COVID-19 Information & REsources
Letter from our Executive Director and CEO, Matt VanAuken
To The People We Serve, Their Families, and our Trusted Community Partners:
Thank you for your continued trust and partnership during this unprecedented time. We certainly could not have anticipated the far-reaching impacts of a global pandemic like COVID-19, but as a leadership team, we are working hard to address every issue it presents for the people in our care, both with I/DD and our staff.
We have been in close communication with our staff to notify them of what symptoms look like, and recommended prevention tools, disinfection practices, & social distancing measures. In an effort to comply with the Governor’s appeal for social distancing, all offices will be closed to the public until further notice. If you need to contact us, please call the main line at 303-360-6600.
In this ever-changing situation, we will post updates for Developmental Pathways operations here as they arise. We’ve compiled a list of internal and external resources below.
We thank you for your understanding during this uncertain time. Please reach out to us if you need further information.
Matt VanAuken Executive Director & CEO
- Team fully remote
- Service Coordination/Service Delivery via Telehealth when possible
- No in-person meetings at this time
- All meetings moved to Zoom/or phone
- Team fully remote
- Core work being done remotely / using phone or other technology solutions for all meetings with individuals, families, and teams
- Small number of Essential Administrative staff on-site
- Meetings/Events through April moved to phone/zoom or have been postponed
- Team fully remote
- Check requests/invoices electronic
- HCV inspections suspended
- Events cancelled through mid-April
- Community partner meetings moved to Zoom or phone
- Newsletter to have online resources and activities each week
Public Health Information:
- State public health web page: colorado.gov/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus
- Facebook (facebook.com/CDPHE)
- Twitter (@CDPHE)
- CDC web page: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
- Alliance COVID Information:
- Coronavirus Brings Added Worries For People With Disabilities:
- COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities:
- Concerns About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Epilepsy:
- Global Down Syndrome’s Statement on COVID-19 Coronavirus:
- Special Olympics Fit Challenge:
Reporting COVID-19 Cases to the State:
We have received notification from HCPF to track and submit critical incidents for anyone who is enrolled onto one of the Medicaid waivers or enrolled in Family Support who is presumptive (believed to have COVID-19 and going for testing at direction of medical professional) or receives a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. If you receive notification from a family that an individual has been tested or has been confirmed by a positive COVID-19 test, please do the following:
- Fill out this critical incident template with all the details
- Send the completed critical incident template to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will submit to HCPF.
- Per additional direction from HCPF: Call and make a report to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) at 303-692-2700
- Email email@example.com to confirm that you completed the report to CDPHE
Tips on Reporting to CDPHE:
- Sometimes the 303-692-2700 number will have a busy signal due to call volume. Please be patient and try again.
- Have the individual's electronic file and COSMO open in order to provide information that CDPHE will request such as: Name, DOB, Medicaid ID or Medical Number, Race & Ethnicity, Address, Phone number of individual (or parent if minor), if the individual has been actually tested& testing center (if known), if the individual is at risk (risk factors such as co-occurring medical), and brief narrative (such as how we know the individual is suspected to have COVID-19).
- It is okay if you don't know all of the details.
- CDPHE will pass the report on to Tri County Health Department and Tri County could reach out to you (case manager) if additional information is needed.
Douglas County: https://www.douglas.co.us/douglascovid19/
Arapahoe County: https://www.arapahoegov.com/covid19
Adams County: http://www.adcogov.org/coronavirus-community-resources
Tri-County Health Department: https://www.tchd.org
- Aurora Public Schools
- Bennett School District
- Byers School District
- Cherry Creek School District
- Deer Trail School District
- Douglas County School District
- Englewood School District
- Littleton Public Schools
- Sheridan School District
- Strasburg Schools
- The Arc of Arapahoe & Douglas Counties
- The Arc of Aurora
- The Arc of Colorado
- Colorado Department of Education Resources
- Disability Law Colorado
- PEAK Parent Center
This information is meant as a starting point, and not exhaustive. Please do not hesitate to reach out to your coordinator or case manager.