This page provides links to guides and advice regarding the transition into adulthood for people with disabilities. If your child is finishing secondary school soon, these resources might be useful to help aid them into the next phase of their life

Getting on a waiting list for an adult waiver
Adult Medicaid Waivers (Community Center Board & Single Entry Point)
Writing transition plans into Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)
(for employment, etc.)
Look into Division of Vocational Rehabilitation/transition agencies
(for help with Training, Placement, college planning, housing, etc…)
Guardianship/conservatorship/limited guardianship/successor guardian/joint bank account/representative payee/durable Power of Attorney (POA)/appointment of advocate & authorization/HIPAA release form/supported decision making (by state):
(Can do before age 18)
Before age 18, get Colorado ID & Disability Plaquard Living Arrangements Transportation Social Security Administration
*Schedule a meeting for one full month after turning 18

If you have not done so already, please consider exploring and completing the following items:

Medicaid application
For financial needs, buy in, special needs, and disabilities

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing

Application for Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus

Colorado Department of Human Services

Contact your county human services department

Entitlement programs

Colorado PEAK Benefit Information

Colorado PEAK Log-In or Apply for Benefits

Benefit Finder

Overview of Premium Assistance/Reimbursement Programs

State Health Access Data Assistance Center

Caregiver Support Site

Adult Financial Programs | Colorado Department of Human Services

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) | Colorado Department of Human Services

Non-entitlement Services (residential or community living supports, employment supports, day or vocational supports, habilitation, transportation services, family support, assistive technology (AT), peer support, and mentors)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) | Department of Local Affairs (colorado.gov)

Find Your Parent Center | Center for Parent Information and Resources (parentcenterhub.org)

Community Center Board (CCB) or Single Entry Point (SEP) Find a genetics provider

Find a Clinic – Mountain States Genetics

Children’s Hospital Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus

13123 East 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045
Main Hospital: 720-777-1234
Genetics and Inherited Metabolic Diseases: 303-724-2370
Special Care Clinic: 720-777-6739
Developmental Pediatrics: 720-777-6630

Wills, Letters of Intent (LOI), and life course planning resources Financial planning Insurance (health, property, disability, long-term care, life) Additional resources

Colorado Genetics Navigator emailColoradogenetic@gmail.com

Colorado Genetic Connections Facebook Group

Mountain States Regional Genetics Network (MSRGN) Home

MSRGN Colorado State Team Page

MSRGN Facebook

MSRGN Twitter

Red Flags 4 Genetics Handout (English)

Red Flags 4 Genetics Handout (Spanish)

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