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1. State CHIP Program
Child Health Plan Plus
P.O. Box 929
Denver, Colorado 80201-0929
(800) 359-1991

2. Early Intervention

Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth through 2
Ardith Ferguson, Program Coordinator
Early Childhood Connections
CDHS-Division for Developmental Disabilities
3824 W. Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
(303) 866-7657
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 through 5
Susan Smith, 619 Coordinator
Prevention Initiatives
Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 305
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-6709; (303) 866-6712
(888) 777-4041
Web & E-mail

3. Education Support

State Coordinator for NCLB (No Child Left Behind)
Patrick Chapman, Director
Special Services
Colorado Department of Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1450
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 866-6780
Web & E-mail
State Department of Education: Special Education
Exceptional Student Services Unit
Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-6694

4. Vocational Rehabilitation

State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Nancy Smith, Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Department of Human Services
1575 Sherman, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-4150

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Administration Office
Department of Human Services
Susan Schierkolk, Youth Programs Coordinator
1575 Sherman, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-4756

Coordinator for Transition Services
Barbara Palmer, Senior Consultant
Jon Paul Burden, Senior Consultant
Transition Services
Exceptional Student Leadership Unit
Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 866-6721
(303) 866-6703 (Jon Burden)

5. Developmental Disabilities

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Marcia Tewell, Executive Director
Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council (CDDC)
3401 Quebec, Suite 6009
Denver, CO 80207
(720) 941-0176
Web & E-mail

6. Mental Health Agency

State Mental Health Representative for Children and Youth
Kathie Snell, Manager of Child and Adolescent Programs
Division of Mental Health Services
Department of Human Services
3824 W. Princeton Circle
Denver, CO 80236
(303) 866-7581

7. Referral Centers

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Cordelia Robinson, Ph.D., RN, Director
JFK Partners
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
4200 E. 9th Avenue, Suite C-221
Denver, CO 80262
(303) 864-5261

8. Links

Protection and Advocacy Agency
Mary Anne Harvey, Executive Director
The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 722-0300; (800) 288-1376 (in CO only)
Web & E-mail

Programs for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Kathy Watters, Director
Health Care Program For Children with Special Needs (HCP)
Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South, Room A410
Denver, CO 80246-1530
(303) 692-2370; (800) 688-7777
Web & E-mail


Updated: August, 2007
A publication of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

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