As a parent or caregiver of an individual with either or combination of physical, intellectual/developmental disabilities it is important to have the most current information on treatment, care-giving, and other supports. Following is a partial list of national, state, and local disability specific resources.

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Crisis Support Line – 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
If you don’t know where to begin finding help for a mental health, substance use or emotional issue, call Colorado Crisis Services. We provide free, confidential and immediate professional help to anyone who needs it. We also provide information, referrals, connections to further support and solutions.

Immediate Crisis Intervention

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) has more than 50 years of experience in helping individuals with disabilities prepare for going to work, obtain, and maintain employment. We provide the best training, support, and career placement services. DVR is a trusted partner in helping our job seekers find meaningful employment. We constantly strive toward building relationships with employers so our job seekers can compete for employment opportunities and obtain jobs that meet their needs.

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Since it’s inception, The Kempe Center has provided services to children and families that have experienced child abuse or neglect. Often these services were developed or proven effective through research done at The Kempe Center. As more effective treatments were developed, the types of services that we provide has changed. Currently The Kempe Center offers a variety of medical and behavioral health clinical services to help children and families deal with the consequences of abuse and neglect.

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At Children’s Hospital Colorado, we see more, treat more and heal more kids than any hospital in our seven-state region. We’re experienced and forward-thinking when it comes to the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment. This translates into less invasive treatment, less time, and less stress on you and your children. Since we are always pioneering new ways of curing childhood diseases, your child will receive the most effective care years before it may become available at other hospitals. We are doing everything we can to help you get your child healthy and home faster than at any other hospital. Our specially trained pediatric experts recognize that families are our partners, which is why we deliver family-centered care. By making the hospital very family-friendly, we make it easier for parents and siblings to be involved in the day-to-day medical, emotional and social needs of their child.

American HealthCare Lending

American HealthCare Lending is the premier financing company in the behavioral health industry. With over $5 Billion funded and over 300,000 loan inquiries serviced through their lenders, this is a name and a program you can trust. Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive with a loan from American HealthCare Lending:

Immediate decisions for loans under $35,000
Term options out to 84 months (affordable monthly payments)
No collateral required
No prepayment penalties
Fast & easy loan inquiry process
100% Confidential

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) have teamed up to strengthen the country’s clinical capacity to prevent suicides by providing competent suicide care and national education outreach. To broaden community outreach, the Action Alliance and UHS are collaborating on the dissemination of suicide prevention educational materials in UHS-served communities. The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is the public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.


Parent to Parent of Colorado,, 877-472-7201
Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council,,720-941-0176
Family Voices – Colorado Resource Directory,
Colorado Statewide Independent Living Council,
Colorado Cross Disabilities Council,, 303-839-1775
Family Caregiver Guide for Services
Assistive Technology Partners,, 303-315-1280
Parent Center Resource Hub, 303-365-2772
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD),, 800-999-6673 (voicemail)
The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People,, 303-722-0300
To file a complaint with the State – Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Assists individuals whose disabilities result in barriers to employment. 303-866-4150
Autism/Asperger Syndrome
Autism Society of Colorado, 720-214-0794 or 866-733-0794
Autism Society of America,, 800-328-8476
Brain Injury/TBI
Brain Injury Association of Colorado,, 800-955-2443
Brain Injury Association of America,, 800-444-6443
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy of Colorado,, 303-691-9339
Cerebral Palsy Association of Colorado Springs,, 719-638-0808
United Cerebral Palsy,, 800-872-5827
Cerebral Palsy Guide,, 855-329-1008
Chromosomal Disorders
The XXYY Project,, 303-400-3456
Chromosome Disorder Outreach,, 561-395-4252
National Fragile X Foundation,, 800-688-8765
Down Syndrome
Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Association,, 719-633-1133
Mile High Down Syndrome Association,, 303-797-1699
National Down Syndrome Congress,, 800-232-6372
Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado,, 303-377-9774, or 888-378-9779
Epilepsy Foundation,, 800-332-1000
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
NOFAS Colorado,, 303-692-2620
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome,, 800-666.6327
Hearing and Vision Impairments
American Council of the Blind of Colorado,, 888-775-2221
Anchor Center for Blind Children,, 303-377-9732
Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind,, 719-578-2100
National Federation of the Blind of Colorado,, 303-778-1130, or 800-401-4632
Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia
Learning Disability Association of Colorado,, 303-894-0992
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National Center for Learning Disabilities,, 888-575-7373
Rocky Mountain Branch of International Dyslexia Association,, 303-721-9425
Mental Health
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health-Colorado,, 888-569-7500
Mental Health America of Colorado,, 800-456-3249
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Colorado,, 888-566-6264
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance,, 800-826-3632
The Balanced Mind Parent Network,
Colorado Statewide Mental Health Crisis Hotline. Mental Health Professionals available 24 hours/day 1-844-493-8255
Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Colorado,, 303-797-7870
Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome Association,, 718-224-2999