Winter 2019 Community Events and Resources – February List

Check out these events for adults and children with developmental disabilities and delays and their families.

Updated ABLE Account Information

The new Colorado ABLE plan helps individuals save, while preserving their SSI and Medicaid. Enjoy tax-advantaged saving without impacting your current benefits.

View the updated information here

Spring Break will be here before you know it! Don’t forget about the 2018-2019 Year-Round Respite Guide. Click here to view this year’s new version created by Developmental Pathways.

Transportation Videos

Check out our DP Transportation Initiative webpage as we have four new videos to address transportation questions:

What Is Travel Training?
Local Transportation Options
How to Be a Safe Rider
On-Demand Transportation Apps

Project Independence

Provides free workshops to help Denver parents who have children with disabilities learn about options for their children once they leave high school.  The project also trains youth from ages 14-21 about their options after high school. A disability should not hamper a person to live their life to the fullest.  They share with participants how to obtain employment in the community, assist in applying for college and vocational school, as well as support with life skills. Learn more and register on their website. Questions? Call 303-632-6840.

Activity Options

Engaging Activities and trips for adults with I/DD or anyone with special needs. Door to door transportation. Staff ratio 1:4. Providing a uniquely inclusive experience and connection including custom small group travel and social events. View more information. 

May 6th – 9th, Social Thinking Denver Conference

Foster social-emotional learning and social competencies with groundbreaking strategies and tools. Help individuals (ages 4–80) with solid to strong language and learning abilities communicate more effectively, improve social interpretation, advance personal problem solving, build relationships, and ultimately—experience greater well-being. Learn more! 

Colorado Community Church

Offers a full circle of opportunity to those with special needs—the opportunity to be evangelized, to be discipled, to learn about their spiritual gifts and calling and to operate in those gifts by serving others. They welcome individuals with specials needs and their families with the love of Jesus so that every person, regardless of their ability or challenges, would feel embraced by the Body of Christ and celebrated for the unique person God created them to be.

For more information, visit

Paid Interns Wanted

Honeyman Services, LLC. will be utilizing grant funds to develop a Ride Share Education Program (R.S.E.P.) which will teach adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities how to access ride share services such as Uber and Lyft. Interns will assist with curriculum development, tracking and surveying, website design and management, scheduling, enrollment, marketing, advertising and more! This will be an in-depth internship that will run from March 1st to December 31st, 2019. Download the flyer.

Lights, Camera, Inclusion

Laura Greichen has a brother with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and is passionate about spreading the importance of inclusion. Both Special Olympics and Youth Service America have awarded her grants to support her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. She ismaking a 7-video series to spread inclusion awareness and education in the world. She is seeking a variety of individuals with and without disabilities, parents, siblings, and friends who have experienced inclusion and or a lack of inclusion in their schools or communities to interview. Download the flyer.

Colorado Pet Pantry

A food bank for family pets. They have monthly local events as well as an emergency pet food program. Please check the calendar before going to a specific event. Check out the latest calendar! 

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