Children and young persons with developmental or intellectual disabilities (I/DD) and their families who reside within Denver County are eligible for support from our Children and Transition advocates. Some common issues parents and guardians encounter include:
- Adjusting the level of restriction within the child’s educational environment.
- Developing physical management plans for a child who has been deemed to be a danger to self/others; issues relating to inclusion.
- Acquiring related developmental and educational services such as OT/PT/Speech/Additional Adult Support/Assistive Technology/Visual/Hearing/Transportation
- Dependency and neglect case (often involving parents with disabilities or parent of children with disabilities).
- Juvenile justice issues and working within court systems that are unfamiliar with I/DD.
- And many more.
Advocates work with other agencies and resources to provide support and resources to children with I/DD and their families. Below you will find links to providers, agencies, and resources by field. All agencies and resources shared either support or impact Denver County resident with I/DD:
- Health Care
- Juvenile Justice
- Legal Services
- Mental Health
- Financial Services
- Parent and Family Support Services
- Assistive Technology
- Governmental Agencies
- Other Advocacy Groups