire family in a retreat model. Since its inception in 1984, Camp Sunshine has offered comfort, hope, and support to over 60,000 ill children, siblings and parents from all 50 US states and 27 countries.
Child Find for children ages 3 through 5 years old is part of the public school system in Colorado to identify children suspected of having a delay in development as early as possible. If a young child is not meeting typical developmental milestones, or someone is concerned about the child’s growth or learning, a referral can be made to Child Find.
Child and Family Therapy Center of Denver
The Child and Family Therapy Center of Denver provides the following services: child therapy, family therapy, music therapy, massage therapy, and EMDR therapy.
Colorado Center on Law and Policy
Colorado Center on Law and Policy is a non-partisan, nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to the vision that every Coloradan should have what they need to succeed. Through research and policy analysis, legislative and legal advocacy and coalition building, we advocate to remove barriers that prevent Coloradans from meeting their basic needs and becoming self-sufficient.
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition
The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, or CCDC, is Colorado’s premier disability rights advocacy organization. We are run by and for people with disabilities. We advocate for social justice for Coloradans with all types of disabilities. We strive for all Coloradans with disabilities to live full, equitable lives with equal access to any civic, professional, and/or personal opportunities that are available to people without disabilities.
Colorado Respite Coalition
A program of Easterseals Colorado, the Colorado Respite Coalition (CRC) is a vital statewide resource for caregivers of individuals of all ages with extensive care needs. Working with a coordinated coalition of community partners, we promote awareness of and access to respite care services and resources that help improve the quality of life for caregivers and the individuals they care for.
Dancing With Friends
Adaptive dance program for all ages and abilities
Early Intervention Colorado
Colorado’s Early Intervention program provides supports and services to children with developmental delays or disabilities and their families from birth until the child’s third birthday. Early Intervention Colorado can help families learn ways to support and promote their child’s development within their everyday routines and activities.
Family Voices Colorado
Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families–including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve healthcare services and policies for children.
Kids Mobility Network
Kids Mobility Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing children with disabilities with complex rehab technology and durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, standers, adaptive bikes, activity chairs, and other medical equipment.
Lu Bird’s Light Foundation
Lu Bird’s Light Foundation was founded to build magical, inclusive playgrounds for children of all needs and to support children with rare disabilities such as PKS.
Make-A-Wish Colorado creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We’re on a quest to grant the wish of every eligible child because research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.
We understand that having a child with unique requirements can sometimes be overwhelming. Megan’s Place is a much needed facility in the Denver area where your child will have an amazing and memorable experience each time they visit. It is a place where parents and caretakers can feel confident in the care and attention their child will get from trained professionals. We give caregivers and families an opportunity to rejuvenate, run errands, have jobs, and sometimes focus on themselves and other family members.
National Seating and Mobility
Whether your mobility needs are straightforward or complex, NSM is here to provide you with 360-degree Complete Mobility Solutions. That may mean customizing a power wheelchair to maximize your comfort and independence, installing a chair lift to access the second floor of your home, or simply repairing your existing equipment to keep you moving.
Night Lights is a Colorado-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create safe and accepting environments by providing respite care for children ages 4 weeks to 13 years old wo have special needs and their neuro-typical siblings at no cost to the family. One Friday night a month at one of their three locations, trained and background-checked volunteers provide an evening of respite cae and fun through pre-planned activities.
Parent to Parent of Colorado
Parenting our sons & daughters with a disability or special health care needs, including behavioral/mental health needs, can be complex, challenging, delightful and, at times, overwhelming! Parent to Parent of Colorado (P2P-CO) is a network of families across Colorado who understand! We connect families to each other and to the resources they need. We offer encouragement to each other on the journey of parenting by providing emotional and informational support.
PEAK Parent Center
Families who have a child with a disability have special concerns and often need a huge amount of information. And, dealing with many issues at one time can be overwhelming. The experienced staff at Parent Centers, many of whom have a children with disabilities themselves, help families sort through the various issues and put them in perspective. The purpose of Parent Centers is to provide parents, self advocates (individuals with disabilities), and family members with high quality information and training about specific disabilities, parent and children’s righs under the IDEA, and other relevant laws, and resources in their community, state, and the nation.
Parent Centers know about the needs of children and families. They understand school policies and practices. Through their experience with the education of children with disabilities and understanding of the needs of families and schools, Parent Centers make valuable contributions on a local, statewide, and national basis in support of schools to improve services and outcomes for students with disabilities.
Respite Care, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Northern Colorado that provides short-term, quality care for children with developmental disabilities and respite to their families, enabling them to enhance their quality of life.
Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association
The mission of Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association is to assure inclusion and enhance independence of people with Down syndrome. We will achieve this by providing education, resources and support in partnership with individuals, families, professionals, and the community.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
RMHC provides comfort, care, and support for families with children who are sick around the world.
Roundup River Ranch
We make campers with serious illnesses feel like ordinary kids. Giggling, laughing, conspiring, arrow-shooting, horseback-riding, art-creating kids. We help campers and their families enjoy the gift of extraordinarily joyful moments, lasting friendships, newfound courage, and memories that remain long after the last s’more is devoured.
Special Kids Special Families
SKSF was founded in 1998 to provide respite and care for children and adults with disabilities. Programs offer community support services to families that are designed to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities throughout their life span.
Tech for Tykes
Tech for Tykes is a groundbreaking program that is changing the lives of young children with disabilities through the use of assistive technology (AT). Children with developmental delays or disabilities often have difficulty playing and interacting with the world around them. AT provides them with opportunities to be active participants in life rather than passive bystanders. Tech for Tykes has many valuable tools and resources to offer children, families, caregivers and providers in the early childhood community. This organization also has a loan library that allows families and children to trial technology to help determine the best solution.
The Arc Colorado
Local chapters of the Arc provide individual advocacy services for children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities who live in their service areas. They also provide information and referral services, public policy support, community education and more.
The Traveling Gnomesare a group of nomadic spirits on a mission to deepen connections, celebrate differences, and explore the world around us. They plan and execute inclusive and accessible day trips and overnight trips alongside, and for, individuals with neurodiversities and disabilities.