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Information for Individuals & Families


We are committed to providing individuals receiving services, families and friends useful information to help:

  • Access to services and supports;
  • Informed choice;
  • Self-advocacy; and,
  • Access to advocacy and other helpful organizations 

To have access to services, all persons must meet eligibility requirements. Click with your mouse to get Information on Eligibility.


To help make good choices everyone needs good information. Click below on the topic you want to know more about:

  • Programs for Adults and Children with Developmental Disabilities;
  • A List of Qualified Providers and the Service Offerings; 
  • Results of DDD licensing and Certification Quality Surveys; and, 
  • The Latest News and Information on DDD's What's New Web-page

It is important for individuals to advocate for themselves.

  • Self-Advocacy Handbook - On this website you can review or download a handbook written to help individuals receiving services to advocate for themselves. The Self-Advocacy Handbook may be helpful to you. 

Current federal requirements do not allow Medicaid to reimburse sheltered  Non- Integrated Work Services (NIWS) . Per the Letter dated April 6, 2009 the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) initiated a workgroup to review options for persons receiving Non-Integrated Work Services (NIWS)

Letter to Self-advocates and Families Members