WORKERS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
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State Agency Responsible for Providing Services to People with Developmental Disabilities
The Division for Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is the State office that provides leadership for the direction, funding, and operation of services to persons with developmental disabilities within Colorado. For more information on the Division for Developmental Disabilities call or write:
Division for Developmental
4055 S. Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80236
Phone: (303) 866-7450
Fax: (303) 866-7470
Alliance is a nonprofit, statewide association of Community Centered Boards (CCBs) and Service Provider Organizations (SPOs). We are distinguished by our leadership and advocacy of member organizations and the individuals and families they serve. Our efforts in the areas of public policy, state legislation, developmental disability initiatives, and demonstration of best practices have positioned us as the premier resource for organizations and individuals associated with Colorado's Community Centered System of developmental disability services and supports.
This organization was founded in 1973 as the Colorado Association of Community Centered Boards (CACCB). In 2005 the name was changed to Alliance. With the new name came a renewed commitment to quality community supports for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Colorado. Over 12, 000 people are served in Colorado's Community Centered System. For more information, contact:
1410 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203-1846
Fax: (303) 832-4023
The Division for Developmental Disabilities (DDS) is the state agency that provides leadership for the direction, funding and operation of community based services to persons with developmental disabilities within Colorado. DDS services are administered under the Office of Adult, Disability and Rehabilitation Services.
Office of Adult, Disability and
1575 Sherman Street, Unit 847
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-2557
Fax: (303) 866-4214
State Agency Responsible for Overseeing Employment Opportunities for People with Developmental Disabilities
The Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will also help individuals with disabilities secure and retain employment. This division is operated under the Colorado Department of Human Services. To access vocational rehabilitation services contact the nearest office.
Toll Free: 866-870-4595
Sheltered employment is offered through the private, non-profit, Community Centered Boards. Services can be funded by the state or by Medicaid. The CCB may provide services directly or may purchase services.
1410 Grant St Ste B205
Denver, CO 80203
The Community Centered Boards also place individuals with developmental disabilities in typical community-based settings.
Health and Safety
The State Office of Risk Management provides free consulting and technical services for all state departments and offers comprehensive safety and loss control programs and resources. A detailed State Risk Management Plan helps departments comply with workplace safety requirements and build the foundation for an effective safety and loss control program.
Office of Risk Management
1313 Sherman St. Denver, CO. 80203
Phone: (303) 866-3848
Toll free: 1-800-268-8092
Colorado State University offers free OSHA consultation services. Their purpose is to help private businesses meet the OSHA job regulation standards and develop an ongoing, effective safety and health program.
University, Occupational Health and Safety Consultation Section
155 Environmental Health Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1681
Phone: (970) 491-6151
Fax: (970) 491-7778
The health and safety of privately employed workers in Colorado are protected by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA has two area offices in the state of Colorado. OSHA enforces workplace safety and health standards and by providing safety and health information, training and assistance to workers and employers.
Denver Area Office
1391 Speer Boulevard, Suite 210
Denver, Colorado 80204-2552
Phone: (303) 844-5285
Fax: (303) 844-6676
Englewood Area Office
7935 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 209
Englewood, Colorado 80111-2714
Phone: (303) 843-4500
Fax: (303) 843-4515
Reporting Abuse and Neglect
Colorado does not have a hotline dedicated to reporting abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults. To report a suspected case of abuse or neglect, call the police or sheriff, or call the adult protection services unit of your local county department of social services and/or The Colorado Coalition of Elder Rights and Adult Protection to request an investigation.
Adult Protection Services
1575 Sherman Street, 10th Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-2800; 1-888-866-4243
Protection and Advocacy
The mission of the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council is to advocate in collaboration with and on behalf of people with developmental disabilities for the establishment and implementation of public policy which will further their independence, productivity and integration.
Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council
1120 Lincoln, Suite 706
Denver, CO? 80203
Founded in 1976, The Legal Center offers all of the federally-mandated Protection and Advocacy Systems for People with Disabilities in Colorado, as well as the Client Assistance Program, the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program, and the Legal Assistance Developer Program for older people.
The Legal Center for People with
Disabilities and Older People
455 Sherman Street, Suite 130
Denver, CO 80203-4403
(303) 722-0300 Voice/TTY
(303) 722-3619 TTY
Toll Free: 800-288-1376 Voice/TTY
Fax (303) 722-0720
322 N. 8th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3406
(970) 241-6371 Voice/TTY
Toll Free: 1-800-531-2105 Voice/TTY
Fax: (970) 241-5324
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
TTY: (888) 232-6348
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