General Resources For Parents With Children With Disabilities

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA):

http://idea.ed.gov
law ensuring services to children with disabilities

P2P: Parent to Parent of Colorado:

www.p2p-co.org
877-472-7201
Disability specific resources and parent support groups

CPRC: Denver Metro Community Parent Resource Center:

www.denvermetrocprc.org
303-365-2772
Mentoring, training, and workshops for parents to become advocates for their children

CDE – Colorado Dept. of Education – Exceptional Student Leadership Unit:

www.cde.state.co.us/index_special.htm
303-866-6694
FAST FACTS on a variety of topics

DDD: Division for Developmental Disabilities/CCBs: Community Centered Boards:

www.cdhs.state.co.us/ddd
303-866-7450
Various services for individual with developmental disabilities

Learning Disabilities Association of Colorado
www.ldaco.org
303-539-9832
Resource and referral agency for families seeking assistance in the areas of identification, interventions and Special Education

The Arcs in Colorado:

www.thearcofco.org
1-800-333-7690
If you are looking for an advocate, start with your local Arc

Easter Seals Colorado:

www.eastersealscolorado.org
303-233-1666 x237
Respite, including Discovery Club, weekend programs and summer camp; employment services

Citizens for Patient Safety:

www.citizensforpatientsafety.org
303-226-5526
Patient safety information and referral

Developmental Pathways:

www.developmentalpathways.org
303-360-6600
Developmental Pathways is a Colorado non-profit agency created to serve persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Pathways has a broad array of services based on the principle that full inclusion and participation in community life is attainable for every individual with a developmental disability.

PEAK Parent Center

www.peakparent.org
800-284-0251
Peak Parent Center provides training, information and technical assistance to equip families of children birth through twenty-six including all disability conditions with strategies to advocate successfully for their children. PEAK Mentors are available to assure that families and educators receive information about PEAK’s resources and build their capacity to work together to improve educational results for students with disabilities.

Disability Specific Resources

Autism/Asperger Syndrome

Autism Society of Colorado:

www.autismcolorado.org
720-214-0794 or 866-733-0794

Early Intervention Colorado Autism Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: www.eicolorado.org

M.A.S.K. – Mother’s of Asperger’s Syndrome Kids: www.health.groups.yahoo.com/group/maskas99/

Autism Society of America: www.autism-society.org
800-328-8476

Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (O.A.S.I.S) www.aspergersyndrome.org

Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of Colorado:

www.biacolorado.org
800-955-2443

Brain Injury Association of America: www.biausa.org
800-444-6443

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy of Colorado: www.cpco.org
303-691-9339

Cerebral Palsy Group:
www.cerebralpalsygroup.

United Cerebral Palsy:
www.ucp.org
800-872-5827

Cerebral Palsy Guide:
www.cerebralpalsyguide.com
1-855-329-1008

Down Syndrome

Mile High Down Syndrome Association: www.mhdsa.org
303-797-1699

National Down Syndrome Congress: www.ndsccenter.org
800-232-6372

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado: www.epilepsycolorado.org
303-377-9774 or 888-378-9779

Epilepsy Foundation: www.epilepsyfoundation.org
800-332-1000

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

NOFAS Colorado: www.nofascolorado.org
303-692-2620

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: www.nofas.org
800-666-6327

Chromosomal Disorders

The XXYY Project: www.xxyysyndrome.org
303-400-3456

National Fragile X Foundation: www.nfxf.org
800-688-8765