The information presented below is a brief overview of this state's early intervention service system. Please contact the lead state agency or follow the various links for more detailed information.
Lead agency for early intervention services
The Early Intervention Colorado program is administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division for Developmental Disabilities.
Eligibility criteria for early intervention services
Children under the age of 3 may be eligible if they have a:
See eligibility information for more information.
Number of children served
Colorado reported 5,989 infants and toddlers served for the 2012 child count.
Support service structure
A network of community-centered boards coordinates local early intervention services.
Initial family contact
Families should contact their local community centered board using the directory.
Services for at-risk children
Local service teams will provide information on available resources to families with children who are not eligible for early intervention services. Families may also contact the parent training and information center below.
Family cost participation
Families are not required to pay for services. Public or private insurance may be accessed under certain conditions. See family cost for more information.
Insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder services
Colorado enacted legislation related to insurance coverage specifically for autism spectrum disorder-related services. See Colorado insurance for more information.
Parent training and information center
Early childhood school services information
Information regarding school services for children ages 3 through 5 is available from the local school district, the local service teams and the parent training and information centers listed above. Additional information is available at early childhood initiatives or:
State early intervention resources
A comprehensive listing of early intervention resources for families is provided at family resources.