We work with children who have developmental delays and disabilities, who are also at high risk for abuse or neglect within their families. The children we work with often have other medical and/or emotional disorders, including cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, and mental illness.
When there is a concern about the safety of the child, we work to place the child with other family members or other living situations. We work closely with the children and their families, with a goal of reunification whenever possible. The Denver Juvenile Court oversees these placements. While we are working with the parents and child, we help connect them with community resources and services for additional assistance including behavioral management, educational resources, and respite care.
Other Denver public agencies which provide services to Developmentally Disabled children and their families include: Denver Public Schools (Child Find or an assessment resulting in an Individual Educational Plan); Denver Options, ( the Community Center Board ); ARC Denver (advocacy for children with developmental disabilities and their parents); Denver Early Childhood Connection at Denver Health Medical
Center; and Children's Hospital.