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Colorado

The Arc of Colorado

The Arc of Colorado advocates for people with developmental disabilities; their ‘Resource’ section includes contact information for the local Colorado Arc organizations.

Parent to Parent of Colorado
Parent to Parent is a parent-initiated, parent-controlled group that builds inclusive communities, and supports each other in parenting children with special health care needs or disabilities. The organization can be reached via email at: mail@p2p-co.org, or at its toll-free number: 1.877.472.7201.

PEAK Parent Center
The PEAK Parent Center is Colorado's Parent Training and Information Center. PEAK is a statewide organization of parents of children with disabilities reaching out to assist other parents and professionals. Some of the services provided by PEAK include:

  • Information about the special education process and parents' rights;
  • Up-to-date disability information;
  • Parent Advisors who provide information and resources in English and Spanish, email to parentadvisor@peakparent.org, or in person by appointment;
  • Inclusion resources that show how students can be successfully included in general education classrooms
  • Referral to medical, educational, community services, and support groups;
  • Trainings on Individual Education Plans (IEPs), transitions (from grade à grade, and from school à adulthood), Section 504, Accommodations & Modifications, etc.

Contact Information
611 North Weber, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719.531.9400
Hotline: 1.800.284.0251
General e-mail: info@peakparent.org

Protection and Advocacy Agency for Colorado

One of the primary missions of The Legal Center is to protect and promote the rights of all people with disabilities in Colorado through direct legal representation, advocacy, education and legislative analysis.

The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203
303.722.0300, 1.800.288.1376
E-mail: tlcmail@thelegalcenter.org

The Legal Center publishes The New Handbook for Special Education Rights, which is an excellent guide on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), covering the 1997 changes in the law and regulations. The publication also includes information on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.