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Children & Family Services

Downloadable Resources for Parents

Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Services

The Early Intervention program is for children birth to age three who have a developmental delay or disability.

Services are designed around the child and family needs, concerns and priorities related to the development of the child & provided in natural learning environments such as the family home, child care setting, playgrounds, or other community settings.

Service co-ordination/case management is provided for every child and family to help determine the child’s needs and provide measurable goals. The parent’s involvement is of key importance for the success of this program. Other services may include developmental intervention, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other areas of expertise.

This is a program that is funded by a variety of sources (private insurance, public funds, state and federal dollars, and donations from various organizations, and individuals). Services are accessed through Child Find where a multidisciplinary evaluation is done to determine eligibility. Brochure

Nancy Ketchum Child Find: 970-241-5403

Family Support Services

The purpose of Family Support Services is to reduce, delay, or prevent out of home placement and to decrease stress on the families that often occurs as a result of supporting a family member with a developmental disability in the home.

Services covered by FSS include: respite care, professional services, medical and dental expenses, transportation, client care, other individual expenses, assistive technology and home modification.

Tanya Workman  FSS 970-244-5519.

Children’s Extensive Support Waiver

The Children’s Extensive Support Waiver helps families to meet the challenges of caring for their child with developmental disabilities by providing Medicaid benefits, additional targeted services and support to children with developmental disabilities or delays.

Services covered by CESW include: personal support supervision, home modification, community connection services, professional care/behavior services, specialized equipment and supplies. Brochure

Elaina Armijo CESW 970-256-8643.

The Parenting Place

Located at 516 15th Street, the Parenting Place is a place for all parents. The Parenting Place is a nonprofit family resource center that strives to strengthen families within Mesa County. We offer many different resources to families to support educate and develop a strong parent community.

Contact Alma 970-361-5990, info@strivecolorado.org

or Isa, 970-250-6908

Home & Community Based Services

The Children’s Extensive Support Waiver helps families to meet the challenges of caring for their child with developmental disabilities by providing Medicaid benefits, additional targeted services and support to children with developmental disabilities or delays.

Elaina Armijo C-HCBS 9970-256-8643