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  • Family Resources

    FOOD:

    • Double Up Food Bucks CO

      The Double Up Food Bucks program doubles the value of federal nutrition (SNAP or food stamps) benefits spent at participating markets and food retail stores, helping people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers. The wins are three-fold: more families have access to fruits and vegetables, local farmers gain new customers, and more food dollars stay in the local economy. Click here for more information.

      Denver Botanic Gardens Farm Stand

      Fresh, local fruits and veggies and other farm-fresh products for sale. They accept EBT, cash, card, check. May-October, weekly at each location. Click here for more information

      Salvation Army Food Pantry

      Corps Community Center

      4505 W. Alameda Avenue, Denver, CO 80219

      Food Pantries: Open Monday – Thursday

      from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      Please call 303-922-4549 or click here for more information

      Aurora Interfaith Community Services

      Service Hours: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

      The mission of the Aurora Interchurch Task Force, Inc. is to express Christian concern by providing substantive emergency assistance to the residents of Aurora. The assistance programs offered include: 

      • Food Bank 
      • Clothing Bank 
      • Utilities 
      • Diapers 
      • Transportation 
      • School Supplies 
      • Case management for employment

      Please call first for an interview to determine need. Assistance offered by appointment ONLY, except for the homeless.

    • Developmental Pathways Food Pantry

      Just a quick reminder that The Pathways Pantry is in place with canned goods, box dinners, cereal, hygiene items, etc. thanks to donations received from employees (thank you!) and community partners. DP is approved to be a partner with Food Bank of the Rockies which will ensure we continue to receive food and resources as needed.  Developmental Pathways offers this food pantry to any individuals or families who receive services through DP. The DP Food Pantry is located at their Mississippi and their Inverness offices. If there are certain items that you need, please let them know and they will do their best to accommodate those requests.

      Contact Heather Law at h.law@dpcolo.org to request a basket.

    Medical

    Dental Hygiene Clinic

    Concorde Career College

    111 N. Havana St. Aurora 80010

    720-222-2094 (Schedule an Appointment)

    Monday - Friday 8 am- 5 pm

    Providing low-cost dental hygiene for children, adults, pregnant women, patients with special needs, geriatric patients, & military members.

    Everyone Dental!!

    Everyone Dental specializes in patients' with special needs. Everyone Dental will take the time and care with each patient to develop a complete treatment plan based on each patient's particular needs, priding themselves on the ability to accommodate each individual's needs by allowing for longer appointments, access to the hospital, and coordination of treatment with medical physician if needed. Now accepting most insurances and the ID/DD waiver.  To read more about Everyone Dental, Click here.

    First Hand Foundation Fund

    A public 501(c)(3) organization that provides funding for individual children—both domestically and globally—who need assistance with clinical necessities (such as surgery, medication and therapy), medical equipment and travel related to care.

    Funding criteria

    The child must be 18 years of age or younger (a person 19–21 may be considered if they are in a child-like mental state)

    The child must be under the care of a pediatrician

    The case must involve a child with a specific health care need

    The request must be clinically relevant to the health of the child

    There must be no existing insurance coverage for the requested expenses

    One request per year, per child for a maximum of three times in a child’s lifetime

    Click here for more information.

    Special Needs Services

    Music Plus Therapy Services of Colorado 

    Specializes in using music and dance to reach non-musical goals for those with neurological impairment, illness or injury. Music Plus strives to provide the most accessible, efficacious, and innovative music and movement services to create the best environment for the attainment of holistic, meaningful, and personalized goals. Click here to view their website! For more information call (720) 456-0401 or email Musicplustherapy@gmail.com

    AHSS Autsim Center is Now Open in Centennial

    8008 E Araphahoe Ct, Suite 110

    Centennial, CO

    As one of Denver’s leading Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy providers, AHSS offers customized, outcomes-based therapy for individuals with autism and related disorders in a convenient center location, in addition to the in-home therapy they already provide in your community. Click here to learn more!

    Special Needs Scouts Troop

    Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month

    Where: Saint Peter Lutheran Church 9300 E. Belleview Ave. Greewood Village

    Time: 6:30 pm -8 pm

    Scouts Troop 5280 serves scouts with special needs, girls welcomed*

    Further information contact Juleon Duran 303-570-0126 gjkduran@aol.com or

    John Peraro 303-979-4683 jjperaro@comcast.net

    NEW! Neurodiverse Teen Improv Class

    Saturdays, November 2nd -23rd

    10:30 am - 12 pm

    Autism Community Store

    No cost to families. Donations to allPROV accepted with gratitude.

    Email with questions 

    Register Here

    Building Confidence and Engagement one Dragon at a Time

    Stars Institute

    5420 S. Quebec St., Suite 103

    Greenwood Village, CO 80111 

    When: Begins September 19th (10 sessions)

    Time: 5:15 pm- 6:45 pm

    Ages: 12-17

    Cost: $100 Developmental Pathways families in Community Outreach

    $485 Developmental Pathways families in FSSP

    Children age 12-17 years old are invited to join our Critical Core group. Through fun and fantastical role playing games we will work together to defeat monsters, solve puzzles, build team work and develop social emotional skills.

    Register Here

    Further information contact 303-221-STAR (7827) or groups@spdstar.org

    NEW! Advocacy Training

    Parent to Parent would like to invite you to a great opportunity for advocacy training! Partners in Leadership is being offered in Denver in 2 locations. This training is for both parents of young children with disabilities and self-advocates over the age of 20! Email Janine Westlund at jwestlund@sewallchild.org

    If I Need Help

    Easy free sign up and membership: Personal wearable QR Codes that immediately alert the public that "Here is a person that needs help" & how to help them. We provide a place where the multitude of information about a person with special needs can be kept in one place. This information can be accessed by whoever needs it at the time. A Policeman, jogger or anyone who scans them can find basic information quickly from the individual's public site. All of this information can be changed in real time by logging onto the site remotely or from a desktop. Emergency Q&A can also be emailed to first responders in an emergency. Click here for more information.

    Parenting Special Needs Magazine

    FREE and Online

    Parenting Special Needs Magazine would like to take this opportunity to reach out and share our FREE, online magazine. They are all one big family in the Special Needs Community and believe the more people they can reach the more they can help one another. Click here to subscribe.

    Legal

    Colorado Non-Profits: Free or Low Cost Immigration Legal Services

    Here is a directory of Colorado organizations that offer free or low cost immigration services. Representation is not guaranteed. The organizations listed have agreed to be included in this directory, but that does not mean they must represent you. You are encouraged to call several attorneys to find one who is willing to work with you and who you can afford. Representation is a mutual decision that is left to you and the attorney. No endorsement or recommendation is made of any organization or attorney. This directory is not an attorney referral service, but is merely offered to assist you in narrowing your choices in selecting an attorney. Click here to access the directory.

  • Mental Health Support

  • Parent Technology Support Resources

    Parent Technology Resources

Last Modified on November 12, 2019