Developmental Pathways (DP) staff, people with intellectual disabilities, families of people with intellectual disabilities, and community partners worked on three initiatives to address services gaps in Arapahoe and Douglas Counties and the City of Aurora. The DP initiatives, 3+, Respite and Transportation, were identified by the DP Executive Team and approved by the Board of Directors. Each initiative addressed a different area of need.
3+ Initiative: Addressed gaps in services for children ages 3-5 years old, their families and providers
Respite Initiative: Increased awareness of and access to respite options
Transportation: Increased awareness of and access to affordable transportation options
Each initiative closed to new work on June 30, 2019. Some of the impactful projects are now embedded into practices at DP or by providers. Final projects and expenses were completed in the Fall of 2019. Reports for each initiative were compiled to share the following:
- The unique pilot activities
- Lessons learned
- Next steps