Resources and Services for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Adam’s Camp

The mission of Adam’s Camp is to maximize the strengths and potential of children and young adults with special needs. To support more kids with special needs and their families, Adam's Camp is growing by replicating our successful and unique programs throughout the country.

The ARC of Colorado

Builds better lives for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by improving connections to schools, work and the community. Also search for ARC Chapter in your county.

The Arc of Adams County

The Arc of Adams County has been around since 1957. We offer advocacy services, public education awareness, trainings, and more. We are part of a nationwide voluntary organization whose members are devoted to improving the lives of persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) without regard to race, creed, geographical location or degree of disability.

The Arc of Arapahoe & Douglas Counties

Since 1955, The Arc Arapahoe & Douglas County has provided services that promote the general welfare of people with developmental disabilities including: Advocacy, Public Awareness, Training, Community Organizing, and more.

The Arc of Aurora

The Arc of Aurora assists children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families to live the highest quality lives possible through information and referral; community training and education; individual, class and systems change advocacy; and, individual, family, volunteer and community support.

The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties

Founded in 1961, The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties is one of more than 700 chapters of The Arc across the United States. More than 140,000 members strong, we are a part of the largest national organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families, promoting and protecting their human rights and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

The Arc of Larimer County

Protecting the civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through advocacy and education.

The Arc of Weld County

Protecting the civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through advocacy and education.

Assisted Cycling Tours

Assisted Cycling Tours (ACT) was started in 2007, by parents of children with various disabilities (physical and developmental) who wanted to be able to give their entire family a chance to be together as a family, doing something healthy.  ACT was developed as a response to a glaring community need for an outlet for multiple issues for families of people with disabilities.

Blue Star Recyclers

Blue Star Recyclers is an award-winning 501c3 social enterprise with locations in Colorado Springs and Denver, CO. Founded in 2009, our core mission is recycling electronics and other materials to create local jobs for people with autism and other disabilities.


Offering safe, challenging and fun leisure, recreational and educational opportunities for youth ages 6-17, Camp Paha provides an array of activities including swimming, sports, games, nature, music, drama, hiking, arts and crafts and field trips within the community. Camp Paha is licensed by the State of Colorado as a childcare program and is accredited by the American Camp Association.

Care Partners Resource is your partner in caregiving, helping you navigate your way through the challenges of caring for your loved one, whether it is full time, part-time or at a distance. Our goal is to help you get the answers you need as you need them and teach you techniques to help maintain your identity and manage your own self-care.

Colorado Cross Disability Coalition (CCDC)

Ensuring full participation of all people with all types of disabilities by any means necessary. *P2P Supporter

Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council

Advocates on behalf of people with developmental disabilities in the arena of public policy.

Colorado Fund for People with Disabilities (CFPD)

Established in 1994, CFPD is the largest and longest-standing locally managed pooled trust in Colorado. CFPD now provides a myriad of fiduciary services that offer protection, personalized attention, access to our network of organizations and services, financial guidance and someone on your side.

Contiuum Behavioral Health

Continuum Autism Spectrum Alliance serves Denver, Colorado and surrounding areas. During the assessment process, each child receives a comprehensive functional assessment that identifies core deficits and problem behaviors that may be interfering with the child’s ability to learn and participate in daily life at home, school and in the community.  Every child’s program is individualized to meet his or her needs, learning style and guided by what is developmentally expected.

CDE Office of Special Education

State office for leadership in special education.

Denver Metro Community Parent Resource Center

Outreach to underserved groups to identify families that have children with disabilities that need information, support and services.

Denver Regional Mobility & Access Council (DRMAC)

To ensure people with mobility challenges have access to the community by increasing, enhancing, sharing and coordinating regional transportation services and resources.

Disabled Resource Services

DRS’ overarching goal is ensuring those in need locate resources and receive services to stabilize their circumstances in order to accomplish self-identified goals that maximize their independence and improve their quality of life.

Division for Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

State office that provides leadership for the direction, funding and operation of community based services to persons with developmental disabilities within Colorado.

Early Intervention Colorado

Early intervention is designed to “connect” a family with early intervention services, such as occupational, speech or physical therapy, to help infants and toddlers under the age of three, grow and develop, and to help their family in this process.

Easter Seals

Easter Seals provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special needs, and support to their families.

EMPOWER Colorado

Offers support, education, advocacy and resources to families with children and youth who have social, emotional or mental health challenges.

Family Voices

Provides help with health insurance plans, communicating with service providers, navigating Medicaid or other public systems, individual health insurance counseling (such as in benefits, decision or help with the appeals process).

HERO Alliance

Promotes homeownership education and resources for people with disabilities in Colorado.

JFK Partners

Promotes independence, inclusion, contribution of people with developmental disabilities and special health care needs through consumer, community, and university partnerships.

Kids First Health Care

Kids First Health Care is committed to improving the health and well-being of infants, children, and youth through providing primary and preventative health services in partnership with schools and other community organizations.

Lehman Disability Planning

Being the parent or guardian of a child with special needs requires more than love, compassion, and dedication. It requires planning, organization, and resourcefulness to identify, coordinate, and manage the various doctors, therapists, and support systems necessary to allow your child to thrive. My services empower parents and guardians to get the most out of all available resources and put appropriate plans in place to allow their child to live the most fulfilling life possible, all while taking the needs of their entire family (including themselves) into consideration.

Megan’s Place

We believe that all children are a gift and have a special purpose in life. Some children have developmental disabilities that cannot be met by many of the other programs available. We have focused our passion, resources, and training on loving children with unique needs. 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 Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD)

Each year more than 3,000 children and adults with disabilities participate in our programs to learn more about sports and themselves. With specially trained staff and volunteers, and its own adaptive equipment lab, the NSCD teaches a variety of winter and summer sports and activities to individuals with almost any physical, cognitive, emotional or behavioral diagnosis.

Parent to Parent of Colorado

Parenting our sons & daughters with a disability or special health care need 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

The mission of PEAK Parent Center is to provide 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.

Phamaly Theatre Company

Phamaly Theatre Company (formerly known as The Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League) produces professional scale plays and musicals year-round throughout the Denver Metro region, cast entirely of performers with disabilities across the spectrum (physical, cognitive, and emotional).

Relay Colorado

Relay Colorado is a free service for people with hearing or speech loss to communicate with standard telephone users 

Tall Tales Ranch

The vision of Tall Tales Ranch is unique because it is designed to be a "life sharing community." Not only do we want to build a ranch where adults with special needs can live and thrive; we want to offer this opportunity to people who are not living with disabilities as well. These Ranch Hands will be folks who are committed to service and who wish to support our Ranchers in reaching their full potential. It may be people who want to be resident volunteers (for a short or extended period of time), students who want to spend a Gap Year with us between high school and college, or even retirees who want to experience friendship and community in a unique setting. We will live and work together each day in a truly integrated community.

The Wayfaring Band

We equip young adults who experience special needs as well as emerging thought leaders with the social tools to deftly navigate the diverse needs of a global community. We offer road trips, social programs, and leadership for hire.

Please call us at (303) 233-3122 or email us